Sunday, July 11, 2010

Poor Little Pooch

While I was away last week for work, Annie had a bit of a run-in with a Saint Bernard while on a walk with John. You can see who came out ahead. The other dog got loose from its owner and went after Annie. Thankfully she  is okay. The vet cleaned out the wound and gave her a shot of antibiotic. She is on antibiotics to prevent infection and seems to be healing fine. The dog's owner was nice enough to pay the vet bill. They had recently gotten her from a shelter so they are not sure what triggered her to go after Annie, but they think she had been used to hunt in the past so maybe that was it.

In other news, I am by myself this week while John is out at a field exercise called Bushmaster (he left this morning). That means five nights by myself. I am such a baby when he's gone. I usually repeat Psalm 4:8 about a million times (possibly a slight exaggeration) at night when I am trying to get to sleep.

"I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety."

 Last night we ordered Chinese and watched the movie Green Zone. It was pretty good, definitely more of a guy movie. I was just glad to be able to spend some time with John before he left so I really didn't care what we watched.

Today I took part in a bake sale fundraiser for my half marathon training with Team in Training. There were 4 other participants so we will split the money 5 ways. There were definitely some generous people when I was there, so hopefully we did pretty well.

Afterward I went bathing suit shopping :(

Never fun, but I think I managed to find something that was cute and not too revealing. It was on sale at Macy's, but it was still more than I have ever paid for a bathing suit. Of course, it will be totally worth it for Hawaii! I can't wait.

As you can see, I changed my blog background. I was getting tired of the pink. I would really love a new blog design, especially a header with pictures. For the rest of the blog and the background I want to keep it simple. Unfortunately, I don't know how to design a header. I think you need Photoshop? I have been debating about paying someone, but we'll see.


Anonymous said...

Sorry about Annie's run in:( Hope she feels better soon.

Karen said...

Hi Becky,
I've been lurking your blog for awhile, as my husband and I are also dealing with infertility (although we've chosen to share very little about that part of our lives on our blog). I'm not sure how I found your blog, but I linked to it from someone else's blog.

Just wanted to give you a suggestion about your blog header. If you go to, you can do quite a few neat things with pictures on that site, most of it for free. I found the biggest challenge getting the picture to be an appropriate size - currently mine is about 800 x 300 pixels.

If you don't have a picture you'd like to use, you can check out - thousands of pictures to browse - more than enough to keep you busy while your husband is away :)

Have fun!

DeniFay said...

I'm so sorry about sweet Annie! She's such a doll! I used shabby blogs to do my blog. And it was pretty easy.

I have a question for you, will you email me

Praying for your referral...

Niki said...

Poor pup! OUCH!

I too have been lurking for awhile. Hard to find time to sit and write. But I will be writing more again soon. But that's a post for another time and place.

Don't pay someone to do blog stuff. I'd be happy to help :) Maybe after work tonight I can give you a few sights. I can personalize anything you'd like though.

Do you have a picture you'd like to use?

Flakymn said...

Becky, I am sure that Joia or my husband John or someone could help you design a header? John did mine in about 30 minutes.

Jennifer said...

Oh no! So sorry about Annie. So glad she is ok though! You should check Rita who did my blog makeover. She is amazing and so easy to work with!!