Not me, this guy:
Stewie gave Chris & I both quite a scare last night; actually, we’re still quite concerned, but let’s back up to last night…
Stewie has been acting a little “off” since Thursday. He always loves to sleep, but he seemed to be sleeping more than usual & not his normal, friendly pug self.
Last night after eating his dinner, he couldn’t seem to settle & we could both tell he was very uncomfortable. We really got concerned when his stomach looked a bit enlarged. Although more typical in large-breed dogs, we were concerned about bloat & decided to make an emergency vet visit.
Everything checked out a-okay. He was acting more normal once we got to the vet & he seemed alright once we were home. This morning, however, he was back to acting strange. Chris was laying with him in bed this morning & when he shifted just slightly, Stewie let out a loud wince like nothing I’ve ever heard before. Chris said that he did play with him for a bit this afternoon & he seemed fine, but after we both returned from afternoons out of the apartment, he’s back to acting super lethargic.
Needless to say, we’re making a return trip back to the vet tomorrow. If any of you are dog owners who have experienced something like this in the past, please shed some light on what the issue could be!
The weekend hasn’t been all bad.
Yesterday was spent helping my sister move, & afterwards I napped & grocery shopped before the pug-craziness ensued.
This morning I woke up bright & early to start working on some to-dos that didn’t get accomplished yesterday, but first I started my morning with some peanut butter cup oats.
I made my overnight oats the way I normally do, but this time I added in a tsp. of cocoa powder. This morning I added one packet of Truvia for sweetness + 1 tsp. peanut butter.
After church, my mom & I (along with my aunt & cousins) headed off to a designer purse Bingo.
Unfortunately, we weren’t very lucky, but I did enjoy my free hot dog & soda! It’s actually been a long time since I’ve had a hotdog, so it tasted especially delicious.
Bingo went on for several hours, so I was thankful that I already had dinner going in the crockpot. I followed this recipe for inspiration, & ended up with a simple, satisfying dinner!
Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken
- About 2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken tenderloins
- 3/4 c. BBQ sauce + 1 tbsp. brown sugar, mixed
- 1 c. chicken stock
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 1/2 c. dried apricots, chopped
- 1/2 c. golden raisins
- Place chicken tenderloins in the crock pot.
- Combine remaining ingredients, then pour over chicken.
- Cook on low for 8 hours, or on high for 5 hours.
- Serve over brown rice.
It doesn’t get any easier!
Before I sign-off for the evening, I wanted to share with you all some good news. I found out this weekend that I’ve been accepted as a Fitfluential Ambassador! I’m so excited to be working with such an amazing group of people, & I look forward to what’s in store.
I might have asked this before, but… What’s your favorite slow-cooker recipe? Feel free to share links!