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Dogsitting Adventures – Day 3


Dogsitting is over and now we reflect on day 3. I got a ton of pictures, so get ready for the craziest day yet.

First I woke up and worked. And forgot to take a picture.

Then, the dogs ran outside and were all playful and cute. And I forgot to take a picture.

I forgot to take a picture when they were laying on the couch being adorable as shit.

But then we went out to the sunroom and I remembered.. oh, my camera. Tula posed for me.


Panda could care less, since it was treat time.


Buddy was neutral about the whole thing and Missy was there, but guess what? I forgot to take a picture.

Now that I am back home, we can look back on my dogsitting adventures (day one | day two) and see how many lessons I learned.

1. My resolution of taking more pictures is clearly going very well.

2. I’m great at documenting the most exciting parts of my day.

3. I do almost nothing.


I Have to Google How to Make Hardboiled Eggs


I wish I were joking.

Every time I have the urge to make hard-boiled eggs, I Google how to do it. It’s not because I’m so terrible in the kitchen, I can’t boil water (this is up for debate), but because there are so many ways to do it, I get confused about which way works best for me.

The first time I ever made hard-boiled eggs, they came out soft-boiled. And while this is fine, it’s not when you’re at work and attempting to crack open a hard-boiled egg, only to have thick yolk spill in your lap.

The next time, I didn’t want to make the same mistake, but I completely over-cooked them and my house smelled like egg for a week.

So I Google it. Did you know there are dozens of ways to make hard-boiled eggs? First of all – maybe baking them works for you, but it was a major kitch-astrophe for me.

Some people add salt to the water, some people don’t. Some people time them perfectly, others just let them boil for a while. Some leave them in the water after the 10 minutes, while others rinse them right away.

The stupidest way is brought to you by my sister, who would hate that I am telling you this. She boils the water first, then puts the eggs in there and boils them for like an hour. I don’t understand. 

As I’m writing this, I honestly have no idea which way is best, or how I did it the last time. I *think* I covered the eggs in water, boiled them for 10 minutes, then turned the water off and let them sit in there for a while. Does that sound right?

So yes, I Google how to make hard-boiled eggs. Every. Time.


Dogsitting Adventures – Day 2


.. and the laying around continues. Day 2 of dogsitting was good. I acted like an adult by making a real breakfast and going outside. WHAT. I know, crazy.

I woke up and made a real breakfast. Like in a pan. I was going to make scrambled eggs, but then I found this omelette egg flipper thingy in my mom’s cupboard, so I decided to try it out. I will now be stealing it for myself.


Look how good and not runny that omelette looks? Also, I ate fruit. Not the kind from a can.


Then I brought Zoe back home midday while running some errands, and Buddy thanked me immensely. She has a thing for him and refuses to take the hint that he just barely puts up with her. I came back to this excited face when I returned without her.


These little monsters then proceeded to force me into going outside. So I brought my work out there.


I procrastinated for a solid 20 minutes taking pictures of random plants.


Then I did actual work.


Buddy kept coming over and sitting by me, looking at my computer. Making sure I stay motivated.


Tula isn’t as motivating.


Neither is Panda.


Missy was nowhere to be found, while Panda and Tula played a fun game of, “Hi. What are you doing? Play? Get up. Let me up. Pick me up. Hi. Hello. Hi. Jenn. Jenn. Jenn. Hi. What are you doing?”


Nap time!


JENN. Look. Look at us.


We’re tired. Stop working.


That about sums up day 2. It was exhausting. I need a nap.