The weather in Madison yesterday was a treat – sunny, breezy, cool enough to need a sweatshirt in the AM! Is this August?
I took the Guys for a walk and even they seemed refreshed. People were friendlier and happier – probably because it was the first day out of the 90s since June.
I’m used to kids asking to pet or say Hello to the Guys – yesterday was a first. A little boy who came eye-to-eye with Kostas asked if he could “kiss the puppy”. As I was saying Yes, he swooped in to plant one on Kostas’ head and what he didn’t realize was that he’d get a wet sloppy kiss from the puppy! It was adorable.
Oh, and we chased all of the ducks into the water…
I was busy baking in the early AM…what does one do when their neighbors are having an after-bar-party at 4:00am on a Sunday (Really?) – Wake up, write a blog post, watch the women’s Olympic Marathon, bake muffins, and make a batch of granola. All before 7am.
I tweaked a recipe for zucchini bread that my mom gave me – recipe to come.
As for the granola, Tucker was nice enough to help himself (i.e. rip apart a Ziplock bag) 1/4 of a bag of homemade granola last week. Not good.
And if you’re wondering, yes – I had kitchen helpers. A note to my friends and family who eat baked goods from my kitchen – I do, in fact, disinfect all dishes!!
What are some of your go-to tasks if you’re up earlier than usual? I really enjoy baking in the early AM!
What’s something unusual that a pet has eaten? My first dog Murphy was a scavenger…he actually knew how to open the refrigerator and could open containers to get to the food. He also once pulled a 30lb. bag of dog food out from under the sink and ate all day. Thankfully he was OK. And once he tried to eat a bag of flour.