Monday, March 30, 2009

Snow and ears

I love his ears!!

The poor trees!
What every puppy house needs. A good beer and a bottle of spot shot!

Look at that ice! So glad I didn't put the plants in the garden last weekend. I spent so much time pulling weeds and getting a sunburn, I didn't get a chance. Those poor trees look so sad. Like me. I don't like snow. But, it is fun to watch the dogs in it!! All these pictures were taken in the comfort of my nice warm living room.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

The KU game

The night started out like this:

But that didn't stop us, we went to a friends to watch the game.

Daughter took pictures.
Son played the Wiiand we watched KU give the game away :(

Maggie tired of us all soon and took a nap.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

First play date for Fearghus

A friend of ours has a Malamute, Takara. She loves to play and this was a great visit.

On Thursday we started puppy class. I forgot my camera :( but will take it next time. He did really good with the training part, but the playing part was not so good. He hid behind the chairs!! I guess we've got a shy guy.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

I got a blog award!!

Sheri, over at A Novel Menagerie, gave this to me today. Here is her post.

This award also goes to all of the bloggers who put their hearts, mind and soul into their blogs and give us a glimpse into their worlds. They are positive and may not realize it, but are leading by example. They inspire with their words, educate and inform. They entertain and uplift with their humor. They are welcoming, helpful and friendly and no one is a stranger, whether you’ve commented once or a million times. They are ever so wise and giving. Most of all, they have Beautiful Hearts.

While I don't really think I do all that, Sheri did say she gave it to two special puppy mommies. I definitely fit that description!!

We got Fearghus a few weeks ago! While we never thought we would EVER get another PUPPY, here we are. We really thought our next dog would be an adult from a shelter. But circumstances brought us to another puppy. And honestly? It's not that bad. We did a about a week of potty accidents, but that has passed.
He is SO smart! And SO huge! He starts puppy kindergarten on April 1st.
He is being very patient with Cinnamon. Cinnamon is being very difficult. He's the only one who has not accepted Fearghus, but he's very slowly coming around. And the fact that Fearghus is so patient is really helping. And here he is giving Sebastian a hug!

Sebastian is doing really well. Some days he limps more than others. But overall, he is still very happy, his appetite has been very good, and he loves the new addition to the home. Still going strong!

We all get to meet the new vet on Tuesday. We'll be walking in with a Great Pyrenees, an Akita and a Rottweiler. We should get some interesting responses..........

Thanks Sheri!!

Anyone need a new shirt?

I came across this site, Wild Olive Tees through another blog. If I remember correctly, I found them on the very first blog I ever read on a regular basis.

Anyways, I haven't bought one of their shirts yet, but do intend on it. I have to wait until April though. Financially I've been very bad this month. Which reminds me, I still need to post my January AND February spending.........

Ok, back to the shirts. I think they look very cool, there are lots of designs, and it looks like they come out with new designs pretty frequently. This is what they have to say about themselves, "At Wild Olive, we are passionate about spreading God’s word and building His kingdom on earth through generous giving and effective stewardship of the resources that He entrusts to us. To this end, Wild Olive donates 10% of the profits from sales of its products to Christian-based charities and non-profit organizations."

I can't wait until I get one! Since I've dropped 2 sizes since starting Jenny Craig, I am currently building a new wardrobe.

Have fun looking around, and let me know what you think.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

St. Patty's celebration

Here's the girls.
I can't remember the name of this game. There was a word and you had to give clues for your team to guess the word. It was a blast!
Some of the guys.
I am in the middle
And our wonderful hostess! I wish I would have got pictures of the food. Corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and carrots. And some wonderful homemade bread!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Movie: Confessions of a Shopaholic

Ok, so the plan was to read the book first. I got maybe 2 chapters into it. The book was great, it was funny, well written, easy to follow............I need to finish it.

The movie? Cheesy. Beyond cheesy. Nothing like the 2 chapters I had read. Predictable. So cheesy that I really did LOL very loudly several times. We all did.

I told my friend who loaned me the book that I wasn't going to finish it. Well, she told me I had to. That the book was way better (aren't they usually?) So, yes I will finish it.

But the movie? Don't waste your money. It would be good to rent, have friends over, and laugh at with a glass of wine. But in the theatre? A waste of money.

Sunday, March 8, 2009


Thank you for all your suggestions on names!! We ultimately went with Fearghus, pronounced Fargus. The kids liked the weird spelling and we liked that the nickname is Gus.

Things are going well. He's very smart. We've got sit and come learned. We're working on leave it.

The potty training isn't going that great. We're crate training. He does great overnight. We put him to bed around 10, and by 6 he's got to go out. No middle of the night! And he's never had an accident over night.

But, during the day is another story. We put him in at 8, then come home for lunch around 12, and are home around 4:30.
He usually has an accident in the afternoon. Yesterday afternoon was 80 here, so we just left him outside. But, we can't do that all the time.

Not sure what to do. They say dogs aren't supposed to pee in their bed area. Well, he does. We're at a loss.

So, last night was a trip to Borders and got a new book. The other books we have just lightly touch on potty tria...........wait, that's for kids...........on housebreaking. "Puppies for Dummies" had a whole chapter on it!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Gardening in 2009

This is all new for us. When my son said he wanted to grow some vegetables, I was all for it! How can you say no to that? We even had an area in our yard that is fenced in and had been used by previous owners for just that!

Ok, here WAS my idea of a garden. You throw some seed around. You water it. Weed a couple times, and then POOF! you have food.

Anyone else think like that?

Then I found a couple gardening blogs.........Oh how wrong I was. Then I joined some club and got some books. Oh how wrong I was.
That is my favorite gardening blog. All about gardening and pictures of her dog! How can you not like it!

By her suggestions, we have bought all the stuff necessary to start growing the seeds inside. I'm hoping to get it set up this weekend! And of course take pictures. I really need to put more pictures on this blog.

Weight loss

Remember when I was sick? Didn't think so, as it was a month ago. But, I was never able to get back on track with eating right and working out. I've gained 5 pounds.

I weigh in every Thursday. Last Thursday hit me hard, two weeks in a row with a gain. So, I worked out twice that day. Friday I worked out, and I've been eating better.

Plus, I've GOT to win that fitness challenge! We could win tickets to Vegas!! 4 women in Vegas? Yeah, you better look out!!

I'm determined to get better.

In order to do this, I can't sit around on my computer. Between the kids stuff, school, work, exercise, gardening, reading..........wait, reading? What's that? Yeah, that's gone to to the wayside too.

Anyways........I'm going to be exercising everyday, and eating better.