Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The Past Week Was Not About Being Challenging. It Was About Growth.


I  wanted to begin this blog column with something that amplified how challenging the past week has been. Between a few things not going as planned around Lisa's birthday, Lisa being down with the sickness, and me catching what Lisa has less than a week later, it has been exceptionally trying. However, our life as Dog Moms is always busy and chaotic and challenging. That's nothing new. As I look back on the past week, I see beyond that. If I could sum up this period of time in a couple of words, it would be...

Monday, August 19, 2019

Happy 7 Year Gotcha Day To Our Sweet Coco


Happy 7 Year Gotcha Day to our sweet Coco! I can't believe it's been 7 years already! When he adopted him, he was sick with Giardia, the start of Sarcoptic Mange, a bacterial infection in both ears, and he refused to eat storebought food and treats.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Even Though We Are Both Sick, Stuff Has To Get Done...


I didn't wake up feeling any worse or better than I did yesterday. I made a hot breakfast and afterward I felt as if I had swum an ocean and climbed a partial mountain. Lisa is still not up to par. She's got a bad cough and her ear is still plugged. Fatigued. Worn out. But, the show must go on...

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Something Magical Happens When You Make Soup The Old Fashioned Way


Lisa came down with the infamous summer cold a week ago. Mine hit a couple of days ago. We're both down with the sickness. Lisa is feeling a little better, but she's got a bad cough and her ear is plugged. I feel like someone hit me in the face with a shovel before pushing me in front of a bus. I honestly tried to conquer some items on my Work at Home Dog Mom Weekend Honey-Do list, but...

Friday, August 16, 2019

It Kind Of Sucks When Both Dog Moms Are Down With The Sickness But, We've Got This


I'm moving a bit slow this morning. I didn't sleep well last night. I moved a few pieces of heavy furniture yesterday. I finished organizing and making the Bodacious DIY Dog Mom Project Workshop more efficient. That was no easy feat because our kids were a bit out of sorts. I completed some housework. Made dinner. And, because Lisa has been down with the sickness for almost a week, there is a good possibility that she passed it onto me.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Our Kids Were A Little Out Of Sorts This Morning Because They Are Sensitive To Change


Lisa is still sick, but she went back to work today. Our alarm went off at 4 a.m. At 4:15, our usual weekday morning routine resumed. Lisa took the kids out and fed them breakfast. I made Lisa's lunch and breakfast. The kids were a little confused because Lisa got out of work early on Tuesday and took a sick day yesterday. When Lisa takes sick days or vacation days, we are on a "weekend" schedule. After Lisa left for work, the kids sat there looking at me as if to say, "Where is our other Mommy going? We thought this was the weekend. What is going on, Mommy?"

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

I Am On A Mission And I'm Determined To Get It Done By End Of Day Friday


As a Work at Home Dog Mom, it's necessary that our home remains clutter-free. Organized. Clean. Efficient. Over the years, maintaining all of that has required quite a bit of effort. In order to maintain efficiency, we've had to make some changes within our home. It's been necessary. Our family has grown. We've shifted focus. Lisa's hours at work have increased. The work I do in the Bodacious DIY Dog Mom Project Workshop. Etc.