Monday, September 29, 2008

One Week (slighty less than really)

Man I can't wait!!!

Saints win! Saints win! Saints win!!

We still haven't booked a place for vacation yet but that's because we've only received a response from one place so far. And unfortunately they don't take pets. We'd like to be able to take Poydras if at all possible. So I sent Emails again to 3 of the other places we've considered. One of which, per their website anyway, accepts pets. One other didn't say one way or the other so I had to ask. So far I still haven't heard back from any of them but I did just send the Emails less than an hour ago. But if I haven't received a response by the time I get back from lunch than I'm contacting the only place that responded and see if they're still available. We just won't be able to take him. As sad as that'll be it won't be too bad. We won't have to worry about leaving him alone for long periods during the day and I won't have to worry about getting up at 4am to let him out.

I went to my mom's house yesterday for a few hours to meet with her, 4th brother and some cousins for a family reunion meeting. Looks like we'll be having a reunion on the last weekend of July in 2010. My family is huge and at the last renunion we had over 300 people. And of course that wasn't everyone either. A couple of the cousins thought that was too long to wait, that we should have it next year. But as big as our family is and all the planning that will be required to pull it off, next year is just way too soon. Long time readers my recall, if not no biggy, my mom is #12 out 12 children. Eleven of them lived beyond the age of 17 and produced several children of their own. Only one had two kids, all the others had 5 or more. I'm #56 out 58 grandchildren. Yeah, we're huge and it takes a long time and a lot of planning to pull off one of our reunions. But the last one we had was in '97 so we're long over due. So far I haven't been put on any committee, if I'm lucky I won't be. I am so not a planner or organizer when it comes to these types of things. I'm more of a worker bee, let me know what you want done and I'll do it, just don't make me have to make any major decisions. I agonize too much on whether it's the correct one to be making or not.

So let's see, what else has been going on.... oh yeah


Saints win! Saints win! Saints win!!

Media quote of the day: “It was pretty exciting to get in the end zone after not playing for a year. I had to let Patrick Willis know that I still had it and that I could go over the top. It felt good just to be able to get in the end zone.” -
Deuce McAllister on his touchdown yesterday

Monday, September 22, 2008

Two weeks!

I got the turkey I wanted last Wednesday. I was very excited. It came in the 10th frame of the 2nd game. WOO HOO!!

Although the Saints lost yesterday, very sad, they still did pretty darn good. The first quarter they weren't looking so hot, like they didn't even have a chance. But they fought their way back and gave the Broncos a run for their money. They certainly made them work for their win. And if it weren't for a missed field goal at the end they wouldn't have won at all. Hell, two missed field goals. As sad as I am that they lost I'm even more sad for Gramatica, he's gotta feel like total shit. Poor guy.

We've decided to go to Door County. I've spent quite a bit of time checking out cabins and writing down the names of the places I like the most. So now I have to get HDiTty to sit down with me and look 'em over so we can decide where we'll be staying and get it booked. I'll be trying to get him to do that tonight. I'm really hoping the colors have started changing by then. But it's only two weeks away though so if they have at all I'm thinking it won't be a whole lot. But my hopes are high.

Before we go I have to get a haircut and style and get new contacts. I only have two weeks to do those things. I've been saying for the last two weeks I was going to get them done. Yeah, I need to quit talking and get doing.

So what else has been happening or will be. Hmmm. Ah yes, Poydras has been nipped, chipped, shot and will soon be identified. Last Wednesday he was taken in to be neutered, microchipped, immunized and had blood drawn to be sent off to figure out for sure what breed(s) he is.

He was pretty out of it that afternoon when he was brought home but by Thursday evening he was much better. And by Friday he was back to being a ball of energy. We're supposed to keep his activity down to a minimum for 10 days but that's been pretty hard to do.

He's still having "accidents" every now and then but for the most part he's doing really well. He hasn't had one in his kennel for weeks now but he's still had them in the basement. We can usually tell when he needs to go out because he'll start sniffing all around the basement. But there have been a few times now that he doesn't do that all, doesn't do anything else either to indicate he has to go and next thing we know he squats and starts peeing. Other times we don't see him doing it all but will notice a wet spot on the floor. We'll get there, I have a faith.

I bought a baby gate that we put up at the bottom of the stairs to keep him contained in the basement. It's much easier then having to keep him on a leash while we're down there.

Two weeks!! I can't wait. Oh how I need a break.

Media quote of the day: Autumn Colors - Felix LeRoy Perry

Pressed between the bible pages it may fade
Ironed between waxed paper softly laid

Captured by the solitude of times past
Seasons change but these memories die cast

Autumn colors on a schoolroom wall dance
Brighten young and old with every glance

Swirling leafs giggle out side the window’s sill
Of Halloween’s witches and goblins they tell

Time to tuck beach memories away somehow
As we applaud the summer’s closing bow

The smell of burning leafs perfume the air
Children frolic in piles raked up with care

So glad Mother Nature sure knows what to do
With sweet autumn’s colors just for me and you!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I really hope I get a turkey tomorrow

So we'll be going on our first real vacation in ages starting October 3rd and I can't wait. We still haven't made up our minds where we'll be going though. Originally we were going to Niagara Falls and meeting up with our friends from Canada. Then it was Niagara and on to New York City. Then it was Niagara, New York City and maybe Vermont and/or Main - a driving trip. Then it went back to Niagara and instead of meeting up with Canada friends it was going up to their home for the rest of the week. I mentioned Door County again, we could just relax in one place and enjoy the fall colors.

So yeah, we have some decisions to make. Although I'd like to go to all those places right now I'm leaning towards Door County. But no matter what we have to decide by this weekend because we'll be having to book a room or rooms.

Poydras has lost two baby teeth already. The bottom two eye teeth. He was not a happy puppy while they were in but loose. They must have been hurting somewhat because he really didn't want to do anything for the most part. I felt so horrible for him. But as soon as both were out he was a completely hyper puppy as he was before they got loose. He was running around like a mad dog yesterday afternoon. It was good to see.

He's also trying to play with the cats. Both boys allow him to sniff them at the nose or their sides or just about anywhere but their butts. It's too funny to watch. Miss Thang, Whiskers, hisses as soon as he comes up to her. But he still tries. The other day I watched him go get one of his toys and take it up to Cry Baby and drop it in front of him to get him to play. Yeah, Cry Baby was having none of that. He just looked at him with the most cutest baleful look. According to HDiTty he's tried it many times. One day he even went and got three toys, one right after the other, but CB just ignored him. It makes me happy that he's so willing to share his toys but so sad that the cats don't want to play.

But I think one day they will. Before he had to go up to them but the last few days I've seen both boys go up to him to sniff. So I'm very hopeful that one day it's going to happen.

My new migraine medicine seems to be working very well. I believe I put in here what I'm using now, Propranolol. It's a beta blocker but it works on migraines. And so far so good. We've had several rainy and/or stormy days since August 3rd. Days that normally I would be in pain. A couple bad enough that normally I would've even had to stay home (or at least should have since I don't always do that when I should). But little to no pain on those days so far. I did have a mild headache for two days before my period started last month and on the first day a mild migraine. But it was mild enough that ibuprofen worked. So I'm really happy about that.

Oh guess what? HD and I joined a bowling league. We're on a team with his dad and stepmom. We bowl every Wednesday evening. We started two weeks ago. My first week I didn't do too bad, at least not for me anyway. But last week I sucked big time. At least for my first two games. My 3rd was actually pretty good, I got 150 (without the handicap that is). My handicap from the 1st week was 78 points or was it 84, now I can't remember. Anyway, as badly as I bowled last week I can only imagine that it's gone up. His stepmom did so bad the 1st week that her handicap was exactly 100. We switched last week. She did much better so hers should be going down. HD's was around mine but his dad's as 36 I believe. If it wasn't that then it was 32. But it's all good. HD, his stepmom and I all joined to have a grand ole time. His dad also but he takes it a bit more seriously than us.

I'm still having to use their balls and shoes because we haven't bought either for me yet. But I know that I'll be getting these very cute white shoes with pink trim. And the ball I want is pink and black swirled. We just have to sit down and get them ordered! I can't wait.

All right, time for me to get outta here.

Media quotes of the day: I couldn't decide which to use so I'm using all of them

First the key, now jewelry! What's next? You gonna let him play with a bowling ball? - Special Agent Seeley Booth - Bones

What's classier than bowling? - Xander - Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Bowling is a vicious game. - Xander - Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Where the fuck's my bowling ball? - Duffy - 11:14 (you should see this movie, it's really really good)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The beginnings of change

So, obviously I changed the template and as soon as I'm able to I'll change a bit more. One thing I plan on doing is changing the colors of the words to gold, or at least as close to that as possible. I tried doing bloggers custom template but that got rid of my blogroll. I could use their form but then I'd have to add each one individually and right now I don't have the time to do that. So at least for now this is what I've got.

I'll also be adding my "Geaux Saints" back in there as soon as possible as that got lost the last time I changed the template.

Which, by the way Saints are 1-0 so far. YAY!!

With being the queen of procrastination and all I don't know how soon it'll get done but I'm hoping for sooner rather than later.


Friday, September 5, 2008

And introducing....


Yep, we decided to go with the most obscure name. Although we really like many of the others there were just too many reasons not to use them. Other than having to explain where this name comes from there's nothing wrong with it. Plus, it just felt right calling him this, the others didn't.

He'll be going in on the 17th for some shots, getting neutered and the breed test. Most people agree he's a miniature pincher with something else mixed in. That's where it differs for people. Some say some kind of terrier, others say chihuahua and a couple have thought dachshund. I can't wait to find out!

***** Click on the photos for the larger version. *****

I'm just too cute!!

Is that a bug

One of his favorite things to do before, during and after going break (to the bathroom) is searching for and eating bugs. Especially little black crickets.

Flipped back ear

I love that his left ear would flip back and that both flopped forward. But just the other day we noticed they're straight up and alert pretty much all the time now. Last night I couldn't help but keep folding his left one back and saying, "stay back, stay back, stay back." It didn't listen.

Chillen on the couch

Drugged out puppy

This photo cracks me up. He just looks so drugged out.

Media quote of the day: Yeah, it's uh, "Bring an Obscure Relative to Work Day". - Mike - Monster's Inc.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Puppy, head, The Voice is dead

The puppy is coming along in his training. He still has some accidents in the house though. Luckily it's only pee, he's never gone poo in the house. Knock on wood!! I spent all last evening watching The Dog Whisperer and I see where we can improve on some things. We used to watch that show quite a while ago pretty regularly. But I quit recording it after I had read how other trainers had a problem with how he does some things. Mainly his tiring the dogs out when they're being particularly stubborn. But after watching 3 shows last night I figure if that's really all they have to really complain about then I'll go back to watching it. You never know how helpful it could be.

So after being reassured about the red spots that have cropped up all over my body I now have found a brown spot in the middle of my lower back. When I first noticed it there was a scratch in it (it's close to a half inch in diameter). It's almost perfectly round but the edges aren't perfectly smooth. The spot itself is flat, it's not raised at all like the red dots. I had HDiTty look at it and he saw the scratch and thought maybe it was a result of that. But the scratch was on the healing end and since then (a couple weeks now) has completely healed, the spot is still there. So, yeah, I'm going to have to make another dermatologist appointment and have it checked out to make myself feel better. Since I have a follow up with Dr. Head regarding the new medicine this Thursday I think I'll give HD's Dr. Skin a call afterward and see if he's available some time soon. If I'm lucky he'll be able to squeeze me in that afternoon since they're up the street from each other. Oh, hell, never mind. Dr. Head has moved locations, shit, I guess I better check out the paper they gave me and find out where he'll be now.

So movie trailers are going to suck now.
Mr. Don LaFontaine has passed away if you haven't heard. RIP Mr. Movie Voice.

Media quote of the day: If I were forty years younger I would plow that until next July. - Don LaFontaine (as himself) - Family Guy

I have no idea who he's talking about since I didn't see the show but I have an extremely good idea WHAT he's talking about. Heh