Bentley’s undergoing surgery on Thursday.
Before surgery, she has to have chest x-rays to check the current condition of her enlarged heart.
At almost 9 years old, homegirl is still a little fighter.
Knowing she’s still very much a puppy at heart, my family collectively decided we’re not quite ready to let her go.
If all goes well pre-op, she’ll be put under, she’ll have a gnarly incision & she’ll have a 10-14 day recovery.
Knowing all this, my co-worker picked Bentley up some “ruffles” to ease the anxiety (read: my stage mom fears).
I love simple, unexpected gestures of kindness.
If you have any good thoughts to spare, please send them our way on Thursday morning.
Bentley & I thank you!
you deal with the bad & you celebrate the hell out of the good.
(at least, most of the time, that’s what i choose to do)
today, Bro #1 received some great news,
& i could not be more proud.
so proud, in fact, that Party City was my first stop before heading home—
who doesn’t love a champagne bottle-shaped balloon bouquet?
it’s been a gorgeous day in Indianapolis, & getting pulled out of a meeting to take a mid-day call from my brother was the proverbial cherry on top.
last night, i had the honor of being apart of my boss’s engagement.
i headed to the airport surprise right after work & then stayed up past my bedtime in order to make cupcakes for the office.
baking has been & will forever be my go to for celebrations,
& turn out, the kids birthday party section might be a close second.
in an effort to truly recognize the simple pleasures in my life, i have compiled a list of random happenings that made the last seven days a lot brighter. (& trust me, they were all very much appreciated.)
- Flex hours. if you work 12 hours one day, you don’t have to work as many the next—that’s how our office runs. on days we have big events, it’s nice knowing the next morning we can sleep in…at least past 4 am.
- Gap jeans. one positive of waking up before 8 am on weekends is that you’re given the natural opportunity to shop online…or be productive— be your battles. regardless, last weekend, i was up before 8, discovered a 40% off denim deal & am in love with some new blues.
- Hand mixer. i’m so in love with my big counter top mixer, i hadn’t given the Kitchenaid hand mixer much credit. until last night, when i was making chocolate butter-cream frosting for celebration cakes. that little motorized nugget is a gem.
- Meridian. this place is amazing. for years, i’d driven by the restaurant that resides in a historic house, but finally stopped in for one of the most delicious meals i’ve had in
days, months,years. i would highly recommend this establishment if you’re looking for an upscale/higher end meal.
- Proposals. yesterday, i was honored to be apart of a proposal. in my almost 30 years, i’d never witnessed a proposal firsthand, so this was a real treat. it was a little Love Actually mixed with a little reality tv show gold…pretty great stuff. plus, she said yes (!!!).
- Three Dog Bakery. my co-worker surprised me by picking up some doggy truffles for Bentley while she was out on her lunch break. if i didn’t know better, i would’ve thought they were human treats (& honestly, i’m still not convinced they’re not). if you’re looking to spoil your pooch, check out this place & consider the truffles.
- True Detectives. i keep hearing rave reviews of this show, & after 4 episodes, i have no idea in hell what is going on. the only thing i know is that is a been a great topic of conversation with other lost minds, & maybe that’s the point…along with staring at Matthew McConaughey.
last night, i set my alarm with the underlying thought that i’d be perfectly fine with not actually waking up to work out.
you see, waking up at 4:15 on Tuesday morning felt totally fine, but waking up yesterday at 7 am felt like a ton of bricks on my body.
this morning, i wasn’t sure what would happen; however, i moseyed out of bed, changed into bright purple running capris & a bright blue tee, & made my way to the treadmill.
after speed-walking for five miles, i opted to finish off with a jog.
a total of nine miles later, i was glad my body woke up against my better judgment.
i often get asked how i work out in the mornings, & besides the forty-five minutes that typically follow, i honestly don’t have a solid answer except i’m much more inclined to work out at 5 am than i am to work out at 6 pm after running around the city for work.
plus, morning endorphins are a great thing, & a good hair day after a solid sweat session doesn’t hurt either!