Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Food & Puppy

by Meghann on August 4, 2009

Wow the past few days have been soooo emotionally draining, it’s hard to believe I have anything left in me. I know I’m suppose to just take it ‘one day at a time’ but if we can skip ahead a few I would not mind at all.

At least now I have this smiling little face to look to for comfort.

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She really is a complete sweetheart.

Through out the day, Caitlin kept providing up to the minute updates on Maddie’s first day and I was happy to hear she was adjusting well to an apartment environment. I just hope she handles staying in my place by herself tomorrow as well as she did staying with Caitlin today.

I had a few errands to run during my lunch break today, so I enjoyed my second meal of the day at my desk just as I had my first.

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This morning I quickly through together an Almond Butter, Carrot, Spinach and Craisin Wrap.


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This is one of my favorite combos and is always a great go to wrap when my creativity is faltering.

With the wrap I had a tiny Apple

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And some Cheddar Pop Chips.


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I really liked the cheddar flavor, they were very cheesey!

I could hardly wait to break into my snack this afternoon.

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I have seen these Heart Thrive cookies on other blogs before, so when I discovered them at the Tampa Health Store the other weekend I knew I had to try one.

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The heart shaped cookie was very thick and dense. I was afraid of the lemon poppy flavor being too intense, but it was perfect. It tasted just like a yummy lemon poppyseed muffin. I can’t wait to enjoy the other cookie tomorrow. :)

I practically ran out of work today to go see my new puppy. I had big plans for Maddie and I to shop til we dropped at PetSmart.

Maddie dropped much faster then I thought she would.

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How cute is that pink sweater I put her in?

The whole time if Maddie wasn’t in my arms, she was glued to my feet. Poor baby was just so scared.

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When we got home Maddie had her dinner….

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And I had mine. :)

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It was a wonderful Tempeh Taco Salad.

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On the stove top I heated up some Tempeh with taco seasoning, onion and Jalapenos. I then topped a bed of spinach with the tempeh mix, tomato, guacamole, salsa, and shredded corn tortillas.

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Yum!! I LOVED the tempeh in the taco seasoning and the addition of the jalapeno gave it a great spice.

Dessert was a Deep Chocolate VitaTop with Vanilla Ice Cream.

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I was planning on staying out of the battle that went down in my comments section earlier today, but my Mom – who has never commented before – wrote something that made me teary eyed.

Just wanted to give a little of my thoughts. Yesterday her Dad called me on the way home from work and asked me If I wanted to go to Ocala to find a new friend for Meghann. Now Madeline is by no means a replacement for Abbie, she is her new friend. Meghann is a stong, loving woman and we felt she needed to have someone to love, to keep her company, and someone to love her back. Yes I know it hasn’t been that long since we lost our Abbie. She was a big part of our family as Madeline will be. Yet with this loss her Dad and I could see and feel that big hole in her heart and wanted to help her heal.
Now the about the adoption. Madeline was “adopted” from a breeder. To me there is no differenence. I understand there are many lovable dogs waiting in shelters and I encourage dog lovers to see that as an option. To me when a dog is “adopted” whether from a breeder or a shelter, she is joining a family.
From the dictionary:
a·dopt·ed, a·dopt·ing, a·dopts

To take into one’s family through legal means and raise as one’s own child.
So to you my precious Meghann, enjoy your new addition, love her to honor Abbie.
With big hugs
Mom

I love my Mommy.

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Madeline

August 4, 2009

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