Bright Eyed & Bushy Tailed


I was awakened this morning at 5:00 AM to the sound of a tail thumping by my head and my face being covered with good morning licks. Evidently Abigail was way ahead of me in the energy department and was already getting excited for their morning walk.

Romeo was still lounging at my feet stretching and groaning. “I’m with you, Romeo,” I said. I rolled over and tried to ignore Abigail but she already had her morning agenda planned and wasn’t going to put up with Romeo and I lounging around lazily. So she laid on more kisses and more tail wagging and then started to jump around on the bed…

“OK, OK, I’m up…let’s get ready to go!” So I dragged myself out of bed and whipped up a quick breakfast I could drink on the 20 minute drive.

Quick Morning Smoothie

1/4 Cup Fresh Pineapple

1 Cup Frozen Organic Mixed Berries

1 Cup Organic Almond Milk

1 Heaping Tablespoon Organic Raw Almond Butter

1/2 Cup Ice

Place all ingredients in mixer and blend until smooth.

This morning’s walk was along the river by a nearby airfield.

The water looked very inviting. Next time I’m wearing my suit!

These were right next to the boat launch where we were standing. I was trying to get a good shot of the lady bug but she wouldn’t cooperate. Then I did some further investigating and realized that half the bush was covered with wasps. EEEeek!

All smiles.

“Are you coming? I’ve got places to go and things to sniff!”

Another plane coming in for a landing. Kind of cool to watch them come and go. Notice how hazy the mountains are in the background? We have a couple of wildfires burning in our area. Not unusual for this time of year especially when we have very wet springs that allow things to overgrow and then very hot summers that dry things out.

We’re back home now and I suppose I should finish my to-do list from yesterday. I had big plans to clean and organize and run errands yesterday, but visiting with neighbors and making a Luscious Lemon Cake seemed like so much more fun.

Hope you have a great day!