It’s Summer Vacation! Here’s Some Puppy Pictures!

I’m on my first vacation (stay-cation, actually) in a year. It’s much needed. I need sleep, too, but that’s not going to happen. A few weeks ago I adopted this cute thing. Her name is Olive.

Olive, the poodle puppy at 8 weeks old
Olive at 8 weeks old

Needless to say, puppies are like babies. Kittens are nearly self-reliant but puppies are a whole other ballgame. This morning was the first time I’ve slept past 5:30 in about 3 weeks. I can feel the normalcy slowly coming back…but not quite. I think I have at least a few more months before my sleep is back to normal. She’s worth it though.

Olive the puppy

I’m working on a writing project every day during my vacation so I’m going to be blogging less reliably. Check my Facebook page for updates, though. I typically post there often. Or you can join me on my personal Facebook page which is going to consist of Olive pictures and writing updates.

In the meantime, here’s some things to read/watch/do/hear:

Blogs: 

Olive’s blog (basically just cute puppy pictures)

News: 

The tiny island where men have their own language

Where in the world is it NOT okay to hold hands on your wedding day?

Books:

On Writing by Stephen King

Nowhere Near Normal by Traci Foust

The Next Best Thing by Jennifer Weiner

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Movies: 

The Answer Man with Jeff Daniels

Friends with Kids

Music: 

A new song by Lorde, a 16 year old New Zealand singer-songwriter, Royals:

Lorde / Royals from joel kefali on Vimeo.

A new song by Nelly featuring Nicki Minaj and Pharrell, Get Like Me: