On Saturday, January 15, Joe, Percie, and I had planned on having our family pictures done by one of my college roommates, Stacy Howell, from Cloud Dust Photography.......
BUT I woke up SICK on Friday morning. I went to the doctor and just have the normal sinus and ear infection......but my face was SO swollen and my eyes were red and yucky looking!! Ugh!! I was so disappointed!! Besides Stacy is an absolutely wonderful photographer and I was really looking forward to getting a great new picture of Percie, I was also looking forward to spending the afternoon in Hot Springs with Joe and Percie.
So, I rested Saturday morning, and then Joe and I took Percie to Searcy for a little fun.
First we took her to the park and she got to play ball! Her favorite!!
Then Percie and I walked around Petsense while Joe got his hair cut!
After Joe finished with his hair cut, he joined us at Petsense.
We found Percie's Birthday present!! She turns 6 on February 5th, and we recently (along with the vets help) discovered Percie has food allergies. Yes, I know......she was meant to be my dog! Ha! Bless her heart! So, now Percie can only eat prescription dog food. I mean ONLY prescription dog food.....she can't even have dog treats! We do not usually give her people food (she is usually not interested), but she loves her dog treats! Poor Percie!
She is also taking an antibiotic, steroid, her normal thyroid meds, and benedryl at night. After this week we will be finished with the meds (except the thyroid...that's for life) and hopefully she will be 100%. So, the next dilima is that Percie does not like to take pills......she does however love cheese, so we give her her pills in cheese.......well, not any more! SHE CAN'T HAVE CHEESE! So, we got some of the wet (yuck!) prescription dog food and we dip her pills (YUCK!) in it so she will take them. Yes, I love my dog.
Good news....she LOVES her new food and eats it ALL immediately after we put it in her bowl.
So, anyway.....back to our day. After Joe got his haircut (you should enlarge the pics from the park and then the pics after and see the difference!) and we finished shopping for something for Percie for her birthday other than a treat we stopped by Froyo to get Joe a treat!
Joe got some sugar free vanilla with strawberries and pecans! He loved it!
And then when we got home.....I cooked. If you know me, you know what a miracle that is! HA! I have been cooking more often lately, and I am really enjoying it. This is for Joe, not for me. It is salmon, onions, and mushrooms.
My snow day was great! I'm so thankful that I had a day to relax at home.....and have some fun playing in the snow!
We had a great day! The campus is so pretty covered in snow!
This snow day gave me time to do another project! I had so much fun making this wreath!
I bought the red wreath and the black mesh at a wholesale store I bought the glitter sprigs at Wal-Mart the day after Christmas just in case I might need them. (I'm so glad I did! I love the way they look!) I got the wooden letters and paint at Wal-Mart, also. I just had the rhinestones from making Turtle Feathers stuff. I bought some of the ribbon at Hobby Lobby and some of the ribbon at Wal-Mart. I bought the glue and glitter at Hobby Lobby, of course! And the only other thing I used was hot glue and craft wire.
This was such a fun project! I am ready to make another one!!
Joe and I had the best New Year's Eve! Joe's sister let us borrow her kids for a few nights and we had a blast! We went to Wal-Mart, Playtime Pizza, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Mrs. Bonnie's house, and McDonald's! We also watched movies and had a New Year's Party!
Happy New Year!
I am excited about 2011! I expect some awesome things to happen!