august miscellany

Monday, August 31, 2015


my best girl || that weekend feeling || action shot || soaking up every moment || one of each please || morning snuggles || our summer spot || 8 count just for her || spirilizin erryday || late summer sunsets || 

august -- where did you go? these last days of summer came and went in a single moment it seems.   A hard month for us -- lots of worry, vet visits, and tears; a sick dog is a hard reality for any family but the shock and unfair ness is raw -- blindsided, our poor girl is only six.  And so August was spent snuggling and dog loving -- a hurting heart took up most of the space in my mind -- not much in the world of inspiration other than photos of our dog.  totally understandable, right?

I'm still hopeful-- and looking forward to enjoying late summer and the cool early days of autumn.  

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a camera roll full

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

my girl and I -- we need each other.  she's been extra sleepy and snuggly lately and I think extra cute too.

also -- those were her chicken nuggets, yes all 8 of them.  she still gives me major eye rolls when I annoy her.  my camera roll is full, of just her.  she is still a daddy's girl & still hates cats.  and officially I know I will be a corgi owner for life.


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Lucy is the boss in this house

Thursday, August 20, 2015

For now we are doing lots of this-- snuggling, cuddling, loving on our sweet girl.  She actually might like being sick with all the attention and SNACKS she is getting.  What my girl wants, she gets.  Still unsure what is exactly causing her decline -- with the option of more tests, biopsy's, surgery, hospitalization being the only route to go down with not much hope at the end of the tunnel -- Lucy said she is perfectly happy on her couch with her snacks and doesn't want to go to that stinky hospital and be poked and prodded anymore, thank you very much.  Thats my girl, sweet and sassy till the end.

So that is where we are right now-- resting, loving, savoring.  She gets nice amounts of cheese and deli meat with her daily dose of medicines and there is NO question any more about where she sleeps at night-- in bed with us, duh.

It goes without saying how devastated and deeply saddened we are; life sometimes sucks.  Our hope and prayer is the medicine keeps her strong and stable and her blood cell count rises, which would be wonderful and give us time with her a little while longer.  Fingers crossed, prayers, good vibes, forest dancing?!  we will happily take any of it if it helps.

Thank you again for your love and understanding and caring to wonder how our sweet pup is doing. She is currently curled up in the corner but keeping her eye on me, she knows its morning medicine time, aka--cheese & meat!

And thank you for giving me time and space; I try not to but my instinct is to retreat and wallow alone building up a nice tall brick wall to hide behind, not a healthy coping strategy and one I'm working on, slowly.  So I do hope to still be in this space; sharing & writing, its an outlet, a memory book of sorts for me, and I hope to always try and keep it going with whichever road our life goes down.

Love and thanks and a little nub wag to you all --- its time for ham and cheese.
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island time

Thursday, August 6, 2015


a few glorious summer days spent at my island home last week, and as always it was filled with all the best things

+morning beach walks before the crowds came
+lunch and shopping, just like old times
+bike rides to the point and back again
+ice cream at the sweet spot
+beach afternoon, to feel like a tourist
+mom made dinners
+lazying, snacking, reading, in the comfort of my parents home, no feeling quite like it
+each and every sweet moment with my mom, it does us both good
+dinners with just 3 or 4 or 6 of us -- seems like we're always missing someone from the table, when did we all decide to grow up? but big families, I love them so
+coconut cake

it happens every single time I return -- the nostalgia, it hits me hard and this visit was certainly no different.  I love this island and am grateful for these visits where I always get a happy dose of hometown goodness.

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