Here’s this week’s photo recap! There’s lots of little man news in this one because his surgery was this week! Enjoy the doggie cuteness
Pictures are displayed from the oldest to the most recent (dates are included in the description of the picture). If you’d prefer to see my picture updates as they are posted, follow my instagram feed – that’s where I post these pictures during the week and then recap them here on the blog once a week. (This is a relatively new feature on the blog but to see previous photo recaps, check out the “My Week So Far” tag).
An appropriate throw back thursday for this week: little man as a baby (April 10th)
This morning in the studio: body balm cooling down and setting up (April 10th)
I was up super early this morning and got a head start on my “studio to do list”… I’ve already made shampoo, conditioner, and leave in conditioner! Now on to a few other things on the list before switching gears after lunch. After lunch: order packing time! (April 11th)
I just heard about this so I’m posting for anyone else who hasn’t heard about it yet either. (April 12th)
The weather was perfect to try out my new instax mini camera! I love how the polaroids turned out! Such a fun little camera. I’ve been really missing taking insta pix since I ran out of film for my joy cam… and haven’t been able to find more at a decent price. The instal mini is a perfect substitute/upgrade. (April 12th)
The morning light has arrived in my office (April 13th)
Super long day of work but another record set with the number of orders we packed up today! Conclusion = long but bliss filled day! I’m pretty sure I’m going to sleep sweet and deeply tonight! Thanks to momma batty and VA lauryn for all your help! (April 13th)
So I killed my blender yesterday. Momma batty came to the rescue and brought me her vintage olive sunbeam blender (which is at least as old as I am) to hold me over until I get a new blender. I’m kind of nervous that I’ll kill this beautiful relic lol. (April 14th)
In my office (top pic) and in my studio (bottom pic). (April 14th)
Spent the day in bed feeling like crap. Pain levels are high and on the rise. As I predicted on my blog, I’m facing a flare up this week. Now I do face elevated symptoms every week – I have about two full days each week (on average as of late) where I’m feeling well enough to be uber productive… and 5 days of elevated symptoms… but I can usually predict which weeks are going to be better than others. This is one of those “other” weeks. My prediction for this week was based on the stress of little man going in for surgery – stress increases my symptoms. I drop little man off for surgery in less than 7 hours. Eek. I’m going to be a ball of stress until he’s back at home. At the moment he’s curled up against me sound asleep (April 16th)
My boy in now in the hands of the surgeon! Eeeek! This doggie mommy is a huge ball of stress! Send little man your positive vibes and prayers! (April 16th)
Sassy girl has been super stressed since I came home without little man. she’s been pacing and watching out the windows (for little man to return) all day. This is one of those times that I wish doggies knew English. I’ve told her a few things that I always say when I’m leaving for a short time to try to let her know that he’s only gone for a short time but her actions tell me she’s not getting it. Poor girlie. (April 16th)
Sharing the good news with sassy earlier tonight: little man made it out of surgery and they said it was a success! (The bad news? His X-rays showed signs of hip dysplasia) (April 17th)
Little man is back home and resting. (That’s an ice pack btw). As suspected, he stole the hearts of everyone he came into contact with during his stay at the vets! My sweet boy is making friends all over the place hehe. (April 17th)
Sassy immediately came to lay by little man now that he’s home. She’s finally stopped pacing and is relaxed now that her best friend is right by her side. (April 17th)
Our dining room. (April 17th)
Early this evening. All tucked in to sleep + recover + look so darn cute! (April 17th)
What I wore: all smiles today because little man is back home. He was only gone for about 28 hours but because of the circumstances, it felt like a very v..e..r..y long 28 hours! I’m wearing a #handmade reconstructed / upcycled sweater and fleece lined thick stretchy pants – such a comfy outfit! Plus I love that the colors in the sweater match (and complement) my current hair colour (not that you can tell that well from these pix) (April 17th)
A win! Let’s be next ontario! (April 18th). Posted on this instagram account
Our living room. This room is on the main floor of our house and where I’ll be spending a substantial amount of time over the next few months while little man recovers. Since he can’t do the stairs that go up to the bedrooms, studio, office, etc, the living room will be my temporary workspace so I can keep an eye on him. Thankfully momma batty will be coming over on a regular basis so I can head upstairs to work in the studio … Cus let’s face it, there’s only so much of my work I can move to the living room lol. Things like labeling products and online/computer/admin stuff will be happening in the living room for now but everything else I’ll need a doggysitter for so I can jet upstairs to the studio for a few hours at a time. It seems momma batty will have a co-host to help her keep an eye on little man … Sassy hasn’t left his side since he came home! I also spent my first night sleeping on the couch in I don’t know how long last night! And I use the word “sleeping” loosely.. “waking up often” would be a more appropriate description of last night’s activities lol … doggie mommy duties don’t stop at night! You might be thinking why don’t i just leave the dogs downstairs together at night… well, sassy gets all worked up if I don’t let them upstairs … monkey screeches ensue… (and I’m sure her having to pick between going upstairs like usual at night or staying with little man would send her into a full blown anxiety frenzy! ). So we’re camping out in the living room like a bunch of swatters for the next little while lol. Right now I’m going to sneak upstairs to soak in the tub while the dogs saw logs shhhh (April 18th)
I’ve decided to add a little “extras” part to these recaps where I share what I’m currently watching, reading, etc. This will provide a little space for me to also share things that I’m excited about, fun finds, or any other random tidbits.
This week the extras section will just showcase what I’m watching and reading right now (and I suspect this will be the case most weeks).
I’m currently watching:
- Medium. I’m surprised I haven’t watched this show before. I’ve been having a harder and harder time finding tv shows to watch on netflix while I work lately… mostly because I’ve watched all the tv shows on netflix that I think would interest me. I’ve even watched some of them several times lol. Now I’m just grasping at straws for shows that will at least keep me mildly entertained, or at least not annoy me lol.
- I watched Revenge earlier in the week but got bored of it after a while, and finished watching the available seasons of Sons of Anarchy on netflix the week before. I didn’t think Sons of Anarchy would be a show that would get or keep my attention, but my sister recommended it so I gave it a try. To my surprise I got sucked into the storyline super fast and was hooked!
- As always, there’s two shows that I don’t do anything but watch when there’s a new episode (re: I don’t work while I watch these shows! I just sit back and enjoy!). Those two shows are Grimm and The Vampire Diaries.
What I’m reading (non-work related):
- For the past few weeks I’ve been reading a collection of books I got for my kindle (via amazon) for dirt cheap. The collection is called Magic After Dark and has 6 books in it. The first 3 (Sacrificed in Shadow, Crimson Night, and Influential Magic) were interesting enough. The 4th book (Fairy Tales and Ever Afters) didn’t grab my attention at all. I always give novels at least 3 chapters before I give up on them. After the 3rd chapter of the fourth book I skipped ahead to the 5th book (Maggie for Hire). The last book is called Sterling. To see the authors and whatnot, here’s a link to the collection on amazon, although I’ve noticed they only have 5 books in the collection now (they’ve removed Fairy Tales and Ever Afters … which is the book I skipped over anyways).