Wednesday, July 29, 2009
As I've mentioned before, DH and I take the dogs for a walk every night. The boxer is a puppy and has TONS of energy. If she doesn't get her walk, she's just like a little kid on sugar.
Tonight, DH asked if I could walk the boxer and have one of the kids walk the little dog. He has a blister on his bad foot and didn't think he should push it by walking again tonight. No problem. Daughter and I take the dogs for a walk.
Now, the rule is (at least for us) if your dog poops, you scoop. As a rule, the sheetzu/papillion mix (sorry for the spelling, don't know how to spell one and the system doesn't like the other one!) poops every walk. Yep, he's the one I generally walk. Today, daughter walked him since he is smaller and easier to control. Yep, you guessed it, the boxer pooped almost at the beginning of the walk! Aargghhhh!!! I scooped, but then I had to carry a bag full of smelly, squishy poop to the next trash can. Ewwwwwwww!!!!!
Tomorrow, it'll go back to "normal" I'm sure...
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
There is some "reorganization" going on at my work. One of the bigger changes (at least recently) is moving a packaging group back into Assembly (my department). They announced one of the new "heads" of the group last week and said they would announce the other one this week. In my head, I said "Oh, that will be John (not his real name). He has had the experience they are looking for." Remember, I thought those EXACT words (or close enough) LAST week.
So, this week, I hear that John got the job. It's not official, but that's "the word on the street" and the street has been pretty accurate lately. So, am I pretty stoked that I was right? Do I pat myself on the back for being so smart? Um, no. I'm depressed cos it wasn't me! How dumb is that!??!?!?! I know, knew, every tense of the verb know, that it wasn't going to be and that I wasn't even considered. And yet I'm bummed that I didn't get it! Intellectually, I get it. Emotionally, not so much. Sometimes it sucks to be a girl...
Sunday, July 26, 2009
So...being the sweet, loving mother that I am, I had my daughter read just the title of my last blog. She got that expression on her face that said "I can't believe this is MY mother. I am so embarrassed and I'm going to kick her butt...in my head, cos you know, she's my mom so I can't really beat her up." Yeah, she's a teen so she can say all that with just a look. Meanwhile, her mouth is saying "open it. Open it." She wants to read the whole thing. Isn't it great that my daughter is SOOO interested in my blogs!
As she was reading, she would make comments like "I'm not little, compared to you." So I told her to keep reading (Yep, the next line in my blog is about her being bigger than me!) She was laughing by the time she finished reading it. So, at least she has a good sense of humor! Oh, and she says she doesn't want to owe me one! Too bad, so sad, boo hoo! Tee hee!!!
Friday, July 24, 2009
Or so I tell her often. She doesn't agree with me, but she is pretty darn happy with me right now. She's at the water park tonight with her friend for the friend's birthday. This morning, we went out to buy a birthday present. We also stopped at ShopKo to see if we could find some shorts to replace the ones she destroyed last week. Of course, since it is already the middle of July, only jeans and sweaters are on sale. Cos, you know, stores know best!
I told her that the best bet would be to look at clearance racks and no shorty shorts!!! Of course, the first three pairs she picks are shorty shorts. We finally find a couple of pairs that she is willing to try on. She REFUSES to leave the junior's section cos there is nuthin' cute in the "old ladies" section. Fine, whatev'! I'm not spending my money on something she won't wear. While she is in the dressing room, I keep looking for something she might like. Of course, I'll look in the "old ladies" section, cos I might find something for me! LOL!! Second or third rack I look at, what do you think I find? Yep, the exact style of shorts that she massacred earlier. Mmmm, hmmmm. Nuthin' cute in the old ladies section, huh? In your face little girl!! LOL!! (And, yeah, she's bigger than me, but she'll always be my little girl.)
Anyway...she was ECSTATIC that I found the shorts, in her size, on clearance and (and this is the best part), I was willing to pay for them! Yep, she owes me!
Next thing to save for? Football clinic for the boy ($45) and a trip to the Shoshone Ice Caves in August (probably about $100 with entrance, gas and food). I can do it!!
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