Friday, February 28, 2014

Some Birthday Love

Today I spent some much needed time with my best friend, Kathryn. I can't believe it's been 3 years since we've seen each other. I'm hoping that we won't let another 3 year's go by before we see each other again.
In honor of her birthday I made this cute little gift card box. I used my Stampin' Up envelope punch board to make the box and my cute little ice cubes stamp from Unity Stamps (I've been dying to use it!).  I love that our birthdays are so close together, as we were able to do a little gift exchange before we headed home.
I had some crafty odds and ends that I picked up on sale over the past few months for her as well.
She got me all sorts of cool crafty stuff ( I can't wait to play around with!)
The weather worked with us for a change. It was beautiful out! Which made it easier to snap a cute picture before we left.
Thanks for the time well spent today Kathryn. I'm looking forward to some quality crafting time.
I love these little Ice Cubes ( Unity Stamps- Itty Bitty). 
I stamped the image twice, cut the cubes out and layered them with 
a pop up dot.
After everything was put together I added stickles to the ice cubes.

Fun little gifts from my bff. Can't wait to dig in and craft!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

So Sad

You know how Monday's tend to be the WORST day of the week? It turns out that my Monday was beyond terrible. Words can't really express what a horrible day it was.
I woke up yesterday morning needling to make an appointment at the Vet for my cat Scooby. He'd been having some breathing issues (at first with thought it was adrenaline because a metal ladder dropped on our wooden floor).
The clinic made room for him right away, which was a blessing. After the Dr listened to his head and lungs she decided that an x-Ray was needed. I pretty much knew it was bad when I brought him in. But, I had hoped, prayed I was wrong.
The results were that his heart was weak and he had fluid on his lungs. The four possible causes of this are:
. Cancer
. Congenital heart failure
. An infection.
. Benign Kyle (there was a longer more technical name for it, but I can't remember what it was)
She could have drawn some of the liquid out of his lungs but he would have had to be sedated. The sedation itself more than likely would have been too hard on him. So, I was left with the only choice I could make. The one that was best for him.
At 10 am yesterday morning I had to authorize the injection that would put him to sleep. It was by far one of the hardest things I have had to do. That, and tell my kids that their favorite pet died. It was hard. It was horrible. I felt like I let my buddy down. I know that we did the best we could for him. However, that doesn't make the sadness go away.
Its going to take a while for me to stop looking for him first thing in the morning or when I walk into the house. I have to remind myself to turn off the water in the bathroom sink ( he was uber spoiled and he trained us well). Even our Calico who doesn't really like anyone looked for him this morning.
Scooby, you were a cool kitty and an amazing companion. You are greatly missed.