I typically do my recaps towards the end of the week, but I need my outlet right now. Blogging and connecting with readers is theraputic for me and it helps me relax when I’m stressed. I had a pretty good week, but some events have been scary.
I mentioned in my last recap post that Leo was getting fixed on Thursday. Dogs get fixed all the time, and it’s never a big deal, but Leo has been having some serious complications. I guess he’s just like his brother.
We don’t really know what is going on and that is the scary part. Leo was fine a couple days after his surgery, but we knew things werent right on Sunday. I will explain more towards the end of this post, but please pray for little Leo! He is resting with an I.V. at the vet right now. I knew something wasnt right this morning, so we rushed back to the vet. They are monitoring him and putting him through all kinds of testing. Little Leo won’t eat, had an enlarged spleen, a slight temperature, pale gums, couldnt keep anything down, watery stool, and could hardly walk. I am so worried for him, but I will keep you all updated when we find out more. I’m hoping they find out what is going on, so we can take him home and nurse him back to health.
Kyle and I took Leo to the vet this morning, but when he left for work, I took Grumples out for a long uptown walk. Walking is good for relieving stress, and plus it was beautiful outside. I couldn’t help it with all the flower pictures. It’s true that flowers make people happy.
The Fourth Ward Park was full of blossoms. I hope these photos can bring a sense of joy to your day!
After a three mile stroll, I made a salad for lunch. On Friday, I threw chicken breast and BBQ sauce into the crock pot. It’s such an easy way to cook up chicken for salads, sandwiches, and wraps.
My salad had romaine lettuce, avocado, chicken, bell peppers, garlic olive oil, and parmesan.
For the past three years, I have been in love with Tazo passion tea with a splash of lemon. I’m currently sipping on some while writing this post.
Thursday was another day full of flowers and dog walks.
After dropping Leo off for his surgery, I took Grumples out on another uptown walk!
I didn’t take this many photos for no reason. When I saw the white flowers with the blue background, I knew I wanted to use this as inspiration for my guest bedroom. I am going to print all of these photos out for the walls, paint the room cream, and find light blue accents.
I made lunch when I go back.
I’ve been proud of myself lately because I don’t eat out at restaurants nearly as much as I used to! I eat at restaurants maybe once a week now (usually breakfast, and coffee doesn’t count.) There are so many restaurants to choose from when I’m uptown, but I have been making my meals instead. I’m basically patting myself on the back right now with this paragraph.
My salad had shredded green leaf lettuce, tuna salad, red bell peppers, avocado, goat cheese, and red wine vingrette dressing.
I was so excited to bring Leo home after his surgery and Grumples was excited to see him too! Leo was out of it with the anesthesia.
Once Kyle got home, I headed out to meet Meighan for a little uptown run. Check out that time!
We were pretty much flying through that run.
After the run with Meighan, I met up with Becca at the gym for a little circuit. I didn’t write this one down because we only did arms and it was all random.
I got home around 9:30, showered off and headed straight to bed.
Leo was my little cuddle buddy while I worked on Friday morning.
I made a couple of salads on Friday to eat for lunch and dinner. Since I love salads so much (shocker) I think I’m going to start food prepping them and making them all different.
These salads had avocado, shredded green leaf lettuce, red bell peppers, goat cheese, honey mustard almonds, tuna salad, turkey pepperoni, and red wine vingrette.
I finally go to my cleaning routine Friday afternoon. I melted a zen scent and went at it.
My favorite afternoon snack: peanut butter & apples.
It was 75 degrees outside Friday evening, so I made a refreshing drink and read a book with the pups outside. I can’t wait for the deck to get built soon.
The refreshing drink: Matcha powder + stevia + almond milk!
I put my crockpot to use on Friday night with my BBQ chicken.
I threw my leftover lunch salad on a plate with chicken on top.
Becca came over to go on a long walk with Grumples and me. After our three miles, we had drinks on my front porch and relaxed. I was sound asleep on the couch five minutes into Dateline. Thank you, Kyle, for all the sleeping photos you take of me.
I woke up around 6 am to have coffee and relax before meeting up with Becca at 7 am for some estate sales. We stopped at an abandoned house for her to photograph, and of course, I’m always the getaway car. She took some really cool shots and will be sharing them on her blog soon.
We found several estate sales we wanted to visit, mapped them out, and went on our way!
The first location was incredible. Everything inside the house was so old and way underpriced.
As soon as I saw the two blue chairs, I grabbed the tags and claimed them. They will go perfectly in the guest bedroom with the pictures of the flowers. I want to add a cute little sitting table in the guest room with the chairs for coffee or reading.
As soon as we entered, we knew that estate sales are our new favorite sport.
Just some of the peices I found.
After visiting a few estate sales, we decided to get breakfast. It was 1 pm, and we were hangry. We went to Le Peep after having a horrible experience at Eddie’s Place. I had been wanting to try it out forever, but will never go back. Le Peep is always a safe choice because it’s cheap and yummy. They are always friendly, and the food is always delicious. I ordered two eggs over easy, fresh fruit, and bacon.
This is a temporary spot for the chair, but I’m in love! I bought them both for $45
Kyle went to the gym on Saturday afternoon, and I went for a run. It wasn’t a great run. I planned on doing 9 miles, but only got 4.31 tracked. Uptown was so packed from the events, and I could hardly get around the crowds. It was windy outside and I wasn’t feeling it at all. And yes, I know, those eyebrows neeeeeeed help.
Grumples and Leo had a little playdate next door. Grumples had an intense staredown with the cat. Leo and Molly look so funny on the couch watching Grumples.
Dinner: romaine letuce, red bell peppers, garlic olive oil, parmesan, grilled chicken, and avocado!
Kyle, Becca, and I decided to walk uptown and go to the movies on Saturday night. We wanted to go see “Get Out, “and it was playing at 9:45 pm. The movie was well directed, and we loved it. Great acting! The TSA character was my favorite.
I woke up Sunday morning, made coffee, and commented back on my blog post. I always answer comments during my morning coffee hour.
Once the vet opened, I gave them a call and told them about Leo. He was not feeling great on Sunday morning at all. Vomit in his crate and runny stool. She told me to stop his pain medication and cook him chicken and rice for breakfast.
I made my pre-run breakfast while he ate. I sliced avocados, made scrambeled egg whites, and baked bacon.
Leo was acting so weird and wouldn’t eat, so we took him over to the vet.
She thought it was a reaction to the medication, so she gave him an IV and some new medicine. He had lost weight since the surgery, and we were hoping that hydrating him and the new meds would help. We wanted him to stay in his crate and rest.
Kyle stayed when Leo when we got back to the house so I could go for my run.
Still not ideal, but I couldnt stop thinking about Leo.
I called Becca to see if she would want to get coffee with me. I just needed some girl time and a caffeinated babble session.
I ordered a cappuccino, and we split the cheesecake. I just ate the top because the crust obviously wasn’t gluten free.
Lady M Cakes seriously has the best cappuccinos.
I appreciate the daily fresh flowers on their tables.
“If you’re trying to lose weight, breakfast may not be complete without dessert: intriguing new research suggest dieting is more about when to indulge rather than what to avoid.” ♥
I headed to Whole Foods and then headed home to be with the pups.
I thought their new line of vitamin water looked excellent! You can taste the vitamins, but it was still good, and super healthy.
I decided to make treats for the Oscars.
I baked up some kale chips. I don’t know why I don’t make these more often!
Fancy water with a side of popcorn!
I added raspberries and mint to Whole Food’s lemon raspberry Italian sparkling water. It’s even better when you freeze the raspberries.
Well, that is it for the recap! I will keep you all posted on little Leo’s condition.
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Questions for you?
- What did you think of the Oscars?
- Best part of your weekend?