Whom have I in heaven but You?
And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You.
My flesh and my heart fail;

But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:25-26

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Busy

Good Morning friends! It is hot here. I wanted to thank you for such kind, caring comments, emails and prayers. Mabel continues to make tiny, little improvements. She can take 5 or 6 steps at a time. She still needs support to go to the bathroom outside, but no more having to go on towels inside. She is acting more like "our girl". She barks at the mail lady, wags her tail, chews her bones and "speaks" for treats. I have begun decreasing her steroid. The doctor is making no promises. He feels she will recover from this, but not walk "normal". Picture a sway to the hind quarters. We are just taking it day by day. We are grateful to God for each day with her. We know she could become paralyzed at anytime in the future. We pray that is not for a very, very long time. If ever.
Wet dog got a bath.
Dry and fluffy dog got his first haircut from me. It turned out pretty good, I guess. I need to look into buying a longer blade or comb. I would like to keep a bit more length on him for a fluffier look. He is hard to clip. He is all bones!

These dwarf chocolate irises smell just like milk chocolate. ♥
The garden is as done as it is going to be for the party really. I may pull a few more weeds today. So glad the flowers are blooming.
These two pictures of Mabel and Henry were taken a few days ago(before his haircut) in the garden.

Well off to finally finish up that linen curtain for the bathroom. I wanted to embroider a poodle motif along the top. No time before the graduation party to get that done. I will unsew it  after the party, so I can embroider it with a nice vintage poodle. ;)

Lots of little things to be done. Lots of cleaning to do. Bring on the percocet! Oh, which reminds me. I did have that second test shot. It was very painful to receive. It has given me lingering pain. Counting down the days (which would be 12 now) until I receive the radio frequency nerve ablation. I am soooo praying for pain relief. Feel free to join me in that!

Have a fantastic day my friends. Thank you for stopping by. Thank you for your comments too!

Running around like a chicken with my head cut off and praying,
Vickie

33 comments:

Parsley said...

Sorry you and Mabel are having such a hard time. I do enjoy seeing your fur babies and pray you are all covered with healing.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Praying agreement with you that the you will soon be pain free my dear friend. :)

Awww your fur babies are so sweet. I am glad Mabel is improving. Bless her sweet little heart, she's so adorable. Henry, too.
He looks so tiny since his hair cut.

Blessings always

Varla Lee said...

My mother tell me that i cannot immagine how seewt are this little creatures. But for me is enough to see them for feel a "bump" in my heart. Lovely pictures, i love the tiny lillac pansies and those wonderful irises, so lucky, we had a short spring here in Italy and so much rain time. Happy to read every day something about the "princess" Hug for all you. ^_^

Varla Lee said...

I mean "sweet", pardon me, hihihi!

Minnie said...

The flowers in the garden are beautiful and I wish I could smell the chocolate irises. Mabel and Henry are such cuties.

Margaret said...

I'm so glad Mabel is slowly improving. Continued prayers being said for her. Love Henry's new haircut! Adorable! Prayers also for your nerve ablation treatment. I hope it provides much relief!

Simply Victoria said...

Hang in there and delegate to your kids. I truly could not be ready for our party on Saturday if my kids didn't pitch in.
God's grace to you!

butterfly said...

Lovely photos flowers and your babies,
You are still in my prayers , enjoy the party.

marly said...

Hoping in twelve days, you will be pain free, and Mabel will be better as well. Chocolate smelling flowers? Love the look of them but would be tempted to eat them!

Catherine said...

Beautiful flowers and sweet pups ~ both make me smile! So glad Mabel is improving. ~ sending continued thoughts and prayers for her and for you!!

gracie said...

Good t read that Mabel is holding her own. Pretty blooms......

Shirley said...

Hi Vickie, I am trying to catch up with my friends this afternoon. I decided I would stay home after being out in the rain this morning. I keep praying that you are going to have relief and your adorable Mabel continues to improve. They become so much part of the family. I loved the flowers so pretty. Hugs and Prayers coming your way from Your Missouri Friend.

Beth said...

Hoping for Mabel's continued improvement.

Penny said...

So glad to hear Mabel is showing some improvement! Henry is adorable!! Will continue to pray for pain relief - sending good thoughts and hugs! :)

cucki said...

I'm so glad Mabel is slowly improving...I am so much praying here..
Beautiful photos ...with sweet fellow 's friends ..
Love and hugs x

Krista said...

Hi Vickie, I am glad to hear that Mabel is showing some improvement. I hope it continues and I hope you feel better as well. Lovely flower pics!

Lesley said...

It is great news that Mabel is progressing with her healing.
Hope you have a lovely graduation party and your pain is not too bad.
I love your flower photos,the irises sound delicious:-)

moreofhim said...

Your flowers are so gorgeous! I'm so glad to hear that Mabel is able to take a few more steps and I will continue to pray for her! I'm so sorry that your shot was so painful...praying that the next procedure to make you pain free!

Henry is adorable! Love the haircut you gave him! Our girl just had her haircut, too, and she looks adorable! We took her to a different groomer and we like the look so much better. More poodily (that is a word, right? lol) I admire that you can do it yourself! I would love to be able to do that.

Many blessings - Julie

Annette-California said...

Oh Vickie that's Great news! You get to have the procedure done? That means both last tests you had were positive? So now you are going to have the procedure in 12 days? WOW! I am soo praying for YOU and Mabel too:) Your garden is beautiful Vickie. love Annette

Trace4J said...

Praying for you friend.
And for sweet Mabel.
Sweet photos.
Love Henrys haircut.
Woolie Hugs

Peggy Lee said...

So glad to hear Mable is showing signs of improvement. I will continue to pray for her, and also for your upcoming treatment.
Your flowers are gorgeous!
Great job on the haircut.
=)

Carol said...

That is good to hear that Mabel is improving, Vickie... I'm sure she won't mind her "different" walk as long as she can get around relatively pain free.

Henry is so adorable--looks mighty handsome with that new haircut :)

Good luck with all your plans for the graduation party--I remember what a busy time of year this is when you have a graduating senior!

Jane said...

I'm so happy to hear Mabel is improving, it may only be a little bit but thank goodness it's a little bit in the right direction.
Mmmmmm, chocolate flowers ~ would they taste as good as they look and smell?
Have fun with the graduation party, it will create lovely memories for years to come xxx

KimM said...

So happy Mabel is making progress. All the photos are gorgeous. Take care -

Michelle said...

So pleased to hear Mabel is improving. Your photos are lovely thank you for sharing them with us x

Brigitte said...

Good news about your little darling dog. And your garden looks terrific. I love the pansies and the irises. Many of the flowers in our garden are just waiting for the sun to open up their flower.

Giovanna said...

Glad to read that Mabel is better, and sending all my best wishes for continued improvement. Also for your pain relief issue. Take care.

Lynn said...

Sending prayers and happy thoughts your way for Mabel's continued improvement.
Thank you for sharing your garden pics. Those chocolate irises are lovely!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

OH LES AMOURS les photos sont trop belles !!
bisous bisous

~Narita said...

Wow, chocolate scented iris's! If only my mom could have smelled those!!!!
Beautiful pictures.

I'm so glad Mabel is doing better :)

Melanie said...

Hope your party is a great one! :)
I like the little haircut he has going on. Looks nice and chill for summer.

Lillie said...

Glad to read that Mabel is showing sign of recovery. She is so lucky to have you. Hendry look cute in his new hair cut.

Gorgeous flowers and hope you are feeling better by the day. Take care!

Sally said...

I am so happy to read that Mabel is showing signs of improvement. She is a little fighter. Keeping you and her in my thoughts.

The flowers are so pretty.