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Today: What’s in my Pocket, 2/24/14

I thought about putting together a Weekend According to Instagram post, but ever since Grace’s early arrival (and my coinciding early maternity leave), the weekends sort of feel like regular days.  And the regular days feel sort of like weekend days.  Mostly, the last three weeks have felt like one very long (albeit, wonderful) day of nursing, diaper changing, and snuggling… peppered with a few short naps.  And several showers necessitated by being thrown up on by a tiny human.  And some quick snack breaks.  Life has been incredibly wonderful.  My Instagram feed, however, has been incredibly boring.  Which, I am hoping, is a sign that I am doing something right.

Maybe next weekend will be different.  Don’t hold your breath.  (Really.  Don’t.  It’s bad for your health.)

In the meantime, I thought I’d share some late night reading I’ve been doing during those moments after I’ve carefully placed Grace in her co-sleeper, but before I am convinced she is actually asleep.

You’re likely familiar with Pocket, but if you’re not, Julie’s post is a good place to start. I’ve been saving posts and articles to read for later there, leaving with me with a more curated and manageable reading list than my overflowing Feedly, um, feed.  (Side note: Remember when Google Reader went extinct and I was this close to going into mourning?  Totally over it.)

Lest you think me completely vapid… a warning: most of this is very light reading (with the exception of the first article, perhaps).   I’m  fairly certain that’s all my brain can manage at the moment. 

Here’s what’s in my Pocket this week:

And now I have that “one hand in my pocket” song stuck in my head.  Oh, Alanis.

Also On Tap for Today:

  • Taking a few photos of the now complete nursery to share later this week
  • Boston fitness professionals: check out this upcoming event
  • Why is it cold again?

What are you reading today?

Today: OMG! Baby Frenchies!

[tweetmeme source=”elizabethev” only_single=false]Happy Leap Day, or as I like to call it, that day that stands between me and my birthday once every four years.  It seems only fitting to feature frog dogs today, even though their leaping capacity is somewhat limited.  If you’re feeling lazy and want to see what Clark looked like when he first hatched, scroll down.  I saved the best for last.

First there was OMG! Baby hippos!  and then there was OMG! Baby koalas!  Why?  Because life is tough, and every once in a while you just need to take a few minutes and look at cute things.  So… with that, I give you, OMG! Baby Frenchies!

This one says, “Look, ma!  No paws!”

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Okay, technically this is a Frenchie/Boston Terrier mix, but he was too cute to pass up.  He looks caraaaaaaazy.  Plus, he has a sweet tuxedo.

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Okay, this is very fresh.  If he had a born on date, it would probably be yesterday.  I think maybe his ears haven’t been attached yet.  His nose certainly has, though.

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Clark should team up with this little fellow for some Frenchie karaoke.

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What a little nugget.

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This feisty one is ready to rumble.

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Whoa.  This one needs a pawdicure immediately.  If not sooner.

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I am totally jealous.  They have three tiny guys and one regular one.  On second thought, I am not jealous.  That’s a lot of poop.

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I would name this one Polly Pocket.

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Clearly I have a thing for little brindle bullies with crisp white tuxedos.  And just as clearly, I have too much time on my hands am not making very good use of what little time I have on my hands.  Welp… want to see what Clark looked like as a baby?

So many wrinkles.  Okay.  Get back to business.

Also On Tap for Today:

What’s your best time management tip?

Today: My dog, the hippopotamus.

[tweetmeme source=”elizabethev” only_single=false]The evidence is indisputable.  Clark is part hippopotamus.

I could not be happier.

Also On Tap for Today:

How are you planning to keep cool this week?