Well That Wasn’t Planned

In case you can’t tell from the title, this post wasn’t the one I had planned for today. If you follow me on Instagram you probably already know that we made an unexpected trip after work last night.

Yesterday afternoon started out normal. After work I ate a KIND bar as a snack and as some fuel before my run.


This was a new flavor for me, and just like all of the other KIND bars, I loved it.

For my run yesterday I did five miles in some absolutely beautiful weather!


I was so excited that it was warm enough to wear shorts and a short sleeved shirt!

After my run I came back in and stretched and was about to start getting dinner ready when Ryan came home from work. I hugged him and we started to talk a little bit about our days at work. As we were talking, he went to our backyard to check on his dogs, Bear and Shadow. (I say his dogs because Ryan has had them since he was in high school, and he is the one who always takes care of them. I help with what Ryan needs me to with the dogs, but he really does all the work, which is why I call them his. But I guess I should really say our dogs… oh well. Now I’m totally off subject. Back to what I was saying!) I never mentioned it on here, but Bear hurt his leg last Friday. He was trying to jump our fence, (which he always does and we can’t get him to stop), and his back leg got hung on part of the fence. We don’t know how long he had been stuck when Ryan found him last week. Max time was maybe an hour and a half to two hours, but hopefully it was much shorter than that.


Here is a picture of Bear in case you are wondering what he looks like. ๐Ÿ™‚

We didn’t take him to the vet last week because nothing looked or felt broken, just swollen. We thought we would just keep an eye on him, and we figured it would heal on his own.

Well when Ryan brought Bear in yesterday from the backyard to the garage to let him rest in his kennel we noticed something different about his hurt leg. It had a spot that was completely open, and it looked like we could see the bone! Ryan hurried and put Bear in his kennel and loaded him in the car and we both headed to the vet. Obviously, that was not part of our plans for the night.

We went to a vet that was only about ten minutes away from our house, and everyone was super nice there. By the time we got there it was about 6:00. Ryan and I talked in the waiting room, and we decided it would be best for me to go home and cook dinner and then come back when Ryan was done to pick up him and Bear. We had no idea how long this would take, and I hadn’t even started on dinner.

I drove back home and started on this recipe for quinoa, black bean, and corn tacos.

I finished cooking everything right when it was time to go pick up Ryan and Bear, so the timing was perfect. I put a lid on the pans on the stove to keep the food warm and headed to the vet.

I got there, and a lady was teaching Ryan how to wrap Bear’s leg. Then they put this cone on his head so he wouldn’t mess with his leg or the wrap.


I feel so bad when I watch Bear walk anywhere now. He bumps into everything, haha!

They said he would be fine, but we had to make sure to clean his leg and rewrap it everyday. They weren’t sure how it happened, but the vet’s guess was that when he hurt it last week it somehow got infected, and then it just got worse until it opened up a hole on his leg. So it was good we went so they could clean him all up before he got worse!

Once we got home I finished up the last minute touches on dinner, and we ate. I loved these tacos!

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My plate is on the left, and Ryan’s is on the right. I had mine on corn tortillas, and topped it with spinach, tomatoes, avocado, and salsa, which is why you really can’t see the quinoa, corn, and black bean mixture. But hey, the more toppings the better! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Ryan had his on a whole wheat tortilla topped with cheese and avocado.

After dinner, I packed lunches and cleaned the kitchen. It was almost 9:30 by this point, and I was exhausted.

My original plan for today’s post was to post a workout, but after last night, there was no way I felt up to writing a post. So sorry, I know I mentioned on Wednesday to be on the lookout for a new workout, but sometimes things happen that we don’t plan for.ย But that’s okay; that’s life. You just roll with it and keep going. That is one thing I have learned, and I continue to learn. So hopefully I can share a new workout next week. ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

So if something happens that you don’t plan for today or this weekend, just go with it and don’t let it ruin your day. Life is always changing, and that keeps it from getting boring! I want to leave you with this:

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18.

I hope you all have a great weekend! Be thankful for whatever happens!


1. When was the last time you had to visit a vet?

2. Do you have any pets? Do you want any?

3. What are your plans this weekend?



  1. Oh man, I was holding my breath through your whole post to be sure Bear was okay. I am still trying to get over the loss of one of our cats… this was back in October. I am so glad Bear is alright and I am sure he doesn’t mind limping for a little. He has lots of love from you two! That’s all dogs care about, right?? Love and food. ๐Ÿ™‚ Give him a big ‘ol kiss for me!

  2. awww, unplanned trips to the vet are never fun. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ But its sounds like Bear will be fine and he’s still smiling with that cone on so that’s a good sign! My husband and I have two little puppies (a dachshund-mini pincher mix and a miniature poodle. When they are on their best behavior they are our puppies but when they are acting up they are “my puppies” according to my hubby! haha

  3. Aw! I’m so happy Bear’s doing much better now. It’s always heart breaking when something happens to your pet… or to some (like Josha & I) – our chld! This sounds horrible, but try not to laugh when Bear runs into things because of his cone. HaHaHa:)

  4. Awww…poor thing. Is it pathetic that just THINKING about his little leg brought tears to my eyes?! Those tacos look SO good – they would be a nice change to the regular ‘ol tacos we always make…We were JUST talking about having joy and contentment during unexpected/difficult circumstances at bible study Wednesday night! A girl brought up a book called ‘One thousand gratitudes’, and she said it was life-changing, so i’m hunting that book down! haha.. Glad your fur kid is okay! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Aww… poor puppy! I haven’t had to visit a vet in a few years. We had to say goodbye (put to sleep) to our sweet old boxer about 3 years ago. I love animals, but the thought of having more responsibility at home overwhelms me.

    I have the passage 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 memorized so that I can claim it when my plans don’t happen the way I think they should. So thankful for God’s Word!

    Have a great weekend!

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