Monday, November 30, 2009

Meet Joey

I don't have any idea how we came to this decision, but as of Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve, we have a new member in our family.
Meet Joey!
This is our 1 year old Schnauzer pup. He was adopted from a shelter in Utah. The gal that runs this shelter runs alot of our dogs from the Animal Shelter through the Humane Society. Thanks to all her help, alot of our dogs have a better chance of being adopted than they do in Jerome. So....she ended up having a few schnauzers to pick from.

Ryan, Lucy and I met Joey in the Petsmart parking lot late Wednesday night. We had to meet on neutral ground to see if they would get along. Slate, the black schnauzer was the one we were first interested in, but he was too dominant over Lucy. Joey just sniffed her and sat down like ok, where am I going now?

So we took him home and of course he seemed immediately comfortable. Then we took him all the way to Rigby to meet Mom & Dad. He was a little confused all weekend, and the slightest strange noise would send him running into the bedroom to hide in the bed. I was a little nervous that it wasn't going to work out, but as soon as we got home on Saturday, he was fine! He was dragging toys all over the house, running around, and chasing Lucy all over the place. He is such a love bug.

I was also concerned about my little Lucy being a bit jealous. Much to my surprise, she has accepted Joey. She still doesn't play with him much, but she is getting better. She hasn't tried to bite his head off once, just a few growls. And she shares the bed with him.
I have come to the conclusion that god doesn't send us children, he sends us dogs. :) hehe. Maybe someday we will have some kids running around.
Thanksgiving was great. Got to hang out with my family for a few days, which was nice.
Until next time....

Friday, November 20, 2009

Spiraling Out of Control

Today is a big day...a really BIG day! Everyone is already well aware that today is the premier of New Moon.

My good friend Kiley stood in line for an hour at the Cinema in Twin Falls only to get the last 4 tickets for the 9:00 showing. And they oversold the theatre by 1 so she could get 4. Holy crap. Talk about a close call. I thought I was going to be sick when she told me that. So, there are 4 of us girls getting together after work to watch Twilight, and then venture off into a pool of screaming, drooling young girls for New Moon. I'm excited....way too excited. My obsession with this story has literally spiraled out of control. It's completly and utterly ridiculous. If I make it through this day without combusting into my own pile of anticipation, it will be a miracle. Who ever knew that one could write a set of books that would send the whole world into a Vampire Frenzy. I'm ready for Twilight Part 2, she should really write another story. Something with Renesmee and Jacob would be good maybe??

Ok well enough of Twilight. I think we've all heard enough about it last a lifetime and then some.

This week Ryan started his new job. Turns out he really likes it. What a relief! He can be rather particular in the job department, so I was really nervous about what he would say after his first day. His response was, " My job is kick @$$." Phew...I think I can breathe now.

Wednesday we had the mold removed from the dirt underneath our house. I stayed home that morning while they were cleaning. By the time I got to work I was higher than a kite. Mold cleaning fumes can't be good for you. The smell has polluted our house for 2 days now. I think it's finally gone...I hope. Wow....permanent headaches for days are just not good.

Tomorrow I am participating in my last craft fair of the season. My feelings towards these are rather un decided. I love going to them, but the work to prepare is almost becoming too much when combined with running an online store as well. Especially during the holidays. I'm pretty sure I've exhausted myself and it's not over. This rush won't be over until after christmas. I'm grateful for the success. I couldn't ask for more. And I'm grateful for the talent god has given me.

Lately I have been pondering the thought of going back to school. It's been a rough decision for me because it brings back many memories. Memories of way back when I was young and pretty stupid. If I would have just went to school after I graduated, instead of making the choices I made, I would be almost done, if not done already. Things would have been very different. I can't say I regret everything I guess, because I wouldn't be where I am now, and probably not married to the man I married now. Funny how life turns out. Never expected to be where I am, living where I am. But anyway, I'm going to be trying to take my generals to get accepted into the nursing program. Probably an LPN to start. The hardest part is, I have to work. Working full time, going to school, and running a business is going to be overwhelming. I may have to step back from the bags for a bit. I guess we'll see how school goes. I've never been a fan of school, but I need to go.

Anyway, Happy New Moon Friday! I'm sure I'll have a good story or two in the next few days about attending opening night. It is sure to be a fiasco at the least.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Good Times!

I really need to get better at blogging....but I guess I just haven't been able to get into it lately!

Here's a few things that have been going on.

You all know that Ryan stopped working for US Bank in September. And we were a little freaked out as to what the future would hold. He has been working for his mom and dad in Glenns Ferry. About a 45 minute drive from Jerome. The first few days we were a little sad because we weren't sure if he would have to stay down there during the week or be able to come home. I took this picture on one of the first days he was gone to cheer him up. He probably thought, "Ahh!! I can't get away from this crazy lady and her dog!!" hehe.

Here's the good news, Ryan has a new job! With the City of Jerome in the Water Department. The City is a great place to work, good pay and good benefits. He starts on Monday! Such a relief to have that stressful weight off our shoulders. I was afraid I would have to run a sweat shop out of our house and do some serious sewing to sell some bags to pay the bills!! :)

Next thing, a bit of advice. Well maybe not for all you smarty pants, but for dummies like me.... if you buy a newer car and something breaks, take it to the car dealer and not your local mechanic!! Chances are, the part that broke, may be covered under some type of recall warranty and you won't have to pay a dime. Or, you could be a total dummy and take it to your local mechanic and pay a fortune. And then, have the part break because they put in the wrong one, and then find out it would have been covered if the dealer would have just taken care of it.

Yes, this happened to my poor little beetle juice! Long story short, I had this sexy beast of a car to drive for a day....

A Chevrolet Aveo. I call this the Ugly Duckling of all cars. My good friend Kiley kept me company at the car dealer while we waited for the Prince of Enterprise Rent-A-Car to sweep us off our feet in this bad boy. lol....thankfully he didn't kidnap us. What a chariot! And then it was mine for the day... hot rodding anyone??

Good thing I didn't wreck, I would have been a pancake!! Alright, now I should be more optimistic, my rental could have been worse!

Guess what else! We have MOLD! Mold in the dirt underneath our house in the crawl space!! Who would have known... Over watering, and the extremely wet summer we had caused our ground to be so soggy the water seeped in underneath the foundation of the house and started growing on the dirt. $480.00 later, we will have a mold abatement company come remove it.

Lots of lessons learned for us young idiot kids. Now, be smart and don't over'll get mold underneath your house.