Enjoying the Blissful Long July 4th Weekend, Dexter Dog Photos, and Some Good Eating

Dexter, Sleeping in My Office

The Bliss of a 3-Day Weekend and Dexter Dude Update

Saturday was quite blissful, waking up and knowing that the 3 day weekend was before me and I really only have to get out of the house to go get Mom on July 4. I love being at home and the three day weekend always brings such balance. We should have them every week to have true balance, lol! (Wishful thinking at play here.)

Mr. Dexter has been quite good yesterday. Today might be a different story but it’s mainly because he does not want me to blog, put play. As I type this I’ve somehow managed to obtain a headache which has something to do with my eyes and sinuses. I’ve a bit of a runny nose and my head hurts when I read or type but goes away when I shut my eyes. I have a lot to do today getting things ready for our meal tomorrow so I hope it gets better.

I love it when he is calm. Most of the time he is. It’s just those two hours – one on each end of the day. Sometimes it doesn’t coincide with our schedule. Like right now, I really want to get this blog done. I have to get in the kitchen and start cooking soon. We had a really good day with him yesterday and when I relaxed mid day, he took a nap in my lap. I love this! This pic cracks me up. Don’t you love my crocs? lol. I love that he feels safe to be in my lap.

When George is on the computer, he goes under the bed. Not sure how much longer he will fit under there, so his 2nd spot is on the other side of George’s computer chair. He hid there while I blow dried my hair. He does not like the blow dryer, nor the vacuum. And is not sure of the bathroom drawers that make such noise when opened and closed. Yes, remember this is the dog that is scared of a bird tweet outside, lol!

Sometimes I Conflict With My Goals – Do You do That?

A New Peanut Butter

OK so you know how I said I am cutting back and going cheaper with our groceries? We always make a liar out of ourselves. We might have just paid close to $30 for two jars of gourmet peanut butter. I’m not even sure I want to admit it. So I’ve now fully contradicted myself. lol I’m still on with my cheaper goals but I reserve the right to forget that fact here and there. Our neighbor asked us if we wanted to order some. Together our order would give us free shipping. So we said “sure why not”. The Cinnamon Toasties was really good. American Dream <—-clicky here and it will open in a new tab. The regular peanut butter though is $6.99 so not too bad, but the shipping costs could be bad if you don’t order enough. It’s healthier peanut butter. So the link is there if you want to check it out.

I put it on toast yesterday and it was heaven!

Getting Ready for the July 4th Meal

Yesterday I prepared our dining table for the 4th. George had to clear off all of his “stuff”. He managed to clear all but the end. Isn’t it just like a man to lay claim to the domain, even if it is just a slice. A woman can’t have a perfectly clean table for a holiday meal? Go figure. I’ll do my cooking today. I went through the house to find any red, white and blue items. I don’t like red so not much here. Anyway, I thought the red radio flyer wagon would be great to put the chips in. So I washed that out and put a napkin in there. The “Cracker Barrel” golf tee game seemed American enough to add to the table. lol And of course I added the flag. I bought the 4th of July decoration in the middle at the dollar store a while back. It’s about time to go back to the dollar store. I have some ideas for future endeavors and gifts. 😉

George ran errands yesterday and went to Houston’s local butcher to get the meat for the burgers and he also stopped by the local “farmer’s market” for fresh veggies.

Getting Some Time to Catch Up, Cut Hair, Do Research, and On Line Shopping

I also had time to look up some things on line and do research on self parenting, narcissism, and ended up finding some reading on your “inner child”. It’s all fascinating stuff. Anyone in therapy has probably been through all this stuff. I have never had therapy although I’m sure some family members wishes I had. Same to them if so. I may have the same wish about them, if asked or prodded or backed into a corner. lol. Truth be known we all could use a little therapy! I am happy that between God and myself we usually do our own. Not to knock therapists. I probably would have gone to one by now if it were free. I always loved psychology. So these kinds of topics always interest me. One day I will write my thoughts on it and post it as what I call one of my “canned” blog entries. I usually write about my day. But I like to throw those things in every now and then. There is a canned blog entry coming Tuesday! 😉 It’s already scheduled but it’s about “Confusion”. It’s still my thoughts on it though, and my opinions, so while it’s a canned post it’s still very much my writing. When I call something canned, it’s like writings for a rainy day, or writings that deserve it’s own post and not buried within my daily updates.

I always get confused about what you all like the best. Many of you say the daily updates as opposed to my bullet pointed thoughts and opinions. Does that still hold true? I like to grow the blog though and sometimes these other posts interest the outsiders to come in, and maybe they like the daily updates as well, but no one can find me as there are so many of us. If you are here and read, like, comment, I thank you. Or if you just read, I thank you too. Anyway, I was glad to have time to do some on line things yesterday.

Oh, I also cut my hair! It feels better to have some layers. It was very hard to do on my own. It’s just hard to cut the back but I did the best I could. It will hold me until August for sure. I may not need much of a cut then to tell you the truth. I may have to move it out, but we’ll see.

Most of the laundry is done also.

I ordered a trash can with a lid yesterday from Amazon and also ordered a recipe binder for the Hello Fresh meals. We refer back to them so much. Last night George made grilled carrots and green beans and a tomato salad of sorts. He looked up the Hello Fresh menu to see what degree to put the oven on. We had a lamb roast. Also fresh corn! It was really good. I had some of my Halo vanilla bean ice cream after.

We are sort of in a crises mode as to what to watch. We have finished all the shows we wanted to watch. I’m awaiting the summer shows that are supposed to show up but haven’t. I thought Virgin River would be out by now. There is not a lot left that we BOTH like. So hopefully we will have something we want to watch soon.

I will leave you today with a pic of our lovely doggie and his nice display of modesty along with today’s to do list. He got some good rest yesterday. We gave him his heart worm med so it could have made him lay around more. But anyway he’s a live wire today. George put on some mellow YouTube music but I hear him in there doing zoomies, lol!

Today’s to do list, in case you are interested:

  • Make more tide mixture to clean the floor with where Dexter misses. 😛
  • Change our sheets
  • Make dressed eggs, caprese salad, and a cake
  • Next weeks vitamins and meds in the daily containers
  • Check prices for dog food, pee pads, etc and get the next order placed
  • Iron (pressing a few items for next week’s wardrobe
  • Decide on Doggie Health Insurance – Is it worth it?
  • Brush Dexter – he likes it.
  • Make the sure the outside cat has water

If I have any time left to play:

  • I’ll clean up the latest video debris and start working on the next one which will be more fun I promise.
  • Do research on how to improve my video thumbnails
  • Canon classes and photography learning
  • Blogging ideas with Canva
  • Learn more about Tube Buddy and do I really need it

Everyone have a great 4th. I love to hear from you. If you made it this far let me know. Ahhhh Dexter is finally setting in. George left to go take Mom to church today. We are dividing and conquering on Sunday’s so the dog is not alone and then we also get 8 to 12 hours a month back into our schedule to get things done here. Kinda helps offset the time we are spending doing care-giving for Mom. We don’t mind it at all but we just have things here we need to get done so dividing and conquering seems to work. Over and out ya’ll! Much love to each and every one. Be safe.

7 responses to “Enjoying the Blissful Long July 4th Weekend, Dexter Dog Photos, and Some Good Eating”

  1. I’m so happy to feel the happiness coming through your blog these last few weeks. Dexter seems to have made everything so much better…Yes he can be a bit much at times, but he is still a puppy, and will be for a long time yet but he seems so settled and relaxed at home. Hope you all have a lovely 4th July celebrations tomorrow. Will be thinking of you and my dear friends in NORCO CA….
    I’m expecting to have quite a nice day over here as weather forecaster tells us that this week we should have it quite dry and definitely warmer, so I will be enjoying sitting out watching and listening to the children play on the Rec. This is there last week before there summer holidays start….six weeks I think they have..I pray we get some nice weather whilst they are on holiday…..Enjoy Tomorrow. God Bless.

    • I suppose out hot and dry air will head your way. We have rain lingering about but it keep missing us so far and we need it. Although George’s mower is on the blink and being repaired. So hoping the grass will have slow growth. Ha! Yes Dexter dog “does us some good”! 🙂 Tired here after cooking! Cake is in the oven.

  2. That Dexrer Dude doggie is something else. I love the pics. He’s getting big-ger. LoL
    I love the bbq lays in the black bag.
    We only shop for 2 people & we haven’t really cut any corners with the prices going up. We do buy less. Like instead of having 3 types of cereal we have 1 or 2. No big sacrifice, but that’s how we’re doing it. Buying less but sticking with tried and true.
    Having Dexter darling has you spending more time at home. It’s a win WIN!!
    Enjoy your 4th of 🤗

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