Saturday, September 19, 2009
Originally, my plans were to sleep in tomorrow as late as I could and still be up and ready for my son's game. This translates to me being able to sleep until 10:00 to comfortably get to the field on time.
But...I have 7.08 miles to go in two days on the Walk to Vegas challenge on the Idaho team. I took day 2 of my Nutrition Boot camp class today and I realized that I hadn't met any of the goals I put out for myself this week. I need to run to CostCo to order contacts for my daughter. I need to run an errand for DH. I get to go to the library. I want to go to the gym. I want to finish my book so I can start the next one (The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown!!). I want to start some auctions for DH for extra $$. I should clean the house. Laundry will need to be done.
So, we'll see how I feel when I wake up in the morning. DH will leave around 7 and wake me up to say good bye. I will decide then what wins...extra sleep or extra to-do's that will be ta-done!
Friday, September 18, 2009
do not mix! My boxer is now almost five months old and very much a puppy. Her favorite game is to play tug-of-war with either her ball or her teddy bear (but not the chew toy specifically designed for tug-of-war )
So, as I'm typing and reading blogs and responding to e-mails, etc., Abby comes up with her teddy bear. We play tug until I get it, then I throw it for her to go get and bring back. Repeat. And repeat. And repeat. Anyway, we repeated until she got bored...and brought me her ball instead! LOL!! I don't know how many of you are aware, but boxers tend to slobber...especially when they are chewing on something. I had to get up and wash my hands before I could type or use the mouse again!
She did decide that a doll (not hers) and a sock (again, not hers) were more fun to chew than her toys. I used some of the techniques that our instructor showed us and they seem to be working! The second time she got something she wasn't supposed to have, it only took me 20 times of saying "Drop it" for her to actually drop it! (Versus the 100 times it took me the first time! LOL!!)
She's ready for bed now. As soon as everyone's bedding is dry, we are all going to bed. No....I washed their beds. They didn't pee on it (nor did I!) and my bedding is just fine, thank you! LOL!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Tonight was the first night of puppy training with our Boxer, Abby. She was VERY excited about the whole thing. She got to go on a car ride. She got to explore new things, places and people. AND, there were other dogs there. Hi, I'm Abby. Hi, I'm Abby. Hi, I'm Abby - food - Hi, I'm Abby. Hi, I'm Abby - pretty - Hi, I'm Abby. Hi, I'm Abby. Anyway, you get the idea.
The trainer/teacher of the class is 20 and already has 12 years of experience! Dang! She gave us some basics (don't say no, have a reward word or sound) and passed out homework. Blech! We need to practice the reward word, the correct naughty behavior word/activity and the watch me exercise at least 30 times each day. DH and I both went, so we have to work together to be consistent and make sure we use the same words and actions. I think the hardest part will be to train myself to train her!
Anyway, really tired now, so I need to make my lunch for tomorrow and get in bed. Later all.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
As many of you know, my favorite part of the day is sitting in the sun on the patio at work during lunch. I eat my lunch and read my book, all by myself! It is WONDERFUL! Today, i was very close to finishing my book so I took my back-up book too.
Half way through lunch, I finished reading my book. I took the time to read the excerpts from other books by the author, including the "new' one coming out next month (whatever month that was!). I've decided to add this author to my excel sheet of authors and books to read. (That IS an honor, dang it!! LOL!)
Time to start the next book. Hide and Seek by James Patterson. I read the first paragraph and that is when tragedy struck!
I have already read that book! NOOOOOOOOO!!!!! I have fifteen minutes of lunch left and no book to read! You other readers out there can relate. I know you can!! So, with no other choice before me, I headed back early. The minute I got home, I swapped out the books I had read and got the next book in line. And yes, I read the first page to make sure it really was a new book! LOL!!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
To clarify, the old boss was out (he ran a 31-mile race this weekend!). Since he was out, I covered at one of the calls with a subcontractor. And I did pretty good! I knew the answers to their questions, what our plans were and when we expected to have more information for them! I may find out tomorrow that I was wrong, but today I feel great!
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