Wow, I’m sorry it’s been a few days since I’ve posted but it’s not been exactly quiet around here nor boring.. Oh how I love boring sometimes.. My last post was on Friday and here’s the main reason why..
Cute isn’t he? OK, I think he’s cute but thats because I”m a biased mom..
This is my bailey. He’s a 12 yr old Lhasa Apso and in October of 2012 he somehow (we still don’t know how) contracted Meningitis (we also don’t know what type).. Bailey and I went through hell fire for about two months, he having the worst of it and by December he was better.. He was not 100% but our doctor who I trust explicitly said he may never be. He was left with some body ticks of the head and body here and there and his legs became weak and shake at times but other than that he was A LOT better..
This past Friday I was in the kitchen and suddenly I noticed Bailey was laying on the floor next to me (which isn’t unusual) but when I called his name he wouldn’t life his head.. That IS unusual.. So I bent down near him and lifted his head and it felt like a ton of led.. I knew something was terribly off.. Then he stood up and he was once again hunched over in the back (this indicates pain) and he had that “Meningitis look” in his eyes (they kind of look like they’re going to pop out of his head).. I quickly called my vet who told me what meds to start him on right away and I have to call him back on Monday morning with an update.. Bailey ‘seems’ to be getting better but with this disease I’ve learned not to speak too quickly. It can be a touch and go, up and down kind of thing so please if you would, say some prayers for my little one.. he’s the child I could never have..
That there has taken most of my time..
On Saturday, Deena came to clean and then I went to Confession at 3:30 and then Mass at 4:30..Words simply can not explain how wonderful both of these things are for me.. The weather was also beautiful Saturday.. 82 and sunny. All in all, it was a beautiful day!
As we all know Sunday was St. Patricks Day and while I don’t have a drop of Irish blood in me I still celebrate to honor St. Patrick. I got up nice and early and got the corn beef, potatoes and carrots into the crock pot, smothered them with seasoning and a 12oz bottle of Guinness Stout. I added the cabbage later on and Mr Lou made his famous N.Y. Style Cheese Cake..
In the late morning I got this bright idea that I was going to take my car to the self serve car wash and clean it.. Allergy season kicked into gear last week here in South Carolina and everything, and I mean everything is covered in yellow green pollen..
My allergies are also making me absolutely miserable. I think I am going to break down and finally see an allergist this year. I’ve tried over the counter stuff but nothing seems to help and this year seems to be early and worse than any other year and let me tell you, my body agrees!
Anyhow, I digress, back to the car wash thingy..
I guess no one ever made a self serve car wash for small 98 lb women who are not of good health..Wish I’d known that before I dropped my money into the slot..
The tools are super heavy and the amount of force that comes out of the hose? Well, it took almost all the strength I had to keep myself from being knocked over.. When I realized and felt how much it was draining me physically I should have said to heck with it and stopped but I had seven dollars in that machine and I wasn’t going to waste it. I would have been better off if I had. By the time I was done, the car was clean maybe 99% but I was physically 99% done. It was all I could do to get myself home.. So self serve car wash? No that will NOT be happening again..
Later in the day…..after I recovered from the car wash disaster…
We had our most dearest friends, Bill and Linda over for dinner and we had a great time together.. then again we usually do.. Good food, and tons and tons of laughs.. I’ll just post the photos and they can tell the story..
This is Linda.. One of the hippest chicks I know.. Isn’t she cute as a button?
This is Bill and while he wasn’t ready for this shot, it’s still a great photo of him.. A wonderful guy with a heart as big as the outdoors..
And this is…..
Dinner!!… Corn beef, Cabbage, Carrots, Celery all cooked in spices with Guinness Stout in the slow cooker all day.. Sorry no fancy table scape here.. We southerners (yes I call myself that now even though I”m from the North. After almost eleven years here I figure, if ya can’t beat em ya might as well join em!) we do things simply but with tons of heart..
Desert!!.. Mr Lou’s famous N.Y. Style Cheesecake which was heavenly…
And then we played with the camera a little bit..
This is Mr Lou and my heart…
Linda, Myself and Bill.. Silly Bill but always fun to be around 🙂
Me and my Sweetheart…
Thank you Bill and Linda for coming to dinner and being such amazing, amazing, loving and kind friends..We love you dearly…
How was your weekend?