Hey everyone! How was your MLK holiday? I hope it was great regardless of whether you had to work or not!
I had a pretty quiet weekend and spent most of my time with Bailey before her spay surgery on Monday. Friday, we spent the night in just playing and hanging out. Saturday, I took her to daycare while my sister and I visited my grandparents and saw my mom. After daycare, Bailey, one of my friends and I all headed to the dog park and played for a couple of hours. My friend also brought my new coffee table in for me (I couldn't lift it by myself) and I got it all set up. My living room looks 1000x better now! I'll try and get a good picture to share with y'all soon.
By the time we got home from the park, Bean was ready for a nap, so I let her sleep while I went for a short jog. Back in the game, y'all!
After my run, I showered and made dinner and then a friend picked me up for drinks and a trip to the comedy club. So fun!
Sunday morning, Bails and I went for a walk and then I attended church. We sang one of my all-time favorite hymns:
As much as I enjoyed the sermon, sometimes the songs make the service.
Once church was over, Bails and I headed to the dog park again and made some more friends. There is a girl there with a puppy that is exactly the same age as Bailey and we spent the afternoon hanging out and watching our girls play until it was time to head home and watch the Falcons game.
Unfortunately the dirty birds didn't come out on top, but they still had a great season!
Since Bailey and I had to be up early-thirty the next morning, we hit the sack early on Sunday night. The rescue organization I got Bailey through required me to bring her back to their vet to get her spayed and the appointment was for yesterday morning. They are located in Athens, so we headed that way far before the sun came up. Once we arrived, Bailey was reunited with a few of her brothers and sisters!
They were playing so much it was impossible to get a clear picture. It was so cute to see them all together again! They've all grown so much since we adopted them.
While the pups went in for surgery, I met my dad for breakfast and then we went to the shooting range. I was pretty proud of my accuracy considering I haven't shot a gun in several years!
Our trip to the range made for a pretty fun Daddy-Daughter date! My dad is an expert marksman, so it was beyond fun to go shooting with him. He's an excellent teacher!
After Daddy and I parted ways, I headed over to the UGA campus to do some studying while I waited for Bailey to be ready for pickup. Being back at my alma mater brought back so many memories. I love that place. Athens, you'll always have my heart.
Despite the library being closed for the holiday, I still managed to find a spot to read for a few hours. It was a beautiful day and felt so great to be back on campus.
Finally around 3:30, I was able to pick up my little girl and bring her home. Sending her in for surgery with a vet I'd never met before was one of the most nerve-wracking things I've ever experienced. I was beyond relieved when she came out to me, wagging her tail just like always.
And with that, we headed home and had a restful evening. She'll be in "recovery" mode for the next few days, so please keep her in your prayers. Thank you so much to everyone who was so encouraging and supportive! I know I sound borderline insane freaking out this much about such a routine procedure, but I can't help it. She's my little girl.
Alrighty, I've got to get back to things here but y'all take care of yourselves and have a wonderful afternoon!
I'll leave you with this quote from MLK Jr.:
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."