Sunday, May 8, 2011


I just planted. I have no idea if I even did it right but hey, I've watched my mom do it with flowers every year. I planted tomatoes, cucumbers, red bell peppers, and green beans. I hope something grows at least. I think I'll plant flowers soon too. It's my first year planting anything on my own and I enjoyed it. Daffy enjoyed it to - she kept trying to eat the soil.

Dog training is amazing. I'm 100% addicted to it and it makes me ridiculously happy. Yesterday was such a fun class. We worked on recall and went outside to work with it. Daffy did wonderful as usual. She is so wonderful to train. I've been thinking a lot lately about starting to feed them a raw diet. A while back Daffy had crystals in her urine which is a common painful problem. So how do we fix this? Diet change. I've been trying to learn everything I can about it and I'm pretty excited. I have a lot of different people who feed their dogs raw and lots of resources, so it's encouraging.

I'll add pictures when I put all my stuff on the new computer. Mine is toast so I got a new one. Now I'm off to train Daffy how to walk nicely on the leash!

Hope everyone is having a good Mother's Day!

Saturday, April 9, 2011


I am in love with my hounds. I am also in love with dog training. The mini beast, Daphne, makes me so excited to train her and eventually train Prinny. I'm so addicted that I coughed up a little bit of money to take an e-class from Susan Garrett; The Total Recall class. Yes, I am that nuts.  However I do have someone encouraging me to do all this and it's truly her fault. :) Anyways last weekend Daphne graduated Puppy Kindergarten!  The graduation we had a potluck and got to try out different agility equipment. Her favorite? The tunnel.  Once she got through it, she kept going back and forth. So cute.  I wish I had video of it. 

Today I had puppy elementary orientation and I'm so excited to get started next week! I signed up Prinny for the same class, just older dogs but hers doesn't start until later on in the month.  I'll have Daffy's class on Saturday and Prinny's on Sunday (see...the whole addiction thing? Training all weekend? Yes please!) 

Anyways, here are some cute pictures that are more recent of the hounds.  Daffy LOVES tissues. It's a good thing she's cute!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Thank Goodness For Bones

All has been well here. I have been sick for the past couple of weeks. First with a sinus headache/pressure thing and all of a sudden last night, sore throat and aches and pains. Good times. Germy little kids. Since I'm sick I am very grateful for bones...It keeps the puppies entertained and it stays quiet in the house.

Work has been going great. I love who I work with and the kids make me laugh every day. I forgot how much I really loved doing what I do. I'm glad I didn't walk away from it.

My Grams has been sick. The past couple of weeks have been a little rough. She is out of ICU and in a short stay care place. She has beginning of dementia and I find it really interesting, however, it's also very horrifying to witness it first hand. I went to Denver both days to see her and Rob came with me on Sunday. She remembered him and got really happy when she saw the both of us. Grams even asked how G was in the middle of our conversation. How can someone be so lucid one minute and then be so confused about where she is? It also makes me really sad. I worry about her all day and all night. I know it's a waiting game now. Her wish is that if it comes to her needing a breathing tube, she is done. I don't blame her. I just hope I have time to say goobye when the time comes. I love her so much.

On a happier note, my doggies are fantastic! They make me so happy. Daffy had a check up on Thursday and she is 14 pounds! When we got her she was 8lbs. She seems so big but she's still so small. We're taking puppy kindergarten every Sunday and she is a rock star. She makes me excited to train her. Prinny is amazing and handles her so well. I've been so impressed with Prinny lately. My dogs are amazing.

Monday, January 24, 2011


Today was a good day. The whole thing that has been happening at work has been resolved.  The case has closed and it was inconclusive. Unfounded. DUH. Of course it was going to be.  However that meant that I was able to go back to work...but I was kinda skeptical of going back.  So I went and talked to T this afternoon and expressed my concerns: Who knew about it? Were people talking? Would it be held against me or over my head when I went to get promoted for something? T had told me that as far as she knew, no one was talking about it, no one knew, and it most definitely would not be used against me. She made sure to tell me not to be embarrassed and that they still thought highly of me. She also made sure to tell me that she knows that I would never do that and that the person who documented against me?...well, she doesn't trust her and she has a hard time believing anything she wrote about what supposedly happened. How the heck did I get so lucky to have such amazing people in my life? Seriously. Unreal. 

While I was there T told me about an opening for an administrative assistant. I'm SO qualifed for it and expressed my interest in it. I'm going to go do my skills testing tomorrow. PLEASE think positive thoughts that I get this job. It would be just what I needed right now and I would get paid more. Positive thoughts...

I am so in love with my dogs. I got a new fancy camera and that's all I have done the past couple of days.  With all my other animals I felt after they were gone that I never had enough pictures of them.  Not this time. I'm gonna be THAT doggie mama that has way too many.  Except I don't think you can have too many pictures of your family.  That are a few:

She loves sticks!

Happy Prinny

Sleepy Prinny

Friday, January 14, 2011


I haven't blogged in a while -- going through massive stress. Ugh. So far nothing has come from it and I haven't heard anything. Still. I will go to my grave that I did not do anything wrong and I most certainly did not do what I was accused of.  It makes me sick to think that someone would think I could do that. Anyway....

Princess is still doing fantastic. She is seriously the best dog ever and I still thank God that she came to us. She was clearly meant to be ours. She makes me laugh even when I don't want to. Here she is being fantastic. Note: the ear hair. :)

We got a puppy today!  This morning actually.  She is three months old, black cocker spaniel who still has her tail!, and we named her Daphne Sue. We kept "Sue" in her name after Maddie Sue. We call her Daffy for short. She's fantastic and a beast. I've never experienced the puppy adventure before and which is why I'm up blogging at 3:30am. We got her from the Humane Society; she came in as a stray.  Someone had a hold on her yesterday and they never came. Crazy. So Rob and I went this morning right when they opened.  We visited with her and she picked me.  She came right to me, licked me, and sat in my lap.  That was it. She was coming home with us.
                                            Daphne Sue's first day home with us!         


                                              This is her shows her tail!

She's enjoying an elk antler right now. Prinny (Princess' name) is in the bedroom with Rob. And I'm exhausted already. But it's sooooo worth it. I'll get a video of her up and going as soon as I figure out how.

On a side note, I started reading Harry Potter and I LOVE IT. I just started the 3rd book. I'm pretty excited about it. :)

Anyway, I need to go tire out this poochie otherwise I'll be up all night. Yikers...

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Tree?

As I am writing this, G and R are setting up their tree. I'm slightly detached from what is currently going on. Why? Well, let me tell you. It's all of THEIR stuff. I have none of mine here and it's his house. Yes, we are back to this. Perhaps I'm being overly emotional about this, but I'm annoyed. Even more so because they won't even be here for Christmas.

Bottom line? Christmas will never be easy for me. It never gets easier without my dad here. I want to do all the traditions that we used to do with him. Like on Christmas Eve we would go to church for the night service, on the drive home we would go very slowly throughout the neighborhood looking at all the Christmas lights.  Then when we got home my dad would read all the Christmas stories to us while we ate cookies. I miss him so much.  Not a minute goes by where I don't think about him and how much I miss him.  I know he's looking down at me and with me in spirit, but it's truly not the same. I slightly dread Christmas. Yeah, I said it.

On a side note to JHRME: I've had "nightmares" before too. They are awful. Mine usually consist of being so real that I wake up thinking he's still around. It's horrible. Luckily, they don't happen too often, but I know what you feel like.

Saturday, December 4, 2010


I found the best cure for me to start feeling better and to stop dying: Walk three miles, going to see Joshua Radin in Denver, and getting a new doggy.  The week of Thanksgiving I felt a lot better. Even now I feel back to myself. I hope it stays like this for a while, at least.
Here is Joshua Radin, Rena, me, and Amy. We met him, he signed a shirt and a CD, and I hugged him. Hee hee.

Thanksgiving was fantastic. Rob, the doggy, and I went up to Denver to spend time with my family. It was my first holiday with no meat and I can honestly say that I didn't miss it. Yay! I'm quite proud of myself.  Next challenge: Christmas.

I've been thinking about my dad a lot lately.  I mean, I always think about him but it's been more lately.  Stupid holidays. I found a t-shirt of mine last time I was at the parents that was from the 1995 Women's Open at the Broadmoor that my papa (dad) took me too. I'm determined to go to the one this year and get another shirt.  It made me so happy and then I remembered him taking me. That was our thing that we used to do; go to golf tournaments and eat lemonade shaved ice. I wish he was here to take me this year.

Anyways, I just wanted to check in. I'm alive, finally. :)