Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Tuesday's Topics: 7 Things I Do Everyday

Happy Tuesday everyone!  We survived Monday, although I still have a little bit of Monday's hangover I think.  Why does Monday drift into other days of the week?

Anyways, on for a short fun link up with Life, Love, Lauren and Austin Family Diary.

7 Things I Do Everyday

  1. Skin Care- I can't believe I ever used to not take care of my skin! I wish I had started younger, but am thankful I found Mary Kay to help repair some of the damage I've done.  

  2. Check Facebook- I'm a busy mom, and I care about my friends and am thankful for Facebook, as ridiculous as it can be and sounds, to help keep me in touch with my friends and their families.  

  3. Weekly Goal/Plan Sheet- I have goals with Mary Kay, plans with kids, family and friends.  There is no way I could get this done without prioritizing, lists, and some sort of plan. 

  4. Love my children- I tell my children everyday I love them 'way up to the sky,' they are special, they are smart, and we are best friends forever.  They need to know everyday day, and several times.

  5. Spoil my cats- I am a crazy cat lady.  Cats are beautiful unique animals and they are also perfect for someone who is lazy and busy at the same time!  They are a huge part of my soul.

  6. Vacuum- Sometimes twice a day if I'm home.  I have pets, I have kids, and I have the house the size of a breadbox.  My house gets messy fast, and there's nothing that irritates me more than dirty floors.

  7. Day Dream-  It's my sanity and my drive.  Nothings perfect, but I'll continue to strive to make our lives happy each day.  If you can dream it, you can do it!

The Austin Family Diary

Monday, April 1, 2013

Miss Lucy is Here!

If there is one in thing life, that makes me feel alive, it's animal rescue. It's something I have so much passion for. I don't feel that I'm truly living, serving a purpose, changing a life, unless I am saving one.

 In the past 6 years of my life, I would estimate I have touched over 1000 lives fur and human combined through fostering and adoption. I have fostered well over 200 animals that have been adopted to well deserving families who's lives are then benefited and changed. I have helped dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, and even snakes and lizards find homes or rescues who have the knowledge to safely place them.

 I have seen the cruelty and astonishing effects of hoarding situations, abuse, neglect and abandonment. I've have learned more than I have ever wanted to know about what goes on in backyards and homes around you, that you think does not go on. I have also learned not to shut my eyes, turn my head, or close my mouth when it comes to these lives. If you don't stand up for them, no one will. I have amazing lives I will share some day.

 But tonight, I want to share my new little foster baby who just arrived. This is Lucy, a 5 year old schnauzer/poodle mix(some would call her a schnoodle- a fancy word for this mix breed mutt).

 Lucy was living neglected for 5 years when an elderly woman rescued her off of a flier she saw in the store. Her rescuer became ill and couldn't care for her like she needed. She was spending a lot of time in crate and not getting the practice she needed for housetraining and the care and attention she wanted.

 She called one of my favorite rescues, PETS out of Panora, Iowa and now she's here hogging my husband's lap, much to the dismay of Smudge, another foster kitty in the home.

I'm so blessed to have her.  Tonight is her first night, she's not sure about sharing the attention with the dogs and the cats yet, but she's doing beautifully.  No accidents so far, listens well, and is being just an all around great girl!

To follow the great things that PETS rescue group is up to, check our their Facebook Page!