Everything traced, now to cut out pieces, measure and then cut fabric. It’s backbreaking stuff, erg.
Everyone has mantras. Things we say to get us through a difficult day.
Yesterday was a pretty crappy day – not all for me, but mostly for my husband – and thus, for me. I feel everything he feels. I honestly do. We’re connected.
So today, when I had a quiet moment to myself, I came up with this one:
Today is a new day – start fresh
Today is life – it’s happening now
Yesterday is gone – you can’t change it
Tomorrow does not exist yet – you can’t worry about it
Go out and Live, damnit.
We got up at some terribly early hour this morning and got everyone ready to go.
Azzie was THRILLED to go for a car ride – Gina was her usual serene self.
Open windows for the slow parts of the ride and then we were on the autobahn and on our way.
It’s about a 35 to 40 minute drive and Azzie was finally settled by the time we were 5 minutes out, of course
She’s my wild child.
So we got there early (as suggested) and waited for them to open the doors. Got in first, first in line, so we sat in the waiting room and filled out forms and Azzie and Gina said hi to the other waiting patients and then _kinda_ settled a bit.
I was then asked to go to the exam room with Azzie for her quick vitals check. Gina gave her a nose kiss before she headed off.
Azzie calmed down enough for the tech to check her pulse, but her heart was still pounding from all the excitement. I did tell them she gets very excited and they just need to give her a moment to settle…
I said they need to do all the finicky stuff when she’s out, otherwise they will have a crazy little bear on their hands!
Only thing they can’t do while she is sedated is taking blood… Good luck with that, I told them.
Luckily, they are true professionals with years of experience and the vet herself was taking the blood, so I am not worried. Hopefully they can give her something to calm her before they start all that kind of stuff.
The vet finally arrived (she had been stuck in traffic) and she checked Azzie over quickly and explained what she was going to do, etc.
Azzie was very respectful of Dr Gundel – a little unsure as well. But I have heard great things about the Dr and I was very happy to hear we would have her as our vet. Then Dr G said it was time for me to go and for them to go take blood and get Azzie ready for her surgery. My heart nearly squished its way out of my mouth I had such a sudden rush of fear/worry/anxiety for my precious little furry child. Is that what moms feel like? As Dr G led her away and I walked off down the corridor I felt like crying! It was crazy! I felt so bad for the poor little tyke – head down, tail down, slinking along. She went semi-willingly – there was no lead tugging – so I am hoping she is not too traumatised. My poor baby.
So today I will be keeping my phone close, but hoping that I hear nothing – because that means it’s all good.
We will see her again later this afternoon.
Hope she forgives us!
Just a little update on the whole mood fabrics vs me:
I got no response from them – waited most of the day, checked my spam, checked the site (in case they responded on my account) but nada.
They lose, as I found the most amazing store EVER – Fabric Mart Fabrics!
Not ONLY do they ship to APO, offer payment via PayPal and have huge discounts for account holders – they have a gigantic range of fabrics for anything you need, and they are at exceptionally good prices EVEN when they are not on sale! They ALSO give you a FREE bundle of 6 yards of “mystery” fabrics! 2 Dark, 1 light, 2 yards each. Isn’t that AWESOME?
I am thrilled with them! The suit fabric for the 1940′s suit is all ordered, along with lining and the gorgeous Italian silk crepe de chine for the blouse. So excited!
So thanks, Fabric Mart – I am now a LOYAL customer!
My husband and I have spent today waiting… the story of what we were waiting for is too long and complicated to go into, so I will just leave it at that. Let me just add: I hate bullies.
We put off a whole bunch of things – just in case we were called. It annoys me when people who should be more responsible about time just brush it off. My husband and I are very serious about being prompt and on time. Usually, we are early for everything.
While we waited,and during the quiet hours of the quiet day, we played games with the dogs – we just finished a game of “find it”, where my husband hides some pieces of chicken (or any other “high value treat” that your dog loves) around the house, while I kept the dogs focused on me in the kitchen…
It took Azzie a few tries, but she got the idea pretty quickly. Gina, of course, is a seasoned professional at the search game
It’s excellent for their minds and it really tires them out. It’s great for when you can’t get out to take them for a long walk, or play outside.
Gina is already in bed… our bed.
Azzie is fast asleep here in the lounge with my husband and I. She never strays too far from us these days. These dogs really are “family” dogs. She started out very insecure – not surprising with the way she went from foster home to foster home – but she is growing into a confident, happy young dog now that she feels safe with us. I think she is realising that we are not going to send her to someone else. We are her forever home.
She’s come such a long way.
I would not give either of my beautiful Berners up. There would be violence against anyone who tried to take them from me.
There I was, soaring high on the new project that came in from another potentially long term client – the gorgeous 1940′s inspired suit - when, unfortunately, my little feathery self hit a wall.
This wall is partly because of where we are stationed (and the fact that we are military) and some strange issue with the website that would not allow me to actually MAKE the payment!
I tried two different credit cards (both with adequate funds) and I tried 3 different browsers (in case the extensions/plugins on my Firefox or Chrome were creating the issue) and I tried 3 different delivery addresses – as it kept vehemently yelling at me in bright red block letters that they “DO NOT SHIP TO POST OFFICE BOXES”
Well, Mood Fabrics, my address is APO, not PO and you really should offer the option of alternate addresses in your billing and shipping forms!!
I tried calling them on their customer service number, but alas, also due to my location it just wouldn’t connect properly. So I had to resort to sending them a message via their in-page comment system. Hopefully they will reply soon. I need to get this fabric shipped ASAP so I can start on this massive undertaking and get it done in the time I have allotted for it.
I also had issues with the website timing out and LOSING MY ENTIRE SHOPPING LIST – it happened at least 5 times. At least.
In order to keep the list of the matching thread to fabric colours, I mailed myself my shopping list.
If they don’t respond tomorrow (my time) I will be incredibly peeved as the fabrics I chose were absolutely gorgeous and PERFECT for this project. I’ve been wading through hundreds (chrome was straining under the number of tabs open) of online fabric stores and so far I haven’t really found anything as good as mood, OR as well priced! That gets my goat!
So please, mood fabrics, get your butts in gear and get back to me!