This morning, as I worked, I boiled a bunch of eggs so I would have hard boiled eggs on hand for egg salad at lunchtime.
I ended up eating a bunch of them as a morning snack along with some peanut butter fingers (not together, obviously), but still wanted egg salad for lunch when noon rolled around.
I made the egg salad by combining the following:
- 2 hard boiled eggs + 1 hard boiled egg white, chopped
- 1 celery stalk, chopped
- 1 carrot, chopped
- 2 tablespoons Light Miracle Whip (mayo may also be used)
- 1 tablespoon spicy mustard
- 2 tablespoons sweet relish
Clearly it made more egg salad than could fit on my whole wheat hot dog bun, so I ate the rest on the side along with a Babybel light cheese wheel and sliced red pepper.
A Dog’s Life
I had a rather odd thought this morning as I took Sadie on her morning walk.
Sometimes I think Sadie has it made. She has no real stresses in life. No responsibilities. She is fed, housed and exercised daily and her biggest disappointment of the day occurs when we don’t give her every bite of food off of our dinner plates.
Other days, I think it would be awful to be a dog. You have absolutely no say in what you do everyday. You eat the same thing over and over again while those around you dig into food that smells intoxicatingly delicious. People are constantly telling you “no” and leaving you behind.
This morning I realized that how I feel about Sadie’s life – whether I envy it or pity it – totally depends on how I’m feeling about my own life.
I think her life is unbelievably amazing when I am stressed and upset and I feel like her life would be completely dull and uneventful when I’m feeling happy and joyful about my own life.
Thankfully Sadie seems to love her life! A stress-free and uneventful life seems to suit her perfectly.
That is honestly one of the things that has surprised me about dog ownership: Noticing the joy within a dog every day.
Every day I notice Sadie’s zest for life. She seems to absolutely love her life every single day.
She knows that little things are worth getting excited over…
And that being around loved ones is the best thing in the world…
Every kiss she gives out is a passionate (albeit wet) one. She forgives quickly and doesn’t let little disappointments get her down.
It’s kind of crazy how animals living such simple lives can teach us something.
She’s so darn wise.