You guys, I am am falling more in love with this puppy every day.  He went to the vet yesterday for his first check up – he has a bit of a yeast infection in his ears, which I guess is common for dogs with ears that stick up.  So the kids had to put drops in his ears last night – he looked so pitiful!  All I like to do with him is snuggle with him.

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And when I got home from work last night, Hannah was emptying the dish washer with Roman in a Baby Bjorn!

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Breakfast was an English muffin breakfast panini – although I forgot to put any cheese on it.  I know, I can hardly believe it myself!

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I got to the gym again at lunch and did another 2 mile run, and it felt really good!

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I got this cute top at Goodwill – it was in the .99 cent bin!

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Lunch was more leftover rotisserie chicken from Walmart that I made into tostadas.  The salsa on top is the dried guajillo pepper salsa from Bon Appetit magazine.  So smoky and spicy!

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I had pizza dough in the fridge so it was Party Pizza Wednesday.   I sometimes just make my no rise dough (2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon yeast, 1 teaspoon salt and 1 cup of water) and throw it in a ziploc bag to have later in the week.  I think the longer it sits in the fridge the better the dough tastes.  Hannah made a stuffed crust pizza with string cheese in the crust.  And added onions.  Of course.

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I ended up making a sausage, pepperoni and fresh giardiniera pizza – I got the giardiniera off the olive bar at Heinen’s grocery store – so spicy good.

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I can’t remember if I told you guys or not, but two of the light fixtures that my friend gave me – one in the living room and one for my bedroom – well when I had an electrician install them, um, turns out neither light fixture went to a light switch.  Both the fixtures before were fans with lights in them that Tony installed, and were controlled by remote control.  So the electrician came back yesterday to bring my electric up to code and installed dimmer switches in the living room and my bedroom.  Guess what the electricians name was??!  TONY!  He did an excellent job, and even upgraded what I asked for because he said I’d been through so much.  He was actually here the day the floor was being installed so the place looked like a huge mess.  When he walked in yesterday morning he literally said “Holy fuck” apologized for cursing, but said “if you weren’t standing here, I wouldn’t believe I was in the same house!”

So the other Tony – the window guy?  I asked for an estimate to replace three windows in my living room and one window in each bedroom.  I got the estimate last night:  $4,950.  Um, no way.  They may be Pella windows, but unless these windows can pour me a glass of wine, I am going to get another estimate.  I really only need to change the two bedroom windows before winter, so I may opt to just do those and call it a day.  Am I right that it seems like nearly $1000 a window is a lot of money for windows??!!

I will leave you with Roman’s Halloween costume – Eeyore!

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I have my Cooking Club tonight at Courtney’s house.  It’s a fall menu and I was asked to bring an appetizer.   As soon as I saw Jessica’s cheese soup in mini pretzel bread bowls, I knew that’s what I was going to make.  I did a dry run last weekend to make sure it would turn out.  And the answer to that is a resounding yes.  I am borrowing tiny spoons from Hannah’s work, although you could just sip the soup out of the pretzel bowl before eating it.  How cute are these??!!

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Glad it’s Thursday already – bring on the weekend!  Make it a great day!