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Friday, May 31, 2013

Shelby's Surgery

 We've been through a lot in the past couple of weeks with our youngest dog, Shelby. She had a ruptured disc in her spine. She's was paralyzed from the ruptured disc compressing her spinal cord. She had the emergency surgery May 18. The surgeon gave us a promising 98% recovery rate which is great news. The bad news is that she has Intervertebral Disc Disease and has a 5-20% chance of another ruptured disc.

So here is Shelby...she's a Papillion/Sheltie mix and apparently this is a common back disorder with her breed type. Poor little thing.

She's really getting better everyday. She has even started walking on her back legs again! We have to use a little sling to support her, but she's making so much progress!


Ah the life of a teacher. Stressless for 2 months. And those will be 2 months of gardening, pooling it and reading Dan Brown's new book. Could I be happier? 

Getting the garden going...planted basil, thyme, cilantro, rosemary, jalapenos, cayenne, habanero, big boy, cherry and roma tomatoes, squash, zucchini and peppermint. 

Daniel insisted on tilling...

Pool skies

This is where I'll be everyday for the next 2 months. 

I love our italian lights strung in our backyard. We keep them there all year long which probably isn't the best way to make them last, but they're just so great to flip on when the night is right. These bulbs just get me in the mood for bonfires and friends. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Mother's Day

These photos were taken by my little sister Haileigh of our table and croquet game. 

I made the moms lily pad cards. 

Flood Art...again

In May of 2010, Nashville had the "great flood"...which sounds too biblical for me, so we just call it the flood of 2010. We had about 5 feet of water in our basement...which is my art studio. Needless to say...there's a lot of water damage on most of my drawings. 

Well, lucky us, it rained more than 7 inches a couple of weeks ago and we got about 3 inches of water in our basement again...3 years later. 

Yes, most of my new drawings were on the floor. Guess who's getting new shelves? 

Silkscreen print