Sorry for my lack of posting last night. If you’ve read Meghann’s blog this morning, you know where I was from 11:20 to 1:30 AM, so posting was impossible. What started off as a great evening had a very tragic ending. 🙁
For brevity, my afternoon snacks included a Kashi bar, cherries, and a piece of toast with Laughing Cow. Around 5 PM, we met up my friend Stef and her boyfriend for our downtown dinner date.
We went to our new favorite place, Dexter’s.
I ordered a beer once we sat down:
And I snagged two crackers and a piece of cheese from the communal cheese platter.
We had lots to talk about — Stef and Jack just got back from a great trip to Thailand. It was so exotic! They are both rock climbers so they pretty much climbed their way all over the country.
I also got to know Jack a little better — I’ve only met him once before (which was at my wedding and we know how that is!). He’s a tremendous athlete! He casually mentioned that he once ran a 3:00 marathon "for fun." AHHH!
I ordered the same thing as last night — the veggie sammie:
And the Husband and I split these fries:
After dinner, we were all a little bit (OK, a lot) stuffed so we decided to walk a lap around Lake Eola to help our dinner settle. The lake is about 0.75-mile around.
Then we stopped off at a wine bar and ordered ourselves a flight or two. 🙂
Stef and I shared the Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles flight and the Ladies’ Choice flight.
Well, I had just a few sips of everything because I was the driver.
It was around that time that my phone rang. Meghann was calling me at 11:00 PM so I immediately knew something was wrong. As you probably heard, her little dog Abbie passed away quite suddenly and without warning.
The Husband and I rushed to her house to help console her and take care of things. It was extremely, extremely sad. Before we went to bed last night, we said a little prayer for Abbie and thanked her for being such a wonderful dog. She was a great fur daughter to Meghann and I know she’ll be missed by my fur family, too.
Life is too short; love your family, friends, and pets while they are here!
Abbie – I hope you are running through green fields in doggie heaven and bones are raining from the sky! Rest in peace, my furry friend. XOXO.