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Friday, April 29, 2011

Pug Friday - The Royal Wedding Edition

With all the pomp and circumstance of today's Royal Wedding I thought it only proper for Pug Friday to share the same.

Even with all the joy and happiness this morning, I would be remiss to not comment on the horrible destruction that America has faced in the past few days. My heart is heavy with the tragic and scary news coming from the Midwest and Southern regions of our country. The Jetplanes have called both of those places home. My aches for the pain and sorrows that all are experiencing. My heart is also heavy for those service members lost this week in Afghanistan at the Kabul Airport.

Its been a rough week and I am happy to share a smile and a few joyous tears this morning due to the Royal Wedding.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I LOVE my latest addition

Before Mr. Jetplane left we completed a lot updating in our Idaho crib. We're almost done with the kitchen, minus painting the cabinets and adding new awesome and thrifty hardware that I found.

Since Mr left I'll admit I haven't done all much on the inside of our casa. I've been focused on all the stuff that needs to be on the outside.

But I did recently purchase and get this lil cutie framed. And now its found a home in our kitchen. I know this lil sign (FYI its actually a postcard) has made it way around the interwebs, but I don't care I love it. And the fact that one of Mr's favorite meals is biscuits and gravy maybe had a lil something something to do with it. I know he'll love it when he comes home.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

What Deployment Looks Like Part III

So we're well into our 2nd month of deployment and I'll admit to you all, that is starting to get hard.

Up and until now I think I let myself think he was just on TDY and would be back in a month or so. But sadly that is not the case. My husband is at war. Yeah that's a strange and surreal thing to think about it. He is doing well or as well as can be expected. They fly everyday and there are no days off.

So what does life look like right now...well here it is in words sans pictures...

1. Having a cell phone attached to you at all times and panic when you can't find your charger.

2. Knowing that 0000123456 is Skype calling your cell phone.

3. Waking up at 3am and reading an email you got from your husband telling you good morning.

4. Perhaps having an adult beverage or 2 on a particularly bad Tuesday night. (from your comfort of your couch)

5. Refusing to watch or delete your hubby's favorite shows that the DVR records.

6. Meeting up at your girlfriend's house and running late to a movie because she's Skyping with her husband. Obviously you are more than happy to be late.

7. Feeling the pain of your hubby calling you at 11am during the week and you're on a conference call and can't talk.

8. Letting the dogs cuddle with you in bed from 6am - 7am which is a huge no no in our house when Mr is home.

That's what my life looks like right now...glamorous no?
Friday, April 22, 2011

Pug Friday - TGIF

TGIF - Ain't that the truth. This week has been difficult and I'm missing the Mr. real bad right about now. I'm proud to say that I have handled the deployment so far pretty well...that was up until this week. But we're getting through it, don't really have much of an option right?

So what did we learn this week....

1. Sugar Free is toxic to dogs.

2. A $1 pack of gum can cost you whole lot more.

3. I love my lil puggie more than ever.

4. I no longer chew gum...well at least not for a while.

5. Deployment still sucks.

Happy Pug Friday Everyone. I hope everyone has a lovely Easter.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Milo Update


I got to pick him up last night. He is on meds and we'll get his levels checked tomorrow night. But we're looking good. His blood sugar got into the 100s yesterday afternoon after a 2nd IV. The lil guy appears to be back to normal around here.

Thank you all for your love and support. Dealing with this, especially while Mr. is deployed makes things suck on a whole new level.

p.s. they are both on preventive liver meds since we know they both ate the gum.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Yesterday was...a no good very bad day

Yesterday started like any other crazy, manic Monday. Unfortunately I was booked solid with work calls from 10am until 3pm so the dogs were chilling in the house on their own. I keep my door closed while I'm on the phone.

Generally they are pretty good, they sleep, look out the windows, and sleep some more. I got off a call and went into the family room to the let them out. They usually go outside from around 12:30 - 2:30 or so. I let them out around 1:30 due to my calls. Once they were out I saw something on the floor. It was what was left of a packet of Sugar Free Strawberry Orbit gum. The gum had been in my purse and someone (I assumed Milo) had jumped up on to couch and got in my purse. But to be honest I didn't really know which one had done it.

I didn't think too much of it and I mentioned it on Twitter. Thankfully later that day I received tweets from people warning me how dangerous Sugar Free gum is and that it contains Xylitol. Xylitol is toxic in dogs and can cause their livers to fail. I had absolutely no idea.

I called the vet, who at first didn't seem to concerned (she later admitted she hadn't seen much of this before). I brought both of them in. They both were made to throw up and got their levels checked. They had both ate some of the gum. Charlie's levels were fine but I had to feed him charcoal when we got home and he's on preventive liver meds.

Poor lil Milo is a different story. His blood sugar dropped from 82 to 65. He had to stay over night and be put on an IV. Vet called me around 9:30 last night, his numbers were back up to 82 and she was going to give him the liver meds around 11pm.

Needless to say I was and am still a total mess. Milo is almost 8 and has been with me through everything. I got him when I was living in Indy after college. He is my lil buddy and it breaks my heart that he is going thru this.

Mr. Jetplane called this morning around 3am before heading out on his mission. We talked yesterday afternoon and I told him about the gum before I knew we were in any danger. So when he received my 5 emails from yesterday and could tell I was really upset he called. He knew I wouldn't care if he woke up in the middle of the night.

I'm hopeful we caught it all in time and this episode will have a happy, albeit expensive ending.

Thank you to the wonderful world of Twitter and my fellow pug lovers out there who made me take action yesterday.

Love you all more than you'll ever know.
Friday, April 15, 2011

Pug Friday

Happy Pug Friday Everyone... With Easter just around the corner I couldn't resist. I have a wives' potluck tonight and then a fellow wife is coming over for some adult beverages...quick someone come over and clean my house. Each spouse/significant other/family member has been tasked with creating a 11x11 page for their deployed loved one and we are suppose to bring it tonight. All of these are going up in the squadron for the guys/gals to enjoy. Take a look at what I put together for Mr. Jetplane. I did it all with what I could find at Walmart in a moment's notice...someone likes to wait till the last minute. But all and all I think I did a pretty good job. Yes it does say "You're the Best Around". That is somewhat of an inside joke with us. Its one of Mr's favorite songs and it may have even been played during our video shown at our rehearsal dinner... What you don't know that song...here let me help.

Have a great Friday :)

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hello Hello Hello

Sorry I've been away. I've been busy with work and life. I went to Vegas last week and have been digging out of work since I got back on Sunday. More blogging to come... I do have a lot to talk about... Stay Tuned :)
Monday, April 4, 2011

Lost a friend...

Someone else was taken from this world way too soon. He was truly one of a kind, the life of the party, the guy that could make you laugh without saying a word. He was a friend to all. He will be truly missed. Rest in Peace Adam. This one's for you... If there's a party up in Heaven I know you'll be there.

Side note - Please be careful out on the roads. Life is so very fragile. This is my 2nd friend in less than 6 months that was involved in a serious car accident. Take care out there people, for your sake and for the sake of others.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

From the bottom of my heart...

I apologize I have no makeup on and may have shed a few tears...

Friday, April 1, 2011

Pug Friday

Hello and Happy Pug Friday everyone. I had intended to be a more active blogger this week but sadly that did not happen.

I seem to have ideas or start to write posts then I think...wow this is dumb, dumber than usual...no one would care about this. I don't even care about this. So I delete them.

But with all that being said, its Friday and Friday around these parts means PUGS! Sorry for all the sad puggie pics lately. But with Mr gone they make me smile.

Happy Pug Friday :)

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