Starbucks coffee

Mavis’ Surgery and Books

Our little Mavis girl was spayed on Monday and it was a tough day. I cried leaving her at the vet that morning, and I cried when I took her home. She did great throughout the surgery, but was super scared and shaky when we brought her home.

Cocker spaniel puppy after spaying surgery

She’s doing a lot better now, and I think the hardest thing for her is just resting instead of playing all the time like she’s used to. The vet told us to keep her activity level to a minimum and have a cone on her for 14 days. Eek! I bought her an elk antler to chew and play with to keep her busy, but I know I’m going to have to get creative with things for her to do to keep her from running around the house!

We also put a smaller cone on her since she wasn’t able to eat or drink without someone holding the dish for her. It’s a lot to handle with checking her stitches each day, giving her medication, and keeping an eye on her, but we’re glad the surgery is done and over with now!

Cocker spaniel puppy with cone and elk antler

Doesn’t she look like a little walrus with her elk antler? Also, that’s her “mommmmm, play with me!!” face.

Okay, onto books! I have kind of been in a reading rut lately, and I’m not sure if it’s just because I’ve been busy, or just haven’t found any good books since I finished The Magnolia Story and What Falls from the Sky.

I’m currently reading Present Over Perfect and enjoying it (though I don’t agree with the author’s view on baptism, salvation, and a few other faith-related things). It’s definitely inspiring me to take more time to just “be” instead of do, if that makes sense.

Present Over Perfect book

I also just picked up Grace, Not Perfection and Fitness Junkie, which are totally different but sound equally interesting!

I received a surprise package in the mail from Rach recently, too. She sent baby books for our daughter! I totally cried while reading them (I guess crying is just my thing lately!) and was thanking God for such a sweet friend.

Christian baby books Mama Love You So, Found Psalm 23 and I Prayed For You

One last thing in the category of books. I found a sermon notes journal on Amazon for a great price and I am loving it!

I’m definitely one to take notes during church sermons and really enjoy going back and reading them throughout the week. I usually just use a plain notebook, but this journal has really upped my note taking game!

Sermon Notes Journal

I think that’s everything for today. I was looking through my pictures for this post and came across this one below and it totally has me wanting Starbucks.

It was a decaf vanilla latte. Something about their foam, with the smooth espresso and vanilla flavor just gets me. Yum. No other coffee shop makes lattes like Starbucks! They’re always spot-on, every. single. time. but also come with the price tag for that type of quality, haha. Definitely a great treat from time to time 🙂

Starbucks vanilla latte

Do you have a go-to order or favorite drink at Starbucks?

Have you read any good books lately?

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Currently

I haven’t done a “currently” post since January. I love looking back on these posts. So, here’s what’s currently going on in my life!

Current books The book of Romans and The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (Much to Jimmy’s dismay, haha). I have donated so many things I don’t use or wear and it’s literally so hard not to dig into Jimmy’s belongings. Yikes.

Current music Trust in You by Lauren Daigle.

Current guilty pleasure Painting. Canvas, walls, anything! I just tried my hand at watercolor on Tuesday. I became interested in it when my sister and I watercolored a Bible story with preschoolers at our church.

Watercolor

Current nail color Nothing right now, but I just removed very chipped teal the other day.

Current drink Starbucks Ethopia blend. It’s so smooth! Still going strong on my birthday and anniversary coffee.

Coffee Mug

Current food I’m loving eggs on top of potatoes. It’s weird, but surprisingly tasty. I guess I get pretty creative when I need to go to the store.

Current television show Anything that has to do with the Olympics.

Current wish list More time with my sweet husband. He’s super into the new Pokemon Go app, so he’s been taking walks with me and Lola so he can catch Pokemon. I’ll take whatever husband time I can get 😉

Walks with Jimmy

Current needs Nada!

Current indulgence Taking time to decorate our house. I received gift cards for TJ Maxx and Kirkland’s for my birthday, so I’ve been able to buy a few vases and art pieces.

Current blessing I’m feeling super blessed by God to have such a loving and supportive church family and immediate family. My mom and dad treated me to lunch on Tuesday because they were both on “my side” of Pittsburgh. It was lovely.

Family

Current excitement Helping plan Hannah’s birthday and graduation party in August. I’m so excited to celebrate my sister! I haven’t mentioned it yet, but she’s leaning towards studying nursing at Penn State. I think she will make an amazing nurse because she’s so caring and hard working.

What’s your current blessing, book, and indulgence?