Nails

Hair Everywhere and Five Things of Note

We have hair all over the place.

Husky fur after brushing

Case in point: I brushed Niva this morning. There was fur flying and Sadie thought it was raining dog fur. Totally normal.

Want to see some cute hair?

Toddler with pigtails

Sader Tot has been letting me do her hair lately! For the most part 😉 It doesn’t always last, but it sure is adorable.

Five things of note around the Zottola Zoo:

1. I painted my nails. It has been such a long time since I last had polish on them and it feels good. I went with white. Do you have a favorite nail polish color?

2. I took Sadie and Niva to the pet store. We had such a fun time! Niva was intrigued by the ferrets and Sadie loved the parakeets.

3. Sadie helped me bake muffins. We picked up some blueberry muffin mix at the store and she helped me bake them that afternoon. She’s getting to be so much fun with baking lately! She loves to look through the glass of our oven and check on what’s baking.

Toddler in shopping cart at WalmartToddler baking muffins

4. A car for Niva. Jimmy is going to get a remote control car for Niva to chase around the yard. Anything to get some energy out!

5. We’re going to the Aviary. We picked a date, bought tickets, and I’m so excited to show Sadie all the birds!

What’s been going on in your life lately?

Six Thoughts on Saturday

I’ve been blessed with a couple of hours to myself this afternoon! Jimmy had a training at our church and I had to pet sit, so my mom is watching Sadie girl for a bit. I am so thankful for her willingness to help out ❤

Speaking of Sadie, my mom reported she is having a blast with her cousin and the bubble machine my parents have, lol.

Toddlers playing with bubbles from bubble machine

Since I have some time, I thought I would share some thoughts that have been swirling around in my head lately!

1. I can’t make this stuff up. Sadie and I were hanging out in her room the other day and I heard Malcolm and Niva playing in our bathtub but thought nothing of it because they play in there all the time. A few minutes later, there was a huge crashing noise in the other room and Sadie and I found this scene.

Husky pulled shower curtain down

Niva and Malcolm somehow pulled down our shower curtain, shower curtain liner, and the whole entire curtain rod and pulled it across our living room. I can’t even make this stuff up! I live in a zoo 😉

2. Hearing and face masks. I don’t talk about my hearing loss a ton, because it’s pretty mild. I’ve been recommended and fitted for hearing aids by my audiologist, but insurance doesn’t cover the full price so I say “what?” a lot and pretty much have to be looking directly at someone when they’re talking to me. If there’s no background noise, I do really well. With COVID-19 and mask wearing, hearing what people are saying has become so hard. Everything sounds muffled more than it already does for me, lol.

3. Cute messes. Jimmy and I were getting dinner ready last night and Sadie was in our basement playing for quite a while. It was finally time for dinner and she still hadn’t come upstairs. I peeked down the steps (you know, the ones Malcolm got glass all over…) and saw that she pulled all of our shoes out of our shoe racks and lined them up.

She also somehow figured out how to climb the steps while wearing my size 9 (#bigfoot) Crocs. Impressive 😉

Shoes lined up

4. Potty training. Okay fellow parents who have potty trained their children, help! What age did you begin potty training and how did you start? We’ve been reading this book and even got Sadie a potty of her own, but can use any tips and advice!

5. Pet sitting. While I don’t pet sit nearly as much as I used to, I love seeing Haley. She was one of my first petting sitting clients. She did well with Lola and saw me through the end of college, starting pet sitting full time, bringing home Malcolm, Mavis, Sadie, and Niva. Needless to say, we have a special bond that I cherish ❤

Girl with chocolate lab

6. Nails. I used nail wraps (which are basically nail polish stickers) the other day and have been really impressed with them. They look legit and have held up well. I don’t think they’re affordable enough to use regularly, so I want to know: do you paint your nails often? What is your favorite nail polish?

I go through phases of painting my nails and taking great care of them… and then sometimes I ignore them for a few months. My favorite nail polish brand is China Glaze and good ol’ Sally Hansen, but I’m always open to trying different brands!

Tell me something on your mind today!