Sepia Saturday–A Hectic Week

This week was a very busy one.  As much as I have talked of organization and order lately, I sure have struggled a lot with both.   Let’s face it–life is hectic.  It’s crazy.  My mornings begin very early (they need to start earlier) with my alarm going off at about 6 am.  I’m feeling like I need to start the day at 4.  Of the four recipes I picked for this week I have managed to make two.  The second was fabulous and I cannot wait to share it with our readers.  I mean, it was FAB.

I also started training with a personal trainer this week.  This is something I have always wanted to do.  I bit the bullet and did it, signing up for a three month session to start.  I am very excited and more sore than I think I ever have been in my life, other than after my c-sections.  I am wondering if being able to feel all my muscle pain after coming off Cymbalta has amplified the muscle soreness that accompanied the workout.   All I know is I can barely walk, sit down or get up.  Ouch.  Lots of curse words coming out of me these past few days.

It’s rained just about every day so I’ve been able to do little work with the dogs, so they’ve been pretty bored and destructive these past few days.  As I look out the window now it’s gray and gross out.  Days like these I wish I had several treadmills so I could put the dogs on them to burn off some energy as they are not the type to really want to be out in the gross weather.  I’m going to have to remedy that, or at least get them used to it, since some of the future backpacking trips are going to be affected by rain at some point, I’m sure.  Speaking of backpacking trips, I am still working on prepping for our upcoming trip to the mountains.  It’s creeping up on us, and I couldn’t be more excited.   How many of you have had trips with your dogs this summer?  What did you bring that you found most useful?  Did you feel as if there were something you felt you missed or could have done without?  We’ll be doing a post soon on our trip prep, including what we will be packing for the dogs.

Rama & Chewy, wishing everyone a great weekend!


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  1. Terri Gardner July 25, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    I only took Sophia on a three day trip earlier this summer. Being eight pounds, she doesn’t need much, just potty breaks and meals. Sometimes she and I get away from the other dogs and cats. She loves that. I hope you talk a little more about your personal trainer.

    1. Shannon Adams July 25, 2015 at 6:42 pm

      Sometimes I do miss having mostly little dogs. 🙂 My guys can’t go everywhere, but we do ok. 😉 I take mine out separately so that they have one-on-one time, too. They like that. I will be talking more about the trainer, as the blog (and my life) are evolving, I am leaning more toward overall wellness. Our dogs play such a huge part, don’t they? Thanks so much for your comment!

  2. Lauren Miller (ZoePhee) July 25, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    I am totally having sympathy pains for you! Those first few workouts with a trainer are a killer! I hope you feel better soon!

    1. Shannon Adams July 25, 2015 at 6:40 pm

      Thanks! Tell me it gets easier!

  3. Hawk aka BrownDog July 25, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    Hi Y’all!

    Can tell you, according to my Human, it gets easier. When she got older and something happened to keep her from riding for a week or so, she’d be sore when she started back.

    My Humans try to only take me when we change from the low country to the high country when it is hot. Otherwise I either stay home or, if they’ll go overnight, I stay with a sitter. I get to travel with them in the winter.

    Y’all come on by,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

    1. Shannon Adams July 26, 2015 at 5:26 pm

      I am still sore, but it is a little less today. Tomorrow is session 2 with the trainer. Ouch! Are you traveling anywhere in particular this winter?