This afternoon I took this photo of our cat Anko and dog Lani sitting together nicely in the same position. And then they moved together, so I took a second photo and made a little animation. Funny, huh?
When they first met, they didn’t get along so well, but just recently, in the past several days it seems, they seem to have become close! Yay!
Tonight a few friends came over for dinner, which means that our dog Lani got to eat a lot of treats. She enjoyed a sampling of macaroni salad, poké, char siu-style chicken, and fruit tart. It was a good day to be a dog at our house! 🐶
The only thing that I didn’t like about the evening was the fact that I have to work tomorrow, so I couldn’t stay up later and have a couple more drinks. But then no one else could either, so we were all in the same boat. Oh well. 😁 It was fun anyways.
Today’s weather was a huge change from yesterday – a 40° F drop from 84° to the 40s! How crazy is that? So, we spent most of the day indoors staying warm. As you can see from the first photo, Yuzu is keeping me company on my desk as I blog away. 😺
However, I did make a short trip to the store to buy some margarita fixings. Tequila, Cointreau, and limes were in order, and I also picked up some whiskey. Gotta stock up just in case, right? On the way back home I filled up the tank and was pleasantly surprised that I set a record for my fuel efficiency:
My Subaru Crosstrek has about 5,500 miles on it and the MPG is getting a little better after its break-in period. The car has a built-in fuel calculator, but it’s usually about 3 MPG on the optimistic side, which is normal across most cars, so to get an accurate measurement, I’ve been using Fuelly to keep track of how much gas I put into the car and the mileage. I also enter in how much the cost is per gallon so I can get the total amount I’ve spent on fuel over the life of the car. It’s very interesting (to me) and it makes me more mindful of trying to drive more efficiently. The Crosstrek has a real-time gauge to show the efficiency so I can kind of adjust how heavy my foot is on the gas pedal as I drive. 😄 My Subaru isn’t nearly as efficient as our Prius, but the ~30 MPG average is much better than the 19 MPG I was getting with the Honda Odyssey. I’m happy about that!
Even though today is a dreaded Monday, mine was pretty good! I got a ton done at work, and then later on, I helped Bay make brownies for his school assignment. We haven’t tasted them yet, but they smell delicious! It was fun to help him measure, mix, and bake the goodies. Plus, he did all the dishes. 😄
In less-good news, I’ve been wearing a Fitbit for the past month or so, but I am going to stop. Basically, the pros do not outweigh the cons. It’s kind of uncomfortable, and the syncing with my phone is unreliable. Today it finally lost Bluetooth connection with my phone for good. I’ve spent an hour or so trying to troubleshoot it before deciding that the Fitbit was not enriching my life, by rather causing frustration and negativity. At first, seeing the data was interesting, but honestly, it’s the same day after day, and I don’t really need the tracker to tell me how many steps I’ve taken. I find that it’s enough to know if I’ve planked, how many squats I’ve done, or if I’ve spent time on the bike. And when I go running, I like to use Strava, whose data I do find interesting. I guess the Fitbit just isn’t for me.
Oh, here’s a photo of Yuzu and my glasses, just because. 😺👓