Monday, May 24, 2010

Between a Rock and a Cheesecake...

I missed Maylani Monday last week and have only two photos for this week. So hopefully it will be back next Monday for the holiday!

This past week has been all about Mocha. Our nearly 8 year old female GSP (German Shorthair Pointer), who swallowed a rock - not sure how or exactly when, but sometime last weekend and ended up having to have surgery this past Monday to remove it. She also had a small bump removed from her neck which thankfully tested benign, and developed one other minor side effect that created a busy and stressful week cleaning up almost constantly after her, and hoping she would get all better soon. She's definitely on a full mend now, but since she's still a feisty dog with puppy-like tendencies even at her age - that I'm sure we'll be in for more adventures with her in the future! More expensive adventures!!

Doesn't she look so peaceful! lol Wish she were like this all the time. Well...without the cone preferably!

She still has one week before going back to the vet to get some staples removed from her surgery and she has to wear one of those lovely (not!) Cones of Shame (as a friend called it) - which though we are keeping clean enough - makes her a bit dangerous to be around, as she doesn't mind ramming into things with. She's definitely not tentative or depressed in it, though she really is not happy about it at all!

Mocha watching for daddy and her two sisters to come back from their daily evening walk.

So this past weekend and this week is going to be all about catching up on business and since I had started revamping some shops and outlining some new business ideas, I'm even further behind than I normally run. :-)

But I'm hoping this past week has given me a better perspective on what is important to me and what I want to focus on with my shops and in my personal life. That is the hope anyway, as life always interferes with my best laid plans. ;-)

Oh! And it was also my 38th birthday last Thursday. :-) We didn't get a chance to go out to dinner, but my husband did eventually pick me up a cheesecake on Saturday, which I had high hopes of eating in entirety all by myself...but of course that is not realistic and so my husband is doing his best to help me out! Good thing the cheesecake keeps in the fridge for 5 days!

Here's a fun low-calorie "cheesecake" option that I'll probably end up choosing next year for my birthday! ;-)

Cheesecake Soap by

Happy Creating!


  1. aw, i hope she feels better soon - and Happy Birthday!!! We have some of Kyle's cake, too, if you want some :)

  2. Thanks Alex! :) Mmmm...I'm always up for more cake! LOL!! I'm trying to only have "one" piece of cheesecake a day and not for breakfast! ;-) Did Kyle have fun at his birthday? Hope you are feeling better too!

  3. Thanks so much for including my soap on your lovely blog. Happy Bday too!