Sorry I have not been commenting as much, my life has become a lot busier! In a good way (see yesterday’s post). I hope to catch up on reading when I am through with my training. I love the blogosphere and don’t want to leave!

I am LOVING my job at the veterinary hospital. It brings me such joy to care for peoples’ sources of joy. I take good care of them if they are sick, old, need a bath, need physical therapy, need a place to board, or just a checkup. If the dog or cat is nervous, chances are the owner is nervous about being away from his/her baby for the afternoon, as well! And it is such a nice thing to see the owner smile with relief when you bring a happy dog or cat up to the lobby. And when one of our animals gets adopted, that is also a wonderful feeling. Animals are happy in the hospital, because we take really good care of them and give them lots of individual attention, but there is nothing like a home. A tuxedo cat named Earl went home today. He squirms when he gets his one eye drop at mealtimes but other than that, he is very happy-go-lucky and in your face looking for love! I have fallen in love with a chihuahua named Fritz who doesn’t yip, he just dances in circles when he’s excited (which is often). He loves his walks and his toys and his teeny belly rubs. I never thought I’d like a small dog too much, but he won me over on the first day! Of course I called my parents to see if they would take him in, haha. But they have their hands full at the moment.

I am getting used to waking up at 5am pretty well. I leave my house by 6:30. My skin is freaking out a little bit at this lifestyle change, but it’ll get over it. I see my derm soon, anyway. My dog isn’t quite used to his new schedule, but he’s only 1 year old and will adjust soon enough. He’s used to me sleeping in. My cats love that I am awake with them at dark:thirty. They are eager to help me (or derail me) as I get ready in the bathroom each morning. No one complains about an earlier breakfast except for me. :p

I have been having a very hard time eating. I learned why. I have extremely bad acid reflux, and that is why it hurts to eat. It feels like someone is stabbing me under the center of my sternum, and the pain takes my breath away. I’m not too much of a complainer, so I didn’t look up this symptom for a long time. I also experience horrible headaches due to grinding my teeth because of my psych meds. For the headaches, I have been taking 33% more of an NSAID than I should’ve been taking every day for about 3 months. This led to my esophagus getting holes worn in it from stomach acid (acid reflux) (stabbing feeling).

So now I’m on ANOTHER medication. It is slowly helping. I need to see a dentist about grinding my teeth, a chronic pain doctor for my headaches and physical therapy for grinding my teeth, and hopefully not a specialist about the acid reflux, unless the OTC meds and herbal supplements don’t help by the end of the week. Good thing I’m insured (thanks mom and dad).

If I weren’t so happy about my job, I’d be pretty down about the stomach stuff and my favorite headache medicine (naproxen) being taken away from me. But I am so happy that I just do my job, and it distracts me. I realize I am a little hypomanic and that is helping most things. I’m trying to take it easy and slow down so I don’t fall too hard later on.

I hope all of you are well!

Catch up soon,



first day of twerk and beauty hack

scrub selfie coming tomorrow, don’t worry (I got my XS navy blue scrubs today). 🙂

I woke up at 5:15, managed to shower, moisturize, get dressed, feed myself (omg shocker! green juice + half serving of greek yogurt mixed in), and have two cups of tea before I left at 6:30. Of course I put on a touch of makeup… 🙂 just BB cream, powder, blush/bronzer/highlight, brows, mascara, and a neutral lip+gloss. And the lover isn’t waiting on the bathroom at that ungodly hour so it’s all mine.

Everything was wonderful! My job is mostly making sure animals are happy, fed, and pooped. I also have to make sure everything is very clean and that anything smelly is outside in the trash (or if it is living, in the tub). And there is a ton of laundry to keep up with, and lots of dishes and litter pans to wash. So it is busy but very manageable.

Right now I’ll be training at 7am every weekday for about 3 weeks. I’m already loving the new productive feeling. I’m out before noon so I still have plenty of time for my music, my writing, my own animals and friends, my doctors appointments, and whatever else I do with my life.

Highlight of the day: bathing two cats, hahaha. They really didn’t seem to hate it quite as much as I anticipated. Of course they would’ve rather been napping on their towels but alas, I was just following orders.

I also cleaned up chihuahua diarrhea, but I will be doing a lot of that! I’m glad the Great Dane across the hall didn’t have a similar accident!! Can’t wait to walk him. 🙂

So it was a grand day! I can’t wait to go back tomorrow. My dog loved sniffing all of my new smells when I got home today.

~~~and now for the beauty hack~~~




(this is not the color I wore to work)

Use nipple cream as a safe and hydrating and very glossy alternative to gloss! I used it on top of a Wet n Wild lipstick that tends to be quite drying. It didn’t move the color around at all, but it made it super shiny (which I was going for). I might switch my pocket standby (aquaphor)!

I know it’s not the most glam beauty tip of all time but I love it!