Okay, so I had to laugh this morning when I realized I missed posting a blog this week. Let me update my loyal blog followers on my recent life changes…..We are now the very proud owners of an 11 week old American Cocker Spaniel puppy! Yay! We are loving him and our new puppydome, but it has brought back all the memories of when my girls were babies and toddlers!
I have realized that having a puppy is very similar to having a baby. They sleep and play, and poop and pee a lot, but they are also like those toddlers who get into EVERYTHING and ANYTHING they can. They love to explore and are so curious about new things. The one change is the chewing and teething behaviours. Unlike human babies, puppies seem to think that any part of you, your clothing, the house, the yard, etc., etc., is their personal teething toy! Man and are their teeth sharp! Yowzers! They are like needles! So, that being said, we have quite an array of “redirection toys” kicking around everywhere to distract him with. These do work, but persistence, perseverance and patience are key. Continue reading
What does spring mean to you? To me, three things come to mind, a new start, and green! Green grass, leaves on trees, flowers and plants budding in the gardens! It’s that time of year where all of a sudden neighbours are reunited and you see people walking around outside (more) happily. ….rather than quickly getting to their car, house, or work as fast as they can without freezing! This is the time to try something new and why not enlist a friend? Many people would be interested and motivated because they wouldn’t want to let you down! 😆
I love all of our seasons in Canada, but I am always excited about the change from one to another. Personally I just get sick of one wardrobe and get excited about the prospect of bringing out my next season’s wardrobe! Why not use this excitement while bringing in the new wardrobe by sorting through, organizing, and donating clothing items?
With the change of season upon us, why not take this opportunity to create a new healthy habit! Try parking further from work so you are forced to walk longer to get there? Try going for a walk on your lunch break 1-3 times a week? Why not introduce a new vegetable every week into your household? Register for a new class? Commit with a friend to exercise? When you are at a dance competiton (which is where my family spends spring weekends! !) take the stairs whenever you can? Getting up and racing to get your child changed and ready for the next number is also good exercise!
This spring try “springing ” into action and create a new, positive habit that will help you be an even better you! If that’s even possible! 😆
Your Simply Susan tip of the day! 😆