July 05, 2012


Because I'm a little scattered, I'm just going to give updates on a few things. Beware, out come the bullet points! Heeheehee :-)

  • I passed my CNA state test!  Woohoo!  Hopefully I'll have a new job pretty quickly.
  • If you didn't read it before, Andrea and I are skipping "3 on Thursday" this week.  We'll be back with fun new topics next week!
  • I'm thrilled to announce that Mrs. Jones will now be co-hosting book club with me!  You all know and love her, right?! If you haven't met her yet, so visit her now! Because only two people (I think) read the June book, let's just use it for July.  Everyone OK with that?
  • I will be moving to a .com website pretty soon.  I'll be planning it to coincide with my new blog name and design. I'm so excited!
  • This is going to sound weird.  Especially for any of you that don't have dogs.  When I got bitten last week, all I could think about was my dogs. And...I knew right away that Brady, my foster boy, belongs in my home. I've asked the board to keep him and could use a few crossed fingers that I get a "yes".
  • I'll be going to the plastic surgeon on Friday to get my stitches out.  My PCP doesn't feel comfortable taking them out, and this way I can get a consult at the same time. The swelling is going down, and my lip is fairly numb.  Hopefully that's temporary.  More news after the doctor's appointment!
  • The worst part for me right now is that because of nightmares, the little sleep I get (as an insomniac, I get little sleep to begin with), is compromised.  If anyone has tips, hints, experience on dealing with nightmares - please let me know.
  • Jack-Jack is still hanging in.  He's fighting a rough battle and we still don't know that the outcome will be.  His puncture wounds are healing well, but he has a broken snout.  Additionally, he's had four blood transfusions, been intubated (it's back out now), been given a feeding tube (coming out soon), has arrested twice, had four seizures and there's a possibility that he's had a stroke.  Prayers for Jack-Jack and his family are GREATLY appreciated.
I also want to thank each of you.  Somehow talking about my dog bite experience has garnered a few nasty emails and lost me a couple followers. That you all stuck by me means a whole lot! The tweets, texts, emails and blog comments have brightened my day and let me know that I really do have an online support network.  Please know that I'll be here for you too.  :-)

Lastly, if you made it through my updates without wanting to throttle me, congratulations!  Here, have a puppy picture!


  1. Your pups are too cute.
    I'm thinking about you girl. Hope all your wounds heal good and that you can get some sleep.

  2. So excited about book club. And so glad you on getting better.... here's to a fabulous month!

  3. Hi Cole - sorry I haven't commented in so long, but I have definitely still been reading. I was sorry to hear about the dog bite, and so sad about the situation. I agree that pitbulls can also be great dogs with the right owners - I think that is one great thing ceasar milan has shown on his show. Anyone, I am sad to hear there have been negative comments. Don't listen to those, and I hope your lip and all feels better very soon! Also, love the puppy picture :)

  4. Congrats on passing your test! Hopefully the plastic surgeon did a good job and the lasting effects will be minimal. Praying for sweet Jack that he comes through this and hoping you get to keep Brady. A house full if Doxies will keep
    You busy for sure!

  5. First, congrats on passing the test! I knew you could do it! I'm so sorry to hear about nasty emails and lost followers, but they don't know what they're missing!
    Poor Jack Jack! FIngers and paws still crossed.
    And OMG I KNEW it! As soon as you announced you were adopting Paisley that you'd want to keep Brady. Fingers crossed you get him! I'll say it again, four is THE perfect back number. I'm so excited for you!
    Nola's MOm

  6. Congratulations on passing your exam! That's awesome. Fingers crossed for a quick and easy job search.

    I'm sorry to hear about the lost followers and nasty comments. Not sure what some people are thinking sometimes. The whole story is sad and horrible, but the right thing was done in the end.

    Prayers for you as you deal with your nightmares. :(

  7. Congrats on passing the test! I'm sure you'll find something soon. Glad you are recovering a bit from the bite and I hope you get to keep little Brady. Your pups are adorable!

  8. Congrats on passing your test! I need to get back into reading. Now that I have time again and the wedding is past me I'll start participating in the book club.

  9. Congratulations on passing your test. I am sorry you got booboos. Those puppies are soooooooo cute!

    Loveys Sasha

  10. I'm not going to lie. I didn't read anything - I'm exhausted. But I did click on this because I saw a pile of wiener dogs! <3

  11. Congrats on Passing! I am so proud of you!!!!

  12. Congrats on passing! Good luck on those stitches!

  13. I'm glad your swelling is going down. I hope it continues to get much better for you and that Jack-Jack will pull through.

  14. Congrats on passing your test! I read friendship bread last month and lOVED it!!!


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