For What It's Worth

Monday, July 6, 2020

My Monday Musings…



Housebreaking TWO puppies (with bad habits to break) is no joke!! I’m so tired lol

We are coming along though. I have a schedule including 2 hours of nap time – also called  Mom’s sanity recovery hours. They have cured my insomnia though!

But look at their little faces – worth it.



This was Ripley’s first adventure out in public since we got her. She had Parvo and needed one more vaccine before she could start adventuring. We had been taking Kai on walks by the water so I could work with him and hopefully get him relaxed before adding her to the mix. They both came to me unsocialized but are doing so good! And moving along way faster than expected.

As you can tell from the picture – he is polite and sweet, likes long walks on the beach. She is inquisitive and goes all out – throwing herself off the back of the couch to catch Kai in a game of chase.

Reading…yikes. It’s been hard to find time. Even audio is a struggle because I have to listen for trouble brewing and chase puppies all day.

I’ve started a few that I can listen to when I get out for errands.

These are in progress…


Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates ~ Goodreads Narrated by Coates as a letter to his 15 year old son to answer the questions about what it was like to grow up as an African American male in pursuit of the American Dream and violence done the African American body through history and today.

It’s a little stream of consciousness but powerful about the things that have changed and the things (that sadly) stay the same and the hope a father has for his son’s future.





You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson ~ Goodreads I’m about half-way and Liz (and her super cute interactions with her crush on the new girl Mack) is the awkward, anxiety riddled, overachieving band girl running for prom queen - with a heart of gold heroine you root for. 

It’s also tackling a lot of subjects – Liz is a Black, queer teen in an elite, mostly white school where she doesn’t ever quite fit. Watching her navigate the different groups and grow her self confidence is a real treat.

This is the fluffy feel good summer read you need in your life right now!


Here are a few books I hope to get to in July!


I've also been watching a lot of movies and I'll have a post for those up later this week! What have you all been up to? Have you been able to get in any (socially distanced) summer fun in?



31 comments:

  1. Well, your pups are precious, and I am happy to hear you all are adjusting well. I had a puppy (and a baby) once, and only one at a time, and that was a LOT of tiring work. Well worth it, but still tough. And yeah for CROWN! It really is a feel good book.

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    1. I've had a lot of puppies over the years but never housebreaking at the same time and AHAHHAHHHHAAAAAA. It's a lot of running around the house to keep an eagle eye on them lol

      I'm hoping to make a big dent in Crown this morning on my drive.

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  2. Aww their little faces! so worth it, but tiring, I'm sure!!! I'm glad they are coming along well though. That's awesome.

    I have You Should See Me in a Crown; hopefully I can get that one read soon.

    I can't wait to see what you've been watching!

    As for summer fun, I'm sooo lucky that I have a pool because that's my biggest "summer activity" especially the last four days or so because it's been SO hot.

    Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. It's exhausting but they are a lot of fun and keep me out of my head with all that's going on.

      Crown is just so precious and cute.

      No pool for me anymore but it doesn't get too hot here though. I hope you're feeling better and have a good summer Lauren.

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  3. Puppies sure do keep you busy. We got Falcor when he was 6months old and was not socialized at all or potty trained and had never been on a leash or harness. It took almost a year to get him potty trained and used to us. Good luck with the puppies. They are really cute though.

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    1. Oh god please tell me it won't be a year for housebreaking lol

      I had one sheltie that literally crawled down the street in fear for the first month we had her.

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  4. Question - is the naptime for mom or the kiddies?

    K and R are sooo adorable though, they look so proud in all of their photos, but I can tell they're about to run away as soon as you snap a photo. Haha.

    You Should See Me in a Crown sounds really adorable, I saw some fanart that really motivated me to want to read it. Maybe I'll start the audio today.

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    1. BOTH!!! Them but if I put my head down for even a second I fall right asleep lol

      Crown is SO cute Amber!!!

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  5. "Mom’s sanity recovery" haha. I imagine! They're cute though! Glad to hear they're coming along well. I'll bet the walks along the beach are nice. they're gonna love those I would think.

    I haven't been reading anything.

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  6. I hope you are enjoying "see me in a crown" I hear its a fabulous one.

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  7. "I have to listen for trouble brewing and chase puppies all day."
    I can so picture that LOL.
    But it's great that they're moving on fast. I guess it doesn't hurt that you've had dogs for all your life (and worked with them) and know what to do.

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    1. They still need a lot of work but they;re both already walking out in public without freaking out and doing better with loud noises.

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  8. There is nothing more adorable and exhausting than a puppy. And two... wow I am in awe. They are just the cutest and I can't wait to see them grow up!

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    1. Sooooooo exhausting! lol It feels good in a way though. I was having such trouble sleeping.

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  9. They're just so adorable! I know it must be hard work with them but it'll be so awesome when they're settled. (No wonder you're tired though!)

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    1. On the plus side, they can tire each other out playing but the training two at the same time thing is rough lol

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  10. Awww they are so sweet! They also sound quite exhausting hah! Glad that you're all doing well and getting into a routine though! And hopefully you'll get some more reading time in soon, toO!

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    1. SO exhausting! It's getting a little easier. We fenced in our yard so they can really run and exhaust themselves now.

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  11. They are soooo cute! Glad the socialization/training is going well. I've been working a little (technically I'm off for the summer) and catching up on some computer things. But mostly, being lazy! I've never had so much free time!

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    1. Time is weird right now. It's moving both fast and slow and I often don't know what day it is anymore.

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  12. Who knew that new puppies were the cure for insomnia? LOL

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    1. Tanya...I am so damn tired after chasing them all day lol

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  13. You should see me in a crown is definitely a book I want to read soon! I am glad you are loving it. Between the world and me also sounds good so far. Happy reading and I hope you can survive the house breaking ^.^

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  14. They are both so gorgeous and sweet! I couldn't resist those faces! Knowing the energy that puppies have, I can understand how tired you are! I bet you're looking forward to calmer days to come!

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    1. We're getting into a better routine and got the yard fenced in so things are a (tiny bit) less chaotic.

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  15. The puppies are glorious! I love seeing their photos on Instagram. 💜💜💜

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