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In Georgia, there is a very small window in spring wedged between the rise in evening temps and the arrival of a blanket of pollen (also known as the month where I spend my birthday with itchy, swollen eyes). This weekend just happened to be in that wedge, so Charlie and I took advantage of the perfect weather by participating in three of her favorite activities:
The drive to the dog park …
The actual dog park (where she had lots of fun picking play fights and then cowardly running behind my legs like a chump when they chased her) …
And the drive home from the dog park.
You may have also noticed that Charlie got herself a new polka-dot collar. She took it upon herself to snap the plastic latch on her old one last week, and I just barely had enough energy after my 5k on Saturday morning (so. much. fun. and pictures coming later this week) to pick up her new one, a comically large bag of dog food, and two cheap squeak toys to keep her busy while I had a nap. Her favorite thing to do is to chew on her toys endlessly until it gives up its squeaking power. Which is usually about 3 hours. Which is also why I never spend more than two bucks on these kinds of toys (I’ve tried the so-indestructible-we-must-charge-$30-for-this-technology ones, and they buy me an extra hour or so. Still die.).
Inspired by the warm weather and the smell wafting from neighborhood yards, I also tried my hand at making brats. Without a grill. Nope. So I now know I need to save up for a grill – but my cucumber salad was still a perfect pairing for the weather.
So basically, Charlie and I did what the most sensible thing seemed to be this weekend: I simply enjoyed the sun, the light breeze, and the chance to take a nap. Sure, I got a few errands run, did some laundry, and looked after a few ongoing DIY projects, but that really isn’t what the weekend should be about. Sometimes you just need to tell yourself to take a break when you get the chance. After all, a home is meant to be enjoyed, right?
How about you? What did you do to enjoy yourself this weekend?