Last year, I made a pledge to blog more. Ha! That lasted a few weeks and then I just disappeared off the face of the inter-webs! I’m not going to promise to blog more now, because that will only cause un-due stress when it doesn’t happen. I will try to figure out how to get my instagram, facebook and blog all intertwined so it’s a little easier to stay on top of things.
A lot has happened since you heard from us last.
In April of 2013, Dixie was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lymphoma. It came as a complete shock to us because she had her annual exam in January and was completely fine! After just having lost Brutus in December, we were not prepared to lose another of our pack! So, she started on chemotherapy and quickly went into remission!
In June, Dixie turned 10. We built a screened porch addition on the house where Dixie can often be found lounging on a wicker love seat enjoying the outside breeze with all the comforts of being on the couch.
In July, Joe and Miranda visited Gettysburg and Crystal Springs Farm outside of Antitem. If Miranda had been thinking sooner, a visit with the famous pooches of Oh Melvin (and Yo Jake) would have been possible, but last minute plans rarely work out.
Summer and fall passed quickly and we had lots of fun with the doggies and other family. Dixie’s chemo continued until mid-October.
Dixie stayed in remission until January 1. On our visit to the oncologist January 2, it was confirmed that her Lymphoma had returned. We were devastated as we thought we’d have much more time with her.
In February, Boney turned 9 and we had the family over for a birthday party. A good time was had by all and the doggies enjoyed a gourmet meal complete with birthday cake and cookies!
March is fast approaching and our time with Dixie is nearing the end. We are cherishing every walk we can get in with her and all the snuggles and kisses she will let us give.
Our uncles are visiting while Grammy and Grandpa go on some travels. They have made theirselves at home!
What better way to spend a Saturday than to wake up, have breakfast, go for a walk, and then snooze on the couch? If only mommy would join me in my snooze fest!
What is your favorite way to spend Saturday?
I’m in your spot? Sorry, it’s first come, first serve on this couch!
Like several of you out there, I enjoy feeding my four legged family members nothing but the best. I haven’t always been so good to my own body though.
I’ve recently started CrossFit and with it, am doing a 6 week Paleo challenge. Basically that means no grains, no dairy, no sugar, no beans, no, no, no. Ugh! I’ve been though a pescatarian diet before but never one where I can’t eat my own baked goods. And no cheese? Please!?!
Yummmmm….that looks good. And guess what? Totally paleo friendly! A banana carrot muffin, bacon wrapped date, and coconut macaroon.
The banana carrot muffin and bacon wrapped date recipes are from paleoplan.com. The coconut macaroon recipe needs some tweaking before I post it, but I promise I WILL post it (if you’re interested). I have to say that with the paleo challenge, I’ve lost 10 lbs so far! I still have at least 15 to go, but that’s a pretty good start!
Do you have any favorite “good for you” snacks?
Lately, I’ve been missing my big brother. I think it’s because mom talks about him ALL the time, like he was the best thing since
sliced bread sweet potato chews. I figured since she loved him so much, I’d try to be a little more like him.
Step one: beg from the table.
Step two: eat from Boney’s bowl before my own.
Step three: lay on the couch and pass gas (I must have done a good job because Mom thought it was Boney and blamed him!)
Step four: tuck my nose in behind the pillow (this was Brutus’ favorite way to lay and I can see why – I don’t even smell my stinky gas!)
Step five: give mom lots of extra kisses. She likes it so much, I get extra belly runs in return.
I think I am doing a pretty good job impersonating Brutus, but mom said she loves me just the way I am so I guess I’ll go back to being myself tomorrow.
Do you ever do anything to make your mom or dad extra happy?
The new dining room table!!
I am super excited about how it turned out. It took a
little lot longer than planned, but that was due to some scheduling conflicts on our part and an inability to plan before we started on the project.
I can’t wait to have my first dinner party! When are you coming over?
Here it is, January 20 and I’ve already broken one of my blog resolutions. January and February are crazy busy for me at work and as a result I have slacked (again) on the blog front.
But…I have something really exciting in the works as far as a DIY project. A new dining room table!! We started on it last weekend and had hoped to have it done already, but we took a wrong turn and had to backtrack.
Here it is in the back of my father in laws pickup:
Here is the example that we’re using to build ours:
I PROMISE I’ll post pictures as soon as its in my house (hopefully Tuesday of this week!)
Mom has this strange addiction to Molly Mutt beds. I don’t blame her as they are super comfy. But, they were really starting to take up a lot of room on my floor. That meant less room for me to spread all my toys out, so I asked her to clean up a little bit.
Her solution was to put my bed under the coffee table. At first I was like “What the heck are you thinking? That’s ridiculous!” But then I realized that I’m the only one that can fit there, so I was like “Clubhouse!!”
Mom likes to call it my man cave. I go there when there are no laps available or when I don’t feel like jumping up on he couch. It’s actually kind of cool, but I don’t want it to go to moms head that she has a good idea!
Do you have a special place that you like to lay? Teller about it!