When we were on the ride home this past Saturday, our thoughts turned to:

  • Catching up on life/business stuff
  • Putting on fresh jammies
  • Sleeping in our own bed
  • Wine
  • Easy and lovely Sunday morning run

The best laid plans, right?

When we walked in the house, both of us noticed an odd smell.  It smelled like something had turned.  I thought it was the garbage disposal so I put some baking soda in it and got it taken care of.  I finished putting things away, and headed down to the basement to put the cooler away.  I noticed the smell had gotten stronger in the basement.  When I made it down, I finally saw what the problem was.

We have a standup freezer in our basement.  We purchase meats, veggies, and fruit in bulk.  Not only our food, but also Rocky’s food in bulk (he eats a fresh foods diet, not kibble).  Apparently the freezer door wasn’t closed properly and it opened up while we were gone.  Everything thawed and leaked all over the freezer and then the basement floor.  Our house smelled like rotting meat and fish.

Good times.

It took us a long time to get that cleaned up.

We both showered and finally ate “lunch” around 4pm.  Rocky had eaten his dinner right before us.  It wasn’t long after that I noticed him acting funny.  He was acting like he was going to throw up, which that really isn’t odd.  Rocky throws up sometimes, no biggie.  This was different though, he was uncomfortable.  He would lay down, then sit up, then lay down, then walk around.  Rinse, repeat.  I felt his stomach and it was all tense and pulled up tight against himself.

All of these are signs of bloat which isn’t something you can wait around on to see if it goes away.  Bloat needs to be addressed ASAP.  Bloat can happen to any dog but is more prone to happen to larger dogs and dogs with big chest areas, like boxers, dobies, and great danes for example.

Thankfully we have a great ER Animal Hospital close by.  We tossed on some clothes and headed over right away.

The rest of the evening was spent at the ER vet.  Rocky did not have bloat nor did he have food bloat (food bloat similar to us feeling bloated after eating too much or too fast).  He was fine even though his stomach was still pulled tight against him.  Rocky was discharged and we were headed home.

We got back home at 11pm.

We still needed to eat dinner by that point.

I got Rocky comfortable, made a quick dinner with some frozen leftovers, and then headed to bed.

So yeah, Saturday was pretty much spent in drama land.  Come Sunday I wanted nothing to do with anything.  I really just wanted to stay in bed with my boys but alas, being an adult means that sometimes you have to do some stuff when you don’t want to.

No run Sunday morning because I was just plain wiped out.  All I wanted was sleep.  I was a bit bummed because my last run was the previous Tuesday!  I made myself some light breakfast, yogurt with granola and had a lovely cup of peppermint mocha coffee.  Tis the season!

The rest of the morning was spent getting caught up on emails and things like that.  Scott and I decided to have breakfast before heading to the grocery store.

We had scrambled eggs with assorted veggies:

  • Red and green pepper
  • Red onion
  • Broccoli
  • Spinach

With some oatmeal bread toasted and dabbed with Irish butter!  OJ and some fruit to complete the Sunday Breakfast.

Then it was off to the grocery store to fight the crowds.  We got there later in the afternoon so that seemed to work in our favor a bit.  Whole Foods, while busy, wasn’t full on crazy.  However we stopped at The Anderson’s before that and it was full on mad house.

Note to self, no more Anderson’s on Sundays!

We purchased a few things and then headed back home.  It was really hard for me to spend money on food.  That might sound weird, but having lost all that food left me uneasy and unwilling to put out money for more.

The rest of Sunday we spent taking care of Rocky.  I prepped his foods and I prepped our dinner.  All I wanted was some major veg action.  We had veggies at my mom’s but we also had a great deal of meat, more than we usually eat.  I couldn’t eat anything animal!

We had baked potatoes at my mom’s and I have been thinking of nothing else since then.  I bought us some HUGE baking potatoes so we could have some for dinner!  Our loaded potatoes had:

  • Butter
  • Cheddar
  • Cracked black pepper
  • Our version of sour cream, 2% Fage Greek Yogurt
  • Chopped chives

See?  The potato takes up most of a large dinner plate!  Don’t worry, I had more than three carrots.  It might not look like much but it was exactly what I wanted and hit the spot!  We ate and watched Dancing with the Stars.

Wine for the evening was Clos Du Bois Chardonnay.  It was alright, sort of light for a chard.  It didn’t really have any kick or flavor at the end, just a light white with not much else going on.  I also had a big bowl of SO Delicious Ice Cream and then crashed in bed!

Today I’m still trying to get caught up on everything!

How was your weekend?  Please tell me it was a lot more relaxing than ours!

This post was part of Off Her Cork’s Homespun Sunday Series.

10 thoughts on “Drama

  1. oh man! That sucks about the standup freezer and Rocky. UGH I hate drama on the weekends.

    I had a drama-filled weekend too. On Friday, my aunt fell in my mom’s kitchen and sprained her ankle really bad (we thought she broke it) so I had to help my mom out with my little brother. Blah. I need a lot of sleep.

  2. I had a similar list too, but with both of my kids home, and the pumpkin show going on – it didn’t happen. We didn’t even really get relaxation time until Sunday evening after we made our 3 hour round trip to Athens to drop my son back off at college. Not much drama, just not a lot of time, though we did manage to have a great Sunday breakfast because we ate out and let someone else do the work.

  3. Poor Rocky! I am so happy he is okay. I hope next weekend is more low-key for you!

    And I would have been so annoyed about the freezer. It sounds like you handled it really well. :)

  4. Awww, you poor thing! That was quite a day. I’m so sorry that all of this happened but I’m very happy that Rocky is okay. I remember when you helped us so much when we thought Sammy was very sick and I also remember how scary that was.
    Hope you get so nice relaxing time tonight. You need some chocolate and wine, I insist! :)

  5. Ugh, I made the mistake of going to Anderson’s on Sunday afternoon the previous week. I was so irritated I almost left my cart and walked out. I chalked it up to the opening of the remodeled sections bringing in more people.

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