Life... just an update...

Thank you for your well wishes on my last post.  It has just been on of those weeks (or two it seems).  Sorry to have been such a downer lately.  Yesterday was much better and Im feeling on the up.  I think my daily worrying about Violet has left me a bit vulnerable and emotional lately.  I even had a dream last night that I walked outside and James was letting her run around the yard as fast as she could and I freaked out.  (she is not suppose to get excited while on this treatment or her heart could fail).  So I know I am having anxiety about her.  I also dreamt last night the me and my dad flew off a bridge in his car and crashed in a ditch.  I had tons of other crazy dreams last night also.  So Im sure it has a lot to do with it.

The other day James wanted to go to our favorite coffee shop to eat (along with running errands), so I quickly agreed.  Hes been working lots of days in a row and I knew we both needed to get out a bit.  I wore a tube top I made the other day from a vintage dress.  I loved the pattern on the dress, but the dress itself was awful, so I remedied it up a bit.  That morning for a lunch snack I made myself this yummy anti-pasto dish.  Super easy and yummy.  Just mix mozzerella cheese, kalamata olives, cherry tomatoes and a spoon of basil pesto. 

We cannot go to Ingram without stopping in at least one little thrift store, there are several on that stretch of road.  I scored these mocs and two pink rugs for dirt cheap.  I was thrilled to say the least.  Oh and I thought my sandwich looked hilarious above, like a silly monster face!

Id like to ask you for your prayers again for miss Violet Mae.  This morning when I took her to go potty there was a little worm that I suspect to be a tape worm, not a heart worm.  I have a call in with the vet and am awaiting a reply.  I really hope not, but from what I found on the internet, it is looking very likely that this is what it is.  All she had to do was eat a flea or piece of animal poo that had been infested with this nastyness to get it.  So she may have two different kind of worms inside her.  Im so sad for her.  Its so weird b/c I thought we took super good care of our animals, but I guess sometimes good is not good enough.  Anyway, just keep her in your thoughts.  She goes in on tuesday to start her second round of treatment and will have to stay the night there for two nights.  Its going to be hard not having her here.

Heres to keeping my chin up right now.  I have lots of work to do today, and Im super excited to go and see my Nanna tomorrow.  Time to get my booty in gear :)



  1. oh poor violet, she is so beautiful. try not to worry to much! ( i know it's hard!)
    love and best wishes

  2. sorry about your pup and that you've been feeling down! there's no doubt that you took good care of your pets, sometimes things happen. its good that you caught it so it can be taken care of. i would be heartbroken too if it were one of my pets, they are a part of your family!

  3. she'll be in my thoughts until she feels better - my pups really ill at the moment too, i can't even sleep because i worry about her every time she starts coughing or panting! xo.

  4. thank you guys!

    kate, what has your pup got? so sorry to hear.

  5. Sorry to hear that your beastie is still sick...you're right, you can't know what's going on with them 24/7 and sometimes things like this happen. It's clear you take amazing care of her and I'm sure she'll be as right as rain again soon :)

    Love your outfit and the food looks amazing!

  6. Those types of worms are super easy to get. Try not to worry too much. She will be ok! She has such a lovely family and much to look forward to! :)

    I just love how creative you are! You want a new shirt, you just make one! Me...I go out and buy something that probably ten thousand other people have. LAME!

  7. I will be sending extra good thoughts to you and Violet. Keep your chin up.

  8. Oh poor little puppy... please know it's not your fault as her owners.. if you look after them so well there is still that chance that something like this might happen. You're are caring for ehr beautifully :) best wishes

  9. i hope your dog gets better! my heart goes out to you through this hard time <3


  10. Aww, your poor dog. I hope she gets better soon, and that you can get rid of some of your stress.
    Hope you have a good weekend :)

  11. So sorry to hear about your doggie dear. I have two rescue rabbits, so I know how heartbreaking it can be. Miracles have ways of squeezing into your life though, as did with us. Keep your head high!

  12. Praying for her Laura! Praying that her body gets strong! Keep positive! I know it can be hard. Little sweetheart!
    Isn't it great to know that you can 'summon the troops' all over the world and know that people are routing for you and your furry family!! x


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