Thursday, October 29, 2009
The first thing I did this morning when I woke up was to smother her in kisses and sing happy birthday to her. I then, of course, had to ask Matt if he told her happy birthday. To my surprise he said he indeed had told her happy birthday and had also given her extra food for breakfast that morng....WOW....he's come a long way!!!
We will be celebrating her birthday tonight with Frosty Paws and squeaky toys for all of the hounds! I will post pics as soon as we take some!
Here's Maci with her birthday squeaky toy that she squeaked ALL night long, isn't she adorable!
Thursday, October 8, 2009
So after asking all night long and all day Sunday, Matt finally said yes to our sweet boy! We called the shelter, jumped in our car at 4:00 on a beautiful Sunday afternoon and drove 1 1/2 hours to Mt. Vernon, where we picked up our Duke.
Duke fits in wonderfully at our house and is big buddies with Red. Red thinks he's a great tug of war partner.
Maci thinks he's a pretty good snuggle buddy.
And I'm happy to say that now, instead of a pitiful pleading look on his face, Duke now has a permanet smile on his face and heart, as do I!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Enter present day....
So, I woke up in a relatively good mood this morning. After my morning shower, I was my usual happy go lucky self, ready to tackle the day. Being that it's college week at school and today's theme is "Work it Out and Go to College", and our principal sent out an email saying we could wear tennies and workout clothes, I threw on my comfy White Rock technical T and running shorts (of an appropriate fingertip length might I add). Once I left my favorite local coffee joint, Roots, with a latte frappe in hand, I was on my way to work and good to go...so I thought.....
As I arrived at work, I noted all the teachers in their cute comfy work out clothes, a sea of velour and dry fit. I have to admit I was feeling pretty casual and comfy in my choice of workout clothes, after all, I am a runner and feel very much at home in a pair of running shorts. I was feeling good and perky after having drank my latte. I would classify myself at the time as being what you would refer to as a "happy, nice, approachable" person...my normal peppy self. So after our live airing of KJAG, that I thought went pretty well (more to come on this topic later), I venture out in the hallways to get to work......Duh Duh----Duh Duh---Duh Duh--DuhDuhDuhDuhDuhDuh (hopefully your getting the Jaws theme effect here). As I happily grace the school hallways, I spot a teacher decked out in her classic work out gear of what I would refer to as the "90's windpants look" and I nicely say "I like your work out gear!". She responds, "Thanks". Then...Then...Then...she reaches out to touch my running shorts as she simultaneously says in her most dissaproving tone "You chose an intersting outfit....hmmm shorts...". That's when I responded, "Well, aren't we bitchy today" and punched her in the face....JUST KIDDING.... I work in a school, where violence is frowned upon, but apparently bitchiness and back stabbing is a noteable and noble behavior. My actual response, with a smile might I add, was, "I'm a runner, this is what I work out in" and then happily turned around and walked off.
So, it is to all of you girls out there, that have in so many instances been completely wronged, backstabbed, frowned upon and dismissed, that I loudly and proudly proclaim the word "bitchy" to be deemed useable and free flowing from your lips, from this day on!
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
I'm from the front pew of a wooden white church,
A courthouse clock that still don't work,
Where a man's word means everything,
Where moms and dads were high school flames,
Gave their children grandmother's maiden name,
It may not sound like much,
But it's where I'm from