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Guess what yall???????????????  I got a dog!

Yeah I know right! lol!  It kinda just happened…

Meet Madame Coco Luna Edelman, the Dutchess of Bohemia AKA ‘Dutchess’

She is so precious!  She’s 9 weeks old and weighs all of 3lbs yall!  She’s a Jack-a-ranian (Jack Russel, Pomeranian mix) she yall know she’s a hott mess!  She likes to climb and jump, but on the bright side she’s real smart.  Pretty much house trained already. And I love she!!!

Why my dog bourgeois tho???

She will not:

  1. use her pee patch in the house (yay!)
  2. walk on wet grass (ugh!)
  3. go outside if its hot
  4. walk on a leash- she prefers to be carried around like somekinda princess
  5. walk on the sidewalk
  6. sleep through the night
  7. stop trying to bite people (she’s teething yall)
  8. stop chewing things-like my resistance bands
  9. stop trying to chew my shoes…my good shoes not the old sneakers i left out for her

So it’s raining here in the DMV.  I takes her out this morning and she refuses to go on the grass but clearly has to pee and poop.  Then a pit bull comes out and does its business and she has the nerve to get bout it and bark at that dog! Then she runs under me so I can pick her up!  Now, normally when she barks she sounds something like gizmo from the gremlins.  But this time home girl put a little base in her voice chial.  I caint!

Her and my brother have a love/hate relationship.  I secretly think he loves her.  My sister loves her.  Really everybody does!  She’s just so darn cute!

I think in a lot of ways she’s helping me deal right now by giving me something else to focus on.  She’s reminded me of a few things in the week that I’ve had her:

Shit happens; you can’t be afraid to pick up a little poop.  Never have I ever, and I do mean ever, in my whole life imagined that I would have a dog let alone pick up its poop in a little plastic bag and dispose of it properly.  It’s very humbling yall, and not so bad.  Especially considering that her poos are like half the size of my pinky finger.  Much like life, you have to be willing to get your hands a little dirty and go where you don’t wanna necessarily go.  Once you’ve done it, it’s actually not as bad as you’d think.

Say what you mean, and mean what you say cuz accidents can happen.  She peed in my brother’s bed yall LMAO!  He took her outside one morning and she didn’t leave his side for 10 mins.  He brought her back in and placed her on his bed where she promptly proceeded to pee.  See, the thing is, is that he didn’t tell her to “go pee-pee”.  She’s a puppy and still not 100% (though almost) house-trained.  When I woke up later that morning needless to say he was pissed.org!  Had he gave her instructions to follow, he could have saved himself from that debacle. You can’t just automatically assume or anticipate others knowing what you know/want/need unless you tell them!

You gotta keep that bitch on a leash! No yall…literally.  Chial I took Dutchess out to pee and usually I just tell her and she does and comes right back.  But this particular time she decided she was feeling froggy so she wanted to play and run around and ran towards the road yall!  Scared me to death! Had me out there running behind her like Florence Griffith-Joyner!  From now on, homey don’t play dat!  She will be on a leash whenever I take her out.  Needless to say it was cage time when we came in.  It’s always best to try to have somekinda handle on the difficult things in life that you can, as best you can, whenever the opportunity presents itself.  And when you can’t, use the necessary supports to help you.  Otherwise somebody could end up getting hurt.

Now I just wish she’d sleep through the night and stop chewing my leppry heels! I think she prefers those cuz they have fur like her.  So there she is, my new baby.  No, serious up yall I feel like I have a baby now, and I don’t know how I feel about that either 0_0

Croissant Bread Pudding

I haven’t been doing much cooking lately 😦  or eating for that matter (I know, I know, I’mma get my life togeva soon!) So this is an oldie but goodie!

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs, plus 6 egg yolks
  • 2 c half and half
  • 2 c whole milk
  • 1 c heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 c sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla flavoring
  • 6 to 8 croissants, stale
  • 1/2 c raisins (optional)
Preheat oven to 350°F

In a large bowl, combine the eggs, yolks, milk, half and half, cream, sugar and vanilla and whisk thoroughly to make your custard.  Then I usually use a strainer to run it through so that you don’t get any tissue or membranes from the eggs and yolks.  Refrigerate for about 2 hours so that the custard sets up nicely.

Slice the croissants lengthwise and line a glass baking dish with them about half full.  If you want, add the raisins in the middle then the top halves of the croissants, brown side up.  It’s like you making a big raisin sandwich out of croissants 🙂

Pour the custard over the bread and allow it to soak for 10 minutes, pressing gently so that the top layer becomes moist.  Cover with aluminum foil and bake for about 45 mins until the pudding sets up.  Allow to cool before serving.

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