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Posts from February 2013

If you are having a bad this!
We all have bad days.  There’s just no avoiding them.  The only thing is we never know when one is going to happen.  Today started out as a bad day for me.  Here is the timeline of my comedy of errors:
5:45 – Take the dogs I am baby sitting out to go potty.
5:46 – Dogs on porch.  One dog can’t wait.  Has accident all over porch.  Big, big accident all over porch.
5:47 – Open door to take babysitting dogs out.  Truman dashes out the open door to chase a rabbit.  Gone!
5:52 – Take babysitting dogs back to porch after going potty (well…after ONE of them goes potty since the other one already did ON the porch)
6:00 – Grab Truman’s leash and tromp through the neighbor’s back yard(s) to go find him.  Find him….sweet talk him into coming to me.  Hook him up.  Walk him home.
6:10 – Go inside to feed dogs. 
6:15 – Fill bucket full of water to clean off potty from porch.  Hit bucket against side of sink.  Spill all the water in the bucket on the floor.  Fill bucket again while mopping up water.
6:23 – Clean up mess on porch with several buckets of water.
6:35 – Grab shovel to clear driveway.  Slip and fall on ice underneath snow on driveway.  @%&*$#!
6:55 – Take Truman for short walk.  Does not “potty” like he normally does.  Sigh.
7:10 – Start to get ready for work before someone else gets to house to drop off another dog for me to babysit.
7:30 – Ready for work (took a shower the night before so I just needed to put on makeup and brush my teeth)
7:31 – Other dog arrives. 
7:35 – Take first babysitting dogs outside again for another potty break before I go to work.  Take new babysitting dog out with me.  New babysitting dog decides he doesn’t like the other two dogs and won’t come back inside.  Chase new babysitting dog around the yard.
7:45 – Take all dogs back inside.  Leave for work.
7:55 – Stop at Burger Kind for breakfast.  NEED comfort food.    
8:08 – At work….email awaits.   Grrrrr.  Want Friday to be over and the weekend to start.
It’s the culmination of a bunch of little things that go wrong that certainly test my mettle.  If you ask me I’m not sure I passed the test this morning but somehow now I can look back on it and laugh.  I just hope I don’t get in an accident on the drive home.  That would totally top off my day!   
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Officially sick of winter?
I've always said I could never live in a part of the country that doesn't have four seasons like we experience here in the midwest.  Even though a lot of people grumble about winter I don't mind it so much.  I like wrapping up in blankets and playing in the snow with Truman and drinking hot chocolate.  However, this year, for some reason I am officially SICK of winter.  This is a new emotion for me since I have never uttered those words before.  I am sick of winter.  I'm tired of slipping and falling on icy sidewalks, tired of having a death grip on my car's steering wheel when it snows, tired of shoveling out the end of my driveway everytime a plow goes by.  And strangely enough I find myself getting a little excited over the prospect of another major winter storm coming at the end of next week.  I say that now.  I'll let you know how I really feel about it if it actually happens.  Meanwhile, I find myself daydreaming about the awesome garden I'm going to plant in May.    
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Play Date

You always hear Julie and Lanette talk about their kids and what they do with them on the weekends.  My pets are my kids and I do fun stuff with them on the weekends too.  Saturday Truman had a play date with my new friend Julie and her 8 month old puppy named Blue.  They came over to our house and we decided to take a neighborhood walk and on the way back we went into the tennis court area and closed the gate so the dogs could run around in the snow for a while.  It was so cute how they tried to bury themselves under the snow and how they bound through it playing chase.  When we got back to my house we were going to go inside to play for a while before they went home.  Well, there was a small power play at the door and the boys ended up getting into a scuffle.  I was so embarrassed.  I felt like it was the equivalent of Lanette's Everett pushing his playmate into a mud puddle.  (But I know Everett would never do that)  Needless to say Julie and Blue had to go home after that.  Boys will be boys....or should I say dogs will be dogs.  Either way, Julie and I both understand how to be good dog moms so we've got plenty more play dates in the future.  I'm looking forward to it.  It's fun to sit and have a cup of tea and watch the kids play in the next room.     

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