The Weekend In A List

I hope you had a nice weekend.

Mine was on the slow side ….


•  PT was cancelled … so my day was less scheduled than normal.

•  Fred and I hung out in Corona Del Mar (Newport Beach) for a few hours to cool off with a little beach fog.  (It’s always a lot hotter at my house than at the beach.)

The beach was packed – summer has begun!

•  Fred and I met a lot of really nice people while we were out.  People approach me all the time … either to talk to me about Fred, pet Fred, ask questions about Fred, and/or because they see I have a “big” camera and want to talk photography.  I can’t remember the last time I went out in public and was NOT approached.  (I don’t mind, but I do find it interesting since I’m a total introvert and people-magnet at the same time.)

•  My friend, Nike, came over in the evening for a glass of wine and to chat.  Somehow, at some point, we migrated to her house where Fred and her dog, Reggie, played until  we  they were exhausted.


•  Training with Fred.  I won’t lie, I was a little frustrated during our (longer than normal) training session.  Fred flunked.  OK, he didn’t FLUNK … but he definitely was not cooperating.  Fred has developed a stubborn streak and is enjoying testing me lately.  Don’t get me wrong … he’s “almost” perfectly behaved when we’re out-and-about, in public.  But, he plays deaf occasionally and has definitely begun his dog “teenage” phase.  The trainer assures me all of Fred’s behaviors are very normal for his age.

•  Errands, errands, errands, and chores made up most of the rest of my day.

•  I watched three episodes of The Jinx on Saturday evening.  (Because my life is so exciting?)  If you haven’t watched it yet, I highly recommend you do.  I did a little coloring while watching.


•  Fred and I went for a walk at Dana Point Harbor.

A tall ship entering the harbor.

We stayed at the harbor for hours because the weather was so nice compared to the heat a few miles inland.  Also, Fred enjoyed meeting the forty bazillion dogs and people who spend their time walking at the harbor.  By the end of our visit, Fred was a mess.  He had played in sprinklers, played with lots of dogs, and allowed zillions of people to pet him.

Fred rests for a minute next to his “portable” water bowl.

•  In the late afternoon, I talked to my dad to wish him a happy Father’s Day.  (Earlier in the week, I mailed him his favorite home-baked cookies.)  He then handed the phone over to my mom who shared with me how much coloring she’s done in her coloring book … which is more than I’ve done.  My mom is very artistic.

•  I spent a few hours cooking.  I know I have a busy week ahead, and I’m trying to eat super healthy.  I wanted to get a few things cooked over the weekend so they’d be available for meal options in upcoming days.

•  Sunday evening, I watched two more episodes of The Jinx.  (That means I only have one more to go … there are six episodes total.)  I would have watched the final episode, but instead I watched the first episode of this season’s True Detective.  I watched more TV in one weekend than I have in the last several weeks.  It was kind of nice to just RELAX!

And, just like *that*  –  it’s Monday!

2 Responses to “The Weekend In A List”

  1. Missy Stalcup

    Thanks for mentioning True Detective. I forgot it was starting. My daughter recommended Bloodline and I love it-Netflix. Compelling story and great acting. Slower paced so give it an episode or two. I will have to check out The Jinx!

  2. Suzanne

    I’ve heard great things about Bloodline.
    Maybe I’ll start that one during the next heat wave!
    : )


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