Friday, December 31, 2010

A couple more cute items

Label of Hope

I'm trying to clean out some of my crap before going to a New Year's Eve party. I skimmed through an old craft magazine and found a link to a vendor that I really like. More girlie than you think I would like.

Here's a few items I found on their Etsy site that I adore.

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Lucky for Rufus that he is a super sweet and mellow beagle.

We almost didn't get him.

Here is the photo that was posted on Craigslist.

What the owner didn't say was "Not actual size."  Beagle in person is much larger than in the photo. Um, 42 lbs

What Rufus actually looks like:

Size comparison to Byron, at 14.2 lbs.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Upset and wide awake.

I can't sleep. well I might have, if I hadn't scared Byron. I think it's been quite awhile since I've been so upset.

Screaming and yelling never did my mother any good when she was upset. I guess I tend to take after my dad. Trying to tuck my anger away.

I would really love to break something right now. Throw some dishes on the floor. Punch a hole through the wall.

I am too stressed out about everything, and feel really fragile.

Is this the feeling of being middle aged? Being worried about relationships and career choices? Wondering who I am? what do I want jn the future? Do I get too obsessive?

What did I used to want in my future? Be married. To travel the world. Own a house.

What do I want now? To be in a happy relationship. Hang out and have a good time. Play with my puppy dogs. Go curling.

Curling became a big part of my life 3 years ago. It has filled a hole that I didn't realize I was missing when I was younger. In junior high, I participated in track. I ran hurdles and jumped the high jump. there were people to socialize with that you had a common denominator with.

With curling I have that and the bit of competitiveness that I missed. Has it completely taken over my life? In a good or bad way? How do I leave the good alone and fix the bad? or is it too late?

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sick Rufus

Rufus was very sick Monday and Tuesday.

I ended up taking him to the vet for some anti-nausea medication and to be rehydrated.

He seems to be fine this morning though! No more shaking!

A couple of photos of Byron, Rufus, and Jeremy hanging out.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sleeping puppies!

Both the pups are sleeping right now. Hurrah.

However, one of them is doing his best to gas me out of my office.

Puppy farts. Ew.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Two dog family!

Yesterday, Jeremy and I adopted Rufus the beagle from Craigslist. His owner, Jim, is moving out of the country.

Rufus is a big boy, weighing in at 42.2 pounds. After picking him up and letting him get accustomed to his new surroundings, I took him to the vet to get him current on all of his shots and to get his nails trimmed.

So far, Rufus has been a pretty good dog. Byron and Rufus have been tearing up the town. Rufus will play with all the toys that Byron has ignored, and Byron will suddenly become interested in them again. They like to play chase in the backyard and wrestle in the house.

Byron is only 14.2 pounds, so I have to keep an eye on Rufus to make sure he doesn't squish her. His idea of being gentle is to sit on top of her.

I'm pretty sure Rufus misses Jim, but its tough for him to be sad because Byron is constantly harassing him. Keeping him on his toes.

At this moment, I'm glad we made the decision to go to two dogs. Byron is enjoying her new buddy, pestering him instead of being destructive. We just have to keep an eye on her until she gets a little bigger.