Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Did I mention how much I love Pinterest? lol

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Starting my jobbie pet sitting/walking tonight!! Eeeep!  So Excited :)

Friday, May 18, 2012

It's been a long week and we're finally at the end with a long weekend ahead of us.  Excited to get the day over with as we're heading up north pretty much as soon as I get home.  Coming with us are the dogs, Alex, Greg, Jeff's brother and Nadean.  Should be a nice and really warm weekend but I'm hoping the black flies are raging from hell.  I'm going to try out this new Off thing you wear on your pants that's supposed to cover a certain range of area, so we'll see if that works for me and the dogs.

The dogs had a bath last night.  They look spectacular and white...but not for long, they ARE going to the country this weekend.  Those dogs crack me up after they have a bath - running around "blitzing", making all this noise and carrying on and then plunk, they'll sit down and fall asleep/dry off.  They're both little rascals. 

I'm really getting bored with the writing.  I feel like all I write about is routine.  Maybe I'll have to start tackling topics or something like that... .Or jott down any ideas that I may see others writing about.

Next week I start my dog walking jobbie.  For now, it looks like I'll be checking up on mainly cats but I do have an older Maltese that I'm going to see with a lady that lives in a retirement home.  And I know in June I get to visit with two Greyhounds that are show dogs and have obediance titles.  I'm pretty excited to see them, I haven't really came much in contact with Greyhounds in my days.  The Woofstock Dog Festival is in a few weeks times, as is our day trying out the dock diving.  :) 

Will recap about the wknd and hopefully some pictures early next week.

In the meantime, have a great (long) weekend and be safe. <3

Friday, May 11, 2012


{bold what you have done}

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars - camping?

3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland - when I was 6 years old

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris - twice, once when I was 16, the second time in 2010

13. Watched a lightning storm

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill - who hasn't, is the question.

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb - My grandma's old neighbours had two.  Soooo adorable until they learned to bunt.

26. Gone skinny dipping.... Cuba.  With a half a dozen others. LOL.

27. Run a Marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David

41. Sung karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa - 2014!!!!!!

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted

48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie (does auditioning for one count?!)

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies

62. Gone whale watching

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten Caviar

72. Pieced a quilt

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77. Broken a bone

78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone’s life

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous

92. Joined a book club

93. Got a tattoo

94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee

40 out of 99

And a cute picture to close.  My boys keeping me warm at the drive in a couple of weeks ago. :)

Have a great weekend :)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

My first day as a Dog Walker..... LOVED IT! :)

I'd been waiting for this day to come for awhile and finally, finally it came.

The previous night was a disaster and I had spent the bulk of the previous night crying my eyes out so you can only imagine just how pretty I look aka my eyes looked TERRIBLE.  Whatever though, that's what make up is for, right?

Moving on and back to my story... I went over to M's house to meet up with D, whom I was shadowing with for the day, to get a picture of what a typical day looks like for her.  We started around 10:15 and we were done 4 hours later.  In our travels, I met a Golden Retriever that had the energy of a small child up in Pat's old neck of the woods, a couple of Labs - one Golden and one black - the Golden had neck surgery not long again repairing a disc of hers, and then shortly after, she tore/essentially blew a tendon in her leg and she was being confined to the kitchen wearing a lovely "lamp shade" if I do say so myself, her compadre, the black Lab, typical happy and playful.  Also met up with Cocker spaniel litter mates, yet very different from the other.  A Labradoodle named Parker and a sturdy Yorkie named Chess.  Met a small black dog who's been a big growly lately due to being recently spayed (shit, I'd be cranky too if I had my innards ripped out) but she adored me instantly, loved me up and wait for it, peed on my foot.  I guess I had this effect on her.  lol.  Also visited with two small pocket dogs and then finally, my favourite whom I've been thinking of ever since - Annie and Henry.  Annie is a 5 month old chocolate Lab, typical puppy, she's under, she's over, she's jumping, she's playing... And then there's dear Henry.  Henry came from Greece and he's about 4 to 6 years old.  He had been living at a vet's office for close to a year, huddled up in a kennel because no one had the heart to put him down or take him.  He kind of looks a bit like Bo, Obama's Portugese Waterdog - same type of curly-like hair and a white patch on his sternum/chest.  Henry is only a bit shorter in the legs but he looks a lot like a Portugese.  Anyways, Henry has canine narcolepsy.  Yes, you heard that right - canine narcolepsy.  He's on medication that prevents him from falling to the ground in a sleep-state like a ton of bricks.  His meds actually slow his fall down quite a bit, but Henry will fall asleep while he's playing, while he's eating, while he's drinking...He falls asleep constantly.  He's not out for long but you'll see his front leg wiggle a bit and then you anticipate him slinking down slowly as his eyes fade or sometimes rolling into the back of his head like he's in a deep REM sleep.  He's just precious.  He fell asleep maybe 3 times when we saw him in the morning and maybe once in the afternoon.  He's totally fine though, you can see when he's about to go down and you just make sure he's safe.  If you're walking him, you just pay attention to his movements, especially when you're about to cross a street, because the last thing you'd want is him falling asleep in the middle of the road.  He's just such a special little thing, you look into his eyes and it's like you can see into his soul, there's definitely a connection there.  So I hope to see him from time to time working weekends when perhaps his human parents go away or have vacation.

All in all, it was a fantastic day and I left feeling amazing.  Definitely not a job but rather something fun and therapeutic.  I just love it so much.  I did notice that I was scratching my neck like mad so I've got enough Benadryl to take before my shifts to last me a lifetime.

I start in a couple of weeks and I absolutely can't wait!  :)

Off to Hot Yoga now <3

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Holy, what a shit show things have been since last Wednesday night when shit hit the fan.  The stress I've endured .. jesus.  I'm not even going to get into it because it's not worth it and it's about moving forward, not re-hashing or going over symantics at this point.  Much energy was spent, or wasted, depends on if you see the glass as half full or half empty..

Alex ended up coming down on Saturday afternoon up until Sunday evening.  Didn't do much on Saturday because we were stranded without a car as it was at the dealership getting an oil change and serviced with some airbag non-sense.

I have to mention this AMAZING place on Main Street that we got burritos from on Thursday night.  Got paid on Thursday, as with my awesome bonus and Jeff wanted to get some of the groceries out of the way because he was heading down to the airport with my momma on Friday to pick up Jason and Cathy, Brian's nephew and his girlfriend from England.  This place has to die for, orgasm in your mouth Mexican food, there's no other place like it... The smells... oh my goodness!!  We got a chicken burrito and a steak and then some sides and Jeff and I split them to try them both.  Definitely too much food but we weren't complaining, it was leftovers for the next day.  Delish.  Good thing they're not open every day of the week otherwise I think Jeff and I would be eating there all the time.  Definitely a great idea to try some new foods and not be so boring and conventional.  Wasn't that expensive either, just a bit more than a pizza would cost.

Sunday we went about and did some shopping.  We were hell bent on finding another set of knives, namely Henckles because their quality is like none other.  We didn't find any deals anywhere and we didn't want to get the exact same set we currently have, not that there is anything wrong with them but we want to try something different.  Saw some sets for over $700-$800 and nearly shit my pants.  LOL  We did end up finding me a North Face jacket at Sail, I tried to get a Prana dress for $75 but Jeff wasn't having it.  Oh well, I tried.  He doesn't get how clothes cost so much, I don't either but hey, I don't make the rules here Pal. LOL  We returned home after eating shit food (which I ended up feeling raunchy later - note stop falling apart and eating like shit on the weekends!!) and I think we all had brief naps before dinner. 

We're currently at the tail end of the Lost seasons, we've managed to watch every season every night for a couple of weeks and soon it'll be over.  We're already plotting what's next, I think perhaps Mad Men.  But I do want a break from incessant seasons of tv shows.  Just a bit, not to mention I have TONS of pvr'd stuff lined up for us to watch, i.e we haven't watched the last couple of weeks of Survivor, dammit. 

So I decided to get off my butt and do the 5 km run again in June, all this before our fun day out when we take the boys dock diving, or should I say to try dock diving.  I'm going to take along my wet suit and try to coax them in with some toys and the like.  Jeff will be the dry one on the dock trying to get the boys riled up to go for a leap into the pool.  And then the very next day, we'll head downtown to the annual Woofstock Dog Festival down on Front Street.  If you've never gone, it's great, you should go.  It's a great all-in-once location to get treats, dog food, attire, bedding, etc, etc.  I like it especially because you see all the breeds flock together, namely the Wolfhounds, the Danes, the Bully breeds, or more exotics like Chinese Water Crested.  It's such an awesome event and they actually have a "High Tea" afternoon at the King Edward Hotel the weekend before that honours canines that have fought their battles with cancer and to those that have lost theirs.  Very sweet.

I must end this but next entry will be about last Thursday, the day I shadowed with Deb, one of the full timers for this dog walking jobbie I'm taking on.  Without even having to mention it, it's going to be so much and I look forward to the next time I get to meet some new furry friends.  I'll tell you about Henry, whom I haven't been able to forget since last Thursday.. Until then... <3

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Had a really good weekend this past gone.  Friday was a super busy day at work and I ended up doing a spinning class at lunch, which totally killed me.  I was a lump of coal all afternoon, really dragging my ass around, but good for me nonetheless.

Friday night, I got home and Alex had already made it to our place to stay for the weekend, which was just as well - Jeff was in a sour mood because of issues with our lacksidaisy superintendent that does jack all.

So I guess that evening, Greg came over and we spent the evening watching episodes of Lost, which we're watching currently (every.single.night) and LOVING it. 

Saturday morning I woke up much too early and went to get some eggs and stuff from the store, decided to do a drive by Sheila's to see if her dogs were outside and sure enough, they were.  I saw Barclay, her Sheltie at the fence so I parked the car and tippy toed over to say hello.  And then they all came running to the fence and Barclay with his lovely Sheltie bark that he has, informed Sheila that they had a guest at the gate.  I was much too happy to see all her furry kids - Barclay the Sheltie, Godfried the Frenchie, Ella the 5 month old English Bully and lest we not forget Waldo, the 11 year old blind and contented Boston Terrier.  I stayed about 10 minutes just loving them all up and then I let Sheila get back to her cleaning and I back to my humble abode to awake the sleeping giants, aka Jeff and Alex.  Saturday turned into a day of Lost episodes and Greg came back over, we all had some steak for dinner and we were originally supposed to meet Laura, Bruce's gf but they were going through some things so they decided to hang back.  We took the pups with us to the drive in to watch that new Jason Statham movie and then the Hunger Games, which was good but strange at times.  Good thing I brought the dogs because I underdressed and was cold the entire evening.  So Laura ended up messaging me not long after we left, asking if we'd like to join them for some drinks.  Greg wasn't feeling great so Alex decided to take him home, I dropped off Jeff and shot home to take the dogs back and then I went back and we all met up with Bruce and Laura.  I have to say, Bruce did tell me that we'd get along great but I wasn't expecting to get along as smashingly as we had.  I really, really, truly like the girl and I think she's good for Bruce.  Last call came around 2 am and we all headed back to our place, Jeff went out and got a pizza, Laura and I chatted some more (well I hogged her the entire time at our place, lets be honest - lol) and I guess all said and done, we ended up crawling into bed around 5 am.  Can I just remind myself for a minute here that I can't stay up nearly as late as I once used to.  Man did I feel like a bump on a log on Sunday.  By afternoon, I felt less sluggish and the rest of the day was pretty much just chill, some eats and watching more Lost.  It was a pretty good weekend if I do say so myself. 

It's now Tuesday and I just got back from a hot yoga class not long ago.  I'm on a roll this week thus far - spinning yesterday, hot yoga today, hot yoga tomorrow, Thursday I'm off shadowing a full timer doing the dog walking thing for the day and Friday will likely be spinning or a regular power Yoga class or hatha.

I feel like I'm being pulled in some many directions at work and it's mainly due to Danielle being away in Ireland for a family emergency.  Truthfully, the days just FLY by and I'm just fine with that.

Peace. <3 xo
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