Finn’s favorite thing to say is “Oh Zoe” and “Hey Zoe.” Well, on this Wednesday I was saying “Oh Zoe” a whole freaking lot. Keep reading for more. In the meantime…here’s a day in the life.
3:30a – Finn is crying in his room. I give him about 10 minutes to calm down but he doesn’t so I go in to comfort him. He’s back asleep within 15 minutes. I would say 8 out of 10 times he can soothe himself during middle of the night wake ups but when things escalate, I go in.
6:45a – Finn is fussing again but settles himself back down. I decide to slowly wake up and read the Charlotte Agenda newsletter on my phone, check email and respond to some DMs.
7:15a – I get up and make coffee. Finn starts stirring again.
7:30a – go in and get Finn.
He’s in a SUPER cuddly mood so we sit on the couch for 30 minutes and snuggle while I drink coffee and we watch GMA. He does not want to get down and just wants to stay in my lap. Swoon.
8:15a – we eat breakfast. Scrambled eggs, toasted Dave’s Killer Plain Awesome bagel with butter and cream cheese and grapes. We both eat the same thing.
8:30-9:15a – pack Finn’s lunch, shower, get dressed, get Finn dressed
FYI: I’ve been taking photos of Finn’s preschool lunchboxes so that I can do a post with lots of ideas for you!
9:30a – leave for preschool. Carpool is 8:50-9:10 and I miss that so I walk Finn in.
Walking him in was super fun today because they had “visit from a firetruck day.” Ahhhh!!!!
9:45a – leave to head up to the Lake Norman area to meet some blog friends for coffee.
11a-1:15p – spend well over two hours catching up with Julie and Brittany. It’s been way too long since we last got together and we had a ton to talk about. We started meeting a few years ago to talk about the blogging business but these days we spend like 2 seconds talking about work and the rest of the time talking life. <3
2p – back at home and starving. I eat pita chips and hummus, kale + quinoa salad and cake.
2:30p – head outside to do some yard work. While I’m out there, Zoey gets sick and throws up yellow bile. She ate some golden raisins yesterday so my mind immediately goes on high alert. I’m not placing blame on how she got into the raisins but let’s just say I have a very curious one year old who thinks it’s fun to a) go through cabinets and b) feed the dog. 😉
I feel like a crap dog mom that Zoey was able to get into the raisins They’ve been in this same cabinet for over 2 years and this has never happened but on Sunday I reorganized the nuts and dried fruit into a new basket that I got at ALDI and placed it towards the front of the bottom shelf of the cabinet. I think Finn left it slightly ajar when he was exploring things and she was able to nose her way in and grab them. Ugh.
I call our vet and they tell me to come in immediately.
3:15p – at the vet they immediately draw blood to check Zoey’s kidney function. FYI: grapes and raisins are toxic to dogs and they don’t know why. The terrifying thing is that it can cause kidney failure and there is NO reversal. Some dogs are affected by as little as one raisin, some aren’t affected at all. It’s so crazy.
4p – the vet sends us home after Zoey’s kidney function comes back in normal range and they give her anti-nausea meds and inject her with fluid. The alternative was to hospitalize her overnight to give her IV fluids but the vet said given how happy and active (and not sick) she was acting, it was okay to treat her at home. We have to go back tomorrow for more bloodwork.
4:30p – we arrive back home and I hop on the computer to check-in and finish my playlist for my Wednesday evening yoga class at VIBE5.
5:45p – teach. I have to say that I was feeling all kinds of scattered going in to teach but it was just what I needed to relax and get myself feeling okay. I’ve been teaching this time slot since January and it’s been fun and rewarding to build the class. I love teaching at this studio.
7:15p – stop at Harris Teeter on the way home to get stuff for Zoey. I have to give her PepcidAC 2x/day for the next 7 days and feed her chicken and rice for the next few days.
8:30p – home and have Zoey’s dinner cooked. I work on my own dinner too. So far, she’s acting 100% like her normal self and I’m hopeful she’ll be okay. She was super excited to eat this dinner and as I type this post she is laying in front of my feet and chewing a bone.
8:45p – edit photos for this post and eat dinner. My dinner is a Blue Apron meatless mushroom/bok choy ramen topped with a soft boiled egg and it is so yum!
9p – wash dishes and clean up kitchen.
9:15p – start writing this post while watching Netflix in the background.
Next up…shower, read and bed! Tomorrow is a busy day. I teach at VIBE5 at 8:15 and 9:30a and then have another post-op appointment for my toe. I’m crossing my fingers and toes that I get the green light to go crazy. I’d love to run the Charlotte Half Marathon next month!!!
Two things…first, if you’re wondering what happened to Finn after I dropped him at preschool, his father picked him up and he was with him this afternoon/evening. Second, I typically take advantage of the days he’s with his father to get a ton of work done. Today was an anomaly with my coffee meetup and Zoey situation. I am usually glued to my computer.
This is the end.
Craziest thing your dog has eaten?
What are you watching on Netflix right now?