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Friday Favorites: June is going to wear me out!

I drafted this post on Tuesday and started with this sentence – “It has been another busy week but the pace is about to slow down considerably.”  At that time I was blissfully ignorant of the events that would transpire on Wednesday.  That is going to be it’s own story, but suffice it to say it’s the reason I didn’t get this finished and posted earlier and there may be some typos and unfinished sentences because I. AM. TIRED!   But nevertheless,  I’m linking up with Andrea this week to share some favorites.

I’ve been asked to lead a large project at work.  It’s been awhile since I have managed a project and I’ve missed it.  I was starting to feel like I was in a slump and needed something to energize me and this was the perfect solution.  Plus I get to use my sticky notes and markers!


My new washer and dryer are a big hit.  We traded out our old Whirlpool Duet set for some shiny white Maytag numbers.  While watching the first load through the clear glass cover (nice touch), I was skeptical about how the clothes would get as clean as they did in my front loader since it seemed like they were hardly moving around in the machine.  But everything came out clean, soft, and smelling fresh so it must be working.  And the clothes are dry after one cycle!

via Lowe’s – my machines but unfortunately, not my laundry room. And I don’t have a glass door on my dryer, it’s white.   #laundryroomgoals

I had planned a whirlwind trip to Chicago on Wednesday.  I had a meeting from 9 – 4 so I flew out at 6:00 a.m. and expected to get home at 10:30 p.m.  That didn’t exactly happen.  I actually got home somewhere around 5:00 p.m. on Thursday and it wasn’t by air, it was by rental car.  Here’s a sneak peak from my Facebook post:

I look like I’ve had a stroke but I think it’s just a mixture of exhaustion and squinting into the sun.  I’ll post the full story next week.

We have been bathing Scout in the bathtub, using a red Solo cup to wet and rinse him.  It takes forever to get the soap out and I can barely stand up straight by the time we are done.  He isn’t a huge fan either.  Last week I saw a picture of a dog tub, and as I started researching it I saw shower heads with the optional hand held sprayer.  Not sure why I never thought of this but Gary bought and installed one last weekend and it took us all of five minutes to give Scout his bath.  And he was much more relaxed.  Sometimes it’s the simplest things that make the biggest difference.  And sometimes I’m amazed at the things that never occur to me.

Zach was with us last week, but we hadn’t seen very much of him because he was home for a wedding and had activities every night (other than the one night we all met for dinner).  The wedding was on Sunday and he got home about 8:00.  He went downstairs to change, I cut Gary’s hair quick, and then he, Gary, Megan, Amy and I sat around the table and visited.  At one point the front door opened and Hunter came in, and she and Megan stuck around and visited with us for awhile.  There is nothing I love more than  hanging out with my family and seeing them all interact, especially now as adults.  It makes my heart so happy.

Our central air went out on Sunday and the service company can’t come out until next Wednesday so we have been trying different things to keep cool.  Our favorite solution is Dairy Queen.  Tuesday was exceptionally hot, and Scout had been in the warm house all day so we loaded him up in the car and pushed his kennel all the way to the front so he would feel the cool air.  We went through the drive thru and they could see him so they asked if we wanted a Pup Cup.  Well, yes ma’am!  He thoroughly enjoyed it.

So that’s a glimpse into my week.  I had high hopes of accomplishing some projects around the house this weekend, but I’m probably going to spend much of my time napping.  At least on Saturday since it’s supposed to rain off and on all day.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Shout out from Scout: May 2017

Here we are at the end of May already!  It’s been a great month with lots of outside time.  I love outside time!  We haven’t been to the park as much, but we have spent more time playing in our yard.

I’m up to 37 pounds, but haven’t gotten too much taller.  I’m already 8 months old but still very much a puppy.  I LOVE to chew, and finding new sticks in the yard is my FAVORITE.  I was really enjoying chewing my blankets in my kennel, but then they put a new pad in and strapped it down so now all I can do is lay on it.  Not cool guys.

I’m happy to have Amy home because she takes me outside during the day while mom and dad are at work.

I love car rides and we go on lots of errands together.  It’s still cool enough for me to hang out in the car while they go into stores, and it’s much more fun than sitting home alone.

Thunder has made me a little nervous lately, and I prefer to sit in the chair with someone during storms, but it’s not making me too scared.  I just don’t like it much.  Nothing else is bothering me these days though.

My favorite treats are bully sticks and ice cubes.  I’ve been going to the dog salon (but don’t tell anyone because it’s a little embarrassing) to get my nails trimmed and they have the best bully sticks there.

All in all things are going great and I’m really looking forward to new adventures this summer!


I like to watch everything going on in the front yard.
I prefer pillows over blankets.

Hiking at Lake Elmo Park Reserve.
Mom, I think I need a hug.
Mom, mom, mom, mom.
These are my cute eyes – they get me treats and up on laps.
Dad went outside without me.
I wasn’t so sure about the fan in the kitchen so I hung out on Amy’s lap until they turned it off.
Helping dad clean the vacuum.
Helping mom with her headphones.
Sometimes I like to bury my face when I snuggle.
I had mom hold my toy while I went to check out a noise.
Sometimes I can’t find a place for my long legs.
Hanging out with mom.
This was my biggest stick ever!