Happy Heart Day

February 14, 2012

1.  We have been pet-sitting a very cute chocolate Lab named Jager.  He lets me put headbands on him, and then sits really still while I take pictures with my phone.

2.  Jager has canine diabetes.  He also has cataracts in both eyes that need to be removed.  Not removing them will result in blindness.  He's already having sight problems, and it is very sad.  I'm currently brainstorming ideas to help our dear friend raise money to help pay for the necessary surgery.

3.  With Jager staying at our house, it's like a regular veterinary clinic every morning.  Insulin shot? Check! Puncture wound flush? Check! Antibiotics? Check!

4.  Oso is doing a little better.  He went to the vet again on Friday because he has developed a rather hard lump below his bite wounds and the larger puncture wound isn't healing.  The vet thinks the lump could be a blood clot or scar tissue (I'm hoping it's the latter).  For now, we are flushing his wound twice a day with a syringe and giving him more antibiotics to fight off infection (see item 3).

5.  Our new coffee table should ship next week!  I AM SO EXCITED.

6.  It's best to paint pegboard using primer + spray paint- trust me, it results in better, more even coverage.  I'm hoping to get something like this up in my craft room this week:
Martha Stewart | Found via Chelsey B on Pinterest
Tonight I'm looking forward to a quiet evening in, with my wonderful husband, some good food, a nice drink, and perhaps a movie or two.  Or maybe just an episode of Walking Dead.

Hope you are able to spend some time with the ones you love today!

Odds & Ends

February 6, 2012

1. Last week was really rough. And stressful. I'm hoping this week will be better. Please, please, please?!?
2. My Oso bear was attacked by our neighbor's Boxer. There were a few moments when I thought he was dead. He was on the other side of our fence, in our neighbor's yard, and there was nothing I could do for him, except yell. It was the scariest thing ever. Thank GOD he is O.K. and recovering.
3. Yes, my dogs are my babies.
4. I purchased two matching Mersman side tables on craigslist two weeks ago.  One will have a new home in our living room.  The other may go upstairs in our spare bedroom.  As much as I hate painting wood, I will probably paint them a high gloss white or black. I think.

my new-to-me end tables via Thou Shall Craigslist
Similar side table with a fresh coat of paint:

via Sand & Sisal
5.  I think I'm just going to stick with the west elm coffee table. Once it arrives, I'll make a final decision on how I should refinish the end tables.
6. I'm working on a few sewing/crafting projects, but, unfortunately, I won't be able to share until they go out to their recipients :)

Happy Monday!  I hope you all have a wonderful, stress-free week!