Sunday, March 25, 2012

Spring has sprung?????

Well hello!!!  I know it's been a few weeks and I sit and wonder where on earth the time is going and what exactly I've been accomplishing.  It sure feels like not much that's for sure lol.  I hope that all of you have been enjoying some beautiful weather and crafting away!!  I know change is good but sometimes change is hard to get used to or is it just me??? 

We have been adjusting to the change without our beloved Bandit.  It is always so hard to lose our furry family members and we miss him so. 

On the 16th, Cody (he's now our oldest at 9 yrs old) got sick and stopped eating so I had gotten home from work early and went to see how he was doing and only to find a lump on this throat area and it was very swollen so back down to the vet we went.  Mind you it had only been 3 weeks since I was down dropping Bandit off and that was the last time I saw him so the emotions were running high.  To make a long story shorter, the vet knew something wasn't right so he wanted to check him into the hospital to observe and start an aggressive IV medications immediately.  Now mind you, we got put in the same room as with Bandit and when they took him out of the room to take him back, he had the same look and it broke my heart.  I just prayed that he would be OK and we'd be able to bring him back home.  Well the good news it..... we got to bring him back home.  You can see where they had to shave his neck and also his booboo from the IV but a small price to pay to have him still with us :)
Did it end there?  Oh no...he was doing better and then on Friday morning (the 23rd) his swelling started coming back so you guessed it, back down we went.  The vet sedated him and looked down his throat but still couldn't see what is causing this as it isn't anything obvious.  Another fluid biopsy was taken and new medications.  Well this is our sweet Cody after 24 hours of being on the new stuff.  Definitely perking up again :)

His swelling has gone down but it still isn't 100% down and the hard part is, it is a mystery as all the tests are coming back normal so now we're on a wait and see game and hoping the steriods and antibiotics totally kick whatever infection is in his body.  Now is that enough change to have to deal with???  Oh no lol.  For those of you that have been following me for awhile, my life never seems to be boring hahahaha.  On Monday I started a new job and so going a mile a minute trying to figure everything out and get things running smooth.  Yes, I'm back in management again and there are some changes coming.......

I have been waiting for Spring to come around but it appears that the weather here in the PNW hasn't figured out exactly what it wants to do.  On Thursday I woke up to more snow!!  Our poor flowers don't know which way to go I tell ya!!  So I figured since it is officially Spring, I'll start bringing some cheer inside and start decorating a little for Easter :)

My little wreath at the inside of the front door.  It's missing something so definitely going to have to re-do this one.... maybe a cute bow????
 My cute $2 Spring arrangement.  Foam sparklies from the Dollar store and a $1 bucket from Target and extra flowers and TaDa!! :)  Now this makes me smile!!
Then of course the easter bunnies have to come out right?  So they are currently watching over our Mr. B :)

I am really starting to get the Spring cleaning bug and got a lot done around the house today and think it will be an ongoing thing around here for the next few weeks lol.

My DIL is wanting me to do up a few vinyl sayings as they just repainted their house so that is on my project list for this week and I'm trying to start looking around on things to start building now that the weather is "supposed" to start getting nice again :)

So that's really all I've been up to and just wanted to let you know I'm still alive and have missed all of you and your wonderful and creative ideas :)

Have a fabulous week and happy crafting!!

xo ~ Laura