Monday, June 14, 2010

weekend update

This might be a two post kind of day, partly because I'm working from home and partly because I have something else to write about (and I don't want to taint my "weekend update" post with what else is on my mind).

My first acupuncture session was Saturday morning. She spent about 20 minutes going over my paperwork and my health history before we officially got started. I wasn't nervous at all and, just as I suspected, it didn't hurt. The one needle she placed at the top of my head was a little sore at times, but not painful. It was a very relaxing experience. After about 10 minutes on the table, I almost couldn't feel my body. I will be doing this every Saturday and I will also be taking Chinese herbs. I'm not going to lie: the herbs are nasty. I definitely can't take them with water. So far, orange juice seems to be the only thing that masks the taste and I still have to shoot it as if I'm shooting tequila. I hope that these things treat me better than tequila. Yuck.

Saturday, Joey and his dad painted bedroom #2. We still have bedroom #3, the guest bath, and the hallway to complete. I think, aside from a few minor decorative things, the downstairs is nearly complete.

Finally, the highlight of my weekend was making a decision about adding to our family. This is something Joey and I have been talking about for a while, and it looks like things may finally be coming together. We are ready to share that we are "home visit approved" and on the waiting list to adopt . . .

TWO PUPPIES.

That's right. Our family of two may soon become a family of four. Unfortunately, that's all I can write about it at the moment since nothing is in stone. I can tell you they are from a dog rescue, they are brother and sister miniature dachshunds, and we love them. We are trying not to get our hopes up, but we really hope they are able to come home with us.

It ended on an interesting note (more on this in a later post), but, overall, it was a good weekend.

24 comments:

Rach said...

I'm enjoying acupucture as well. It took me a couple times to get use to the needles in my ears! Kind of grossed me out at first.

The place is looking cute! Good luck with the puppy adoption.

suchagoodegg said...

Your place looks awesome, nice WORK!!!

Fingers crossed on the sis-&-bro pups. That would be amazing! xo

Dawn said...

I love the pictures of your place. Nice job!

Have two dogs is awesome. I don't know what our dogs would do without each other and they keep each other entertained. I hope you get them.

Ashley said...

Love the pics! Everything looks great. And I hope the dogs work out for you!!! Dogs make everything better....I have a whole herd of them. lol

The Baby Race said...

Oh I hope you get those puppies! How exciting!

I'm glad acupuncture went well for you. I HATED it. Went twice and quit. I just felt too much like a pin cushion.

Rebecca said...

Love the pictures!! :) I'm glad you're enjoying the acupuncture. I hope it really helps. And, YAY for the possible puppies! :)

Kelly said...

How exciting! I love the pics (especially the one of the kitchen with the print on the wall) and the thought of two puppies! YAY!

I sure hope acupuncture works. I'm excited to hear more about it.

Candidly_Andrea said...

Yay - so glad you jumped on the acu band wagon ... I'm still loving my sessions (mine are about 20min once the needles are all in).

Which herbs do they have you taking? I just have Ginseng and Astragalus (for now my Naturopath told me).

And how awesome about the puppies!

Place looks great - :)

Crossed Fingers said...

Wow - the kitchen & living room look great! I love that painting you have hanging up by the bar area in the kitchen.

Fingers crossed on the new addition!

Stephanie said...

1. acupucture scares me to death with the whole needle thing, but after reading your account perhaps I'll give it a try at some point in the not to distant future ;)
2. love what you've done. ADORE the color scheme you have!
3. Pups! How fabulous! Keeping my fingers and toes crossed for yall!! We rescued one of ours - best decision ever!

Glass Case of Emotion said...

I am so happy you are (hopefully) getting some pups- they have brought so much joy to our lives. And really have helped our desire to care for something.

I love the photos of your home!

ifcrossroads said...

Well, you know my love for dachshunds so I couldn't be happier for you at this possibility! My little guys weren't brother and sister, or even related for that matter, but they were so close and were definitely siblings for sure. I just love the fact that you might be getting litter mates.

As far as the accupuncture is concerned, good for you! I tried it once, my RE has a center in their office specifically for accupuncture, but it was too expensive ($100 per session!) and I couldn't afford to keep it up AND pay the RE. I know the jury is out on the herbs but not all clinics are big fans.

Erin said...

I'm glad you enjoyed acupuncture. I found it so relaxing!

Your house is looking so great. We have been in our house for 3 years, and we're still not done painting.

I am SO ridiculously excited about your potential pups! We have two dogs and we just love it!

Maureen said...

I am so glad you enjoyed acupuncture. I love it and really think it can only help.

I am so excited for you about the puppies. We adopted our dog from a rescue and she is now the love of my life. We are thinking about fostering another so she can have a companion. I don't know what I would do without our dog. They make everything better.

Trisha said...

I love the pictures! Your place looks great! I have always wanted to try acupuncture. I'm glad you enjoyed it. That's so exciting about the puppies. I hope they get to come home with you. Our puppies were my source of strength through all of our struggles!

A said...

I love your place and am SO excited about your maybe puppies!

Arlyne said...

I remember those herbs!! Mine looked like bile & I gagged just smelling them!!

The place looks amazing!!!!

I'm excited for your new puppies, keeping everything crossed that they join you in your new home soon!

xo

AL said...

Love the new place and the living room looks awesome!

Also - hoping you get those two puppies, they sound adorable :-)

Jen said...

Oh, there aren't too many things that get mme more excited than puppies! I so hope that works out for you. and I LOVE mini doxies! I'm glad you liked acupuncture, mine had me taking some nasty herbs too until my RE put a stop to it. She claimed they didn't mesh well with IF meds. Not sure if there is any truth to that. It was a good excuse for me to stop taking the nasty crap though!
Your place looks great! I love the red couch

2catdaughters said...

Your home looks amazing! I love everything! I'm so excited about your possible pups. I hope you get them!

someday-soon said...

Nice work on your place, looks great! Hope your little pups get to come home with you =)

Secret Sloper said...

PUPPIES!!!!!! Dachshunds at that!!! I hope this happens for you guys.

The house is looking great!

Marla.z said...

Love your house pics! I love the picture you have hanging on the wall. And those ladder shelves! Love 'em! I have one of those myself!

I would agree that those herbs are nasty. I had to drink them as a hot tea, as in boiled water - not boiled OJ. Yuck! I wish I had the OJ option. ;)

Hope the puppies "come home" soon. :)

Waiting Lisa said...

I love the pictures! Your home looks beautiful. You guys did a great job!!

I hope you get the puppies! They would be very lucky to have you as a mom!