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Monday, July 30, 2012


Hey everybody! How are you today? I am hoping your doing better than me! I felt weird, nauseous last night. I am glad I was fine for Madeleine's birthday party with our family.

Not the best picture, but you get the idea right? Four layers of white cake, dyed two different colors of pink. All frosted with "Mr. Brown's Italian Meringue Buttercream Frosting". A family favorite. So she officially turns 14 tomorrow. :)

So before I went to bed last night I threw up 3 times. :( Still not feeling so great today. Taking lots of naps with sweet Mabel.

Did not mention this, but she jumped off of the couch last week. Madeleine placed her up there and forgot. The vet said it is time to have a family talk. So we did. He said her jumping off the couch is like us jumping off the roof of our home. Her going up and down the stairs all day cannot happen. As in ever. Each step to her is like a 3 foot step for us he says. She needs to be lifted on and off the porch too.  The only options for her now is to go on the steroids and muscle relaxants when she has an "episode". We obviously hope these are few and far between. He did tell me she will gain weight. We of course hate this. He said she either lives plump, or she will end up paralyzed and then euthanized. I am summarizing this for you. He is wonderful and kind.

Haven't stitched in a day. I will when I feel better. I still need to finish the Garden Party into a pin pillow.

Napping and praying,


cucki said...

Oh deary I hope you feel better soon..
Yummy cake though ..
Mabel is so cutie xxx

Fiore said...

Hello, I'm Fiorenza (Fiore for my friends) from Italia. I came on you blog from Needles Pins and Dragonflies blog. I like it so much. I like cross stitch, cooking and reading.
This cake seems so delicious. Hope you feel better soon. I'll come and take a look on you blog now.

Parsley said...

I can't stand getting sick. I hope you feel better soon!

The cake is so is my fav.

Can't wait to see poodle paws soon :)

Solstitches said...

What a beautiful cake!
Feel better soon.

Trace4J said...

Hope you are feeling better soon.
Your cake is beautiful.
Happy Birthday to your girl.

Unknown said...

Oh Vickie I am sorry to hear that your not feeling very well and I hope your better soon. Happy Birthday to Madeleine and what a pretty cake, I love it and I bet it tasted just as good if not better than it looked. I suppose its an answer on poor Mabel but not the one you were hoping for. Hugs to you xx.

marly said...

I hope you are feeling better soon. How hearbreaking for your little Mabel. What a perfect cake! My layers usually slide off or topple over.

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

The cake looks beautiful - sorry to hear you're not feeling well - hope what ever is ailing you passes soon

Shirley said...

Hi Vickie, I am reading a few blogs before I go to bed. I am taking a break from the lap quilt I am working on right now. The lady that will be on the receiving end does not like blues so I am redoing flowers in shades of purple just for her. Happy birthday to your daughter. I know if she is like most teenagers she will like the cake just because mom made it. I hope you are feeling better. We didn't get much rain and the heat is back. Have a wonderful day and hope you are feeling better. Hugs Your Missouri Friend.

Chris said...

Wow! I love the pretty.
I hope that you are feeling better and that no one else has caught the bug that is bothering you.
I hope that you all adjust to Mabel's needs easily. You want to have as much time with your sweet girl as you can :)

Maggee said...

Well, hopefully by now, you are feeling better? It is NOT fun to be sick that way... ugh! And poor little Mabel... everyone has to follow the new rules to help her live to a ripe old age! Hugs to you!

Anonymous said...


Just found your lovely blog.

Hope you feel better soon.
Yummy looking cake!
Mabel is gorgeous.

Anne said...

Oh my! I'm so sorry to hear you were feeling icky :( That cake looks amazing! You are a great cake maker!! Happy birthday to your girl. Wow 14 years old. I remember those days! Poor little Mabel. Have you thought about getting one of the step thingys for pets? I've seen people who have small dogs get those for the couch or bed and it helps them out. Hugs!

butterfly said...

Oh Vickie poor you I hope you are feeling a little better today sweetheart.
Take some rest and you will soon be better, big HUGS.

Orlythe said...

May you feel much better real soon. Please tell me who your compassionate vet is! I live in Greenfield, not far from you, and have a litle shih-tzu/bichon cross named Maggie. Is this a familiar story? Take care of yourself, sweetie.

Janet P said...

I hope you are feeling better by now Vickie, it's pretty miserable when you have to do a birthday tea when you are poorly. Happy Birthday to your daughter!
Hope Mabel comes along ok, decisions decisions.

Melanie said...

Ugh. :(
Hope you are feeling better by now!

Mindi said...

I hope you're feeling better! That cake looks yummy.

Catherine said...

I sure hope you are feeling better!
That cake looks positively yummy!!
Oh sweet Mabel ~ she'll be a plump pampered pooch!

Catherine said...

I sure hope you are feeling better!
That cake looks positively yummy!!
Oh sweet Mabel ~ she'll be a plump pampered pooch!