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Last night, I dreamt that I was out of town at an Operation Beautiful speaking event. I had brought the dogs with me, and they were in the backseat of the rental car as I raced back to the airport.  I parked the car, dropped off the keys, and got all the way to the ticketing counter before realizing that I had left the dogs in the car.  Fortunately, the dogs were just chillin’ on their leashes at the rental car place, but the Budget car man accused me, “How could you forget your babies?”

Do you think that was a metaphor or what?  Gulp.

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Breakfast is served!


French toast and pumpkin Greek yogurt (which is really just Greek vanilla yogurt mixed with pureed pumpkin).

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Goal for this weekend:


  • Begin to pack our apartment (gulp).
  • Exercise!  I’ve been so busy during the week that exercise has been pushed to the backburner.  Okay, it’s practically in the sink.  I really want to make it a priority this weekend.
  • Sleep!


What about you?



  • Jennifer March 16, 2012, 9:18 am

    I love that picture of James and Maggie snuggling, so sweet! Happy Friday

  • Sara March 16, 2012, 9:18 am

    Happy packing! I hope it goes well. Sleep is always a great weekend goal 🙂

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat March 16, 2012, 9:23 am

    In the sink <- love it! This weekend I'm doing my first outdoor run of the year and I'm so pumped! Our weather is finally gorgeous and I can't wait to hit a REAL road. Good luck with the packing up, and have a good workout, whatever you decide to do! 🙂

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) March 16, 2012, 9:31 am

    Dreams are so strange. I really want to know more about them. Good luck packing and hopefully you will have a fun productive weekend!

  • Carolina John March 16, 2012, 9:35 am

    Have a great weekend!

  • Amanda March 16, 2012, 9:37 am

    I hate having those dreams, it makes you feel like abad person when you haven’t even done anything!!

    Have a great Friday!

  • Kelly March 16, 2012, 9:39 am

    I know you’re superstitious (kissing planes and all), so I’m wondering if you EAT breakfast BEFORE you tell anyone your dreams? I was taught that if you tell your dreams before you eat anything the dreams will come true. If you’ve eaten something, even the tiniest morsel, then you’re good to go and can tell the dreams. I seriously will not tell anyone anything until I’ve eaten something…especially the bad dreams!

    • Caitlin March 16, 2012, 8:26 pm

      Never heard this!!!

  • Johanna B March 16, 2012, 9:41 am

    I had a similar dream when I was pregnant except I forgot to feed my kitten for a week. I forgot that kitten everywhere I went. I never ever forgot my baby once she was born.

  • Callie @ The Wannabe Athlete March 16, 2012, 9:48 am

    I can’t tell you how many times I have had that panicked feeling while driving that I have left my baby somewhere. Of course he is always just chilling in the backseat, but there is a moment of sheer terror when I get that feeling. I think it’s a mom thing. Welcome to the club. 🙂

  • Sarah March 16, 2012, 9:56 am

    Hi Caitlin, I’ve read your blog for quite some time, but haven’t been a big commenter. But today I LAUGHED OUT LOUD! I’m also pregnant (16 weeks) and have had the WEIRDEST dreams. Like involving Back to the Future, and a giant python eating my dog. Crazy pants. Your dream made me giggle, mostly, because I actually have a friend who did leave their kid in the car. Right after baby Marina was born, her mom and dad came to visit us for dinner. Marina’s mom walked in with food, and dad walked in behind with the baby bag. It took us all a minute to realize they had left Marina! She was safely in her car seat in the car, but we have NEVER let her dad live that one down. 🙂 The long and short is, even if this does happen to you, you’ll be a great mom!

    • Caitlin March 16, 2012, 8:27 pm

      Aww thank you! I’m so excited! 🙂

  • Alex @ Raw Recovery March 16, 2012, 10:05 am

    I just adopted a dog so my weekend goals are go to training class, clean my apartment, do some yoga, and take some me time because I just turned in the first draft of my thesis. Good luck with everything!

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats March 16, 2012, 10:05 am

    I made french toast this morning with blueberry yogurt! First time I’ve ever made it!

  • Carrie March 16, 2012, 10:27 am

    James and Maggie are so very, very cute cuddled up together like that! My O and E like to snuggle, too (with each other and with people!).

  • Rebecca March 16, 2012, 10:28 am

    I get to go home this afternoon! I have some homework to do over Spring Break, but also some fun stuff, too. 🙂

  • Erin March 16, 2012, 10:33 am

    you’ve already said you’re worried about how the dogs will cope with baby – maybe you’re nervous about making sure you’re dog-babies are getting enough love when the baby-baby comes.

    i think this is just a sign that you care A LOT 🙂 !

  • Katie March 16, 2012, 10:39 am

    That is so weird! I just woke up from a dream where I accidentally forgot one of my dogs in a rental car! Although, in my dream the car had been towed and I was in Vegas and freaking out about how to find the car and beloved pup!

  • Erin March 16, 2012, 10:40 am

    you’ve already said you’re worried about how the dogs will cope with baby – maybe you’re nervous about making sure your dog-babies are getting enough love when the baby-baby comes.

    i think this is just a sign that you care A LOT 🙂 !

  • deva at deva by definition March 16, 2012, 10:49 am

    Packing your apartment is so exciting! When we closed on our house I was so excited to get to packing. My biggest recommendation is, if you haven’t already, to start getting rid of things you don’t use, don’t need, etc, as you pack. We threw out four big green bags of trash and donated four bags of clothing that no longer fit us – but was still in good condition. And that was BEFORE we started packing. When we started packign I think we had three or four more bags of trash. DON’T be afraid to get rid of stuff, and HAVE FUN – it’s your FIRST house! When you get the keys, it’s the best feeling ever.

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb March 16, 2012, 11:00 am

    haha no i don’t think it’s a sign — just a random dream! your french toast always looks deliciously divine.

    happy friday!

  • Sarah March 16, 2012, 11:03 am

    Packing counts as exercise right?

  • Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries March 16, 2012, 11:07 am

    goal for this weekend:
    do as little as possible! 😉 the past couple weekends have been nonstop go-go-go, so i’m looking forward to some down time and catching up at home.

  • Alyse March 16, 2012, 11:14 am

    I have a confession to make; I have a t.h.i.n.g for James’ ears. I adore them!

    And packing is totally exercise!

    • Alyse March 16, 2012, 11:15 am

      James’ ears should have a twitter account. Ahem. Angelina’s right leg look out…

      • Caitlin March 16, 2012, 8:30 pm

        Awwww love it.

      • JenATX March 19, 2012, 3:44 pm

        haha Maggie’s expressions always get me… kind kind of reminds me of the goofy cat from Ren & Stimpy. what a weird show that was!

  • Brittany Welsh March 16, 2012, 11:15 am

    When you leave someone in a dream it signifies that they’re ok with out you, or in your case ok with the new baby. Don’t fret everything will work out great!

    Side bar: Weekend = Work I’m that person wishing Saturday and Sunday away Sorry every one 🙁

  • Jessica C. March 16, 2012, 11:22 am

    This weekend: I’m running my first half marathon – the NYC Half! Here’s hoping that it’s a fanatastic day.

    Enjoy the weekend!

  • Kendra March 16, 2012, 11:28 am

    That picture is freakin adorable. 🙂 You are a lucky and loving fur-mommy, just like you will be a lucky and loving baby momma!! 🙂

  • Ashley O. @ The Vegetable Life March 16, 2012, 11:31 am

    Packing your apartment totally = exercise! Two birds with one stone my friend 🙂

  • Linds @ Linds Eats March 16, 2012, 11:57 am

    Omg, that breakfast looks sooo good. I loath packing, but definitely agree that it could be considered exercise! Have fun 🙂

  • Marissa C March 16, 2012, 11:59 am

    We’re negotiating on one house and going to see another we might ditch house #1 for.

    I am DYING to hear about your new place and see pics of it. Will you do a post about the house-buying process? I am really interested!

  • Ingunn March 16, 2012, 12:04 pm

    Aaaw, that photo put a much-needed smile on my face on a crappy morning.

  • Helene @healthyfrenchie March 16, 2012, 12:27 pm

    Awww that picture of James and Maggie together is so precious 🙂
    I think packing a whole apartment is exercise! I mean you definitively get your heart rate up and lift things right? lol

  • Jamie @ Don't Forget the Cinnamon March 16, 2012, 12:36 pm

    Your french toast looks phenomenal!
    As far as packing goes, I always find that getting starting is the hardest part. But, then again, I’ve only ever moved out of dorm rooms and my college apartment bedroom…never an entire apartment!
    Good luck!

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing March 16, 2012, 12:44 pm

    You have been making the most gorgeous looking breakfasts lately Caitlin! Pretty, thoughtful breakfasts are so much more satisfying too :).

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 16, 2012, 12:59 pm

    That first picture is SO adorable!!! Love it!

  • Elisabeth March 16, 2012, 1:03 pm

    LOVE that picture of James n Maggie 🙂

  • Carol @CookingForTwo March 16, 2012, 1:32 pm

    That french toast looks AMAZING! I love the pumpkin seeds….Will have to try and make.

  • Life's a Bowl March 16, 2012, 1:49 pm

    Greek yogurt mixed with PB, pumpkin, or jelly is my fave topping for french toast, pancakes, and waffles! The biggest goal I have for the weekend is finding and buying TASTY gluten-free products…

  • Amy Q March 16, 2012, 2:04 pm

    I can do you one better- when I was pregnant the first time, I dreamed that I left the baby UNDER THE HEAT LAMPS AT AN ASIAN BUFFET! Now that is gross on numerous levels! Good news– the baby from the heat lamp dream will be thirteen this month, and I have kept him in good form the whole time. Your subconscious knows what a huge leap this is from your current life, but it is alllllllll good, and it is the best adventure EVER!

  • Johanna B March 16, 2012, 2:37 pm

    After seeing your photos I must make pumpkin yogurt soon.

  • Dynamics March 16, 2012, 2:59 pm

    OMG Caitlin it is so easy. I left my dog in the car OVERNIGHT. My dogs are trained to be on the floor of the car. I forgot and left my beautiful lab in the backseat of the car. He got cold during the night and said FU and got up on the back seat and pulled the blanket (I always carry a blanket in my car) over him to keep warm. I did not miss him until the next morning when I went to let him out. OMG, I felt horrible. Thank goodness it was winter time.

  • Mary March 16, 2012, 3:18 pm

    Your dogs are so cute!

  • Amber K March 16, 2012, 3:26 pm

    Crazy dreams drive me insane! But that breakfast looks perfect.

  • Jen March 17, 2012, 12:37 am

    Oh, girl…I really do think that your dreams are as crazy as mine! 🙂 I definitely would not make too much of that one. You are going to be a fantastic Momma!

    ALTHOUGH, I truly have the most wonderful, loving parents in the world – seriously, I could not hope for better! However, it is my understanding that I was once accidentally locked in the car as a baby (I, of course, have no memory of this, but it apparently caused much panic, Dad was called home from work, etc.). But, I turned out okay (mostly?)…hahahaha. 🙂

    Also, that has to be the cutest picture of the pups EVER!!!

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