Hellllo, there! It's Friday. We made it! This week has felt especially long for me. With adjusting to giving Lola eye drops 2x per day and insulin shots 2x per day, it's been somewhat overwhelming. We've also had to separate Munchkin and Lola (which I may have mentioned in my last post) because Lola goes after Munchkin anytime they cross paths. So, for now we have a gate up in between the family room and kitchen. If you know pugs, you know that's hard because both dogs want to be by your side at all times. We're really hoping to get some answers when we take Lola to the vet tonight. It's possible that her levels are still really high which can cause her to act aggressively...it's also possible she's angry that she can't see and is taking it out on Munch, or both We're just not sure, but we're hoping it's temporary because this is not easy on top of everything else.
On a lighter note, let's get into what I've been loving this week...
1. Margaritas, Mexican Food, and Girl Time
Last Saturday after we found out about Lola I grabbed drinks and dinner with one of my best friends, Meg. I wasn't sure if I was going to go because of the Lola situation, but I decided it would be best if I got out of the house for a bit. We went to a Anejo, a Mexican Grill & Tequila Bar, and got some delicious margaritas, chips & pico de gallo, and each got an entree. There's just something about margaritas, chatting with your girlfriend, and snacking on chips and salsa. Definitely one of my favorites.
2. Bachelor in Paradise
I'm somewhat embarrassed that this is making it into my Friday favorites. BUT when you're stuck in the house most of the day helping out both dogs, ya need some trashy and mindless TV. I mentioned Bachelor in Paradise in another post recently, and guys, it really is just a trainwreck that you just cannot stop watching. I mean, the drama on that show is ridiculous and made me laugh a bit this week, so yes, it was one of my favorites this week. Don't judge me ;P
3. Trader Joe's Multigrain Waffles
Okay, so these aren't as healthy as my homemade waffles, but sometimes you just don't have time to make things homemade. When I don't have time to make my waffles, but I still really want one to pair with some fruit or a smoothie for breakfast, I turn to good old TJ's multigrain waffles. You can pair them with a fruit/smoothie like I do, or maybe you want to put some peanut butter on there with a sliced banana! You can check out the ingredient list
4. Stopping and Enjoying the Simple Things
I posted the picture of that flower on my Instagram and Facebook Page this week with a reminder to try not to get caught up in the stress of day-to-day life. Can life be stressful? Yes, of course it can be. Is stress always a bad thing? No, not always. Sometimes it helps us to meet deadlines and our goals. BUT it's important to slow down and stop for a few moments everyday. Sometimes when I'm feeling overwhelmed I'll just step outside, take a few deep breaths, and look around at nature. Sounds kind of funny, right? Don't knock it till you try it though! Looking at the trees swaying in the wind, or just a pretty flower while taking a few deep breaths can have an effect on your mood and calm you down. This has easily been a favorite for me this week, as it's been quite a stressful one!
5. My Pups & Your Support
No matter how hard things have gotten this week and how many times I may or may not have wanted to pull my hair out, I love my dogs. I also love and appreciate those of you who reached out to me via email, text, or over Facebook to let me know you're thinking of Lola and our family. It truly means a lot.
Thank you guys so much for reading this post, and my blog in general. It means a lot to me. I hope that you all have safe, relaxing, and fun weekends! I'm hoping to be able to resume to a more normal posting schedule by next week, and hopefully have some positive updates about Lola.