February 27 09

my parents’ Golden, Roxee, is super sick.You all remember Roxee, right? The famous apple-eating puppy video?

We found out recently that Miss Roxee has lymphoma. She goes in today for a bone marrow test and her first treatment.

Needless to say, our family is very sad right now.


last night, my sister in law Rachel had her third baby girl, Audrey Corin.



Needless to say, our family is also very happy right now.

and here i am, stuck here in rainy Toronto (i’m sure glad i took the time to blow dry and iron this morning only to go out and get all wet and frizzed up. note to self: look out your window in the morning) and not in Atlanta, squeezing a golden retriever, and not in Nashville, squeezing a brand-new baby. (so, the bad: RAIN. the good: NO SNOW)

no, instead. i’m here. dealing with DRAMA. i hate dealing with the drama. it makes me cocoa for cookoo poofs (i blame Tracey Jordan) (so, the bad: DRAMA and having to take down a post. the good: 30 Rock is the funniest show to ever be)(bonus good: my guest post at mamapop! go read it! go read it!)

instead, i’m here. dealing with the dreaded measure at my new gym. oh, how i hate that day. there’s little more mortifying than having some strange SUPER built woman (think: Jillian Michaels) make you spread your legs and come at you with a tape measure and then try to sell you $500 worth of personal training sessions. (so, the bad: measurement mortification. the good: Ali makes the gym her bitch is working. i went FOUR times last week and FOUR times this week)(bonus good: i got SHOES AND A SPORTS BRA)

  1. You’re right. 30 Rock IS the funniest show ever. That’s why I’m so incredibly pissed that they haven’t had new episodes in TWO WEEKS!! It’s like I’m going through withdrawl or something.

    I know! But even reruns of it are better than most new episodes of other shows! ~Ali

    apathy lounges last blog post..Well…uh…hmmm.

    Comment by apathy lounge on February 27, 2009
  2. At least you can rest assured that Jillian is the ONLY built woman in that gym. All the other trainers are…not. At all. I find it weird.

    Comment by Tali on February 27, 2009
  3. I’m late on the sports bra bandwagon, but I bought one last week that I’m ready to marry I love it so much. It’s a beautiful turquoise, it works like a charm (completed a 12K run without a bounce) and it’s called…(are you ready for this??)…the Ta Ta Tamer, by Lululemon. It had me at ta ta,

    Comment by Jennifer on February 27, 2009
  4. Mmm… Pumpkin muffie…
    Sorry, were you saying something?

    Comment by Giblet on February 27, 2009
  5. Take down a post? Tell.

    Keep me posted on Roxee, please. My heart is with your family. I hope your step mom is okay,too….

    Congrats on the BEAUTIFUL baby. 🙂

    Good luck at the gym!

    Comment by Haley-O on February 27, 2009
  6. I’m with Haley on the post? Not like you!

    🙁 Roxee
    🙂 Baby

    And thx for the visual on the trainer and msring tape. I was a trainer. I sure hope I didn’t give off that impression!

    Comment by Holly on February 27, 2009
  7. So sad to hear about Roxee. My dog passed away from Lymphoma 3 years ago – she was stage 3 when the vet caught in and she died 6 months later with only prednizone to treat it (she hated vets, doing chemo was not an option…). I will say a prayer for sweet Roxee and her humans parent though – it’s tough really tough…

    but congrats with the baby neice, so cute!

    Wierd huh, how the really good and the really bad come together?

    I found out I was pregnant (with my only child) a couple days after my horse crashed a jump and died (suspected aneurism..) I knoooooowwww. how crazy…

    Comment by Sarah on February 27, 2009
  8. Poor Roxee – that sucks.
    Hopefully they can treat it early.
    Congrats on your new neice!
    Umm…took down a post?

    30 Rock is the best show

    And the rain does suck. It’s going to suck even more when the temperature drops to -15 tomorrow.

    Christines last blog post..Eva found a poop

    Comment by Christine on February 27, 2009
  9. Took down a post?

    Comment by Stephanie on February 27, 2009
  10. i’m so sorry about roxee.awww baby niece is sure cute.you took a post down?!

    Comment by LAVENDULA on February 27, 2009
  11. Awww, hugs all around for Roxee and your folks. I know the thought of losing a pet can be hard.

    Congrats on Aunty, round 12! She is sooo precious!

    If it makes you feel any better, its dreary and rainy here in Atlanta, and we may get snow flurries (hah! I know) this weekend.

    Keep rocking it with the gym – I just bought a whole new lot of sports bras so I don’t have doing laundry as an excuse not to go. We can keep each other motivated when you get here!

    Comment by Darcey on February 27, 2009
  12. Roxee is a gorgeous dog. Sorry that your family is having to go through this.

    But then speaking of gorgeous! What a beautiful new mother and daughter! (I’ve wanted my very own Audrey since I was a child and named every doll I got Audrey. My youngest son doesn’t seem to like it much when I call him that…)

    differentkindofgirls last blog post..no we’re not gonna work this out tonight…

    Comment by differentkindofgirl on February 27, 2009
  13. What a perfect little peanut!

    Sorry about the puppy though. Boo.

    Comment by Angella on February 27, 2009
  14. Darn you, Ali! For making us all fall in love with that apple-eating puppy dog. Breaks my heart to hear that she is so sick. Prayers for her and your family.

    Congrats on the new niece! She’s a cutie pie!

    Comment by AJ on February 27, 2009
  15. So sorry.

    Many congrats.

    You’ll be in Atlanta soon enough. You are so lucky to have that opportunity. I often miss my family terribly and wonder what life would be like if closer to them.

    Hugs, Ali.

    Comment by OHmommy on February 27, 2009
  16. Wait… what post?

    Comment by OHmommy on February 27, 2009
  17. I THOUGHT there was a post I saw yesterday that disappeared, but then I began to wonder if I was crazy. What happened?

    Comment by NEWMOM on February 27, 2009
  18. And my thoughts are with you and your family on all the good and the bad. I really hope Roxee can be treated.

    Comment by NEWMOM on February 27, 2009
  19. ooo i wanna see the offending post!

    Katies last blog post..17 and Pregnant.

    Comment by Katie on February 27, 2009
  20. My heart broke when our yellow lab passed away.. however! The vet has been able to save two of my dogs, one was a vicitm of a hit and run, and the other had parvo. So I hope everything works out.

    And yAy for new baby!

    Katies last blog post..17 and Pregnant.

    Comment by Katie on February 27, 2009
  21. Poor pup! But what a sweet little bean. Aw.

    Also: Way to make that gym your bitch. I’m impressed. The only thing I’ve made my bitch this week is a throw pillow and a pint of ice cream.

    Mooses last blog post..Nothing Compares To You (Yes, That’s Sinead O’Connor. Sorry.)

    Comment by Moose on February 27, 2009
  22. OMG! I first read that as the “new measure at your gyn.” And I was like “WHY IS YOUR OB/GYN MEASURING YOU AND OFFERING YOU PERSONAL TRAINING??”


    Congrats on being an Auntie again!

    Im sorry about Roxee. 🙁

    Kristabellas last blog post..Stupid Pet Tricks

    Comment by Kristabella on February 27, 2009
  23. ..you take them both, and there you have the facts of life! The facts of life!

    There’s a time you got to go and show you’re growing now you know about …

    Comment by Chookooloonks on February 27, 2009
  24. damn, I *am* totally singing now… and I will also be singing it ALL DAY… and I will curse you for putting it in my brain while I pray for the crows to come and poke my eye out and make me forget that song!!!

    I’m so sorry about Roxee — I hope they’ve caught it early enough for treatment to be effective.

    Welcome to the outside world, Audrey! And congrats to the whole family. 🙂

    … oh, and what post?

    Comment by Nenette on February 27, 2009
  25. I hope Roxee can pull through. We lost a pet right after Christmas and it was terrible. I hope your family is spared that pain.

    Congrats on the new addition to your family!

    Rubys last blog post..Movie Review

    Comment by Ruby on February 27, 2009
  26. TP always causes drama in my household as well. But that’s usually because my husband buys the generic kind and I like the good kind. TP…it’s trouble.

    Comment by Karly on February 27, 2009
  27. Mne ponravolos!

    Comment by Kuzma on March 1, 2009
  28. I am so sorry to hear about Roxy! Dogs just break your heart – she’s such a sweet thing.

    And if I may ask, what was wrong with that post?

    monstergirlees last blog post..oooooohhh another Spider!

    Comment by monstergirlee on March 1, 2009
  29. Poor sick puppy. 🙁 Sick animals make me so sad. But! New bebes! Hooray!

    (Also, I hate you a little bit for getting that song stuck in my head.)

    Comment by metalia on March 1, 2009
  30. That’s so sad about the doggy. Unfortunately, about 80% of golden retrievers die from cancer, most from lymphoma, because of inbreeding. If you’re close to a university vet hospital, see if the dog can get into a clinical trial. We tried that with Duncan in 2002-2003, and while it didn’t prolong his life ($8k later the cancer came back with a vengeance) the knowledge gained will help future dogs and people (dogs and people are very biologically similar when it comes to cancer).

    best wishes

    Comment by Lynn on March 3, 2009

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