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Around Here: July

Well, the year is already half way over.  I can hardly believe it — the time is flying by!  Below are some items that have occurred around here in July!

-received positive feedback on the first portion of my project from another reviewer.  I have begun working on the images for the second portion of the project.  The photographing portion is nearly complete after nearly three years of photographing for this project!

-preparing filings with the U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress; and getting test prints made for my project.

-finished reading this book — a good read!

-started reading this book — so far a good read.

-making dinner together with Doug — enjoying lots of yummy food on the Big Green Egg!

-finished watching the third season of Orange is the New Black, which was a bit disappointing this season.

-started watching the new seasons of Masters of Sex.

-enjoying evenings together on the deck with our fur girl, Victory — we have been enjoying the recent cooler temperatures in the mornings and evenings.

-Loving this new podcast!

-enjoying weekends at the pool, catching up on all of my reading — I still have many books sitting on my nightstand!

-finally finished selecting images (and sizes), which go to print next week, to frame and put up in our home.

-finished making eight different photo books via Artifact Uprising, which we can’t wait to receive!  It was quite time intensive to make these books, but they will be really nice to have and look back on for years to come.  I also finally finished making our wedding photo book.  Our photographer made us an album at the time of our wedding, but I wanted to make a photo book, creating a narrative of our wedding day, nearly seven years ago — better late than never!

-still enjoying my yoga class (and the gym)!

-gradually getting the items on our to do list this summer — we are slowly getting there!

-Doug purchased tickets for Pups in the Park in late September — it should be fun and hopefully Victory will like it, too!

-having date nights with Doug!  We are heading to Delaware with Victory this weekend!  The weather looks really nice!

-Lastly, Victory finished her antibiotics, which she was on for three consecutive weeks to treat her infection.  We have also been giving her a supplement and we have been wiping and clipping the fur around her ‘lady parts’ to keep this area clean.  We recently went back to the vet for a follow-up appointment, and the vet took another sterile urine sample, which was very concentrated.  Fortunately, the recent urine culture showed no bacteria indicating no infection!  The vet recommended that we change Victory to a human-grade wet food diet, two feedings a day, making a soup/chowder to get more water into her system in order to flush out her system more frequently.  Victory loves her new diet!  The vet thinks that perhaps the lack of water consumption may be contributing to these infections, which we have been battling for over two months.  We will recheck her urine in about a month, prior to leaving for vacation, to make sure she is still infection free.  Our fingers are double crossed!

Happy Friday and have a great weekend!


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  1. emmacharlottebeauty #

    great post! I love photo books they are amazing x

    July 24, 2015
  2. Anonymous #

    You have been very busy! I’m glad to hear Victory likes her new diet-hope it helps. Today’s photo shows a happy & beautiful pup. She must be a joy. Wish I could have one just like her.

    July 24, 2015
  3. Wow you have a huge amount going on and it sounds like lot of fun. Love this post (I have just discovered you). I too loved the Magic of Tidying up and Carry On Warrior has just gone onto my to be read list!!! Regards Victory and her UTI, I am by no means a vet however my little pooch Katie, who is sadly now at the rainbow bridge was suffering with regular UTI which were taking weeks of antibiotics to clear up. After this continued the vet tested for a condition called Cushings Disease, I was wondering if this may be something worth looking into with Victory. Here’s a link to more info
    As I say I am no vet but its pretty easy to treat and makes a huge difference to get it diagnosed early. Hope this doesn’t seem too interfering . xx

    July 27, 2015

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