Tuesday, May 26, 2009

not exactly the holiday weekend we had planned...

"Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans."
--- John Lennon (1940-1980)

Hi there! Hope you enjoyed the long holiday weekend...

For us, the weekend was long, but not completely a holiday. As I mentioned a couple of posts ago, Buddy had a sudden and unexpected reaction to the chemo, so he was in and out of the animal hospital several times between Thursday morning and Saturday. We were scared, hoping his white blood cell count would come up. Thankfully, he recovered and is again energetic, eating well, and is apparently feeling good. Just in time for his second chemo treatment later this week, poor thing.

Although we didn't get to Orlando (I had planned to attend a Scrapbook Expo, Sal and I were going to SeaWorld, etc. etc.), we did have some fun! We had an extended visit with my parents while we all tended to Buddy.

And on Monday, as planned, my Mom and I headed to Tampa for some shopping. After much anticipation, Crate & Barrel opened their new store in Tampa this weekend! It's a huge 2-story 33,000 square foot building full of C&B goodness! We had a really good time browsing ... it's one of my most favorite stores. I hadn't been to C&B in quite a while, so I treated myself to this Raffia vase that caught my eye with its unique texture and "beachy" decor appeal. Love it!

And then a lucky break ... we stopped at The Scrapbook Shoppe, where they were having an incredible sale --- 43% off the ENTIRE store to celebrate the owner's 43rd birthday. It was crowded with crazed scrappers (including me) grabbing steals and deals! The checkout line was 45 minutes to an hour wait, whoa!

All in all, a good weekend. Best of all, Buddy's better. And Orlando will always be there.


Momofboys said...

so sorry to hear of buddy's trips to the vet but thankful that he's feeling better! hopefully this second round won't be so bad. glad you had some nice time with mom shopping...i was hoping for a picture of that gorgeous vase you bought!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan, just popped over to see your blog. So glad to hear that Buddy is doing better!!! We have a beagle too, his name is Bentley, he will be 8 on June 17!!! He is our only furbaby and we love him sooo much!!! I joined the Yahoo group recently and just figured out who you were!! DUH!! My dd, Ashley will be coming to CE with me this year, I'm sooo excited for her, I had such a blast last year!! She was actually the lucky lottery winner this time!!! I am stoked about the July classes at Cherry Blossom, my dd's got them for me for my Mother's Day gift!! So if I don't see you soon, then I'll definitely see you in July!! Take Care, Vicki Enyart (Boca Raton)