Sunday, April 26, 2009

It's over?

I can't believe the weekend is over! It went way too fast! Yes, I did work the whole entire weekend, but it still went too fast. Don't you wish the weekend consisted Saturday, Sunday, and Monday? My weekends can be so crazy that I need one more day to recover! Yes I could use sick or personal days from work, but as of now I used them from being sick or for the wedding. I believe I have one more sick day and it will be used for the friday of Memphis In May Barbeque Fest. Everyone knows that Thursday night is the best night to go, and I will certainly need Friday to recover! Thank goodness that will be coming up soon! Well I am off to rest my poor tired body and feet!

Everyone - have a great week!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

My little furry babies...

We have 2 dogs and a cat and they are my babies! I lost a pekingnese named gizmo about a year ago. He was so sick and it broke my heart when he passed away. He was such a good dog! I had gotten him from the Animal Shelter here in Memphis during a weekend visit to my parents. I had been dog sitting for my parents while they went out of town and when I brought him back, I had decided to get a dog of my own. When I saw Gizmo in his cage, he was the first dog to start whimpering at me. I knew I had found the one. I couldn't take him home that day because the owners had 7 days to come and get him before he could be put up for adoption. I don't think they ever knew who the owners were, but no one ever claimed him. I knew he came from somewhere because he had been groomed. I came back the next day with a new leash and kennel hoping he would still be there. He was. I had him for 10 years. His kidneys began to fail and a short stay in the hospital only gave him a few more weeks to live. I cried every time I thought about how sick he was. I didn't want to have to make the decision to put him down. But one day when he wouldn't get up for me I knew it was time. I cried so hard as he left me. I just looked into his eyes and said goodbye as I rubbed his face. He is buried at a lovely pet cemetary several miles away under a marker that I had designed.

I already had another dog Maggie Mae when gizmo passed. She was very happy to be the number one doggie for the time. Then (maybe a month and a half later) a coworker asked me if I was interested in a little chihuahua. He was part of a litter that his dog just had 3 months before. I said I would see him, but I never thought I would get him. He was less than a pound with black hair and tan marking. I held him and fell in love just like that. I named him Martini. I surprised Mr. M who was my boyfriend at the time. I told him I got him a dog but we can keep him at my house. So really I meant I got myself a puppy. Mr. M thought I was crazy. He really had me convinced that I needed to give him up because it was too much of a responsibility. Luckily for me I couldn't find anyone to take him. When Mr. M saw me playing with him he knew I would be sad giving him away. So he gave me his "blessing" to keep him, which sounded like "I know he will make you happy." Well he has been a handful! But now he is a year and a half old and he makes me smile so big when he comes to greet me. He is always so happy to see his mama. He goes everywhere I go in the house. If I could take him to stores and work, I would. I love him that much. He sleeps under the covers with us nestled behind my knees. And now he has his daddy wrapped around his little paw. His daddy loves him so much too!
Well I found out from the coworker that Martini's doggie father was literally pulled apart by some large dogs. I was sick to my stomach. Now when we go outside I want to hold him the whole time. I am so scared that something will happen to him. I can't imagine not having him around. I would miss his kisses!
Do any of ya'll feel that your dogs are your babies? That they are a part of your family in every way?

Saturday, April 18, 2009

I need a break!

I am so happy it is Saturday. I got a little work done around the house, caught up on some of my TIVO, and took a nap. I am scheduled to work a party tonight. Unfortunately I am not bartending, just serving. Oh well - I need the extra money. It is just so nice to relax on the weekends. My brain doesn't have to work hard! It needs a break. I have to give my students the TCAP (standardized tests) this coming week. I am really not looking forward to it at all. It is so not appropriate for them, but the state requires it. I am a little scared that they will be bubbling in all of the circles. I tried explaining to them that they need to only mark one answer - the best answer. We did a practice test on Friday and they wouldn't mark any at all. They would try to ask me if a certain answer is right. They don't understand I can't tell them the answers. It was so frustrating!

Monday, April 13, 2009

I am so proud...

I made my 2nd dinner tonight that I didn't ruin! Yay! I am so excited! It was just salmon and vegetables , but it was cooked perfectly. Now I need to find more recipes that I would want to make that are somewhat healthy! Now if you asked me to bake a cake right now, I would say forget it! I can do simple recipes right now. And I am sure you are thinking why can't you read and follow a recipe no matter what it is... well, somehow I always manage to mess up when cooking. =(

another giveaway to check out...

Sweet Tea Diaries is hosting another birthday giveaway and it is a good one - Lovely stationary from Preppy Paper Girl. I have ordered stationary from her and it is reasonable and turned out so good! It really is adorable!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

dinner time...

I am so proud of myself! I made dinner for my husband that turned out wonderful! It is the first meal that I have made him that I have not messed up. Grilled Veal chops with a dijon caper sauce (low fat) with grilled asparagus! It was yummy!

consolation prize!

Sweet Tea Diaries had a birthday giveaway for her 25th birthday. I didn't win her main giveaway, but I did win her consolation prize! Look what I won -

6 0z. philosophy vanilla birthday cake 3 in 1 gel

1 burt's bees super shiny lip gloss

yankee candle vanilla cupcake tartlet

pink terrycloth eye mask, mirror in pink case, bbw body spray and lotion

and it will all come in this handy bbw cosmetic case with 2 compartments!

I am so excited! That totally made my day!

Believe it or not I have really done a lot today (which is surprising because you on the weekends I lay around and have me-time!) - I went to the grocery store to pick out all the ingredients for the dinner I am making my husband tonight. Yes - I am making dinner! Kinda scary! I am making veal steaks with a caper sauce. I got the recipe from Southern Living's Light and Easy comfort foods. I have already messed up because I couldn't find a boneless steak. oh well - he can eat around it! I will have to tell you how it turns out!

I also got a little workout in, washed my car, and pulled some weeds from my flower bed. I still have to scrub my bathroom and try to straighten out my bedroom and craft closet. I hate to be inside working because it is such a beautiful day here in Memphis. But my bedroom needs some help!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

long weekend...

I am so excited because of the long weekend! I plan on having some adult beverages here at the house and hanging out with the hubby. I can't wait to sleep in tomorrow! I plan on cleaning up the bedroom, reading my book, and cuddling with my dogs. I do have a lot of cleaning though. yuck! I hate to clean, but I can't stand looking at the mess in my room.I wish someone could just come and organize my room and my craft closet. It is a disaster!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Check this out....

Sweet Tea Diaries is celebrating her 25th birthday with giveaways! This giveaway is fabulous! Check her out and wish her a happy 25th birthday!