Nell and I went shopping for her 8th Grade Promotion dress tonight. Nothing like waiting til the last minute (promotion is in 2 days)!
She tried on 6 dresses. Can you guess which one she picked?
Even though I haven't written a blog post about it, you guys have seen me spam Facebook and Instagram with a gajillion photos of our adorable new dog, Apollo. We got him just about 2 weeks ago, and he is fitting right in. Isis and Titus tend to gang up on him a little bit here and there (like the time they pushed him in the hole in our yard and wouldn't let him get out), but it's all in good fun and nobody has gotten hurt. They play and wrestle but no growling, biting, etc.
Anyway, Apollo likes to think he's an only
When I finally looked over at him, his face looked a little swollen. A few minutes later, I went over to check on him. His face was REALLY swollen and I freaked out. I squished his cheeks and they were hard! He was wheezing and struggling to breathe. I was hysterical, but thankfully able to hold it together until after I took care of business. We have a pet plan through Banfield, so I called them to see if I could bring him in for an allergy shot. Despite paying well over $200 a MONTH for a plan for our dogs, Banfield was too busy to give him an injection. Assholes. Anyway, I couldn't find any Benadryl, and he was getting worse. I couldn't even see his belly move when he took a breath, he was limp.
Before we get into this and before you need to head over to Google what hydroponics are, let me explain. A hydroponic gardening system is a type of garden that uses no soil. That's right, NO soil. Instead, the plants get all of their nutrients from an oxygenated nutrient enriched solution. The systems can be as simple as you want or can be as crazy as a fully recirculating system where the water flows from plant to plant over and over again.
Some people can be real bullies, and bloggers are no exception. There's no shortage of awful posts towards other bloggers out there, and I'm sure I've been guilty of doing it at one time or another as well. My hope with this post is that you'll see how cruel some bloggers are, and vow to never BE like those bloggers. Today's post is about one post specifically, written by Josi Denise. I realize the point of her writing the post was to be cruel, to hurt people, and most of all to get attention. Most of her posts have zero interaction, so this post has definitely accomplished what she set out to accomplish.
I'm giving Josi that attention and I'm okay with it because I hope this helps her understand why she should step back and look at herself instead of projecting onto all mommy bloggers. I'm not the only one:
Dear Josi Denise is another blogger's response to Josi's hate.
Josi admits her blog has sucked for a long time. That's depressing, man. Putting all that work in and still having a sucky blog will bring anyone down... but that doesn't mean you need to try and bring others down with you. Discouraging moms (or anyone!) from starting a blog is so not my thing. I want everyone in the world to start a blog! Blogging is my jam, man.