Today is a very special someone’s “birthday.”
“Birthday” is in quotes because it’s actually the anniversary of the day Stewie was adopted (3 years ago today). When I got Stewie at the shelter, I wasn’t told much about his background. I had no idea if he was a surrender or a stray (based on his condition when I got him, I’d guess stray) and all we had was a ballpark idea of how old he was. (They told me around 3, but I think he was a little younger.)
The first year I had Stewie, I lived alone in an apartment and we were best buddies. The next year, we moved home to my parents’ house and I had to share the pug love with my mom and dad. For the past two years Stewie has (of course) been living with me and Chris and he is both a “mommy’s boy” and “daddy’s boy” at different times.
If you are thinking about getting a pet, I can’t recommend visiting a shelter enough. Stewie is one of the best-behaved and sweetest dogs ever! He’s also proof that you can find plenty of “desirable” breeds at a shelter – 100% pug! (Side note: I don’t think there is an undesirable breed of dog, but some people would disagree!)
Happy Adoptday Stewie!
Moving on to What I Ate Wednesday (hosted, as always, by Peas and Crayons)…
Breakfast – Overnight oats in a jar + Tazo Awake tea
There were peaches, blueberries, chia seeds, and plain Chobani in the mix!
AM Snack – Peach muffin
I had a hair appointment (cut + highlights) yesterday at noon. It was a little too early to eat lunch before I left, but I knew I should have something since I planned to hit nearby outlets after my appointment.
The combination of overnight oats + one of these muffins did a great job of holding me over and I (surprisingly) didn’t get hungry for the remainder of the afternoon.
Afternoon Pick-Me-Up – Starbucks lime Refresher
I popped in a few of my favorite stores while shopping, but only ended up buying a dress (for the first day of school!) and two tops. I tried on quite a bit, but didn’t find a whole lot that I was crazy about.
Before leaving the outlets, I stopped at Starbucks for a Refresher. I had tried the Berry Hibiscus flavor in the past, but this was my first time trying Cool Lime; I liked it!
Dinner – Sweet potato topped with BBQ pulled pork
I saw this idea on Pinterest (of course). The flavor combo was really good!
I don’t do anything “special” to make my pulled pork. I usually just buy boneless pork chops at the store, put them in the slow cooker with some beef broth, and let them cook on low all day. After shredding, I add some BBQ sauce and that’s it! So easy!
I can foresee myself repeating this dinner quite a bit throughout the school year since it comes together so quickly and was actually pretty filling.
I woke up yesterday with a sore throat… yuck. It was still bothering me in the evening (and is today, too), so I brewed some throat coat tea and added in some honey. My throat definitely felt better as I was drinking it; I just wish the effects lasted longer.
Before going to bed, I had a frozen strawberry-banana Chobani. I have been loving “fro Cho” lately; it’s a must-try if you haven’t yet!
Looking back, yesterday was a pretty “light” day. There are certain days (like today!) where my appetite is off the charts and other days where I’m simply not that hungry. Yesterday was the latter!
If you have a pet, did you adopt him/her or get them from a breeder? (Positives and negatives with both, in my opinion!)
Have you tried the new Starbucks Refreshers?
Do you have any good sore throat remedies? I’ve got to get rid of it by next Tuesday, which is when I start yapping all the live long day again!