Three things I’m grateful for this week: March 27

Making lemonade from lemons!
Making lemonade from lemons!
  • Our vacation to Phoenix for Spring Training.¬†Oh my gosh, it was so good to get away and relax for a few days – I’m so grateful to my husband for organizing everything (and doing all of the driving) so that I could focus on the enjoyment of it all.
  • Gentle rain. Last month’s gully-washing rain in San Diego were awful because so much moisture came down so quickly that it couldn’t be absorbed to do any good for our plants and streams. This week we’ve had a couple of days of slow, gentle rain and you can see it all soaking into our poor, parched dirt. With any luck at all, we’ll have some wildflowers in May to show for this.
  • A recovering Pug. Poor Alouysius, he swallowed a large piece of landscaping bark not last weekend but the weekend before and had to have emergency surgery to remove the obstruction. Between eating the bark and the veterinarian discovering what was going on, fluid and partially digested food built up in his abdomen and even post-surgery it was still draining from his (very short) nose, leading to concerns that he could aspirate some of the fluid and develop pneumonia. You can’t imagine how little sleep any of us got until it was clear he was out of the woods! He’s got to wear the Cone of Shame for another day, until his stitches come out tomorrow, so he’s doing Doggy Day Care at the vet’s office for the week, but it’s a small price to pay to get his sweet, squishy face back and healthy.
Poor, sad Cone-of-Shame Pug!
Poor, sad Cone-of-Shame Pug!

Your turn: What are you grateful for this week?

4 thoughts on “Three things I’m grateful for this week: March 27”

    1. Hi Kay Lynn,

      Thanks for checking in! Yes, while the tab for Alouysius’ treatment was really large, he’s a part of our family and what better use for our money than taking care of the people/animals that we love? I’m most grateful that we have the means to afford the vet bills because I honestly don’t know what I’d have done if we had to make a choice about his treatment solely based on the cost. (Ugh!)

      Glad you – and Charger! – are feeling better now.


  1. I’m glad that Alouysius is doing much better—if it counts for anything, he looks absolutely adorable in the cone. I’m grateful for the beautiful weather these past few days. After the freak winter, it’s great to be able to wear sandals and enjoy the sun.


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    1. Hi Brittney,

      Thanks for stopping by and for the good wishes on Al’s recovery.

      I know what you mean about the sandal weather – I’ve been like a lizard all week, lazing in the sun with mostly bare feet on my lunch break. It’s so cold inside our buildings at work that I have to wear a sweater and keep a blanket handy for my legs, so the sunshine makes me very happy.

      Have a great weekend!

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