Saturday, September 30, 2023

Our Hearts Are Shattered


Today was heartbreaking. Beyond heartbreaking. I am writing this through tears. My eyes are sore. Our hearts are shattered. 

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

We Had To Make One Of The Worst Decisions Today


Today, we had to make one of the worst decisions. To make that call. To Coco's doctor. That. It was time. He has been letting us know. In his own way. This decision did not come easy. And. It came after lots and lots of teary conversations. 

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

This Photo Is Where It All Began...


This photo was taken several weeks after we adopted our sweet Coco back in August of 2012. He was so sick. Slightly underweight. A bacterial infection in both ears. A severe case of Giardia. The onset of Sarcoptic Mange. After a trip to the doctor, he was put on quite a few medications and a prescription shampoo.

Monday, September 18, 2023

Everything Will Never Get Done


Lisa's work schedule is the first shift. Tuesday through Saturday. She gets out early enough to tackle a few things when she gets home. And, because she's not working a bazillion hours a week, second shift, at a beyond-stressful job, Lisa is able to enjoy her 2 days off. 

Saturday, September 16, 2023

A Little Education In Our Bodacious Kitchen

At this time last year, Lisa was working for a company she had been with for over 20 years. Manager. Second shift. I use the term "second shift" loosely because she would be gone most nights for 10-12 hours. Sometimes more. 

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

This Is Love


This is love. Right here. My wife KNOWS how much I hate taking the safety seal off of peanut butter containers. She knew our peanut butter jar was running low and I needed to open another one today. I had both jars on the counter when she was getting ready for work.

Saturday, September 9, 2023

My Big Idea Did Not Work Out

In the fall of 2020, we converted one of our rooms into a home office. It is the smallest of the 3 bedrooms. It was the perfect space. 

Monday, September 4, 2023

Oh, Sweet Coco...


It has been a difficult couple of days. Our sweet Coco is going through what Sophie went through. Canine Dementia. He's an old man. When we adopted him over 11 years ago, we were told he was "around 2 years old." 

Friday, September 1, 2023

This Is Why We Will Not Be Making Our Bodacious Rustic Pumpkins This Year


The last time we made our Bodacious Rustic Pumpkins was at the end of September 2021. We adore these pumpkins. We love making them. At the time, and in years prior, we sold out. We made a few additional sets to give to family and friends.