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Who (or is it what?) would win the fight?

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Yesterday, one of my cube mates offered me a chocolate chip cookie. I thanked her very much, but turned it down. This morning, she asks me "Since you didn't want a cookie, would you like a cucumber?" My eyes lit up!!! Fresh cucumbers from a garden!??! Heck YA! I'll take a cucumber!! Woo hoo!!! (I took two!)

So, later in the day I started thinking about the choice...cookie or cucumber. And I was a little surprised to realize that the cucumber sounded SO much BETTER than a cookie! emoticon But, really, have you had fresh cucumbers. They totally win that fight! I did let her know that if she has excess any time through the summer I will be happy to help her consume them!

Now all I need are some fresh tomatoes and I can have cuke and mater sam'ich! Yum, yum! emoticon

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    Then ;send ME the cookies,
The Cookie Monster

Ha Ha Ha
You made the right choice!
Have you put the cucumber on the nutrition tracker to see how much cucumber you get for the calories of a single cookie? Amazing!

Have FUN putting your cuke mater sammach together.
I'm over here lickin' my chops

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TIGGAKITTEN 7/16/2009 3:48AM

    Sounds like a great idea emoticon
Good on you for making the right choice.

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Did you know that boxers are big?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I mean boxer puppies, who grow up to be boxer doggies. LOL!!! Our 12 week old baby girl is bigger than our 3-year old 1/2 Sheetzu (sp), 1/2 Pappillon (Yep, he's a Sheetzon! LOL!) Boxers (apparently) need to be walked every day. When they walk, the "leader of the pack" (yep, that song is going through my head!) walks in front. Scooby (the old man) leads the way. Abby (the baby girl) follows. She is doing VERY well on the leash now and it's only been a week!

DH mentioned today, however, that as she grows, these two-mile walks are NOT going to cut it. Got me to thinking...maybe I'll have to teach her to run with me. Of course, that means I'll have to run more often!! Our poor Scooby was EXHAUSTED after that walk. We covered almost two miles in just under 40 minutes. We had been doing about one mile.

Both dogs are asleep right now. Sweet babies... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Hello Barb,
I always like your blogs, BUT...

Neither Scooby nor Abby are the pack leaders.

YOU are the pack leader. Just ask Cesar Milan, the Dog Whisperer.

If you are the pack leader, you will have much less problems with either of the dogs down the road. They WANT to be followers and they want YOU & your DH to be the pack leaders.

When you walk your dogs, I have found that they do much better when restricted to be BESIDE you or just behind you, rather than being in front of you. This works when leaving the house on the walk too. If you allow them to go out the door BEFORE you go out, they are the leaders, If you walk out before them, YOU are the leader, and they "get it".

Good luck with your doggie endeavors.


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It's been a good day

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Got up early. Got to work a little early (no carpooler!!). Got stuff done. Came home. Walked the puppies and then headed to softball practice. Now I'm Sparkin' folks. And soon, it'll be time to fix tomorrow's breakfast and lunch and head to bed. We'll see if I feel good when the alarm goes off in the morning. emoticon

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    another busy day
don't forget to have fun and spread the fun too!

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Ouch, that's gotta hurt!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

My DH sent the kids to the Chevron (about a block away) for ice cream. I know, he should have burned the calorie to get it himself, but that's a WHOLE 'nother blog! LOL! Anyway, they rode their bikes (ok, daughter took mine) to make the trip a little quicker. About two minutes after they left we get a phone call. Daughter had biffed it...big time!! Word (from her) was that she was hurt bad and bleeding and in a lot of pain.

So of course I take off in the car (I know, to go less than a block!) to go get her. As I'm pulling up, there is another car pulled up talking to my kids. It's the dad of one of my daughter's friend. He saw her fall and turned around to check on her. Nice guy, huh? So, I check on daughter and sure enough, she bit it. Cuts and scrapes on her hands, knees, elbows and, somehow, she ripped her brand new shorts right in the zipper area. I don't know how, but she did. So, yes, she was hurt, but nothing serious.

She said she called as soon as she fell. Being the sweet, loving mother I am, I asked her if she was making the phone call on her way down. "Dad, I'm faaaaaaalllllliinnnnnnngggg......Aaahhhh!" She giggled (like she was supposed to) and got in the car. I put my bike in the back of the car and took her home. After we got home, I sent her into the bathroom to clean up. I gave her the option of me cleaning her cuts or taking a shower. She jumped, and I do mean jumped!, at taking a shower. As she was starting to undress, dirt and gravel fell out of her clothes. She looked a little disheartened until I reminded her that it is her brother's turn to clean the bathroom this week. She was much happier after that. emoticon

So, overall, she's gonna be a little sore and her scrapes are gonna make her pay attention, but overall she's fine. She has no clue why she wrecked.

Oh, and the ice cream? Made the boy go get it by himself. He did fine. emoticon

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MRDAYS 7/13/2009 7:22PM

    "Fell of the Bike Sympathy" is one of the best forms of sympathy. Can't blame her for milking it!

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DONNAORLENE 7/13/2009 12:32AM

    Glad to hear everyone was okay and the ice cream was delivered safe and sound! Look on the bright you get to go shopping for shorts again! After all you can't expect her to wear shorts that have been patched right next to the zipper! LOL!! Have a great week!!
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a day without kids
is a day without excitement!

Glad they are both fine,
glad you are fine too,
You are fine, aren't you?
or did you have a coronary about your busted bike? LOL
Just couldn't resist.

I know that you care for the kids FIRST

CYA later
have a great week

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

The new battery for my watch (not new watch for my battery! nice catch Big Dog!!) did not solve the problem. Apparently there is a little more wrong with my watch than just the battery. It may need to be cleaned, which is ~$80. emoticon

My kids are driving me nuts. Daughter keeps talking, stopping, starting again, and it's just blah blah blah! No actual thoughts. Boy keeps asking me questions. Not because he wants to know the answer, but because he thinks it's okay to stop working if he's talking to me.

They'll be going to bed soon. Yay! emoticon emoticon I mean...I love them!!! emoticon

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_MAOMAO_ 7/11/2009 11:58PM

  emoticon Here's an extra kid. I'm sure the eBay auction will bring enuf to get the emoticon cleaned.

omg, that does not come out right. I'll leave it and I hope it makes you laugh. I really am sorry bout the expensive watch cleaning. $80's a bunch of money to clean anything.

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    LOL Barbara

chic a boom
chic a boom
don't we just love'em

kids are wonderful
especially wonderful AFTER they go to sleep


sorry about the expensive watch repair

wish sp had watches as goodies,
i'll have to double check

have a super night and even
better weekend, or what is left of it

i'll be quiet now,
you won't know how to act
with some peace and quiet
snicker, snicker


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KATYBEARZ_MOMMA 7/11/2009 11:17PM

    sounds like mom is on auto-pilot
if only tranquilizers were legal...just kidding emoticon

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KATYBEARZ_MOMMA 7/11/2009 11:17PM

    sounds like mom is on auto-pilot
if only tranquilizers were legal...just kidding emoticon

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