Today I drove a little ways to take my morning walk with Sadie outside of our neighborhood.
Hello, Freedom Park!
Ryan and I had such a nice time walking around Freedom Park during our first visit to Charlotte and I wanted to check it out again. I had a feeling Sadie would love the park as well, mainly because of the super-brave ducks.
The ducks at Freedom Park are clearly fed all the time because they know no fear. This obviously drove Sadie bananas and she tried her best to “hunt” from the end of her leash. If I would’ve unclipped her harness, I’m 99 percent sure she would’ve bolted into the water.
We circled the park and meandered around the nearby neighborhoods in an effort to get to know this part of Charlotte a little better. I’m still not sure where we’ll end up living and while we really like the feel of this part of town, living here may not be conducive to Ryan’s commute. We shall see! I’m trying to be patient when it comes to finding a place to live (we’ve only been here two weeks and I was gone for half of one), but I am hoping we find a more permanent place to live sooner rather than later. The good news is that there are a handful of areas that appeal to us, so that is a good problem to have, I suppose.
Sadie and I walked for a little more than an hour and stopped about halfway through for a water break.
A quick side note for the dog owners out there: If your pup is anything like Sadie and is super weird about drinking a stream of water out of a normal water bottle, I highly recommend the Gulpy! It’s a water bottle with a long bowl attached that flips up against the water bottle when you’re not using it. Sadie loves it and we bring it with us on all of our walks or hikes with her in the warmer months.
During our water break, I sat down in the soft grass while Sadie drank her water. When she was done, she licked my face and then decided to make herself quite comfy…
The “Velcro dog” nickname for vizslas could not be more true.
After our walk and a chat on the phone with my friend Kristen (whose wedding is in a week and a half!), I drove home to fix myself lunch and spend the rest of the day on the computer working on some blog-related stuff.
Lunch today was weird and basically a super fail.
I topped a bed of kale with avocado, tomato, cottage cheese, ground pepper and garam masala. As I type that out, I realize I should’ve known it wouldn’t taste the best, but I wanted to use up some stuff we had in the fridge gave it a shot. I ate about 3/4 of that bowl because I was hungry but I couldn’t stomach much more.
At least the apple was delicious!
About 30 minutes after my first attempt at lunch, I made myself a tuna salad sandwich which was much better.
Hope you’re having a great Tuesday! (And goooooooooo USA!!!!)
Question of the Afternoon
- What was the last major fail you had in the kitchen?