Well, it is getting near the end of May, and it feels more like summer than spring with the warm temperatures and high humidity. Below are some items that have occurred around here in May!
-I finally finished the first draft of the first part of my project, after two and a half years of work, which is being reviewed; and almost all the dogs for the second part of my project are photographed, a big feat. I plan to finish up photographing my long-term project at the end of June.
-finished reading this book — a good read, especially if you want to make more time for yourself and activities you enjoy. I still have a stack of books on my nightstand to read and I am slowly getting through them along with a list of books I want to read in our Amazon queue!
-my garden in is full bloom and my pink hydrangeas are gorgeous!
-making breakfasts together on the weekends with Doug.
-finished watching a new mini series, The Casual Vacancy. (Doug also read the novel.)
-began watching the Witness, a French series, with subtitles, on Netflix. If you liked The Killing, which we did, we heard the Witness is a good one! So far we like it!
-watched the movies, Wild and Cake; and I really like this quote from Cheryl Strayed in the book/movie Wild, “There’s a sunrise and a sunset every day, and you can choose to be there for it. You can put yourself in the way of beauty.”
-working on printing and framing fine art prints for the house.
-we finished getting the house ready for spring and summer!
-we are enjoying the furnished deck and enjoying dinners on the deck with Victory!
-having date nights with Doug!
-taking Victory on more outings, longer walks, and rides in her Hound About since the weather has been so nice!
-still enjoying my yoga class and hopefully improving my skills each week!
-going to visit family later this week, including going to see the Rolling Stones with my sister and brother-in-law! It should be fun!
-it seems that Victory is on the mend with her infection, thank goodness. The blood present in her pee, at the end of last week, gave us a scare. The antibiotic seem to be working; and she still has another week on the antibiotic. We hope that the infection was an anomaly and that it will not be a recurring issue indicating an underlying issue. Apparently, female dogs are more prone to these types of infections.
-we gave Victory a bath yesterday, not her favorite activity, but she tolerates it and she looks great and her furs feels silky smooth — the best part of giving her a bath! She got her nails and paws clipped at the vet last week — Victory gets a manni and peddi monthly — mostly because we are too scared to clip her paws and trim her nails ourselves! Below is an image of Victory freshly bathed relaxing on the deck last night while we watched the sun set, which is becoming a Sunday evening ritual! We are grateful that Victory is in better spirits.