Hello Beauty Observed readers! Eddie here filling in for Elizabeth while she is out of town for a few days. I’ll be highlighting some things that I found fun during the week, sharing some details from the menu the kids and I will be enjoying in Elizabeth’s absence, and just making a mess of things in general!
Most of you know we have a dachshund named Oliver (aka Pup Pup). Elizabeth dreads taking him to the vet because, she claims, I feed him too much and then she gets scolded by the vet for letting him get too big. This week was Pup Pup’s checkup and, sure enough, the vet said that he is fat and needs to lose – are you ready for this – a whopping ONE POUND!
Elizabeth was so embarrassed, but I told Oliver later that if my doctor told me that I needed to lose 1 lb. I would hug his neck! Never mind that it’s all relative to our respective sizes. I still say 1 lb. overweight is nothing to be ashamed of regardless of your species. Well, OK. Maybe a field mouse that is a pound overweight has a problem…
Oliver will be enjoying table scraps from the kids and me while Elizabeth is in D.C. Oh, yes. The cat is away.
Here is a collage I made of Oliver doing his morning stoutness exercises.
“Snips and Snails, Sugar and spice”
Snips and snails,
And puppy dog tails,
That’s what little boys are made of.
Sugar and spice,
And all things nice,
That’s what little girls are made of.
I think we can all appreciate the way in which God makes us all different. I am reminded of the definition of harmony I heard many years ago. Harmony is the combination of unlike things to form a pleasing whole. Could this be a good definition for marriage, too? I think so.
What we are eating while Elizabeth is gone.
This ain’t Paleo, folks:
*Pizza from local pizzeria.
*Wendy’s (the world’s best fast-food)
Here is the note that Elizabeth saved into this week’s blog post draft before she left:
“Well, I am going will be with my oldest daughter in Washington, D.C. Ed will be doing the cooking and I’m not sure he likes being tied down to a menu. lol I’m leaving the grocery budget in his able hands! I’ll have my menu ready for next week!”
And my response:
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