Monday, September 9, 2013


My schedule is overfull this week. The last 4 days, then this Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday... so I better take a breather while I can, eh?

I have to figure out A's birthday cake still- that's this coming weekend. It'll be simpler than last year. I hope. It might be a pintastrophe. Darn Pinterest and these lofty ideals! Kidding, I love it. Always the DIY crafter here though, I enjoy working on stuff even if it often comes out crooked.

My friend's wedding is fast approaching. We still have a lot to do, like this week we're getting our dresses altered (a family friend of theirs, she can apparently do them quickly). We have to work on table settings, some other crafts, I'm making her a personal wedding gift (thanks Pinterest), I have to get the shoes she picked out, and lots of other odds and ends here and there.

The last BCP offered a switch up from the bleeding one week, skip a week, bleed again. This one leaves me hanging out for two weeks one way, then two weeks the other. Waiting for my clinic to call me back about trying yet another brand. Should be the last one though, thankfully! I can kick this crap early October.

Still not sure if we're going to do the inject cycle in October, or hold out until November. Either way I'm stopping these stupid pills. The only reason I have the question hanging is because I have to wait and see if we have the money saved up. I think we should be okay, but I don't like to tempt the universe with a feeling of certainty. There's already been enough financial catastrophes this year.

I've been indulging a lot more lately in the kitchen. I have been working out more too though, so hopefully that evens it out. I actually started doing the 30 Day Shred workouts on Youtube.... WHEW. First week was killer, I can see how it would be effective. I feel puffy and bloated though because of my diet. I need to get my act together. This two week period isn't helping matter, but I can hardly blame my overindulgence on that alone.

Since I have a moment, how about an update on our newly adopted dog, Henry? He's settled into our house great, although not without issue. The top photo is the day we brought him home, and the bottom one is from tonight . My goodness, it's been quite a month.

He had a respiratory infection, round worm, plus he was extremely malnourished which caused his fur to fall out (the worms didn't help), he had trust issues, and wasn't leash trained. The first few weeks were really rough, as we tried to figure out what he's been through and what he needed. He had to learn we could be trusted, that when he had an accident he wouldn't be punished (he would get so scared he wouldn't eat), and that we were going to listen when he told us something.

I'm happy to say that he's doing great now. He's gained weight; his back bones and ribs aren't showing anymore. Such a porker though, oh my goodness, I'm trying to find the right balance in his feedings because he's starting to gain too much weight. His fur is growing back in nicely, as he's gotten rid of his worms and the cough. After he got over the cough (it was extremely contagious) we were able to get him in, so he's now up to date on his shots and he's been neutered. Whew! He will walk on the leash sometimes (with the harness), and he no longer tries to nip us when we put his collar on him either.

He plays, he snuggles, he even tolerates V... sometimes they even play together! I love those moments, it's so cute. He really has claimed us as his own, he barks when anyone visits, he gets jealous of me snuggling V (something we need to work on), and when he got neutered he wouldn't let the vet techs take him out of his cage- A had to go back and do it. For only being with us a short time, he's formed a really strong connection! I get angry thinking about how his life must have been before he found us... but I'm glad he's here now, and I know he's going to have a good life. He seems happy, and he's so much healthier.

I think I'll end the post on that happier note!


St Elsewhere said...

Good Luck figuring out A-'s cake. It will be yummy.

Henry does seem better in the second pic. Eventually that bonding will strengthen even more.

And I hate that random bleeding. I hate it what it does to our mind, and I hate the constant pad and the other buffoonery that goes with it.

iamstacey said...

Oh my gosh, I never had that much trouble on the pill. What a pain in the ass! I'll be so glad to have all the PCOS crap overwith eventually. I'm actually looking forward to a hysterectomy! :)

Henry looks fabulous! I'm so glad he's made such great strides already!