As we’re all going through the same global pandemic with various levels of “stay the F home,” I thought it would be fun to highlight the good things in each week, instead of dwelling on the negatives, the unknowns, and the uncertain future. I tend to do some kind of wrap-up or rundown of my week/month/etc. on Fridays each week (often linking up with Friday Favorites/Currently) so this isn’t too much of a diversion from that.
The biggest bright spot in the month, at the very end of the month!, is our new puppy Miller. It’s a long story for how we ended up getting him, but we are so happy. We had applied for another older (3 years old) dog with this rescue and added the “12 pack puppies” to our application as well once they were posted. We ended up getting selected, picked out Miller from the three remaining pups, and liked the name enough to keep it! He’s so sweet but definitely in the puppy stage. We’re working on calming down and cutting out the nipping and hyperactivity 😉 The most fun part? Without even knowing it, one of my friends and her husband adopted a girl pup from the same litter! He’s a Dachshund mix but we’re not sure if the other part is Pomeranian (according to the rescue and first vet he saw in Mississippi) or Chihuahua (according to the vet tech when I brought him this week). We’re excited to see how small he stays! He’s currently still under 5 pounds lol
✨ Backyard Wedding
My friend Andrea and her now-husband had a very pretty backyard wedding this past weekend to maintain their date. There were only about 20 people in attendance and we had tacos from a food truck. Not too bad! I had to go alone since it was the same day our pup was arriving from the south and we had no control over the dropoff time.
✨ Fresh from the Garden & Tasty Salad
Chris’s mom has a pretty robust garden and she’s shared many, many veggies with us! We tried kohlrabi the other night (it’s kind of like a turnip?) and I used both the bulbs and the greens in a stir fry with shrimp and noodles. It was pretty tasty! We also made simple BLT salads for dinner to use up the tomatoes, lettuce, and bacon we had in the fridge along with some ranch dressing and cheese. Easy and delicious!
✨ Homemade Pink Drinks
I bought these supplies a few weeks ago and finally got around to making them thanks to more fridge space opening up 😉 I followed this recipe and it was quite tasty. I think it’s close enough to a Starbucks Pink Drink to satisfy the cravings!