Weekend Snow RECAP!

Portland finally got an appreciable amount of snow this weekend! It was really fun…for the first few days. Then freezing rain, cabin fever, and a slight puppy accident (!) put a damper on my enjoyment of it.

We made the best of the weather with lots of indoor cozy fireside chats, slow cooker recipes, and stocking up on alcohol 🙂

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The puppy of course loved the snow, but loved rushing into the house and planting herself next to the heater even more. You’ll notice below we sported vests, spun records, cooked, and enjoyed some of my grandma’s favorite brews, Miller 64!

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On Saturday afternoon, I took Osa out to the backyard to play, and she managed to find broken shards of a mirror to dig at under the snow. She  sliced up her paw pretty badly before I realized what was going on, so we made an emergency trip to the vet. Luckily, puppies heal quickly and she’s already out of the bandages and well on the mend today, but we had all of Sunday to look after this little cone head.

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Now that everything is thawing and my puppy is back in action, I’m looking forward to a return to my normal routine.

Snow days are the best, but sometimes what’s best is realizing how good you have it every day 🙂

Manic Monday

This isn’t a real Manic Monday Post. It’s a short picture story about the last few weeks. Remember my resolution to get a puppy? Well here’s what up lately:


Dog sitting Hammy dog, which lead me to…


The beginning of the savings plan…


…and the Researching phase…


…for about half a week, and then we dove in and got our sweet Osa bear!


Osa is 11 weeks old mutt, and a rescue from Mexico! She and her litter mates were found in a dumpster, then flown up to Oregon to find their homes.


Osa was the name her Mexican Veterinario gave her, and we kind of love the idea of her being our little she-bear. We have now had her about a week and a half, and she’s been great!


…And she’s already got a boyfriend. Look at that smug mug.

Happy Monday!