Thank you to every one who had sweet thoughts for my dog, Scout, from last week. Over the weekend the vet analyzed his tests and it turns out he had a bladder infection. My mom said that within a few hours of taking the antibiotics he was back to himself. It's scary to see an old dog go to the vet for something unknown, but luckily he is a trooper and he is back to his lazy self.
The news of Scout feeling better was the best way I could start my weekend. I followed it with brunch with my friends at one of their houses - a late celebration of housewarming and birthday. Later, S and I biked to Whole Foods to make a delicious pasta dish for dinner, and after went to our favorite theater to see a comedy called In A World. The next day, we met up with my boss and her boyfriend at Epcot to enjoy the Food and Wine festival. For a weekend with so many good things, I was happy to start it off on a good note. More on all of that in later posts with photographs!
A couple of weekends back we went to Ikea to change up our living room from cubed shelves to open and white shelves against our purple wall. A couple of our favorite things flank this wall like my very first thrift store purchase, a $15 Polaroid Land Camera - a big purchase to me at the time. Also, a collection of old school books from the early 1900's, one of S's first gifts to me. A photo of us in Paris, and a couple of Darumas stacked like Kashira from Spirited Away.
Daruma dolls are used for good luck. You're supposed to color in one eye when you make a wish for the New Year. Once the wish comes true, you color in the other eye. The monk it is modeled after is said to have meditated for nine years straight. The discipline of Buddhist monks is something I would love to have more in my house. Yesterday is a good example of that. I was productive at work on nearly all of our October events just to come home and vacuum, clean the dishes and the bathroom, and even organize our studio/home office. For me, a glass of red wine was the reward. I haven't elevated to a non-reward system - that's the millenial in me!