Vet Tech Appreciation Week

Thank you vet techs!  You're not only a great help to me, you're also a nurse, surgical assistant, oral hygienist, groomer, x-ray technician, phlebotomist, wrestler, lab technician, pharmacist,  janitor, dog walker, educator, counselor, and so much more. I've been in your shoes and I know how much blood, sweat, and sometimes tears it takes. Your hard work does not go unnoticed, especially at my clinic where there are not enough techs per doctor, and you're running around trying to help 6 of us at the same time. I'm sure we don't say it enough, but you are greatly appreciated!

A Bushel and A Peck

June 30, 1927  - October 4, 2017 Last week, heaven gained another angel, my paternal grandmother. These past few weeks haven't felt real - a dream-like state. I despised dividing her possessions and being at her home without her. None of that would give me what I truly wanted - her back. Yes, I know she's in a better place, yes I know she happy, and yes, she went the way she would have wanted to go, surrounded by family. The hardest part of losing someone, isn't having to say goodbye, but rather learning to live without them. It's never easy to say goodbye to a grandparent, especially your last living grandparent. Because of her energy and strong-will (maybe stubbornness), I honestly believed she would become the longest living woman.  She was an extraordinary woman. She always was looking out for others and made sure to put everyone before herself.  She left home at 15 years old, from the country life to the big city, to help provide for her family, and then never st…

Dirt Trails

Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt. Burke lake hiking day 
10 days until vacation!

Colorful Leaves and The Autumn Breeze

Lazy week at home this week, but it was warranted since I worked 6 exhausting days in a row. Exhausting clients, co-workers, and pets. That upcoming vacation time will be much needed.

Huge game this past weekend with VT vs Clemson, which we unfortunately lost. LSU lost this weekend as well. I'm still grateful that football season is back though!

As much as I haven't wanted to admit it, fall is here. There has been a drop in the weather and every single store has pumpkin-spiced anything. So if you can't beat 'em join 'em, right? I broke out the pumpkin spiced scents for my apartment, bought some pumpkin beer, indulged in the taste of caramel apples, and even experimented with some fall themed kombucha.   I may not like the fall weather, but I do like the fall scents, food, and activities!


Tourism Hurricane Economy Caribbean Islands

Hurricane Irma and Maria were reeking havoc through the gorgeous Caribbean islands. Unfortantely, some many of my favorite islands have been destroyed. My family is planning a trip to Turks and Caicos and we are unsure of what the extent of the damage will be when we go.
My lucky little island of St Kitts received minimal damage from Irma, but unfortantely Maria brought on even more wind and force. Lots of prayers and thoughts going out to my home island.  Here's sadly some of the damage to my favorite places.
Sprat Net 
Shipwreck beach bar and grill (no beach anymore)
The Strip
I had an island friend come into town this weekend as we explored the Maryland Renaissance Festival!

Farewell Sweet Summer

While I am still not looking forward to summer weather ending, the temperature has been beautiful lately.  I feel I didn't get enough use out of all my summer outfits and maybe that's why I feel like summer is ending too soon. Or maybe it's just the fact that I no longer live in a fall where it's summer weather 24/7. SIGH. Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations are already out in stores. A pop-up Halloween store just appeared across the street from my apartment, and there is pumpkin-spiced everything everywhere. I must admit though that I may have purchased a few pumpkin flavored this week.

I worked PM treatments and exotics emergency this past week. I ended up seeing more patients in one day in exotics that I did all week in PM treatments....strange week, but I love the variety that I'm getting at this position. I will say that the clients are getting more and more demanding/difficult however.

I feel like I always say this, but there are so many exciting things ar…

Dog Days of Summer

This weekend was the last weekend the pool was open for the summer (where the heck did the time go?!) and my community pool opened the pool up for the dogs!
We got in some new trail hikes as well