Rain Ain’t So Bad

Maybe it’s because I was born in April (April showers bring May flowers, after all), but I’ve never minded rainy weather. Something about the pitter patter of rain drops on a rooftop and the cloudy skies make me feel comfortable and relaxed. 

Plus, whenever it rains, I get to sing my “Ducks Like Rain” song to Ryan.


Ducks like rain,

Ducks like rain,

Ducks like to widdle wobble in the rain

Quack, quack, quack, quack, quack…

(Anyone else know that song? If you’re in the mood to learn this totally fun and 100 percent obnoxious song to sing when it’s rainy outside, click here! )

Though I like the rain, little Miss Sadie does not. When it’s raining outside that means she can’t do any of this…















… and that makes her very frustrated, so she puts all of her energy into annoying me and Ryan. It’s a treat! 😀


Since we couldn’t take Sadie on a walk after work today, we enjoyed an early dinner. I prepared broiled salmon and roasted Brussels sprouts (Yes, they actually were Brussels sprouts this time… Great catch last night to quite a few of you!), while Ryan chased Sadie around the apartment.

I really need to take a video of Ryan when he messes with Sadie. They both run circles around this one wall, trying to sneak up on each other. It’s hilarious and Sadie’s getting pretty good at it!

Within 15 minutes our dinner was ready for eatin’.

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The fish looks burnt, but it was just really crispy on the top. The fish itself was really tender and moist.

Before broiling the salmon, I seasoned it with a spice blend we received from Ryan’s dad a while ago.

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The spiced added a nice sweet flavor to the savory salmon.

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Now I’m off to make myself a mug of hot chocolate and do some wedding-related tasks. These wedding to-dos seem to keep piling up! I guess that’s what happens when you’re just about a month out from the big day!

Question of the Evening

Do you like rain?

Towel Off

“Rain, rain go away…”

It’s still rainy in Orlando today. I really don’t mind rainy days, but they sure make it hard to feel motivated! Rainy days are meant for cuddling up on the couch and reading a book or watching a movie.

"Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens..."

Do you like the rain?

Princess Sadie does not like the rain. I call her “Princess” because she becomes quite diva-licious when it’s wet outside.

If it’s raining when I open the back door for her to go out to relieve herself, she looks up at me as if to say, “Woman, you’re crazy. Go fetch an umbrella and escort me outside if you want me to pee so badly.” Of course this look is followed by a hardy gentle shove out the door. 😉

Despite the rain, I took Sadie on a short walk around the block this morning. She looked up at me every 2.5 seconds, which is exactly what she does when it’s freezing outside. I just know she’s thinking, “What exactly are we dooooing out here, Crazy Lady?”

One thing Sadie does like about the rain is what happens when we arrive home after a wet walk. She gets toweled off.

Sadie + Towel + Dead Stuffed Goose

This dog loves to be toweled off. She get really into it, rubbing her head all over the towel and jumping into my arms so I can dry off every square inch of her body (Except the inside of her ears… Don’t mess with those!).

"I ❤ a Good Toweling!"


Though the rain made me want to stay curled up in bed, I knew I’d feel much better and more awake after a good workout.

Ryan and I headed to the gym and while he went off to workout his legs, I headed to BodyPump.

The class was lead by a substitute instructor who did a great job! I love our usual teacher (She’s getting married today!), so I was a bit nervous for a sub. The substitute instructor was a stickler for form, which I enjoyed because it made me concentrate on doing every move correctly rather than the muscle fatigue I was feeling.

Post-Pump I hopped on the elliptical for 25 minutes of light cardio with Parenting magazine (Slim pickings on the magazine rack today 😉 ). Truth be told, I actually enjoy this magazine, but I’m always embarrassed to read it because it feel like those around me will think I have a bun in the oven. (Mom and Diane, I do not. 😀 )

The magazine has the cutest craft ideas, and as a craft-lover, I am always inspired to do fun, crafty projects after reading this magazine (Wanna make goggles out of egg cartons, anyone???).


When I was tossing around ideas for dinner last night, breakfast for dinner was at the top of my list. It was narrowly edged out by the mac and cheese, but the idea left me cravin’ eggs.

This morning I made a breakfast bagelwich on a Thomas’ whole wheat bagel thin with two egg whites, Canadian bacon and a wedge of Laughing Cow light Swiss cheese.

Open-Faced Breakfast Sandwich


It hit zee spot! 😀

I also sipped on a hot tumbler full of my gym’s free coffee (a mix of Barnie’s cinnamon butter cookie coffee and decaf coffee).

Friday's Breakfast


Hooooray for Friday! Even though it’s raining buckets, it’s almost the weekend and that’s somethin’ to smile about!