around these parts…

1 Aug

I’ve had the best intentions of posting more regularly but life has been crazy. Having a puppy in a non-stop job. The minute I walk through the door I become Frank’s bitch. Probably not the way it’s supposed to go but hey, it’s the truth. I’m a first time mom and Frank has me wrapped around his paw. Every time I sit down at my computer to write Frank either tears something up and I have to chase after him, shits, whines so loud I can’t hear myself think, bites my ankle with his needle teeth or just stares at me with the most pathetic eyes.  After a few hours of this I usually give up around six and turn on “Real Housewives Of Orange County”, pour a glass of wine & play with Frank instead. Clearly, I haven’t found my groove yet. This whole puppy thing may have set Brian and I back a few years with the whole baby thing. Thanks, Frank.  Although the experience has made me realize what a strong team Bri and I will be one day with a baby. I’m also madly in love with our new little family. There really is nothing better than when the three of us are hanging out. Our recent favorite activity is cuddling on the couch while watching “House of Cards” while Frank chews his bone.

When I’m not Frank’s bitch I put on my other hat….wedding extroidinar!! My main focus this week is booking our honeymoon and planning our ceremony/vows. Although with our schedules we’ve had a hard time figuring out either- we may just end up giving each other high fives in place of vows and taking a honeymoon to Catalina. Not like there’s anything wrong with Catalina but, compared to Brazil or Madagascar it falls a bit short.

Last night Bri and I decided to get away from Frank and the wedding by going on a mini weekday date night. One that involved pizza, rose wine and fried doughnut balls with nutella. I think this may have to be a new Wednesday night routine because I’m feeling reenergize today! Happy Thursday.



8 Responses to “around these parts…”

  1. Ines Tudda-Pierce August 1, 2013 at 8:10 am #

    Kate I love your blog! I’m a newly wed and we recently got a little frenchie too. I read today’s blog and I can’t count how many times I nodded my head in agreement. Little guy’s got me wrapped around his paw as well but I can’t help it, he’s my little ham. My husband and I are still trying to find balance – being newlyweds and puppy parents is hard work and oh let’s not forget about the actual job I go to every morning. I don’t remember the last time I had a full night sleep. I give you props for planning a wedding at the same time – I think you may have found me under my desk cradling a bottle of pinot if that was the case! Love your stuff and can’t wait to hear more!

    • katemcclafferty August 1, 2013 at 9:00 am #

      Hi Inez! So great to hear from you! How old is your Frenchie? What’s his name?! You had me cracking up with…”I think you may have found me under my desk cradling a bottle of pinot” lol

      • Ines Tudda-Pierce August 1, 2013 at 9:06 am #

        It’s the truth! My little guy’s name is Oscar. We got him in the beginning of April and he’s 6 months old now. Seriously the biggest pile of love and mush you’ll ever meet but sooo stubborn!!

  2. the usual bliss August 1, 2013 at 9:06 am #

    I relate so much to your early puppy days! I spent many days drinking wine by noon and watching Sex and the City while playing defense to Cholula’s destruction! Oh, and those needle teeth- we called her Count Drac-chew-la, Chew-pacabra, Chew-lula… ouch! I also feel that the new dog project showed how much of a team John and I can be. Dogs are the practice baby. Read my article today about the GOOD things doggies bring to our lives… just a a reminder (because I know those days when you want to RETURN them!)
    I think Catalina is fabulous. Do what makes sense for you. And definitely keep up the “time out” date nights so you can reconnect. Your life is so exciting right now. 🙂

  3. Danielle August 1, 2013 at 9:26 am #

    “pizza, rose wine and fried doughnut balls with nutella” sounds like a fail-proof recipe for a weekday date night break. Yum! Best of luck with the other lovely yet chaotic stuff 🙂

  4. Chantal August 1, 2013 at 9:49 am #

    Welcome to mommy duties!!! You will be a fantastic mommy and Frank is a lucky little pup!

  5. amelie88 August 1, 2013 at 8:15 pm #

    Enjoy the puppyhood though. 🙂 Your posts are making me relive when my dog was a little devil and wired all the time–he was also SO HARD to housebreak, in fact he never did quite get it but the accidents lessened the older he got. He mellowed out in his old age and it has been a nice change of pace from the chaotic puppy days. However he is still a mischief maker. Just the other week he fell off our boat into the water and I had to rescue him (he doesn’t like water and because he fell in such a narrow space, he probably would have drowned! no more boat for him) and just last night he ran away to our neighbor’s yard (which he does periodically since we do not have a fence) and like an idiot I had to go run after him and bring him back. The adventures never end. 🙂

  6. mary beth August 2, 2013 at 4:15 pm #

    omg hilarious. crying i am laughing so hard. frank’s bitch, high fives and catalina !!

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