“Never let go of hope. One day you will see that it all has finally come together. What you have always wished for has finally come to be. You will look back and laugh at what has passed and you will ask yourself... 'How did I get through all of that?"- Author Unknown

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Dog Mom of Two

I am officially a crazy dog mom of two :) 
Also my official sorry, not sorry for all the Cosmo blowing up FB! I'm OBSESSED :) 

Now, I started presenting the idea of another dog around my birthday last year.  I was met with all the reasons why we shouldn't.   A second dog was my request for every holiday and birthday after...  Yes, even his.  I wanted to rescue, he thought he might want a puppy.  I casually sent him rescue profiles and listened to what he thought about each one, taking note of his likes and dislikes.  I would take periodic breaks as not to push it, lol, then I would start sending him more specific rescue profiles! He would counter with puppy listings on CL- eventually the right rescue profile would come acrossed & Sunday 6/7 at an adoption event we met and brought our boy home.

Only took me 7 months folks!  One look at Cosmo and Brannon was ready to go pick him up!  Life has changed so much in the time we have been together!  I have to say, suffering from depression and anxiety completely changed my life.  Even when I started to feel better I was still stuck in the same physical routines that I was in when I was suffering and I really didn't know how to make that different.  

Cosmo is a husky/catahoula leopard dog mix and he requires two walks a day and lots of outside time!  Marley is loving it!  I have already lost two pounds since his arrival!  We have restructured our whole lives to accommodate and meet his needs!  It has made us ALL better!  He is crate training and doing AWESOME!  I am enjoying exposing myself to the outdoors a lot more often. He doesn't go out without us so we have all had a lot of playing and running around going on over here.  Loving and caring for him has really helped me, our walks are an amazing time for me and he won't let me miss it!  

We are SO happy to have him in our family and maybe for the first time ever, it is ALL about him and he is loving it.  

Thursday, March 12, 2015


I saw this type of blog post on a blog that I follow, and decided to follow this format for my blog today :) I have changed the appearance of my blog, as well as reverted all of my previous blogs to drafts.  It's a fresh start anyways!

Currently I'm:

Listening... to an audio book, called The Remains by Vincent Zandri.  So far, so good.  I'm fresh off another murder mystery called, My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni.  I have read/listened to quite a few books this year: The Divergent Series, plus Four (a collection of shorts from his perspective), and the Hobbit.  I've started Lord of the Rings, but have found that I have to be in the mood in order to follow the story.  I love listening to them while I work and drive, they are my new addiction!

Eating...  A dark chocolate &; peanut butter kind bar with my coffee.

Drinking... Coffee, can't start my day without a cup!

Wearing...  Silver Jeans & a black sweat shirt from old navy.

Feeling...  Refreshed.  Had a little trip out of town recently to say goodbye to my Uncle Dennis, and the time with family, back in my favorite little town, playing with my niece, all while missing Brannon, Marley, and home desperately was really good for me.  It really put a lot of things in to perspective.

Weather...  LOVING IT!  I have been so cold this winter, much more cold than ever before.  I've always been hot natured until this winter!  Today was in the 70's and I basked in it every chance I got!

Wanting... My mini-bluetooth ear bud to come in the mail.  I should have it Friday!

Needing... A night at the movies!  It's been so long since I've gone, and there are quite a few movies I want to see!!

Thinking... About breaking out my sewing machine pretty soon.  I have a few embroidery patterns I've accumulated &; quite a few pretty kitchen towels stashed!

Enjoying... the beginnings of Spring.