I'm writing from the road today. Late last week, my sister called to tell me that the surgery we've been hoping for, for our yellow Lab has finally come together. He's been living with two torn knees for too long and a veterinarian in the practice where she works has agreed to do the surgery for a price that we can actually afford.
We'll be dropping him off in the morning and spending a few days here at my mom's house until he has recovered enough to go home. Though traveling is never easy, especially sans husband, I'm anxious to see him (my dog, not my husband..thanks for pointing that one out, dad! 🙂 have a little relief. He's got many good years ahead of him. Good boy.
I'm guest blogging today over at Grace's blog as part of her "Summer Is…" series. Be sure to check it out.(*as soon as I get my kids down for naps, I'll put my post up!*) I'll be in some good company over the next month or so, as some other bloggers step in to help Grace out while she takes a little break.
Meanwhile, this little one has become a full-time job. As I knew she would, she hit the ground running, now that she finds getting around on two feet much easier than knees and hands. And climbing? Don't get me started on the climbing. I'm considering outfitting her in a helmet at all times. You have no idea how many little prayers are uttered under my breath, for the child's safety.
I took this first picture of her the other morning. And as I snapped the picture, in my mind I was thinking, "Look at Miss Independence." And I kid you not, the girl walked over to the overgrown hostas, reached inside and pulled out this tattered American flag. A leftover from the girls' fourth of July decorations. Hello twilight zone!
Happy Monday everyone. More soon.
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