How was your Tuesday? It definitely felt like a Monday, right? I kept thinking that all day long. Anyway, we had a nice little Tuesday over here. Murphy still isn’t doing well, so the vet suggested not leaving him alone, unless he was in a crate, and I just couldn’t do that to the poor pug. I mean, he likes his crate just fine, but he’d much rather be with us, ya know? Quinn and I kept him company and gave him lots of love yesterday. He has a CT scan and potential surgery later this afternoon, so please keep the little furball in your prayers.
When I was playing with Quinn yesterday morning, he bent over and gave me something like a kiss on my forehead. It was basically him putting his mouth and booger nose on my forehead and then smiling afterward. I kiss him a lot, so maybe he’s kind of getting it? I dunno, but it was adorable and totally cracked me up. Haha!
Other morning happenings: Dropping Mal off at school since his car is in the shop getting fixed.
Quinn was a little fussy on the ride, so Mal kept handing him random things (his wallet, his watch, the case for his sunglases) to distract him. Then, Mal needed to collect them before he went into work.
On the drive home, we swung by Stop & Shop to buy some pineapple slices for Grilled Hawaiian Teriyaki Burgers that we’re making for dinner tonight. We also stopped at Dunkin Donuts for an iced coffee. Tuesday after a long weekend = more coffee.
Quinn had a fun time playing with the straw from my iced coffee. Fascinating!
I made these Broccoli Bites for Quinn over the weekend and they were a huge hit. He gobbled them right up! Yesterday, however, he was over them. No interest. Related: Mal and I love these Broccoli Bites too! You could totally put one on an English muffin and have an instant egg sandwich!
More morning things: Quinn is really flying with his walker. He now RUNS with it and he can turn it around and change directions with it.
Look ma, no hands! He’s doing this more and more lately– testing out his balance. It’s so awesome to watch!
Quinn took an epic morning nap, so we missed My Gym, but we rescheduled for later this week. After lunch, we headed out for a short walk around the neighborhood. We both needed to get out of the house, but we didn’t want to leave Murphy alone for too long, so we made it quick. The fresh air and sunshine felt so nice!
Mid-afternoon pick-me-up: Iced Bhaki Chai from my BLEND swag. I love the spicy ginger + Chai spices!
Later in the afternoon, a fun surprise arrived in the mail: Decorations for Quinn’s first birthday party! (It’s farm-themed.) Ohmigod, I am getting so excited for it! Kate, a long-time CNC reader, made them for us (she also created the adorable decorations for my baby shower), and she’s offering free shipping in her Etsy shop with promo code “CNCFREESHIP” on any order over $5.00 (good through the end of June).
After that, Quinn, Murphy, and I picked up Mal from school, drove home, and then I went for a run. It was 85 degrees and humid, but it was then or never. Please note the tiny hand grabbing my sneakers and my sweet new Bombas socks. Have I mentioned they are the best socks ever? Annndddd they have new solids out right now. Love them.
I planned to do a tempo run, but it ended up being 6 miles as fast as I could go at the time. Holy heat. It definitely gets ya. FYI: My cute running tank is from Brooks. It’s super lightweight and perfect for summer running.
My day ended with shrimp pesto pasta, wine, and work. Yeehaw.
General Mills Cereal Survey
Remember my recap post for the trail mix bar at BLEND + cereal survey? Well, for those of you who responded to the cereal survey, General Mills would like to thank you by sending you a free box of their cereal. Just pick your favorite and send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your mailing address. Easy as that!
P.S. Be sure to enter my giveaway to win a sweet summer prize pack (worth $500) from Nestle Pure Life Escapes sparkling water! I will pick a winner on Friday morning!