Friday, May 29, 2009

Sad, Sick Puppy!

We had a long night last night...Izzy was sick! Craig had spent the evening fishing with some friends, so it was just me and Izzy at home for most of the night. She was hanging out int he backyard as she does most nights. I was puttering around the house doing laundry and cleaning the kitchen. I noticed she was licking/digging at a spot in the yard. I tried to call her in the house and she wouldn't budge. (She usually comes when we call her!) So, I went out to check out what she was was a pretty gross site. I wasn't completely sure, but it sure looked like she had gotten sick.

So, I thought maybe the front yard would be a better place for us to hang out, as she wouldn't leave "the spot" alone. I took her out front, hooked her to her chain, and settled into the lawn chair on the porch for some magazine reading. Izzy started chowing down on grass like I've never seen her do. It was crazy. She would eat, then lay down, and then eat some more. She didn't get sick again outside for almost 2 hours, so I thought whatever it was had passed.

I brought her back inside and gave her a bath. It was the time of the month for her flea/tick treatment, so I thought I should give her a bath first since she wouldn't be able to have another one for a week. Shortly after the bath, Craig came home. She seemed her usual, excited self when he came in. We hung out in the leaving room for a little while, then Izzy got sick on the floor. We cleaned it up, she napped for a while, and then we headed to bed. She got sick at 12:15 a.m. and again at about 1 a.m. It was a long night!

I didn't sleep well. I was worried about her and afraid she was going to get sick again at any time. I can't imagine how it's going to be with babies. If they are ever sick, I might as well just stay up all night because sleeping is impossible when I'm worried/paranoid like that! It's almost worse to stay in bed and fight with sleep than to just stay up all night!

Izzy still seems "off" today. I hope she just got into something she shouldn't have in the yard or something. She's never been "sick" for so long. I hope it's not serious!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Garage Sale Newbie!

Last week, some of our neighbors and us were hanging out in one of the respective driveways when another neighbor stopped by to tell us about the Neighborhood Garage Sales happening in a couple weeks! We are pretty excited about this as we have plenty of things we need to get rid's giving us an excuse to open some boxes that haven't been opened since we moved in!

I'm amazed how "full" our house has gotten in 9 short months...although it feels like we've lived there a lot longer than that! I can't imagine how fast the house will fill up when we have kids! Anyway, we have two weeks to prepare & organize for this garage sale event...any tips! I've never done this on my own before, so I'm shooting blind.

I know some friends of ours are going to be bringing some things over to sell as well...we'll have furniture, kitchen appliances, picture frames, yard items, and other random odds & ends! If you're in the neighborhood on June 6th or 7th, stop by and say "hi"!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Home Sweet Home feels good to be home! After 3 straight weeks of trips back home to Tekamah, it feels so good to be back home in Lincoln with no immediately plans to return home. Don't get me wrong, I love being back home with our families, but getting back and forth is beginning to get really old. All of the events these past two weeks with the graduations were a huge success and lots of fun! Now, the next big thing to look forward to is the State Track Meet this weekend. We didn't necessary expect Chip to qualify, but he did! And, we couldn't be more excited! He's going to run the 400 meter dash Friday morning! I've never been to the state track meet, so it should be a lot of fun!

Until then, I plan to fill the week with laundry, cleaning, and some organizing. My house has been neglected the past few weeks with all the craziness, so I have some work to do!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Our Escape Artist

Well, she's done it again! Izzy broke out of kennel yet again. This is the third escape and second kennel. She does fine during the day, but if we come home from work and then leave again shortly thereafter...she gets really mad. About a month ago, she was enjoying being "free" in a restricted area of the house while we were at work. She did really well for about 3 weeks! Then, we came home one day to find one of our lamp cords and our stereo cord chewed through. Obviously, that was the end of her freedom. We "altered" her existing kennel to prevent future breakouts and started kenneling her during the day again. We were golden for about 3 weeks, and then Tuesday evening she found a way out and broke the kennel in the process. She is now spending her days in yet another new kennel, we'll see how long this one lasts!

In other news, Craig got himself a new mower yesterday. He was such a nerd about it and super excited! I had to go check it out...he even made me push it across the front yard. I'm not arguing that we needed on (we have been using my Dad's old mover from 1976 and every time it runs a bit worse), but seriously why do guys get so excited about things like mowers? I'll never understand it!

Tomorrow starts the beginning of the two-week whirlwind of my siblings' graduations. Jess's is this weekend up in Wayne with a party following in Tekamah, and Chip's is next weekend in Tekamah. Both should be lots of fun!

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