Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Poor Paisley...

I get home last night, it's almost dark, around 6:15ish, back in, and Ace is at my door, ready for some attention and some lovin'. Paisley...she's just sitting in the yard beside the house, looking at me longingly...just watching me. Which, by the way, in case you don't know my dogs, is very, very odd. She's usually just like Ace...ready for a good rub and to get inside.

So, I unlock the door, put down all my junk, let Ace into their room - all the while leaving the back door open so Paisley can just walk in when she's ready - and I go back out to the car to get some more groceries. Still, Paisley's just sitting there, looking at me like she's lost her best friend. I go over to her and squat down and she ssslllooooowwwllllyy gets up and walks to me. No waggy butt, no "I'm so glad you're home, Mama." Nothing. I finally get her inside so I can check her out, and she's got a spot on her belly about the size of two golf balls. It's not bloody, just really red, like a rash, oozing, and swollen. She just looked at me with this "Please make it stop, Mama" face, and she broke my heart.

What do I do first? Call my Mama - she's had plenty of experience with sick animals, and she'll KNOW what to do. Besides, she's my Mama, and Marc was helping a friend, so I knew he couldn't be there as quickly as her. She comes over, helps me get some neosporin on her belly, and give her 2 Benadryl with some peanut butter. I had a revelation, realized that her vet stays open until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, call 'em up and make her an appointment for 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday. She was due for a check-up, anyways.

I took her in this morning, and she was already doing just so much better. Dr. Konvalinka said it looks like she had something scrape her pretty hard. He gave me some "doggie IB Profen" for the pain, and said to call him and let him know how she's doing on Friday. I love him! He's just such a GREAT vet. He is Mama's vet, too, but I'll have to tell later about her story with Dixie, and what he did to save her life last year. Just in case you didn't catch on, he's wonderful! =.)

Paisley is such a People Dog. She loves people. She was crawling all over the them kisses and her little nub was wagging like crazy. All the ladies at the vet love her. One receptionist checked us in, and a different one checked us out. Apparently, word got out at the vet that she was a sweet girl, and the receptionist that checked us out wanted to come see her. Paisley just loved all the attention.

Ace was left at home, by himself. Marc took Paisley home, and he called to tell me that he's thinks Ace missed Paisley, because he was giving her kisses when she got home. He's usually not that "lovey" towards Paisley. He usually wants all the attention.

Anyways...if you're not a pet person, you probably hated this post, and I'm sorry. But my dogs are my kids, and they're special. =.)

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” ~ Romans 8:38-39

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


So, dinner last night was great. I love my girls! =.) Here's a pic:

From the right: Kelli, Tiffany, Kristen, me

Aren't they beautiful? Love them!

Have a great day!

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us." ~Romans 8:35,37

Monday, February 16, 2009


This year is flying by! I can't believe it's already the middle of February! My month has been so full of stuff, and it's only getting more full!

I'm so excited because I get to see my two best friends tonight for a little girls dinner out. I just don't see them nearly enough! =.) We'll be enjoying Johnny Carino's for some yummy dinner. Can't wait! I made myself bring my camera, because I forgot to take pics at our spa day we had in January. Can't forget to get one tonight! =.)

Friday, I leave for Orlando. Every February, I get to travel for just under a week for my company's convention. This year, it's in Orlando. My first 2 years, it was in Las Vegas (so fun!), and last year it was in Atlanta (not as much fun). I get to hang out with some of my ladies from our region, though, and I'm excited to see them. We haven't had a regional meeting since October, I guess, so it's been awhile.

This week is going to be crazy with stuff and packing. I have dinner tonight, then cleaning the house tomorrow. We're hosting our Life Group at our house this week, so I also have to do a grocery store run before Wednesday night, and have the house ready for guests. Thursday, I might be going to dinner with my other girls to celebrate February birthdays. It kinda depends on how much I can get done as to whether I go out. My flight leaves around noon on Friday, I have a layover in Charlotte, then I'm in Orlando until next Wednesday.

What's my biggest goal while I'm in Orlando? I have to find Allie a stuffed Eeyore. She took my oldest Eeyore from our spare bedroom on Saturday, with promises to return it on Sunday - I still haven't seen it. So - I'm hoping I can find her one and we can trade - my old one for her new one. Think it'll work? I hope so!

I'm off to A.C. Moore, and maybe Barnes & Noble. I need stuff to do while I'm flying and hanging around airports. I'm trying to find some needlepoint at the first store, and then some great books at the second. Any suggestions on some great new reads? If so, please let me know!

Happy Monday!

"Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you." ~Colossians 3:13

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


So, after looking at so many blogs and just how pretty they are, I decided that I needed to do a blog makeover. I found some of the cutest blog backgrounds over at The Cutest Blog on the Block. You've gotta check it out.

So, what do you think? I love the diamonds! =.)

"Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever." Psalms 136:2

Monday, February 9, 2009

Weekend Recap

Marc and I went on a marriage retreat this past weekend with about 20 other couples from our church. We had the best time! We spent most of the time laughing, and it was so much fun! We got to know some of the other couples from the church, and it was just really nice.

We drove up on Friday evening, and checked in to our hotel. We get to our room, and we have these goodie baskets waiting for us. There were 2 wine glasses, some Apple Cider, chocolates, and a candle. Then we headed down to a conference room, and we played get to know you games while we snacked. We stayed after our scheduled events were over and just talked with some of the other couples.

Then, we woke up Saturday morning and headed over to Cracker Barrel for a yummy breakfast. Our sessions started around 9, and we went through lunch. We had a break and went to Target (I LOVE that place), then we back for our afternoon session. That ended at 6, then we enjoyed a wonderful dinner, then came home. Our speaker, Mark, talked about the roles of the wife and the husband, and how we're supposed to be with each other, and God's role in the marriage. Mark also talked about communication and how men and women communicate differently. He used a lot of scripture, and Marc and I both learned a lot. The whole weekend was like being in a room full of high-schoolers. It was great and so funny! =.) We were home for Saturday night, then went to church Sunday morning.

I forgot my camera, and don't have any pictures, but I'll try to get some from Ed, our official photographer of the weekend.

Anyways - take advantage of all that your church offers to keep your marriage strong. It's worth it!

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!" 2 Corinthians 5:17