You see that shockingly handsome dog up there? He is the reason today's Fueled Up Friday is going to be brief. A Fueled Up Fri-lette, if you will. Because Chewy needed a haircut in the worst way, so I gave him one tonight, but he decided halfway through that that was enough haircut thank you very much and got quite feisty. But I was cutting a good three inches off, so half a haircut just would not do. People would point. And stare. And laugh at poor Chewy. So we had to forcibly convince him that the haircut must go on, and that was emotionally taxing on all of us. Dan admitted on our walk afterward that he really doesn't like being "mean" to Chewy, so he'd rather not participate in the giving of haircuts. I can't cut Chewy's hair on my own, because it's impossible to both cut his hair and hold him in place, so that means Chewy is officially on his way to becoming this dog:
We'll just see how mean haircuts feel when he arrives at THAT destination, eh?
So. Anyway. Fueled Up Friday. The things that are keeping me fueled up this week are books and berries. Keepin' it simple.
I've mentioned before that we live in a duplex, and that some day in the future we're planning to remodel the duplex into a single family home. That remodel is years away, but sometimes we like to think about what we'll do with the extra space when we have it. I decided this week that I want some enormous floor-to-ceiling shelves to make a little bit of a library in the future. Dan agreed to this plan but pointed out that I read almost exclusively on my Kindle, so I started buying real books again. The collection is small but mighty, and it will grow. Plus, when you buy real books you can lend them to people. Not so with those tricky e-books.
Ok, I do own more books than that, but those are the ones I just ordered and are next-up on my reading list. Recommendations coming your way soon! Also, how adorable are those bicycle bookends?? Target. Their Nate Berkus home collection is so dangerous, I barely escape that section without spending hundreds of dollars every time. But these were just bookends, so no need to be dramatic. Just set them in the cart, and back away slowly. No one needs to get hurt.
Have you bought berries recently?! If not, now is the TIME. Berries are in season and they are incredible. So incredible that it makes me wonder why I eat berries any other time of the year, really. I'm particularly loving blackberries right now, but the strawberries I bought this week were also ripe and amazing (so ripe that I needed to use them quickly, and threw some into a smoothie--they were so flavorful and sweet that a handful of them infused the whole blender full of smoothie with fresh strawberry flavor). And now my mouth is watering. Great. Just great.
They're also cheap, because they're in season and plentiful. Cherries are also great right now. Summer is the best. Go buy some berries. Eat them while you read a book. I can lend you one if needed! Just let me know.