Waffles as found last night. A motorist driving down the street saw him on the side of the road. She pulled over picked him up and put him in the car and posted a picture on Facebook. Then called Tommy and Megan. She took him to the vet where she met Megan and Tommy. It was a sweet reunion. Waffles was safe, home, and warm with his parents! The only thing wrong was that he had to have his stomach pumped from eating whole fish while he was in survival mode.
This morning, it is the first day of Lent, Ash Wednesday. I wore my grandma’s cross. I always wear her gold cross around my neck on Ash Wednesday and Holy Week. I should wear it more often. I went to church with my friend Jenna from work. We went to St. Paul’s Cathedral and received ashes. I thought about Waffles and said a prayer for his safety. I was so thankful he was alive. Drew and I have been so sad the past couple days and we have been eating our feelings over this dog being missing, and we actually grieved his loss. I am so glad that he is home with Megan and Tommy.
After work, I went to RMU to touch base with John about McDonough, we have a game plan for the next time they meet as a group to put their project together. I am ready to get this nailed down. I am excited to go to the conference and for the students to speak as a panel. It will be a good experience for all.
This morning, all we could think about Waffles and how he was out there somewhere in the cold. All day at work I was trying to focus, but I couldn’t I kept thinking about Waffles and where he was, and if he was even alive! I followed my brother-in-law’s Facebook page for updates and comments. It broke my heart to see his missing poster.
Drew and I kept checking Facebook throughout the day to see if there were any updates. I couldn’t focus at work. I had to sit on on meeting and take the minutes. I was asked how my weekend was, and I said it was good up until yesterday. I told them about Waffles. I was frazzled and emotional.
The faculty member said that I think you have a good excuse to not be here today in this meeting. I said, are you sure, I can take the minutes. She said no it’s fine we can manage. I said, thank you and I got up and left. I typically try harder to not let my emotions get the best of me, but this one was hitting me hard.
At the end of the day, I saw a post, that said someone saw paw prints by Waldameer and Sara’s campground. After work, I called some businesses in that area. Everything is closed for the season, or no one answers the phone. I did manage to get a hold of someone and I alerted her about Waffles and if she could please call me and let me know if she sees any prints around the area. I texted my brother-in-law and he was thankful that I was trying to reach out. He said he would keep me posted, and I promised to keep him posted if I were to hear anything.
We all were expecting the worse, except for my mother-in-law she was hoping for a miracle.
This afternoon I went to Andrew’s cousin’s bridal shower. She is getting married at the end of April. Last weekend, I went to Stephanie’s baby shower, who is Ashley’s sister. I love these girls. I am closer to Stephanie, but I am sick of showers!
The shower was beautiful. It was at the Marriott by the airport. A server passed around champagne, that had blueberries in the glass. It was so classy! I sat with my mother-in-law and Andrew’s cousin Kelly. I haven’t seen her since her wedding.
At one point, my mother-in-law got a text from Tommy, Andrew’s brother and said, that Waffles ran away and is lost. She said, their roommate took the dogs down to the beach and Waffles got spooked and he ran away. They were not on leashes. I felt so terrible. Waffles is only 9 months old. We just met him on Christmas. He is so sweet. I hope they find him. I could tell Pam was worried sick throughout the shower.
After Ashley, opened her gifts, Drew came to pick me up. He walked into the room where the shower was going on and he ate some cake and talked to his mom for a bit. We talked about Waffles. Drew and I also talked to his Uncle. We have mentioned a few times about buying their house. They are looking to move and are going to put their house on the market soon. We love their house. It is a great neighborhood, school district, and it is a house we could grow into. We are going to meet up with them for dinner soon and talk about it.
Once we got home, we waited for updates about Waffles. His mom called us around 9:30pm and said they saw Waffles, he was walking along a frozen lake. He was snow blind and disoriented. The coast guard, police, and fire department tried to help, but he wouldn’t come back to shore. He heard them calling for him, but he just went further out onto the lake into the darkness. It was snowing and the wind was blowing. The coast guard said there is nothing more they could do. Drew and I cried and talked about how we first met Waffles over Christmas.
Grandma turned 84! We had a party for her at the rehab center. My mother-in-law had a sandwich ring, cake, and potato chips. My parents attended, as well as Stephanie (Drew’s cousin, who is pregnant), Aunt Paula (Stephanie’s mom). Grandma was so happy to see everyone. We are blessed to have her with us!
This morning I had a nail appt at Sun Rays. I was getting my acrylic nails back on. I can’t take it anymore. My friend Leanne who does nails has been my nail tech off and on for years. She does everything by hand(no drills, only file).
We went for an ombré look. I like It for the most part. I am not too crazy about it. I would rather have something more simple and plan, but it is worth a shot.
After my nail appt, I went to lunch at Hanlon’s with my parents, then it was home to get ready to go to my in-laws for dinner and the Pitt game. My in-laws were babysitting Waffles and Butters, their fur grandchildren, who are also our nephews. We couldn’t pass up a chance to get some corgi loving in!
Waffles (in the featured image) is so affectionate and sweet. Butters (pictured to the left) is the athlete. All he wants you to do is throw the tennis ball. I was holding the tennis ball in one hand and taking the picture with the other hand.
Andrew and I had an awesome dinner. His dad made us a steak, sweet potatoes, broccoli, and green beans. We always eat so well.
After dinner, we watched the Pitt game. They lost unfortunately, and so did RMU.
We are going to hang out here a little longer, and spend time with our sweet nephews!
This morning, I could tell Drew was a little better, but not one 100%. We still were going to go to his parents for Christmas. My parents were meeting us over there for dinner. I was excited to spend the day with everyone, but I was worried about Drew. He wasn’t doing so well.
When we arrived to his parents, we hung out and opened gifts with Tommy and Megan.
Tommy and Megan got Drew a nice Eddie Bauer zip up, and they gave me a pink champagne 3-wick candle from Pier 1. I love Pier 1, candles, and pink champagne. They also gave us a $50 gift card to Lowes. We gave them together with a gift card to Amazon and I bought Megan a little wine glass ornament with a Santa hat on it.
I finally got to meet Waffles. I was glad to finally meet him. He has the sweetest little personality. He just comes right up to you and kisses you and pounces on you.
Butters on the other hand, just wants you to throw him the ball. He is not about kisses and cuddles. Tommy and Megan said he is the athlete.
After gifts, Drew and I went to get Aunt Toostie. We took his mom’s car. Chippewa is a bit of drive from his parents, but we made it. Aunt Tootsie was so glad to see us. She filled us in on what has been going on with her.
When we arrived back to my in-laws my parents arrived shortly after. I was glad to see them. I love it when we are all together. I just wish Drew felt better. Dinner was a huge spread. Drew seemed to have an appetite. I was glad of that.
After dinner, we hung out for a while, we decided not to go see Grandma. We would see her sometime during the week. We didn’t want her getting sick and getting what Drew had.
This evening, we went to the Cafe in Aliquippa. We were going to meet Drew’s parents there. We haven’t been there in forever. I stuck to my keto diet had a hamburger with no bun and a side of coleslaw. I had a couple drinks with my mother-in-law, crown, and soda waters.
At dinner, we talked about all that has been happening in our lives and in their lives. We hadn’t been out to eat together in a long time. She asked about my diet and I told her it is going so well. I really feel better eating this way. She was glad to hear it. We talked about my birthday plants, and dinner at my parents, as well as their vacation to Cape Cod. I am glad I got to see them.
When Drew and I got home, I had another crown and soda, then it was off to bed for this girl.