Thursday, September 23, 2010

Recent recap

So, my life as usual, has been full of adventures.

1. I am back in school for the fall attempting 9 hours while working FT. I am excited but nervous as 2 of my classes involve working in the non-profit sector, 1 of which is grant writing. Agh. I hope to do well but am scared I have bitten off more than I can chew. It feels as if this class would be easier for me to understand if I were taking it in person. The other class requires 30 hours of volunteer work. I love, love, love to volunteer but you can only imagine how hard it is for me to squeeze that into my life. Basically, I don't have much time and free time is a luxury I don't have. Thankfully I am volunteering at the no kill animal shelter I volunteered with prior to Becks arrival. I love it there, I'm just worried about keeping my A+ grades up (serious over achiever here)while tending to our house, the beasts, and little man. Wish me luck please.

2. Maximus ate 2 toddler socks on 9/11. I was scared to death because we didn't catch it until it was too late for upchucking at the evet so we watched and waited. I tried to roto rooter out his tummy with oatmeal + Metamucil with every meal. Gah, I was such a wreck. He pooped one out (with some assistance from mom) on 9/15, just in time for us to catch our plane to NOLA for a mini vacation. I spent the rest of the trip worried as my BFF was dog sitting and poised to take him to the evet for surgery if needed. On our last day of vacation, he upchucked the sock for her early in the morning. Thanks for not letting me relax even a little Maximus. Max is now being measured and fitted for a scary looking muzzle to wear at home when he isn't in his crate. I was shocked to find a 3rd sock in the yard in his poop we knew nothing about. We can't win and I'm done trying to stay 2 steps ahead of him.

3. We went to NOLA. We ate, we drank, we rode bikes, we had tummy aches. Oh, and I got to pet a real live alligator in the swamp!

Now I am back at work, exhausted, dying for sleep and thinking of nothing but homework.


  1. Glad you had a great trip! Good Luck with school and hang in there! The muzzle thing is a good idea - hopefully it will work!

  2. I am glad no surgery was needed. I hope the muzzle works and solves the problem.

  3. So scary!!! I just read an article that a baby Dogue De Bordeaux was rushed to emergency surgery and they found 103 pennies in his tummy! Oye!

    Sorry you didn't get to rest much on vacation!
    Glad your baby is okay!

    ~The Monster Crew

  4. I just found your blog and I'm PORING over everything you're writing! We have an 85-pound lab who's a year and a half and we're expecting our first baby in the spring!

    Thanks for all the great tips!

  5. OH my what a crazy life going on right now. Glad to hear no surgery was required!