Monday, February 4, 2013

Winter is all over you

dress & hairpin: ModCloth | cardigan & shoes: Target | tights: Walgreens

Lately, the phrase "When it rains, it pours" feels particularly applicable. The only thing is, a lot of the things that have been pouring on me (so to speak) have been positive. It just feels like, after a period of relative calm, everything - good and not-so-good - is happening at once.

On the not-so-good side of things, my dog got really sick a week ago. I've seldom felt as helpless as I did when I got that phone call. I was stuck at work, and we still didn't know what was wrong with her, except that she wasn't eating and could barely able to climb the front steps. I know it sounds utterly cliche, but I don't think I realized just how important she is to me, and how much joy she adds to my life, until I saw her looking tiny and limp. She's my cuddle buddy - she sleeps on my bed every night - and the thought of losing that was just unbearable. The vet doesn't know exactly what was wrong (some kind of infection in her jaw), but thankfully she seems to be back to her old self now. I just about cried when I saw her running around with her usual pep and joie de vivre. I guess what I'm trying to say is, if you have a pet, give them a little bit of extra love today.

On the good side of things, one week ago, I found out that I'm going to have another little niece! And she'll be close by, too - even better. Also one week ago (yeah, it was a busy day), I found out that one of my dearest friends got engaged. And finally, one week from today, I start my new job - though I still have an overwhelming pile of tasks to finish before that happens. I'm eager for the new challenge, but somehow two weeks notice doesn't feel like quite enough time to wrap everything up and say my goodbyes.

But, with that said, I'll close with another quote that is perhaps even more applicable than the one I opened with: "A ship in harbor is safe, but that's not what ships are built for."

Amen to that.


  1. I'm so glad your dog is doing better! And hooray for a niece! All we need now is warm sunshine!

    The Occasional Indulgence

  2. Lovee your hair! Supercute dress!

  3. I'll make sure to hug my cats when I get home. These sick pets stories sure are scary. Glad she's felling better!

  4. Glad things are good and I am so sorry about your pup that would be awful!! I love that dress.
    Almost Endearing

  5. What a great outfit, especially the dress!

    Hope you're having a fantastic day,

  6. I love how it looks like a heart shaped snowflake fell on your hair!

  7. Cute outfit! I love the little heart in your hair. And I'm so glad to hear that your dog is doing better. Pets really do become part of everyone's family.

  8. I'm so glad your doggie is feeling better; sick pets are the WORST. A few months ago I thought our family dog (he's 18) was gonna have to be put down and I was a complete wreck. So yay, so glad your pup is doing okay! And congrats on the new niece! Aaaand you look amazing; that heart pin in your hair is SO adorbs. :3

  9. I'm jealous of your snow! You look gorgeous!

  10. Aw I'm glad your dog is feeling better now. I got a call from home saying my dog wasn't doing well about a week ago. He's old and his joints hurt, but I guess he hurt himself jumping on and off the couch. I think he's feeling better now, but it was like the worst couple of days ever thinking about what I'd do without him.
    On a more positive note, I love this pretty red dress on you and the little heart clip in your hair is such a cute detail!

  11. Oh my gosh. I have this dress and have been trying to figure out FOREVER how to make it work. Now I know. Thank you!