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Suzie Q

Yesterday was an amazing day! Not only did we elect the next President of the United States, but my husband and I adopted a new member of our family….a 3-year-old beagle named Suzie! We will always remember the day we got her now 🙂

We got up to vote in the morning and before we left, I had the other 1/2 of my Pumpkin Pie Clif bar, a tall glass of water and a multi-vitamin.

A couple hours later, we ended up eating breakfast out at one of my favorite places, Mimi’s Cafe! I ordered the low fat Fitness Omelette (egg whites, mushrooms, broccoli, tomatoes) which came with wheat toast (I only ate one slice) and usually OJ, but I subbed for some skim milk to put in my coffee!

They weren’t that busy but they were short-staffed and our service was not great. But we were patient, we had the day off, so we just took our time and waited. We ended up getting our meal for free though! I felt bad because we didn’t have any cash to leave a tip 😦

After our breakfast, we went home to gear up for dog-searching. We hadn’t really planned on actually getting a dog yesterday, we were just going to look and see what our options were. My husband was really set on a puppy but I kept telling him how important it is to adopt older dogs because not a lot of people want them. We went to two pet stores in town and were about to give up, when we decided to take a long drive out to the Humane Society.

We filled out a survey, went through the dog rooms and looked at a few dogs. One puppy was really cute but when we got her out she had no interest in us whatsoever. Then we walked down another aisle and this little beagle got up and poked her nose out at us. We took her out of the cage and played with her a little bit to see what she was like. You know how they say dogs pick their owners? Ha, Suzie definitely picked us. We were not leaving there without her! So now we are a family of three and couldn’t be happier 🙂

We were gone ALL DAY getting our dog and supplies, so by the time I got home, I was STARVING with a capital S, so I made a PB&J on whole wheat (using real cherry preserves instead of jelly) and it was heaven!

Then I had some mixed nuts as a snack before dinner…

Dinner was a nice thick pork chop and a huge side of broccoli. I added some mustard to my plate after I took this pic 😉

Dessert, as usual, my favorite sugar free chocolate pudding with light whipped topping 🙂

Since we stayed up later to watch all the Election coverage, I ended up having a nighttime snack of a gala apple and 1 tbsp peanut butter.

I ended up getting NO formal exercise yesterday but I did take Suzie for 2 walks around the neighborhood and we were running around all day, so I don’t feel too bad. I’ll pick it back up today for sure!

Hope everyone has been doing great, I can’t wait to catch up on your blogs!