Happy thing #1 – Ava peed in her potty for the first time Friday! :-) No, I haven’t started potty training/learning in earnest with her yet, but we got her a potty and I set her on it whenever she seems interested. On Friday I was getting her ready for a bath and she was enjoying some naked time while the tub filled. She came into the bathroom with me and I set her on the potty for kicks. (I’ve done this in the past and she’s never gone to the bathroom on it.) She started signing “poop” and I thought for a moment thatRead More →

I decided to bow out of Self Portrait Friday this week. The theme is “show us your war face” and since I’m not really into war and consider myself more of a pacifist, it didn’t make sense for me to play. However, there are some crazy faces goin’ on over there, so feel free to check them out if that’s your bag, baby. ;) Instead I was thinking about some pet peeves of mine lately and figured I’d share them. 1.) When people misuse the words “your” and “you’re.” As an English major (I know, you’d never know it by how poorly I write sometimes),Read More →

The closet exhibitionist in me has decided to join Osbasso and over 100 other bloggin’ folks for Half-Nekkid Thursday (HNT). What’s HNT you ask? Here are some “guidelines” according to Osbasso to give you an idea of what it’s all about (and more importantly, what it’s NOT about): * The purpose of “Half-Nekkid Thursday” is not to see sex acts! It is the celebration of exposure. Of your big toe. Of your breastbone. Of your knuckles. Of your uvula. Whatever. Of course, sex acts can qualify, so if you want to post those….. * “Nekkid” is not the same as nude! Again, nude qualifies, butRead More →

While my in-laws were visiting this weekend, they got up early one morning and went to McDonald’s to pick up breakfast for us all. They said to Jody, “Do you think Amy will eat a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich?” To which Jody replied, “Sure.” Later that morning as I got out of the shower, Jody told me there was a breakfast sandwich waiting for me downstairs. I immediately asked him where it was from, suspecting it was from McD’s. He confirmed it. I said sheepishly to him, “Uh, you know I can’t eat that,” which immediately reminded him of the fact that I’ve beenRead More →

I’m happy to say that Miss Ava is doing very well. Her fever has been gone since Friday (the night we went to the ER) and she hasn’t had any more blood in her urine since Friday night. The culture came back negative for a UTI (urinary tract infection) so we aren’t exactly sure what the deal was. Her doc is confused as well since there was definitely blood in her urine. Anyway, she wants Ava to continue with the antibiotics for 7 days and we have a follow-up appt. to see her tomorrow. Thanks again for all of your positive thoughts for Ava. :)Read More →

My husband and I have been struggling lately with what to do with our two dogs. I know I am opening myself up to being flamed for even thinking about finding a new home for them, but we just can’t give them the love and attention they need and deserve and we really can’t afford them. :( We haven’t figured out what to do yet (and we may very well keep them), but Jody ran across this “story” from an anonymous author on Craigslist – where many people try to find new homes for their dogs. I cried when I read it. :( It’s veryRead More →