Thursday, July 14, 2011


So much has been happening this last week and it's making me all hurty. Some in good ways, some in bad ways:

  • Husband and I bought a dog (update on that coming soon). I love her so much. Almost to the point where I forget my cats names.
  • Husband bought a new (to us) truck. We spent 11 hours yesterday 
    • driving into and across town and then up to a ski-hill lodge to go look at it, 
    • then driving into town to get insurance for it, only to find out we filled out the papers incorrectly, 
      • meaning we had to drive back out of town to the seller's place in order to fill out new paperwork
    • then come back into town to actually get insurance,
    • then drive back to the seller's place to finalize the exchange
    • then, about 15 minutes after leaving the seller's place, Husband had to turn around as the seller had left his garage door remote on the trucks visor
    • then we FINALLY got to drive home.
  • My work project is shutting down at the end of the month meaning I will be out of a job soon
  • My flakey step-mother wants to plan a big get-away for my dad's 60th birthday, yet my brother and I are doing all of the research on hotels & activities, paying the deposits, & communicating the applicable details. Her excuse is "I don't know how to do this" and "you spent the last year planning a wedding, so this should be no problem for you".
  • I haven't slept more than 4-5 hours per night in the last week (for non-dog related reasons) and now that it's catching up to me I feel like such a failure for not being able to maintain a clean home, or finish the section of work I am supposed to hand in tomorrow. Procrastination is my arch nemesis. 
  • I will finish this later....

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Wednesday Wrantings & Wraves

He loves to sleep in Husband's
dirty laundry. Should have named
him 'Smelly Cat'.

  • Amos is broken again. He is limping, but I can't figure out why. After finding no cuts or stingers or cactus barbs or other major or minor visual injuries, I figured it was a pulled muscle. It's been a few days and he is still walking like Terry Fox. Amos is being super pouty but still playful, alert, and eating, so I know he's not in that much pain. I am just hesitant to take him to the vet for a $$$ check-up to find out all he needs is R&R.
  • Our patio gets 1000% sun all-day. This I love. Especially because we have 35-40 degree weather for most of the summer. I bought me a little kiddie pool to set up for a daily splash. The heat and sun however, is not so awesome for my plants. My pansies...look like pressed flowers. But in the evening, when the sun is setting, and the sky is pink and red and gold, I water those pansies and they perk right up, like they have never felt the heat. They remind me that perseverance is not just for humans.
  • There is a serious lack of doctors in BC. But I found a (walk-in clinic) doctor I actually like. He is the first doctor I have met that actually cared enough to send me to get tested to ensure the meds I am on are not hurting my organs. I am supposed to get tested yearly. I have never been tested. I have been on these meds for more than 2 years.
  • I have been taking care of my friends' 3 jack russell terriers while they run their mobile fry-truck business through-out our community. All I do is go over to my friends' place and let the dogs out to pee, refill their water dish, and occasionally take them for a walk if the dogs are up for it. But I have been Caesar Milan'ing them while I am there. And, not to brag, but I am SO good at it. All 3 of the dogs listen to me and allow me to be the leader. Not just some of the time. ALL of the time. From the moment I walk in the door, to the moment I leave. It's awesome. I like love having that bond and that trust with an animal. It makes me want to work with shelter dogs, and possibly with horses, to help them trust again. Time to get my volunteer badge out.
  • Finally watched the final Oprah episode. I know. I am a little behind. Only went through 5 tissues for my tears. And one for a snotty nose. TMI? sorry....
How is your first week of July going so far?

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Waiting Game

I am waiting for a very important email. Which means I am checking my email obsessively every 20 minutes. The suspense of it all is driving me bonkers! I guess patience will have to tide me over until then...