Scream laughing, Panera, and violin practice

Hi and happy Friday! I feel like it has been a while since I did a random life post, so that’s what today’s post is all about.

First, I have to ask a question. Have you ever scream laughed? Like when you get to a point that you’re laughing so hard that you’re basically yelling? Have you ever done it in public? I just did last night because Jimmy was putting hats on Mavis in Petco an I just couldn’t. stop. laughing.

Cocker spaniel puppy wearing pink sun hat and sunglasses

She looks like she’s ready to go on a vacation!

On the topic of Mavis, she’s doing great! She is halfway through her adult level II training and can take her Canine Good Citizen test in a few weeks. Eek! I hope she passes. The only issue we’ve been having with her lately is occasional food guarding. She snapped at me the other day when I tried to take a bone away so we really need to keep working on the “leave it” command with her.

Just thought I’d keep it real here. Mavis definitely isn’t perfect, but she’s also a puppy and still learning what is/isn’t okay. Alright, one last picture of Mavis (and her golden retriever friend!) for this post. These two are the cutest and get along so well. Makes my heart happy 🙂

Golden retriever puppy and cocker spaniel puppy hugging with tongues out

Onto other things! I ordered Panera Bread home delivery the other day and it hit the spot. I was really impressed with how easy it was to order from my phone and how fast the food came. Plus the delivery fee was only $3.00. This could be a dangerous new addiction. What’s your go-to order at Panera?

Panera Bread Fuji Apple Chicken Salad and Bacon Turkey Bravo with chips for home delivery

I have a little Jimmy violin update. He has been in lessons since early January and can now play Mary Had a Little Lamb! He told me it is tough to learn an instrument from scratch in his late 20s, but he’s glad he’s doing it.

He said one of the toughest parts is just finding time to practice. We’re hoping he can learn some hymns and be able to play at our church sometime!

Guy practicing violin in kitchenGuy playing violin with dog

I think that’s everything I wanted to blog about for now! I hope everyone has a great weekend. I’m excited for Valentine’s Day next week! Does anyone have any fun plans? I want to hear all about it 🙂



  1. Oh my gracious, that hat on Mavis is just too much! I would have died laughing too!

    I love that Jimmy is learning to play the violin! I hope he will be able to learn a few hymns to play at church. How cool would that be! 🙂

    1. I was seriously hunched over with laughter!

      I think it is so cool Jimmy is learning the violin, too! He definitely wants to be able to use that talent in the church for sure!

  2. That picture of Mavis and the golden retriever is priceless! Literally looks like they are BFFs for life 😛

    And that’s awesome that Jimmy’s learning violin! It’s never to late to learn or take up new hobbys and passions 🙂

  3. I love the hat on Mavis and that Jimmy is learning violin :).

    That panera take out looks good… seems like a good deal for delivery too. I’ve done the order and pick up there to skip the line then eat outside which is a really neat idea.

  4. I love that Jimmy is learning the violin! It`s supposed to be tough to learn…but it`s sooooo beautiful!
    And I love Panera but haven`t had it for ages. I think I bees go fix that… Lol! Some of my favorite options add the bbq chicken salad,the greek salad,the sierra turkey sandwich,and broccoli cheddar soup.

    1. I heard violin is tough to learn, too! I know he can do it! Do you have any general musical instrument advice you can offer?!

      I wish we could go grab Panera together! That would be so fun. I love the BBQ chicken salad, too! Yum!

      1. This ‘tip’ is sooooo general that I know he’s already aware of it. Ha, ha. But practice, practice, practice. 🙂 Practice definitely makes perfect, for sure! It doesn’t matter how amazing your teacher is if you don’t practice.
        And I would LOVE to go to Panera with you. That would be a blast. Who knows, maybe someday!! 🙂

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