Doggone Adventures

Going on adventures can make everyone happy.

Photo Prompt: Smile

Things I’ve Got Going On.

Question of the Day:
What is the best thing you’ve got going on in your life at the moment?

I have a nice little house.
I’ve got my loving husband with whom I can talk to and have companionship with.
I have my dog, rooster, and chicken who keep me laughing with their silly little antics.
My husband has a good job that keeps us going through all the life’s bills we’ve got to pay.
I have a little job that pays me to supplement.
Everyone I care about has their health.
I am happy that our kitchen is fully furnished.
I’m happy for our comfortable bed. Sometimes I wish we had a king bed, but a queen is the next best thing.
I still have days off to relax and take care of the house.

The Holidays and Writing Challenges

Apparently a couple bloggers I follow are doing blogmas this December. I’ve heard of vlogmas but not blogmas. For those in the dark, you either blog or vlog for the month of December. I don’t know how you come up with the topics but people seem to enjoy it. I haven’t read too many blog posts lately so I feel a little behind the times. It feels like a second round of tortured NanoWriMo to me.

I started my yearly read of The Christmas Box trilogy and successfully read the first two books in a little over 2 days. Now I’m on the third one. Which is my least favorite of the three and not because it’s the final book, bout because it has the weakest story of the three. The first three were quaint and fills me with warmth and hope for the holidays. The last one just deprives me of Christmas joy. It might have been the point but perhaps not intentionally. That’s just my opinion.

I’ve been Christmas shopping but I feel like I haven’t got enough, especially my mom. She never tells me what she wants so I always end up getting her some Christmas candy and a magazine or something. It’s so hard to decide what she’d truly enjoy. My dog’s going to be spoiled of course. He’s always spoiled.

For movies, we watched A Christmas Story, my favorite Christmas story ever. It’s kind of dumb but it’s so sweet I’ve got to keep watching it.

Things I Love

Because it’s been a rough week, I wanted focus on the bright side of life. Because when we hit a rough patch, we tend to forget about the good things that keep us going. Today I want to share some of the things I love.

  • Snuggling on the couch with my husband watching a show (Amazing Race) or a movie (last movie: Christmas Vacation)
  • Seeing my dog just sit outside and enjoying the first snowfall.
  • Getting into a book that has caught my attention.
  • Learning to snowboard with my husband.
  • Learning a recipe that my husband and I both like. (I was never a cook previously and to cook something and seeing my man enjoy it is wonderful.)
  • Falling asleep with my head on my husband’s chest.
  • Going on new adventures, even if it means going to a new park I haven’t been to yet (especially since I’m in a new area.)
  • Having my house become decorated with Christmas.
  • Finally being able to listen to Christmas music. It’s making me relaxed and happy.
  • Seeing the sunrise or sunset.
  • Stargazing with my husband.
  • My husband in general. I love him so much. I don’t know what I’d do without him.
  • Homemade smoothies.
  • Going for a walk with husband/dog.

What are some things that you love this season?


Photo by Ashley French.

This pedestrian bridge was something my husband helped plan out before they built it. In our original wedding plans, we were going to have some reception/more wedding photos taken here, then eat at the restaurant across the street overlooking the bridge.

Unfortunately, the virus changed our plans so we never got to have pictures here or eat at the restaurant. I’m glad our wedding worked out the way it did, but sometimes you wonder about what might have been.

If Money Wasn’t an Object

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Write about what you’d do if money suddenly wasn’t a problem.

This would be easy, because I would spend it all on my husband and my dog.

I’d buy my husband all the fishing and camping gear he ever dreamed about. I’d build the fanciest greenhouse for him and a tiny house in North Carolina. I’d build us a garage and expand our garden. I’d even make a pond and a stream for the backyard. We’d go traveling and visit all the places we ever dreamed of.

For my dog, I’d buy all the toys he could ever wish for. I’d build an all exclusive dog house in the back yard and the coziest dog bed in the whole world.

I’d lavish them with all the things they could ever wish or hope for. As long as I got to spend time with them and see them happy, then that’s all that matters.

Daily Gratitude: One Year

Suzie over at Suzie Speaks is doing a daily gratitude post for the month of July, which you can read about here.

Today’s question is “What is something in your life that you didn’t have last year?”

My life has been full of happiness since last year ever since Adam and I got together. My love for him only grows deeper. I have even more love for him this year than I did last year. So much so that we got married in the spring. It was small but wonderful.

We also have a home with lots of yard to roam around in and a dog who keeps us active and entertained.

I love my life. It only gets better with my husband and dog as time goes by.

Daily Gratitude: Thoughts on Home.

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Today’s daily gratitude prompt is about home. You can read Suzie’s response here.

The question is: What is it about home that you’re grateful for?

Adam and I closed on our first home together a few months ago, before we even got married. At first, it was just an empty shell of a place, no appliances and no furniture. We’ve slowly filled it up and it’s finally beginning to look like home. I love when he comes home and I have supper ready for him. I love our nights when we just snuggle up on the couch or in bed and watch a movie on Disney Plus.

We have a large yard and there’s so many places to sit and relax. Sometimes in the mornings, I’ll take my book and breakfast on the back deck and enjoy the morning vista. Sometimes I’ll even go all the way into the back of the lot by our vegetable garden and look at how everything is growing before I sit down and read.

We have a blue jay that likes to come visit, as well as a blood red cardinal. I’ve never seen one so red before. We live down the road from the bike path and we often take walks down there with the dog. It’s so peaceful, being out here in the country. I think we’re both happy about being here now, even when it didn’t seem like this place would seem like home in the beginning.

But the reason it became home is for the fact that I have my husband and my dog. They’re the reason why it’s a home and not a house. Wherever they are is home to me.