Yesterday, after blogging about our triathlon relay, I took an epic nap. Naps after races feel so ridiculously good, but I woke up feeling sore and groggy. Somehow, I summoned the strength of a thousand warriors and managed to sit down and pound out the conclusion to the second section of the book I’m writing (a mind + body healthy living manual!).
Then, it was time for dinner. We cooked a cheese-less veggie pizza from Trader Joe’s (which I added goat cheese to) and green beans:
And for dessert, I had a bowl of Lemon + Triple Ginger Ice cream and Panda Puffs. It was heavenly. This ice cream is amazing, if you happen to spot it at your local Trade Joe’s!
So – something very dramatic happened last night.
We were in bed, and suddenly, we heard this “bang! bang! bang!” I kind of ignored it because I thought it was James. Sometimes he scratches himself and thumps his tail against the dresser or wall without realizing it. But the noise continued, so the Husband sat up in bed and grabbed the golf club we keep nearby for this exact purpose. “Did you hear that?” he whispered. “It sounds like someone is in the crawl space under the house.” I listened and acknowledged that, yeah, it did seem like it was coming from UNDER the house, not in the room. And then I promptly freaked out. “It’s probably a raccoon or rat or something, but what if it’s a PERSON?” I stage-whispered in terror.
We listened to the scratches for about five minutes before deciding that, yes, it was definitely an animal. It took me another hour to fall asleep! So creepy-crawly.
Needless to say, I’m a little tired. Nothing that a cup of coffee and breakfast can’t handle, though.
And now, I know this is completely disjointed from the rest of the post, but I have two random things to share, and why not just tack it at the end of a Monday morning post?
Random thing #1: PetzLife Oral Care Spray
Maggie has rank breath and teeth. We try to remember to brush her teeth regularly, but it’s a pain in the butt.
The other day, I checked out tooth sprays for doggies at PetSmart. There was a wide variety of products, some cheap ($8) and some not-so-cheap ($24). The cheap ones were filled with strange-sounding chemicals and artificial colors. The $24 PetzLife spray sucked me in by the awesome ingredient list (water, grain alcohol, grapefruit seed extract, grape seed extract, rosemary oil, thyme oil, neem oil, and peppermint oil), and I even sprayed it in my own mouth to ‘test’ out the flavor.
Anyway – I’ve been spraying it in the dogs’ mouths for about two weeks, and this stuff actually WORKS and blasts away plaque. I am seriously amazed at the results. I totally thought I was tossing my money away when I bought it, but I promise – it works!
Random thing #2: My stinky dishwasher.
Our dishwasher has been really smelly lately. I don’t know why! It’s making the dishes smell, too. So last night, I ran a load of dishes with the regular amount of powdered detergent + 1/4 cup baking soda. Like a miracle, everything came out shiny and clean and with no scent! Cheapest all-nature cleaning solution ever.
Anyone else have any random tips or tricks to share?