the adventures of Scotti

Y’all, in the three weeks we’ve been back in Iowa, Scotti has gotten super naughty.  I feel so guilty.  We went from being able to walk 3-4 miles a day, to maybe managing one and a half.  The weather, plus my inability to breathe due to a growing baby means that the struggle is real.

Scotti the goldendoodle
The best reward for letting yourself be caught

Since we got to Eldora, Scotti has escaped the house not once, but three times.  Luckily I’ve learned that if I just sit in his eyesight, holding a jar of peanut butter that he’ll come back to me pretty quickly.  So now, while every house on the block is covered in Christmas decorations, my mom has a jar of peanut butter sitting on a window sill, ready to be grabbed. And small town greatness: peanut butter was on sale for 3 days at .99 cents, so we’re all stocked up for any future escapes.

And I sweat, the escapes started once I finally got frustrated enough to give him a not-so-great bang trim.  It’s like he can finally see the freedom.

Now waiting right inside the door, ready to be grabbed

Now if only I could figure out a way to get Scotti to stop barking at the wind in the middle of the night.


last week I…


Spent so much time working and learning about my new phone that I didn’t really do much of anything.  Add in the the days were in the upper 90s and I was PMSing, I was a bit of a nightmare.  For serious though, I’ve now had my period for 17 years, this whole thing should be way easier by now.  Or my mom should learn to just back up a bit.

Linda and I are off to Kansas City for a few days to visit Patric and Paige.  Luckily I don’t get paid until Friday, so I can’t do any gross amounts of shopping (leaving more money for my New Orleans trip over Labor Day weekend!).  P and P live just a  few minutes from a mall, so I can find some inspiration for back to school shopping.

Midwest Living has a top 10 list of things to do on a budget in Kansas City, and I’m hoping that there’s time to hit up either The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art or Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.

The hardest part of any trip?  Besides having to keep the radio at an appropriate level. Leaving Scotti and Diego behind.

Since I still have not dedicated any dollars towards buying a laptop (or a car, or glasses.) I seriously need a gofundme for my life, I’ll be sharing the fun on my Instagram.