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Week Update

I don't have anything all that exciting to report, but just a couple of follow-ups on various issues. In an effort to keep from having a schizophrenic post, I will number the various topics:

(1) Lola post-surgery report: Lola has been doing very well. You could never tell that she had surgery just a couple of weeks ago. This week she gave me a scare when I went to get my phone in the kitchen and turned around to see her drinking my morning orange juice out of my glass that was sitting on the coffee table. It doesn't seem to have caused her pancreas to flare up (Thank God!).

I took Lola to a new vet here in McKinney to have her stitches removed this morning at 8:00. I got a recommendation for a local vet (I could honestly walk to them in less than 5 minutes) from a friend. Lola really does need a local vet and I was hoping to find one that could remove the stitches and prevent me from having to drive to Wichita Falls just for stitch removal. The vet was really nice and even recommended a lower fat food than the one she is on (important for her pancreatic issues). He didn't even charge me which was nice, but probably he realized that Lola as a patient would be a cash cow!

Here is a picture of her this morning. I thought of taking a photo of her tummy so you could see how well it had healed up, but then decided to just take a cute one of her instead.


(2) Lola and the kennel issue: I don't remember if I mentioned this, but a while back, Lola decided that she didn't like her kennel anymore. When I would say, "Time for Bed", she would make a b-line to my room and jump up on my bed. I couldn't for the life of me figure out what had happened to the little dog who would automatically run into her kennel when I shut the T.V. off at night. I started thinking about it and realized that her whole life, I gave her little treat when she went into the kennel at night. I had stopped this practice when I had to stop giving her treats back in January. I started back with the practice of giving her a "treat" at night again ("treat" = three pieces of her vet approved kibble), and wouldn't you know it, she is now willingly running into her kennel at again!
(3) UN face treatment update: So far so good on the new face products from around the globe via Sephora. Nothing has made me swell or have any allergic reactions and I could swear I look at least a year younger already :) The only problem I'm having is with the Greek Honey Thyme moisturizer...the problem is that it smells like the Greek Yogurt with Honey that I love and so every night when I put it on, it makes me hungry!
(4) More shopping: I did a little more shopping today. Belk is having a huge sale and I was able to get an Izod sweater for $6.50 (saved $45 off the regular price). It is really more of a fall/winter sweater, but I can have it new for next year. I bought a couple of things at Ann Taylor today that I've been eyeing for a while and also stopped by the Gap Outlet for a few new springy things.
(5) Sustainer: Those of you not in Junior League cannot appreciate this as much of those friends of mine in League, but I went online yesterday and made my selection to be a sustainer as of next year. So exciting! In Junior League of Plano, you have to serve 7 years before you can sustain (1 provisional year and 6 active years). Once you are a sustainer, your dues go way down and you don't HAVE to do anything. Of course if you still want to participate and volunteer for things you can, but you have absolutely no requirements. I am finishing my last project for my committee today and then have one more committee meeting in a couple of weeks and I am DONE!!!!
(6) Spa Week: This is something great called Spa Week. It is a week in April and October where participating spas have treatments for $50. Treatments vary depending of the spa. I scheduled a spa day at Hotel Zaza's spa for April 15th for me and my friend Suzanna. We are having massages at 10 a.m. and then they are going to order lunch for us from The Dragonfly restaurant there at the hotel and have it brought over to the spa for us after our massages. We are so excited! If you are interested in Spa Week and want to check on it in your area, you can go to the following website for more information: http://www.spaweek.com/ You should hurry though because they only do so many discounted treatments and they book up fast.

Comments

Emilymud said…
I am so happy you worked out the kennel issue. I don't know what we would do if Winston chose not to go in...it is nice having a dog that knows where their "home" is. Oh and I love her post vet pic, so cute.

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