There haven’t been many nature adventures these past couple of weeks to write about but that’s not to say I haven’t been busy. Between work, furnishing my apartment and everything in between, there hasn’t been much time for much of anything else, including sleep.
The building I work in downtown hosted a blood drive the other week. Seeing as I haven’t been tattooed anywhere in the past year, I figured they would finally be able to take my blood so I signed up and am happy to report I was able to make a donation.
|I like to think people should be nice to me every day|
The Portland Pug Meetup gathers the first Saturday of every month at a dog park in Tigard. Not one to turn down the opportunity to hang out with a bunch of pugs and pug parents, Cole and I went once again. Unfortunately, the park was more like a mud pit than a park but that didn’t stop the pugs from having fun. My car, on the other hand, was not quite as happy and is still in need of some cleaning.
|Cole looking pitiful after his teeth extractions…poor guy 😦|
Cole was due for a dental cleaning so I took him in to Banfield last week to have that done. It turned out not to be a simple in and-out-cleaning. They found nine teeth that needed to be extracted. Cole was pretty pitiful looking the first couple of days (rightfully so) and restricted to a soft foot diet while taking a variety of medications including antibiotics, anti-inflammatory and pain medications. I’m happy to report after his recheck Thursday morning, he is confirmed to be doing much better and able to now resume a normal food diet.
|View of the Willamette River and Fremont Bridge near by apartment|
Cole and I celebrated Valentine’s Day by taking a long walk along Willamette River. It was a beautiful day of blue skies and warm temperatures. At one point on our walk we came upon some horses in a pasture that I later learned were the mounted police horses for the City of Portland. I had no idea there were horses in the city let along just a couple blocks from my apartment. I love that I am still learning new things all the time here. After our walk, I spent the rest of the day assembling furniture.
|Just one of many furniture assembly endeavors this past week|
Since Saturday, I’ve been assembling new furniture just about every day. So far I’ve put together ten pieces and am just about done. I purchased a new couch on Sunday and it was delivered on Thursday. A friend in Wisconsin shipped most of my boxes from Madison the other day and I received my first two today. The next eight are coming tomorrow. The remaining ones will be shipped withing the next week so I expect within the next two weeks, I will officially be 100% moved to Portland. It’s amazing how much little changes in my apartment, like adding a few plants, has so drastically changed how it feels (for the better) in here. I can’t wait to see how it all comes together!
|My new couch, in it’s first home|
|My new couch, in it’s new home|
My next project, which I will begin tomorrow, is building my photography website. I met with a new photographer friend this past weekend for brunch and was able to talk through my concerns about choosing a website. I decided on Zenfolio and hope to be selling photos there soon. I’m meeting up with a co-worker tomorrow to talk through my marketing plan. Once it is ready, I’ll be happy to share it with all of you here. Stay tuned!!