Saturday, November 29, 2008

Colds and Baby Fever

So, I'm sick. I have a cold... .blagh.... I hate being sick because it just totally slows you down! Anyway, I stopped feeling sorry for myself this morning and got up for the gym anyway. I've gotten a lot done around the house and believe it or not, I'm almost finished Christmas shopping! It's really easy when you don't have to buy for your immediate family. We're not exchanging gifts because we're going on vacation in January instead. So, gotta work off that butt!!!

Anyway, I'm back to baby fever. I went out the night before Thanksgiving and saw a whole bunch of friends from high school. Of course for most of them, it was the first time since the wedding that they saw me. So, the first question was, "How is married life?" The second one was, "When are you going to have kids?" I would have them soon if you would stop asking me!!!! Jeesh- talk to my husband! At home, it's a bit easier, but Eric's still a pain in the butt. It would have been easy if Eric would have stuck to his promise of not "teasing" me. Well, the other night, he "somehow" lost control.... yeah right. Just so happens I think I'm right in the middle of my cycle so now it's constantly on my mind again. So.... ugh.

Anyway, I'm done cleaning for a bit, I'm going to try and lay down so I can clear my sinuses!!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Sorry I have been MIA. After we got Sadie, we've been super busy with her and other stuff. Sadie's coming along well. She's still working on getting her house trained which is a feat in itself, but it's coming along. Last week, on Friday, we had our read a thon sleepover. It went VERY well, but I was SO tired on Saturday. I felt like I had a hangover with a terrible headache and exhaustion. So, Saturday, I didn't do a whole lot of everything. On Sunday, I helped my mom finish cleaning out my grandmother's house and picked up my wedding video. It came out really nice! We spent the better part on Sunday afternoon/evening watching the video and making fun of ourselves!

This week is conference week. That means that the kids have half days and we have conferences all afternoon. It's nice to have a half day of school, but it's stressful to have conferences all afternoon. Just one more day!

I'm pretty psyched that my high school friends will be home tomorrow to go out tomorrow night. I am not sure if I can hold my own alcohol wise anymore, but I'm sure it'll be fun!

Well, I better get this day started since I've been at work for a half an hour already and haven't done a thing!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Cozy Sunday!

Well, we've had Sadie for more than 24 hours now. She's a great dog. She's really mellow, especially for all the craziness she's gone through in the last day! First, we had the appointment at the shelter on Saturday morning. We had purchased tickets to the Brian Regan (comedy) show in Atlantic City months ago and we didn't want to cancel our trip, so we just assumed that worst case scenario that if my parents wouldn't let us take her to their beach house that we would just leave her with my uncle. Besides, we didn't even know if we would come back with a dog! I took my uncle with me to the rescue since Eric had to work.

So we arrived and went back to the barn where the puppies were. There were about 10 puppies and we were looking for Sadie (Greta) as we had seen in the photos online. She didn't really look the same as her coat was lighter in person than it was in the photos so I didn't know it was her at first.

After we found her, we took her out to play a bit and I was shocked at how calm she was for a puppy. She doesn't bark, doesn't pull on the leash a lot, and isn't super jumpy. I was happy about ALL of this. So, we decided to go with her. I made my donation and we headed out. After that, I proceeded to confuse her for a VERY long time. We first stopped at the club so that Eric could meet her. He was in love right away. After that, we stopped to drop off my uncle and took his dog and Sadie on a walk. After that, we stopped at my sister's so everyone could meet her. She was very good around all of the other dogs.

Finally, we arrived home, but only for two hours before heading to the shore. We packed up all of her stuff and my parents agreed to let her come with us because we promised she would be crated when we weren't home. I think my dad secretly liked her although I know he'll never admit it.

She was awesome in the car, she just slept the whole way. We took her for a long walk, she walked right into her crate and we left for the Borgata. We came home a VERY long time later and she had a little accident in her crate, but finally ate her food. She didn't seem to freak out either.

We came home this morning and stopped by my other uncle's house because he wanted to meet her. Then we took her to PetSmart to get a doggie tag. Now she's officially named. We slept on the couch for awhile and went to Applebee's for dinner. Now, we're home in our jammies cuddling on the couch! I think we're officially home bodies now!!!

Well, that's all for now, I'm off to iron and do laundry for the week! Have a great night!

Saturday, November 15, 2008


Meet Sadie! Here's our rescue pup from La Mancha Rescue in Unionville. It's such a GREAT facility. They have so many dogs, including puppies! She's about 3 months old and she's a Lab Shepard mix. She's SO calm! She may have been abused, because she flinches if you put your hand down to pet her. She also shows her submissiveness to other dogs too. She's really friendly though!! Here are some pictures!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

ONE positive!!!

Yeah, not a preggo test...... I wish!

But, we got a reply from one of the rescues! La Mancha Rescue approved our application and said we can make an appointment to come look. Unfortunately, the dog Eric really wants, Lily, is at the other rescue. I might force him to go look at other dogs, just to look. Who knows? Sometimes the cutest dogs are annoying and the best dogs are the ugliest ones in pictures.... so we'll see. We have to wait until he gets home tomorrow night to talk about it.

I'm super excited (I never thought I'd be that way). Although I'm not a HUGE dog person, it's only because I don't want the responsibility. If we get one now, Eric will be home to train it with his work schedule.

We'll see....

Monday, November 10, 2008

Still Nothing...

We still haven't heard anything from the rescue and Eric's very intent on having THAT dog. We sent the form in on Thursday.... and I'm getting antsy!

We did go to Pet Smart on Friday night and looked at various doggy related items. Hopefully, we'll have a Christmas present!

Eric's in Charlottesville, VA until Wednesday for a golf tournament. It's really nice because I'm cleaning out the closets, but it stinks going to bed alone!

Still at work, and happy my second observation today went well! Only two more to go!

Have a great week!

Friday, November 7, 2008


So, I think we've agreed to rescue. We spent some time on Petfinder and found two shelters around here. We've submitted our applications to them and just waiting to hear. There is a dog that we like right now, and her name is Lily. We don't know if we'll get her, but it's worth trying. She's a beagle mix. Although I think Eric still wants a big dog, I just don't know if our townhouse can handle it. I'm not worried about the size, because our townhouse is bigger than some people's single family homes, but because we don't have much of a yard, it might be an issue for a big dog.
I will post a picture later!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


So I've pretty much decided that I'm going to get Eric a dog for Christmas or his birthday (in Jan.) I'm still worried and nervous. I know it's going to be a pain for awhile, but it's proving my commitment. And come on, they're really stinkin cute. Thanks for all of your advice! Maybe having a dog will get him to come around on the baby front? Who knows? Haha.....

So, does anyone know of either a good breeder or shelter where I can get a YOUNG dog? The key thing Eric wants is a puppy. I would rather rescue an older, trained dog, but he really wants a puppy, so my boy gets what he wants. I need your help if you live near the PA, DE, MD area!

Hopefully I'll figure it out soon!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Keep On Keepin On

So, not much new, just pretty overwhelmed with life right now. I'm trying to get cleaned up from my family staying with me this weekend. Also, I'm supposed to have people over on Thursday, so I have to RECLEAN for that..... AHHH!!! Tonight, I have a meeting, tomorrow I have to tutor and a doctor's appointment (thank goodness it's an inservice day!) and Wednesday I have class. I feel like I'm just trying to get my head above water.

I'm still debating on whether or not to get Eric a dog for Christmas. He really wants a Chocolate Lab. I don't mind the dog, but I know he wants a puppy and it's just like having a baby. Except babies don't chew brand new furniture. Soooo.... as much as I'd like to surprise him for Christmas, I don't know how to do it.... hmmmm Any thoughts about puppies????