Sunday, November 11, 2007
Monday, October 08, 2007
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
I just finished this book, and thank goodness. It is about a woman who is coping with her husband's severe brain injuries after he was hit by a car. It is depressing and weird. For the first few pages I just wanted this book to be over because it was so hard to read. It is kind of random and pointless. It is a memoir, so it is writting sort of like a diary. It is nothing like the last book I ready, Marley & Me, who's author was a great story teller. It does get better towards the end, and I even laughed out loud at some parts. But I still wouldn't really recommend this book to anyone. I bought it thinking it would be a charming story about this woman's life with her three dogs. Parts are, but this isn't worth it. You can borrow it if you want!
Saturday I slept in... sooo nice... and then we went to Evan and Renita's wedding. It was nice, and also really short!! Then we had a bonfire at Dahlen's and played SingStar. I have some good footage of that!
Sunday we went to the Great Manitoba Dog Party at Assinaboine Park. It was fun. There was tonnes of dogs there. We were constantly stopped by people wanting to see the puppies! But we sold one! Devon went to a really nice young couple that lives in Winnipeg. They are going to have so much fun with him. I was sad to see him go, and Jean Luc is all alone, but he needed a place that would give him lots of individual attention, and that's what he got. That night we got home and paid a visit to Evan and Renita's house.
Last night we finally sat down and made a rough plan for Europe. The calender can be seen at our travel blog Dueck Do Europe. It was rough, but it is nice to have some sort of a plan. Now I am trying to learn some French so I can try and get along while we are in France. It is kind of rough! I don't remember anything from high school. Maybe it will start to click when I am there. I put the CD lessons on my ipod and I am bringing the lesson book with me. I should get started now!!
Friday, September 28, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
WE still need a place for Maeve!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP US!!! SHE IS A GREAT DOG! YOU WILL HAVE SO MUCH FUN WITH HER!!
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
It's true....we need help. We are leaving for Europe on Oct 10 and we need a place for our wonderful Irish Setter Maeve for that time.
She is awesome. She is great with kids and other animals. She is very gentle. There are times when she can get hyper, but she will still listen to sit, lay down and come. She loves going for walks and loves to run. She only barks if she is outside and night and is scared. She rarely barks inside. She is generally a very quiet dog. She is very easy going and she loves people. The only thing is she is scared of new people. You would have to be patient and gentle with her, or else she will not trust you and she will try to run away. She is not aggressivly scared of people. I have never seen her be aggressive. She just needs a place that will love her, hug her, give her belly rubs, give her lots of treats and give her attention.
We are looking for one of three things:
Ideal: Someone to come live in our house and take care of Maeve and the cat. The cat is easy. He lives outside and all you will have to give him is food. If you are interested in living here, you will only have to pay for your utilities you use (phone, internet if you want, half of hydro).
Good: Someone to take Maeve to their place for 3 months. Then we would also need another person to feed that cat.
Last Resort: Someone to come to our house and feed Maeve and the cat once or twice daily. I really don't want to do this. I hate to leave her without real human contact for three months. She would be miserable. She doesn't come to people she doesn't know, and she wouldn't come to someone that only stopped by for a few minutes)
If anyone is interested in doing any of this, please please please let me know! We only have 20 days left and we need a plan. Thanks so much for your time. Also if you know someone, anyone that you think would be interested. Also let me know.
Oh yeah, we are willing to pay you! That should spark some interest! Pay will depend on what you do! Thanks
Yesterday I went to puppy classes, then we had a Youth leadership meeting at the church. It was a good meeting. We got alot done and I am really excited about the things we are going to do this year. And I am now the official treasurer/secretary of youth! We also found a great place to make a youth room... but it is secret so I can't tell you where. But it is going to be awesome!
Today we went to the bank and took out a loan (Ouch) for our traveling. We suck at saving, but this is the last big trip we will go on before we have kids, and probably not again until we don't have to take care of kids anymore. And I see it as some people get loans for boats and quads and snowmobiles and stuff..... so this is our boat or quad or snowmobile! I need to justify it somehow. And Roland showed us our credit rating, which is suprisingly good, we thought it would be horrible. And he also showed us the percentage of income going to pay off debts with this new loan and it was quite healthy as well. So we can afford it! At least now I can relax a little bit more about europe. I just need a place for my Maeve!!
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Today I helped Eric work on my horse fence. It is going really good so far. He has one small section done and is almost done the top layer of the rest of the fence! If he finishes it soon we might bring her in there for a while before we leave. So she can have some of the beautiful green grass that is in there! Maeve also came for a walk out there with me and we had lots of fun. She always came back to me. We had fun jumping and running and playing.... while Eric worked!
Then we ran all the way home!
I have so much work to do in my house still. Lots of cleaning and tidying. I feel like I am always doing that! I guess it never ends. The kitchen really needs to be worked on. It had gotten really cluttered again. I guess I should go start now!
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Yesterday was ok, I wanted some candy really badly, but I made it through. Today was not so good. I went to a picnic and ate fried chicken and coleslaw... but that was not so bad. Then after that I had watermelon and rolacoukin ( I have NOOOOO idea how that is spelled), both of those were a no-no. ARGH. I fail at everything. But tonight I have been good. I am sick of eating baby carrots already. But I just had some eggs and salsa, which is very good. And my tummy is full and I am happy. I resisted the temtation to have carbs, mainly Ritz crackers! I don't really feel any other effects other than the sugar and carb cravings yet. I was having a some cookers block on what other food I could make that would be good for my diet, and Eric suggested Hamburger soup, without the potatoes, so now I am hopeful again. Argh.... I have hunger pains as I am smellling Eric's yummy popcorn he just made... I wonder if I can have that???
Saturday, September 15, 2007
I have ridden Zaiyah few more times, and she is getting better everytime. The last time I did Kathleen let me borrow some longer reins, and she was much better. She also picked me up a new blanket for 45 dollars. It is great. I haven't ridden her for a week though cause it has been rainy all week, and the area is wet. Today I went to see her and groom her and I found a big cut on the back of her hoof. ARGH! This horse always gets hurt. So I cleandd it up really well and put some wound cream in it. I hope she is ok and I can ride her some more before we leave. I did buy some mew reims the other day, they have horse hair on the ends and they are black and match all my stuff. They are so pretty.
I did go riding with Meghan and Lisa and her girls last Saturday. It was lots of fun! It was a beautiful day too! I rode Lee and Kathy's horse, Gideon. He was really good. I used my saddle and realized how uncomfortable it is. Maybe it just needs to be broken in. Then I went to Meghan's house and saw her horses and she made me some food and we just hung out. It was fun.
On Monday night I went to Earl's in St. Vital with my college friends, Mandy and Gwen. It was really nice to hang out and catch up. We haven't seen eachother for over a year! I also stopped at Wal-Mart and bought Guitar Hero 2 and Singstar Pop. It was supposed to be with the yard sale money, but it ended up being a little more than that.
Today I bought some paint for my groom room/Maeve's bedroom in the porch. It is a dark pinkish colour and I really love it. It is going to go on the top and the same colour we have in the living room will go on the bottom. Then I am going to find a nice border to put between them. We wanted to put some cheap linoleum for the flooring, but linoleum is not as cheap as I thought it would be, so we are going to put laminte flooring in there. My mom had four boxes left over and we have one, it should be more than enough.
I am starting to get nervous, not excited about europe. We don't have a whole lot of money saved so I am really worried about that. I also hate to leave my dogs for so long, and we don't have a place for Maeve anymore. So here is my plea..... I need a place for three months for the sweetest dog in the world. She is GREAT with kids and other animals. She listens well. She loves going for walks and belly rubs. Her only fault is that she is very nervous around new people. She is scared of someone she doesn't know and will run away from them. She must have been hit or something because it took her forever to trust me. She is still skittish around Eric. But not at all in an agressive way. She is not at all aggressive. She just needs a place that will be patient with her. It will take time for her to warm up and trust you. She can never be hit or screamed at. I have barked commands at her and she does ok with that. She is house trained, and has pretty good house manners. We are still working on the jumping in the couch thing. She is getting better. She loves being with people she trusts. You just can't keep her after three months, cause you will want to if you take her. If you are interested, PLEASE let me know!
Today I started this anti yeast diet that Meghan has told me about. If you want to read more about it just search Candidia Diet on Google. The yeast causes alot of problems in your body, many of them are affecting me. So I thougth I might give it a try.I can only eat meat and veggies and eggs. It is really hard already. I just want some candy or chips or juice or something. ARGH! But it is only for two weeks, then I can start eating more things.
Friday, September 07, 2007
The tickets are booked! We are leaving Oct. 10th and coming back Jan 10th. A whole three months!! It will be sad yet exciting to be away for Christmas and New Years. If anyone knows anyplace especially cool to go to during the Holidays let us know!
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
I was just relaxing on my couch, watching TV. My dogs were sitting beside me, Paris happily chewing on her Nylabone when I saw them. At least 10 little brown dots frolicking on Paris' neck. Leaning in for a closer look I shreiked "FLEA. PARIS HAD FLEAS. ERIC! PARIS HAS FLEAS!!!" Eww. I jumped up, panicing, franticly searching for my cat's flea spray. It took me a while to find it. All the dogs got coated in it, and tomorrow they will all get the meds. I think Remy brought it into the house, because he just got here today, and suddenly I find lots of fleas on all my dogs he played with. I just felt something crawling on my back and I reached back and picked off a flea. Eww. They are all over me. I can't believe my dogs are infested with fleas, I take such good care of them. They are very clean. I just want to cry. I feel like they are all over me, everywhere. I feel itchy all over. This is horrible. I am showering now.
Today I went to the city to get my passport. I stopped in at Petcetra, hoping to get a harness for Remy. I didn't find one, but I did find a really great deal. I have always wanted to do agility with my dogs, but the supplies are so expensive. While I was browsing, I saw a great agility starter kit, but it was 60 bucks, so I thought to myself I would like to buy that someday cuz it is pretty cheap for a starter kits. The tunnel alone can be 35 bucks. As I was thinking that, I looked up at the sign above them and saw "50% off. $29.95" Well, I can't pass that up. So i bought it and set it up as soon and I got home. I have ran Maeve and Paris through it already. Maeve had lots on fun and got really hyper. Paris also really loved it, and she even started to get the weave poles. Maeve has not got that yet. I can't want to do more. Eric is going to build me the A-frame, a pause table and the dogwalk! I love it so much already. It is a great way to exersice my dogs (and myself) and have fun with them as well. I AM GOING TO SHOWER NOW.....ewwwwwww.
Friday, August 17, 2007
Last week we did VBS, it was WaterWorks Park and it was lots of fun. I did crafts and Eric taught. We had almost 30 kids this year! It was crazy! Crazy but good. I had lots of fun crafts to do. I just wish we had a better place to do it other than tents in a parking lot. I will write better stuff another day, I am off to eat supper @ 11:20 and watch this movie.
Friday, August 03, 2007
This weekend is Icelandic Festival in Gimli, and I know Eric and the guys will want to be there ALL weekend. I have to head to the city one day thought to pick up some VBS craft supplies and to get some stuff for the puppy babies! I still need to develop some pictures for their albums they are going home with. I also need to get a new printer or something. I need to make my home sheets and all that stuff for them. I am going to be so sad to see them go. They are so adorable. I am sure Eric will be glad though. He hates my dogs so much.
Kelly Ann has a blog, you should check it out! I will be adding it to my sidebar soon, she just started it. I got my new glasses today! Everybody likes them so far, but I really don't like wearing glasses. I just got them as a back up and to wear in the mornings and before bed. Sometimes I need to do stuff quick in the mornings but I don't have time to put my contacts in or I already have my contacts out and night and need to do something. I am so blind without anything. Keith and Stacey just had a baby girl! She is so adorable! I can't wait to have a baby, I think it's time. I really want one, or six. We'll start with one though. I just want to be a stay at home mom and work from home. I am tired of driving to work everyday. I love being at home doing housework and stuff. I LOVE IT! It makes me happy. When I had a few weeks off last spring when we first moved here I loved being able to stay at home and work or go to town and do errands. It sucks doing it after work because I hardly have any time at home after work at it is. And I can never make it to the bank on time. Argh, one day it will be over, all the driving and stress. I should go to be now though, I am wiped, today has been CRAZY.
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
"I Need You"
I've dug up miles and miles of sand
Searching for something I can't see
And I've just got bruised and battered hands
And a brand new void inside of me
Complete with walls I did create
From all the earth that I've displaced
A mess that I have made from what
I've just let pile and pile up
I have not been abandoned, no I have not been
Deserted and I have not been forgotten
I need you
I need you here
I need you now
I need security somehow
I need you
Like you would not believe
You're the only thing I want
Cause you're everything I need
Explore the cave that is my chest
A torch reveals there's nothing left
Your whispers echo off the walls
And you can hear my distant calls
The voice of who I used to be
Screaming out "someone, someone please
Please shine a light into the black
Wade through the depths and bring me back
I have not been abandoned, no I have not been
Deserted and I have not been forgotten
I need you
I need you here
I need you now
I need security somehow
I need you
Like you would not believe
You're the only thing I want
Cause you're everything I need
When my hopes seem to dangle
Somewhere just beyond my reach
You say you've heard my prayers
And read my words there on the beach
I need you
I need you here
I need you now
I need security somehow
I need youLike you would not believe
You're the only thing I want
Cause you're everything I need
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Lindsey: Hi, can I help you with anything?
Woman: Yes, we were just wondering if there is anything we can give our dog to make him stop scratching after he has a bath. I don't think it's fleas though. Everyone is telling me it is fleas but my dog does not have fleas. Do you have anything that will make him stop scratching?
Lindsey: It is only after a bath he is scratching?
Woman: Yes, only after a bath. Then the nexy day he is not scratching any more.
Lindsey: Well, what kind of shampoo do you use?
Woman: Baby shampoo, thats the best. People have told me thats the best.
Lindsey: It is actually not that great for dog's skin.
Woman: But people have always told me baby shampoo is the best.
Lindsey: It is the best HUMAN shampoo to use on a dog if you had nothing else and your dog really needs a bath. It sounds like your dog has sensitive skin. You might get away with using it on a dog that does not have sensitive skin, but human's skin has a different pH than a dog's skin pH, so shampoos formulated for human's skin are harsh on dog's skin.
Woman: Oh no, our baby is human, his skin is the same. Can't you just give me something that will stop his scratching after his bath. He only scratches after a bath.
Lindsey: Not really. He is scratching after a bath because his skin is irritated from the shampoo. We have some Aloe & Oatmeal shampoo that would be great for his skin if you would like to try that.
Woman: Oh no, we have tried dog shampoo and it didn't work.
Lindsey: Well your dog probably have sensitive skin and would need a shampoo that is gentle. Do you remember what kind of dog shampoo that was?
Deaf Woman: No. There must be something I could give him to stop him from scratching after his bath.
Lindsey: All we have for dry skin is Omega fatty acid supplements, but his skin is only dry after a bath. The only this I can reccomend to you is a gentle shampoo made for dog's skin.
Deaf and Blind Woman(that would be the only way it was logical to say this): Well, I am just going to keep using baby shampoo, because he only scratches after his bath.
Lindsey: (Silence.... slowly creeps into the back, away from clients)
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
I have been spending time with my horse everynight for the last week and it has been great. I was planning to ride her soon but then she hurt her foot and I couldn't do anything with her. I hope it heals really nice, she is still limping on it, but only on gravel. On grass she walks fine.
Wow, I have nothing to post. This is bad. Maybe I will try again later!
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Sunday, July 08, 2007
This is my baby girl, Hazel, blinking from the flash. SO CUTE!
Auntie Maeve and the babies. Maeve takes alot of pride of caring for Paris' puppies. I finally let them play with her for the last time last week and she was so good! She cared for them like they were her own. They even tried to nurse her! LOL. Maeve has been dreaming since these babies were born that she could care for them!
My baby Devon, after falling in his plate of food! Paris happily cleaned him off.
Those are just some pictures I took last week. On Tuesday a family came to look at puppies and put a deposit on one. They might take another one but they need to talk about it. They were a very nice family and I am happy one of my babies is getting a great home! Thats why I hope they take two.
Early Thursday morning I drove Eric to the hospital for his surgery. You can read more details about it on his blog. I shopped while he was in surgery because I couldn't stand to be waiting there. Then when I got back he was really sleepy so I said Hi to him and then let him sleep for a few hours while I read some of the books I bought him. I got back around 2 and I stayed there until after 8. It was boring at some points but I didn't want him to have to stay there all by himelf, with a room full of 9 other surgery patients who he didn't know. He had to stay there overnight so I stayed at my cousin Jodene's for night. I went to get him early in the morning. But that day I was sooooooo tired at work. I even had a long nap in the evening because I was so tired.
Then saturday we packed up and headed to Venessa's ( a vet I work with) wedding near Niverville. It was at a really pretty place called the Evergreen Village. It was set up really nice for a wedding and the food was really REALLY good. Then me and Meghan Gregory had soem fun...
We stole.... er, I mean borrowed some Rhubab from the patch and ate it. It wasn't very good. We also put out feet in the fountain and took our pictures by the arch. It was fun!
This is a picture of Eric and I at the wedding.
After the wedding we went to a movie and stayed at Eric's grandparents for night. Then we woke up early and headed for Grand Forks to pick up our new puppy!
And this is our new baby, Remy. He is so cute. Eric thinks he is the cutest puppy he has ever seen. He has an attutide though.
This is Remy's dad, Rio. He is the tiniest thing I'v ever seen. He is a whole 3 pounds full grown. So cute though.
Then we attempted to go shopping. We only attempted to go because when we got to Target, I realised that I had lost my wallet! The only place I can remember having it was in the bathroom at US Customs. I remember taking it in, putting it on the toilet paper dispenser, but I don't remember taking it out. I feel so stupid. So I only had 60 bucks US on me, so we could only afford a few dog treats, a kennel and some lunch. Of course when we got back to the border my wallet was gone from the bathroom and no one has turned it in there. So naturally I started bawling. Then we drove to Canadian Customs and they were so good about. I was crying, like an idiot, standing at the desk. But they just asked me a few questions and let me back into my home. They didn't even really hassle me about the puppy I brought back. So hopefully somebody found my wallet and will send it back, but I will still have to get all new stuff. The only thing that will be a real hassle is the birth certificate.
Right now my baby puppy is sleeping at my feet, because he is scared of all the dogs. Maeve was really mean to him when she first saw him, very aggressive, not in a mean way, but with her body language. I was a little overwhelmed when I got home, but I feel better now. I need to go to bed now though. I can't wait to go camping this weekend, without having to take care of anything. I can just sleep all day! It will be great.
Monday, July 02, 2007
I can tell today is going to be a stellar day! Instead of starting with three beautiful things that have happened this morning, I will start with three sickening/crappy things that have happened. I know, I am such a positive pigdeon.
- I woke up to Maeve's kennel being full of bandaging. Yep, she decided it was time to start tearing her bangade apart today.
- Then she proceeded to take a huge crap on my rug after being outside.
- Then Kathleen called to tell me the round pen was too wet for me to work my horse in today. That is three days in a row that I can't work with her that I wanted to. Sat and Sunday it was raining, and now today it is too well ARGH! Frustrating
I guess I can be positive about things। I have to change Maeve bandages today anyways. But if she is as repeat offended she will have one of those satelite e-collars on her head so fast she will not know what hit her! And I should have walked around more outside with her so she could poop. But I have no control over the horse thing. I think Maeve dedicated today to be a complete jerk. Because right now she is sitting on the leather couch, which she is NOT allowed to do. I should go. I have alot of house cleaning to do today. And I have to feed my babies! I hope your day started out better than mine!
Sunday, July 01, 2007
- a new blog layout (as you can see)
- a new blog
- new hair
- new rain ( oh wait, the rain is getting really old already. ARGH!)
- a new car
- a new home
Well.... the last two are in my dreams. So I finally decided to switch up the look of my blog, but only a little bit. Blogger doesn't give you much selection and I only like the dots. Plus now I can use all the pretty light colors of text that you can't see on a white background.
I don't have a new blog, but Eric does. He decided to make his own finally. It is called Eric's Thought's and the link is already on my sidebar. He is having surgery in a week so he wanted something to do while he recovers. It is pretty funny already... to me anyways. I love him, he's a doll!
And yes... my new hair. It was so bland and boring for so long. So I went to Melanie in Riverton and kind of told her what I wanted. It turned out great! I LOVE IT! And so does everyone else. I actually have a style now. Since I can't ever have a normal expression in a picture, this is all you get!.
Oh, I also added one of the AdSense things on my sidebar, so if you feel so generous please click on it every time you come to my blog and help me get some extra cash. Yeah I know, I stole this idea from Jobina. Thanks though! That's all for now!
Friday, June 29, 2007
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
The rest of the day was busy, as usually. Today we shaved a gross Pomeranian from the animal shelter that was found in a bush by hudson. It was so dirty and matted and SO THIN. All around it's neck were ticks and scabs and scars from so many ticks. Poor thing. We gave it really good nutritious food to help fatten it up . Then I WENT TO CURVES! and it was great! I worked out hard. It was nice to go there again. I haven't been there in forever! I feel so bad for slacking so much. Then I came home, ate and went to a meeting. After work I lunged Zaiyah for a while until it started getting dark. I really need to spend more time with her. I think I am going to go there tommorow morning and work her a bit before the farrier comes. I also should groom her a bit and clean her legs. They are filthy from so much rain and mud. Anyways I should go and feed my puppies, it is getting late. Tonight is the first night I am feeding them puppy food. I should take pictures of them too!
Monday, June 25, 2007
All my babies eyes are open now. They are soooooo much cuter. I think I am going to post them on a few sites soon. I would like them to all find homes before they are ready to go. I think I have homes for two already. They are trying to walk now too, one of them is pretty good. He just motors around, pretty fast for a little guy. My little girl, Hazel, was trying to climb into the bed today, but she is so wobbly, so she fell backwards and hit her head on the cage and started crying. She is pretty brave but definatly the loud mouth of the group. She cries the most.
I have been working with my horse a bit lately, and she is doing really good. I hope soon I can put and saddle on her and a few times after that ride her. I am still pretty timid. I am scared to get on her honestly. I have never been like this around horses, I don't know why I am so suddenly like this around them. It might be cause the last time I rode a horse I got bucked off and hit my head on the ground hard and was very sore and could barely move my neck for days. That might be it....
My house is still a mess as usual. I really need a maid I think. I just need to have a week of and get my house in order. I had a bunch of days off last week and it was great. I LOVE NOT WORKING. I love being at home and doing housework, taking care of animals, being able to run to town and go to the bank and post office and everything. It was great. I need to have babies and stay home I think. It's time. I for sure want to be a stay at home mom. I mean I will work breeding dogs and grooming, but it can be on my own time. I really don't think I was made to work for a boss forever. It is just not in me. I might even have an ebay buisiness. Being a farmer's wife I think that will work!
I bought a new puppy!!! Yes... I know, I have enough dogs as it is. But he is my stud for my girls, and if anyone else wants to breed to him I can make money like that as well. He is so cute. He is a Chihuahua of course, black with a little white spot on his chest. He is in Montevideo, Minnesota. A good eight hours away. Does anyone want to go for a ride to the states this weekend? We will do some shopping on Saturday! Cheryl might come with me. I should go clean my house I guess.
Monday, June 18, 2007
For our anniversary, my mom bought us an air conditioner. It is so nice! The one we had last year was so ancient, sucked lots of energy and barely worked at all. You had to sit right in front of it to feel the cold air. We also decided to get a little one for our room, because last year we slept in the living room for a couple nights because it was dealthy hot in our room. It seem a little overboard to have two, but there is no way the one in the living room would reach all the way to the other end of our trailer.
My puppies are doing great. I named the two black ones, Leroy and Hazel . But I can't think of names for anyone else yet. Leroy's eyes are open today. He is so cute. No one else's eyes are open yet though. Maeve is doing really good too. She is even using her leg quite a but. Today she is starting to chew and scratch at her bandage. But that's ok, it is probably getting itchy because it is supposed to be changed today. I am going to wait until Eric gets home to do it just in case she freaks out about it.
I am so sick. My nose is runny, i sneeze all the time, my chest hurts from coughing, and I am constantly clearing my throat because there is always something there. I went home early from work today because I wasn't feeling good. So when I got home I had a nap, make some soup and finished my quilt (finally!). It is so nice. I will post some picture of it soon. I bought the fabric over a year ago in Texas. It like 1o different kinds of plaid. I just need to cut it and wash it. I think I will do that tonight! I should go clean some more, do some laundy, finish my quilt and call about a new puppy!! Hopefully I will update this more often. I bet nobody reads this anymore because I am so useless at posting!
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Sunday, June 03, 2007
Paris has been acting a litte different today, so I am wonding if tonight is the night. Probably, she is going to have her babies tommorow because it is June 4th and Eric has plans for out anniversary which we will probably have to cancel now. I will probably be up all night tonight with her. When I look at her right now it looks like she is starting to pant! I am gettting impatient for these babies to come, but I was really excited about Eric planning suprises for our anniversary. I still am. I think this post is getting really random and I should stop now. Thanks for listening!
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
As for other things in life, they are good. Plans for Europe are moving along slowly, we are starting to save some money for it. We have paid off lots of bills lately too, which is REALLY nice. It's nice not to have that burden anymore. On Sunday we had C&C and we watched a Nooma DVD, Rain. It was really really good. I can't wait to watch the rest! Our house is slowly starting to get clean. Just the spare room left. Maeve is working out really nicely. We can let her off the leash outside and she sticks around. We went for a walk to the cabin the other day and she had a great time running in the bush, but everyonce in a while she checks to make sure we are still around. I wanted a dog like that. She is such a smart thing. So many people have told me that Irish Setters are dumb, but she picks up on stuff pretty fast. She just doesn't listen to "Come" when she is far away or chasing something. She loves catching my rabbits that are loose in the yard too. She is the sweetest dog too. You can do anything to her, she has no aggressive bone in her body at all. I have never heard her growl. She loves playing with other dogs, but nobody want to play with her. She has soooooo much energy and she loves to run as fast as she can. She is a endless pit for food too. She will eat and eat and eat until she pukes. After we feed her she searches everywhere for more food.
I bought new shoes today, a black pair of Dawgs. They are so ugly, but they are pretty comfy, and they breathe really good so hopefully my stupid athlete's foot will go away, I am not even an althlete. Tonight Eric, Me and a bunch of his friends are going to Brennevins in Gimli. I haven't been there in soooooooo long! I am so excited to go. Anyways, I should go for now. I have to go buy Venessa a shower gift for tommorow night! I will try to update more, for those of you that even care.
Monday, May 07, 2007
-8 oz salad greens, any kind
-3 oz sliced cheddar cheese, cut into matchsticks
-1 medium tomato, cut into wedges
-8 oz cooked turkey breast, cubed, about 2 cups ( I used deli turkey cut up)
- 3 Tablespoons sunflower seed kernels
-3 Tablespoons sugar free maple-flavored syrup
-1/3 cup raspberry vinegar (the best part!)
-3 Tablespoons olive oil
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-1/2 teaspoon dried basil
Layer salad ingredient into salad bowl. Shake together dressing ingredients and pour over. Toss to coat well and serve immediately. Makes 3 main dish servings. (But I could eat it all myself)
Fat: 26.5 g
Saturated Fat: 8.5 g
Protien: 22 g
Carbohydrates: 13 g
Fiber: 2 g
Cholesterol: 63 mg
Sodium: 700 mg
Try it out and tell me how you like it!
That's all I have for tonight! Hopefully we will post more soon since we are on the interviews now!!
Friday, April 20, 2007
I took the day off from work today. I slept till around 10:30, i would have woken up earlier but my tummy was achy so I slept later. Anyways, I made breakfast, played with my dogs outside and went to town to check the mail and get groceries. Then I came home and worked on the interveiws a bit, went online, had lunch and then went over to the farm and spent a few hours with my horse. It was great to finally spend some real time with her. And I realized she needs alot of work, but Kathleen came out and taught me some stuff. I took the bike from Eric and biked home in my rubber boots. I listened to my Ipod and sang and it was great. Then I worked on interviews and while eric cleaned the garbage up that was flying around outside and cleaned the house a bit. Then we had supper and went for a walk. We went to visit Grandpa Dueck for a little while and then we went to see Sarah and Dayna. The dogs had a great time, and I was happy me and my husband finally had time to go for a walk together. I love watching my chihuahus rip around outside, they are so cute when they run as hard as they can . Maeve was so happy to be going for a walk too. I think working out and being more active has made me feel alot better lately. I feel like I have more energy and I am happier! It is great. Anyways, I have more interviews to do so I better take off!
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
My poor Paris, yesterday she must have gotten into something, cuz her lips and her eyelids were really red and swollen. I have benadryl for her, but you have to fight her to get her to take it. It helped a little bit and she looked good in the morning. But when I got home today she looked horrible again. But this time her lips were just a little swollen. But also her ears are all red, she has little bumps on her head, her neck is red and swollen (one spot it looks like she had one big jowel.) and she is scratching and she is really depressed. I gave her some more benadryl today so she is more comforatble. But I will take her to work tommorow to see whats up with her.
Today was pretty rough, which is becoming a common places lately. It seems that I just can't avoid working overtime no matter how hard I try! Sometimes I just want to go home! today I didn't get home until after 8 because i worked almost an hour extra and went to curves and went grocery shopping. I really wanted to go for a walk with eric but it was already getting dark when I got home... two days is a row already we couldn't go for a walk. Maybe Thursday will work! I was really upset when the clock showed after 6 at work. This kept going wrong (spilling water and food all over, animals peeing all over their kennels, etc) everything a new thing when wrong today, some tears sqeauked out of my eye. But I still forced myself to go to curves and it was great. I weighed myself first........ and I was VERY suprised. The scale said i lost 5 pounds since wednesday lat week.... WOW... that was very unexpected. It made me soooo pumped! I worked out so hard at curves and i felt so good after! I was so happy when I got home, even after my bad day.. I cried on the way home thought, partly because i had a bad day and was so filled with emotion, but mostly because i was so happy. Ijust felt so filled with happiness on the way home, happiness about everything. It was the closest I have felt to God in such a long time. So I cried, and prayed and thanked God for making things go great and taking away my worries for a while. So I decided to make today's three beautiful things!!
1. Watching the scale at Curves and suprisingly moving the balance lower and lower until it finally told me that my weight was 5 pounds less then wednesday!
2. Seeing 4 gorgeous deer, prancing throught the ditch with their tails as white as snow!
3. Eating a delicious Maple Turkey Salad that tastes more like junk food than diet food! (I think I will post the recipie later because it is so good and everyone has to try it.)
Sunday, April 15, 2007
I am stitting alone in my house, with my three dogs and all of a sudden i hear... ffttttt....ffttttt. bweep....fttttt.... and within seconds a foul stench fills my nostrils and I am choking for fresh air. No.... it is not my own farts, but the audible farts of a 50 lb Irish Setter in the room. SO GROSS. You are not supposed to hear dog farts, they are supposed to be silent but deadly. All day she has been farting like this, and it is really bizzare, but hillarious. After the last episode I had a good belly laugh at her, farting away... Poor dog, is probably sick or something and I am making fun of her. Anyways, thats all for now! Wow...I am a doddler... i should really be working on there interviews already!
Oh, I will leave you with the cutest love song ever by hellogoodbye, download it! NOW!: