Saturday, July 31, 2010

Our Staycation 2010

As you know, we cancelled our trip home due to having a sick little puppy.  Boy are we glad we did.  Here are some of the highlights of our past week.

We went to the movie theater twice, saw about 6 DVD movies, and even ventured to Austin for a day outing.

Sasha threw up on me on Sunday (insert ewwh gross), then again on Monday, and again last night.  We took her to the Vet again yesterday, and we are still watching her, giving her a low fat diet, and monitoring her bodily functions (you know the peeing and pooping parts).

I did accomplish weeding all the planting beds, then turning over the old mulch to add new fresh mulch to keep the weeds at bay.  We also settled on a new comforter for our bedroom, now we've got to decide on paint so that we can freshen that room up with the new bedding.  We're thinking a bold color behind the headboard, and then a more neutral color for the rest of the room.

While we did miss all of our family and Vegas friends, we're certain that if we would've tried to make the journey home with Sasha ill, it could've turned out worse.

Winding down our Staycation, we are trying to make the most of the next two days, cause then it's back to the grind of everyday living.

Thanks for your thoughts, prayers, and support.


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Household Happenings

It was all planned out.  We would leave around 4:00 AM, getting a jump on traffic, making our way through west Texas, into the Land of Enchantment, across the Grand Canyon state, and on into The Greatest Snow on Earth state.  We were expected on Friday, the day after Spenser would get home from his adventure serving a Mission in Tampico, Mexico.

Like all good plans, life happens while we're making them.  Clue Monday night, Sasha, whimpering and yelping in pain, ALL NIGHT LONG!  Tuesday - vet visit - keep watching her, Tuesday night - call the vet - Wednesday more tests - Lots of $$$ later - antibiotics, pepcid AC, and a pain shot.  Thursday, our d-day (departure day), and another visit to the vet - Sasha had Pooped twice, stomach clear, feeling better.  Poor thing has confirmed pancreaitis, caused by too much fat in her diet (Us, we are guilty).  Decide to head to home with counsel from Vet.

Us, racing to get gas, then pack the suitcases, car, puppies, prayer, and we pull out at 1:27. By 3:30, we were on our way back down Highway 6 to Waco.  Sasha couldn't handle all the motion and bumps, she was too sore.  Arrive back home at 5:30, unpack (really a lot faster than packing btw), have some dinner, and collapse in bed.  What a day.

Sasha continues to have little bouts of pain and discomfort, but it is less and less.  Our little Princess has had a rough week.

Vacation is flying, driving, sailing somewhere.  Stay cation is working on projects at home, catching up on work and seeing some movies.  Stay cation is not as fun as vacation, but can be a bit cheaper.

And that's our week in a nutshell.  


Sunday, July 04, 2010


This weekend has been pretty great.

I spent a little over a week at home in Vegas and one day in SLC for work.  I was able to see family, friends, the in-laws, and get work done at the same time.  I did however get very little sleep and I'm trying to catch up on that now.

Thursday night, we had date night.  Dinner out and then to see Eclipse at the theater.  We both loved it and met some new locals, accountants and teachers (shout out to Angela, Jessie, and Angie) while waiting in line for the movie.

Both Princess and I had a ton of stuff planned, but the weather did not cooperate with us.  We had rain, more rain, and even more rain again (it did get warm enough today for me to edge and mow the wet grass), so we had a relaxing Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

What a blessed land we live in here in America.  Freedom to pursue a job, religion, life, all without the threat of a dictator or other maniac threatening to jail or kill us for how we believe.  I'm grateful for all the service men and women who have made this country so great, and those serving today to keep us safe and protect us from harm.

I'm grateful that we can choose to mow on Sunday, or let the weeds take over until we are motivated to mow them (although, that's just not my style).

I'm thankful for family, for good neighbors/friends, for a job that I love doing.  I'm thankful that I can fly the American Flag today and any other day of the year just cause I want to!

I'm thankful for a merciful God, A Heavenly Father who loves each and every one of us and who weeps when we weep, and smiles when we smile.

I'm thankful for purple mountains majesty, for great plains, and rolling hills.  I'm thankful for piney forests and for gulf coasts.  I'm thankful that we have a government that is elected by the people, for the people, and not the other way around.

Happy Birthday America!  Let us not forget our duty!  Stand tall!  Be Brave!  Lift up the downtrodden!  Work hard!  Have Fun!  Shake the hand of a soldier in the airport and bless him/her from the God on High!

Happy  Birthday America - Land that I love!