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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Lizzie Update :)

This is Lizzie a few minutes ago making believe she does not see Emmi walking by ...LOL!
The vet trip was a good one. Not only did I get an appointment first thing in the morning with the Vet we like but she was only half as anxious as she usually is!
The exam was done, the urine spec was handed over and suggested a possible UTI.
She got a manicure (it takes a village to clip her nails!) and an antibiotic and is doing well.
No further bloody drainage noted from that first incidence ...when she finishes the med we resend a new urine spec two days after she is off the med.
Hoping everything keeps going in the right direction now. She seems back to normal and our best girl!
thanks for all the good thoughts and emails!
we so appreciate it... HUGS!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

My Girl...sunshine on a cloudy day....

Lizzie is "our" girl, "daddy's girl" and my very special Muse.
While I worry with today's latest finding that she needs to have a vet check tomorrow, and that we pray will be easy to correct a problem she is having.... We are so keenly aware of her age and the changes that come with it.
Up front we are thankful for a healthy, illness free life for her almost 12 yrs. More than many get. Still hard to accept when things change. And they always change. Thanks for all the well wishes and thoughts from our friends.
I thought I would share the "real deal" pic of Liz below and some of my inspired (you have seen them before but indulge me) by Lizzie works on canvas.
She is one of the greatest Blessings of our lives.

Photo from this winter.

I'll post how she makes out in the next few days.
keeping the faith

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Along the way... and here and there....

Above... Keyhole desk under the stained glass window of the front entry.

The front door is open here to let in the light for the pic. This is a light yellow "Whisper Yellow" that I really liked. Nice and soft. My portrait of Leo hangs in the entry.

The house was actually built around this window. It was a Christmas present from Leo the Christmas before we looked for land to build the house on.... '78 I think. He found it in an antique shop in Newport RI. Probably from an old church.

Coming up to the top of the stairs ...I found a nice chest for this little space and I was happy.
Pottery by Leo in college art class. :)

Lizzie demonstrating the Snooze before lunch. We are very casual in all things as you can see.
The little half wall behind her houses shelves with her toys :)

Liz in the kitchen. There are 2 paintings I kept of mine for the Kitchen. The other is on the tall wall ober the fridge.
When the TV bites the dust we will have lots of room for the flat screen spectacular. But hurry. :) this is looking back from near the sofa bed.
Views of the living area on the second floor. Yes we did everything and bathroom on the second floor. It is where the view of the yard and river are. So again lots of light and space and yes...a kingsized platform bed (sofa?) in the living room. We gave up a normal couch and chair for a place where we can all hang together at night and watch TV or read or just relax and all fit together with lots of room.
We got rid of the table and chairs and built the island instead ...the pic is is 8 ft long and 4 wide. I do all my shipping and wrapping duties for paintings here. It has lots of storage under it with 2 cabinets on this side with drawers and 4 big cabinets on the other side.
And the last room I painted (pics at top) was the entry (foyer) all paint was BEHR premium plus. If you want great wall paint... I recommend it.
If Life goes as planned or near to it I should be back to the studio by middle of June. Some little things to wrap up and some family things at the end of this month to do ... Thanks for looking and see you soon. :)
Peace and Cheers!