Memoir: Adoption?

Text from daughter:  "You need to come to my University on such and such a date because they are having a pet adoption."

She includes adoption agency link in text.

Me:  "I love puppies but don't think I can't get away on that date."

A few seconds go by.

Me: "I'm not adopting though."

No response.

A few days pass.

I'm at work when my phone rings.

Me: "Hello?"

It's the management company at my apartment looking for my current pet's dog license, which incidently expired and as luck would have it, his rabies is out of date too.

Management company (not happy with me): "It seems you got a call from a pet adoption agency?"

Me: "What? I don't know anything about that."

Management company: "Do you have your pet license for us yet?"

Me: "Wait a minute, back up. Did you say I got a call from an adoption agency?"

Managment company: "Ummm, yes."

Me (pondering): "Hmmm…that's weird. I didn't contact anyone. Are you sure they were looking for me? I already have a dog and feel bad enough he's home alone all day." Lightbulb goes on. "Oh! You know what?! Oh, my God, that kid has big kahunas. I bet that was my daughter." I tell management company about adoption day at Daughter's University. Management Man starts laughing hysterically. "She definitely has persistence," I continue.

We straighten out dog license issue and hang up.

I text daughter: "Did you give the dog adoption people the office's phone number? They are already on me about Cooper's dog license?"

Text from daughter: "Oh, they were supposed to call your cell."

Text from me: "I'm not adopting."

Two days go by. I'm in the car checking voicemails when I hear: "Hi, we got your application to adopt a pet…"

I call number back. No answer. Voice mail picks up. I leave message: "Hi. I'd love to help a dog who needs a home but unfortunately, my schedule and my wallet does not allow me to at this present time. I already have a dog who I have massive guilt over leaving home alone while I work. So, yeah, that wasn't my application, it was my daughter who thought I might like one. Sorry I can't help out."

I get home and my dog wags his tail and wants me to take him out. He tries to fight with another dog outside confirming I am in the right. We go in and he climbs on my lap… HIS lap…he would not be willing to share with any other fluffy four legged pet. 

Posted on October 20, 2014 and filed under dog, family, humor, memoir.

Recipe: Apple Berry Crumble

Confession: I haven't been eating good. Too much sugar, too much eating on the go, and grabbing whatever, without much thought about nutrition. The result? Tired, sluggish, unmotivated to make changes. Have you ever felt that you are living in your car? That's me. At the moment I have no less than 3 jackets, at least 2 pairs of shoes, a scarf, a cardigan, and empty coffee cups. I disgust myself. My car has become a dumpster. So, here I am feeling like a slacker...when I stumble upon what looks like the world's best Apple Berry Crumble recipe from Tall Clover Farm. 

I am going to the market for veggies and fruit. I am going to try to make more of an effort in planning meals. Just because I'm trying to be good doesn't mean the rest of you should suffer. I just had to share this for those of you who have gone apple picking this weekend and unklike moi, can afford a bit of a treat.

Do you live alone? Any tips for planning easy meals to ensure you are getting a healthy diet? If you try this recipe let me know how it is. I will be fantasizing about eating it as I clean out my car.


Posted on October 19, 2014 and filed under recipe, baking.

That inspirational girl: Cozying up


She loves...

cozy sweaters, cashmere scarves, and chunky jewelry...

She never...

leaves the house without her dog because she adores him.

She believes...

Paris is the most romantic city in the world, but she knows how to add romance to everyday living; a candle here, flowers there, a spritz of perfume, some silky sheets...

If she could...

she would have a crackling fire in every room in her home; it is her favorite sound in the world.

Always creating...

special nooks, displaying cherished books, meaningful art, and objects of interest. These are want keep her home uniquely hers.

Wishing you all...

a lovely week. I hope your week is going well and you find much inspiration as you put about your day. As always, thanks for reading. xoxo



Posted on October 15, 2014 and filed under that inspiration girl, paris, decor, inspiration.