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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

teeth whitening for wedding

I'm trying teeth whitening strips for the first time. It is really weird but kind of interesting pill. I can't talk very well and it feels weird. I thought I would give it a try a couple months before the wedding and see what happened. I also need to go see the dentist. I hate going to the dentist.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

amazing show

We just got out of Wicked. It was amazing! I cried and laughed. I loved it and so did Josh. We know have a program, pen and mug. Can't go to a show without souvenirs.
Thank you honey!


On our way to Eugene Oregon to see the play Wicked. We have been looking forward to this a long time. Tomorrow is our anniversary. Who can guess how many years? Fun night ahead!

mia's results

The vet was able to remove all of the tumor with a half of an margin. Hopefully it won't come back.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

grandpa ok

False alarm
Bone is probably bruised but nothing else is wrong
We just got home and grandpa is.resting at his place
Really tired

grandpa fell

Going to the hospital
Grandpa fell and says his hip hurts
They are taking him to salmon creek hospital

first fitting

On my way to get my dress fitted and pic up one of the bridesmaid dresses.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Mia's surgery day

Josh took Mia in yesterday morning around 7:30am. He said it was so sad because Mia always loves to go places. She was all excited right up until he opened the door to the vet. As soon as she saw it she turned around and headed for the other direction. This has been pretty common ever since she was fixed a few years ago. When the tech came out to get her she pulled and pulled and pulled. She has a harness on because she will choke herself if left to do so. The tech told Josh to close the door to the back area when they were clear from the door. Josh did so and then he heard this THUNK sound at the door. Mia came bursting out and ran toward him. She had hit the door so hard it popped open. The tech said "man she is fast." She then started trying to get her back. Mia then went on the ground with her belly and started to try to swim away :-) Josh said it was so funny and yet sad at the same time.

The vet tech called around 1pm to tell us everything went fine and she was recovering well. They even said that we could bring her home the same day. We were thrilled that everything went well but scared because keeping Mia quiet is like trying not to let a fish swim. I mean it is impossible. The vet said we need to keep her quiet for 10 days! Are they kidding! I asked them for some meds to help make her sleepy because she is so stubborn that it is impossible.

We picked her up about 4:30 and she was very awake. The doc had originally prescribed us benedryl but i told them that was not going to work at all. So they gave us something more. Getting her in the car was so difficult. It is right under her arm pit kind of and it is hard to grab her and not grab that area. Of course she is trying to jump and move around and that only makes it worse. She was crying the whole way home. I was just so upset to see her in pain. I got her right home and put her in her crate where she could be safe and warm. I then got out her antibiotics, pain meds, and sedation meds. I gave them all to her and she was knocked out.

It turned out to be a good thing because as predicted she wanted to be all over the place and it was so hard to keep her calm and not jumping out of my arms. We went outside later and she didn't do anything which I understood. Then later we tried again and tried to sit on the couch. Of course this lasted only a bit and then she was antsy and just wanted back in her bed.

So tonight I am without a Mia in the bed. She is downstairs in her crate because I didn't want to move her or carry her upstairs and risk the chance of dropping her. I miss her already. i love that little one.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

dress and suits

Getting the last of the bridesmaid dresses. Now we are heading to look at suits for Josh

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Today sucked! That's all there is to it! There's nothing left to say. I can only pray that tomorrow will be better and the start of better things to come. Please Lord let that be true.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

mia's tumor

just talked to vet - Mia's mass is malignant and needs to be removed - it is very common in all kinds of dogs - there is a chance of spreading so we need to get it looked at by a pathologist after it is removed - she goes in on Tuesday - vet said we were smart to bring her in when it was small - still scared for her

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Well I am now President of the new United Blind of SW Washington. It is group for the legally blind and friends of families of those with vision loss. We just started today so we haven't pinpointed our focus and course of action but we are on our way.

I was pretty worried to have the responsibility of President as I have never been one. But I have to be confident in myself since a lot of other people are otherwise they wouldn't have nominated me. So I need to check into what the role entails so that I am prepared. I am excited but scared as well. More to come..

Sunday, April 3, 2011

the passing of a friend

Friday I had to put down a very good friend of mine. My mom had had Louie who is a Yorkie Terrier. He was 13 years old. He was blind and deaf and in renal failure. We had taken him in around October or November and the doctor had said he was doing well. I was sure he was fine and we originally brought him in to get a rabies shot. Next thing I know the vet says he is sick. I wasn't there to talk to the doc but my mom was. I was so stunned and upset. I mean it had been a terrible day, this was Thursday we heard about it being a possibility.

We had to take some blood so that we could find out what was really wrong with him. That night I was very upset but tried so hard not to think about it because I knew that if I did I would crumble and then I wouldn't be able to function. I guess a part of me thought that maybe it would be fine and not to think about it. But we got the call saying that yes he was in renal failure and we knew what we had to do. I couldn't leave work

i can't talk about it anymore
love ya louie!!!!!!