Monday, August 25, 2008

Weekend Escape

I was an emotional wreck on Friday afternoon because I was so tired and overwhelmed. On my way home I called James upset and little did I know, he was trying to stay calm after walking in the door and seeing a disfigured Molly. Her face was swollen and he said that she couldn't even open up her eyes. She does have allergies so he immediately gave her two benadryl. When I got home he asked me if Molly looked okay and I responded, "What is wrong with her?" Within an hour the swelling drastically went down and we decided to wait to take her to the vet. She then got sick on Saturday morning. I shouldn't read the internet because every time I do it causes me to go into panic mode. It made me think about the worst scenarios like lymphoma or other types of cancer. I read that Golden Retrievers are more susceptible to cancer than most other breeds. As I freaked out on Saturday we realized that we were giving Molly new benadryl that was uncoated and that's what was probably causing her to get sick. Bingo! She was fine after we stopped giving her the pills. We didn't have to take her to the vet and she is now back to her normal self.

I fell asleep at 8:30 on Friday night and didn't wake up until 8:00 on Saturday. Does anyone else feel completely exhausted on Friday nights? On Saturday we had to get away but didn't want to go far away so we went for a nice hike near Boulder and then had lunch and shopped. We love Boulder! You definitely see a variety of people there and it is great to sit and watch them go by on their merry way. It must have been move in weekend for students at CU because we saw many college students and their parents wondering around the town. It made me want to go back and start college again (in a way). I can't believe it's been so long since I started college as a freshman. If I only knew then what I know now! :) Everyone looked so young. I never thought I would say that.

We are going to try to stay away from downtown this week except for James having to take the bus downtown for work. The city is buzzing this week because of the Democratic National Convention. James went out for lunch today and saw many protesters and government groups along 16th street mall. You never know what you will see there. I told him to take the camera because he might spot someone famous. You never know, right? We'll post pictures if he gets any good ones. I'm hoping for a shot of somebody. Fallout Boy, Mariah Carey, Everclear, Chris Daughtry, James Taylor, Ani DiFranco, David Crosby, Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck, Black Eyed Peas, Val Kilmer, Oprah, Kanye West, Dave Matthews, Madonna, and many more I didn't mention are going to be in Denver this week. That's pretty good odds for spotting somebody!
Have a great week!


Julie and Dean said...

AHHH poor Molly! I agree about the internet. I always say that WebMD is the devil. I have one little symptom and after reading WebMD I think I have some incurable disease.
Yeah, and Friday nights, I am DONE! D.O.N.E. DONE!
I'll be in Denver 9-16 for a few days and back again in October. I will e-mail you when I know exact days/times etc. Hope to catch you at least during 1 of my visits.

M and H said...

We went out with friends on Saturday night, but were all in bed by 10:30. Ridiculous! I feel so old. :(

Susan said...

I'm so glad that Molly is ok. I think it is totally normal to be exhausted after a full week of teaching- especially at the beginning of the school year.

Kelli said...

Yes, Friday nights are a wash for me. I am barely coherant when 9:00 rolls around. I am glad Molly is okay!

Ray and Tammy said...

Oh...poor Molly! You sound like me on that computer. Why just two hours ago I freaked out about some bleeding my dog Kate is having and went on the internet and that made things worse! My hands were shaking when I called the vet!
My favorite things to do is to watch 20/20 on Friday nights....but Ray and I both fall asleep before the show airs sometimes! LOl!!
Have a great weekend.

Sandra & Steve said...

Glad to hear Molly is ok, don't forget to give yourself a break, new jobs are so stressful. I'm sure you're doing great!

Morgan's Mom said...

Poor Molly! That would have freaked me out.

Jeremy's sister that lives in Denver has seen a few politicians at her restaurant--but no "cool" celebrities yet :)

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear Molly is ok, that would have scared me and I always freek when I read descriptions online and then assume the worst.