Saturday. It’s like an oasis in the week, especially during this short month. February has been a very, very busy month for us. This is the first month I’ve spent writing for Examiner (loving it!). It’s a leap year, so an odd month on it’s own. It’s the month for my birthday (I can’t believe i’m almost 25; 24 definitely puts the pressure on to accomplish more goals in a year), Arie’s birthday (Feb. 17! Baby girl is 2! Birthday post on it’s way), as well as my niece and my father’s birthdays. Needless to say, the Moore family is all about packing as many birthday celebrations into the shortest month of the year as possible.
I feel like I blinked and February 5 became February 18, but that’s just the way it goes sometimes. It’s been go-go-go for us lately. Arie has been meeting new people as new friends are stopping by now that we live closer, and she’s learning to adjust to people and new animals better than in the past (training is working, yay!) I’ve been crazy with work, getting the apartment just-so now that everything is unpacked, and working on projects with my new sewing machine (but more on that later). This Saturday morning, we both got what we needed. A laid back Saturday.
After a morning walk, breakfast, and a little play time, Arie settled in for a nap while I finished up a few housekeeping details (until the vacuum came one, and I got this face. “Really mom, really?!”) It’s refreshing when she lounges, because she’s usually hyped up with the typical energy level of a White German Shepherd. After that, we settled in for a movie and a half (Shrek and Harry Potter; gotta love those kid/adult movies). A lazy Saturday was just what we needed to recharge.
You may be wondering, “Why would I want to hear about you sitting on the couch with your dog? Snooze-fest!”
Have you ever had someone assume you were a stay at home mom or a housewife, or that you had no social life, just because you were a pet blogger? I think sometimes it’s important to remind the world what kind of schedules we’re working with–It makes the time we take to blog so much sweeter. I blog about my down time sometimes because it’s something special to me–just like this blog. With a full time job, volunteer work, freelance work, sewing projects, and a social calendar, sometimes a movie on the couch is a blessed thing.
Now, it’s time to get back to a few work blogs and to head over to a friends after, but I hope some of you had a nice lazy Saturday morning as well. What did you do today?