Tuesday, June 28, 2005


Well, I talked about our older lab, Mandi, but I realized I hardly mention Mollie.  Mollie is my first puppy.  She is the first animal (besides) fish that I have had since they were a baby.  She was born May 16, 2001 and we picked her up from the breeders in Nebraska the end of June or beginning of July that year.  And that girl sure grew fast.  And now she misses Mandi.  Nick says when he goes into the garage she whines because she has no one.  That is the one thing, with the labs not being in our house, that has made it easier for them to be in the outdoor/ (heated) indoor kennel - because they had each other.  And I think, I know, it will be a long time before we get another lab for her.  We will just have to make it a point to spend more time with her.

Though I think Nick wants a small, compainion dog, like Mandi was to him.. and like the poodle, Andrew, he had before her, was to him.  I know I would love one. *sigh*

And just a random thought - Altoids are a great, $2.00 sex toy!

Friday, June 24, 2005

Bye Bye Doggie

Well, we knew this day would come.  Nick had to put Mandi to sleep last night.  Poor things was in the final stages of liver and kidney failure and probably only had a couple days anyway.  Nick is taking it like a man, though I know he is so broken up inside.  I know many of us can understand what it is like to have a pet so long they are so part of your life and give to you more then you can ever give to them.  Gar is also upset, he wishes it was Mollie instead (never really liked Mollie).  Jeffrey really does not understand and Samantha was at my parents last night, but I am sure she cannot understand.  And for me, this is the first pet I have ever lost.  But I knew she was at the end.

Anyways, now we all have to go to the wedding tonight.  I really hope they are cheered up enough.

Thursday, June 23, 2005


On the heals of the original blog about talking about your job in your blog, I found one of the first people that were fired because of it. www.dooce.com is the site for Heather in Utah. It is actually quite candid and interesting. And do you know, there is a new word in the english language because of her Dooced: to be fired for writing about your job in a blog (or something like that). Anyways, she is now married with a kid and is extremly open.

It is suppose to be around 95 degrees today. HOT!! Nick plans to not work long outside, which is good, because this is not the day to be doing anything for too long outside unless you are in a pool or lake. At least the house and my work have a/c because you need it. Though Nick's truck and my car's a/c are broken. That does not make for a fun time. But I am not going to complain about the heat, because I hate the cold.

I am giving blood today. I am really, really nervous. Not about the needles or seeing the blood. But the last two times I have fainted or almost fainted at the end. I do plan to drink a lot of fluids before hand and will eat my leftover spaghetti.. and I hope that will keep me safe.

And poor Mandi is getting worse. She has not eaten for 4 days and was spitting up bile. I do not think she will be with us for very much longer. Poor thing.


Thursday, June 16, 2005


Well after yesterday's blog, I have to rescind a little bit of my policy not to give away any work secrets.  I know of one... they are trying to get us addicted to coffee!!  Today they are letting us try out a bunch of coffees to decide which to have here.  Plus they are going to have a Flavia machine... If you want choices in you coffee of record, this is your chance.. and with the Flavia, anyone who drinks hot drinks should be happy because you can also get tea and hot chocolate.  I mean we had these choices before in another machine.. but this one is a lot cooler.

So, if I am wired later I will blame work.

In other news, Nick says he has poison ivy.  Not that hard to get when you work in landscaping.  So I do not even want to get near to him, for fear that it is contagious.  And because of this I am craving a man's touch.  Kind of weird to admit this.  But all we can do is kiss right now... which I guess is not the worst that could happen, when he was burnt I could not even kiss him.  Oh well, this too shall pass.

I am listening to the Backstreet Boys new CD for the third time today.. not as happy with it.  Of course it is hard to rate it when I have to keep it low so my co-workers also do not have to listen to it.

Otherwise kids are the same, angelic devils!!  Oy!  One minute they are hugging, the next they are fighting over a toy!!  But I am really trying to get them into music, we have been watching the latest dancing and singing reality shows; so far no complaints from them.  In fact they will take each other's hands and dance!!  Aww.. they can be cute at times!!

Well, back to the coffee-addicting work!


Wednesday, June 15, 2005

My views do not represent...

My views in this blog do not represent the views of anyone in my family, any of my friends, or my place of employment.

I guess it sounds like I may need to do this.  I read today how some people are losing their jobs based on the contents of their blog.  How nuts can these people be??  They announce future products, comments on co-workers or post provactive pictures in their workplace.  I mean duh... you will not see me on here keeping a tally of times I may take a lunch longer then an hour and I will not be posting how much a spot in Oprah costs.  Yes, I agree with free speech - just do not be stupid about it!

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Food Coma

ZZZZZzzzz.... I am in a food coma.  I mean, I cannot completely blame the food... but it has pushed me over the edge.  Actually it started this morning when we had bad storms and the power went out at 3:30.. then I got up and could not do some of the things I needed to because of the lack of power.  Then for lunch at work today we had a potluck.  We have more food (& high carb food) then one needs.  So we are all sitting here in a food coma.

Otherwise, all is ...zzzZZZZZZZZZZ

Wednesday, June 01, 2005


Mandi is my first dog.  She became my dog when I married Nick almost 5 years ago.  I met her 8 years ago when I first started dating him.  She is a yellow lab and has always been a good girl.  But I have never been able to give her much attention - and since she is (was) a hunting dog - you are not supposed to treat them like you do just a pet.  Anyways, she is getting old.  She is 14 1/2, and is going blind and deaf.  Because of this she has ran away three times this Spring.  You cannot actually call it running away.  She just starts sniffing and wanders off.  Now this is causing a dilemma for Nick.  What to do?  Should she just be put to sleep?

I really wish I knew the answer.  But as much as she is now my dog - she has always been Nick's dog.  And my father-in-law's dog.  She is their girl. 

And we have two other dogs at our house.  I am sure our other yellow lab, Mollie, will miss her buddy.
Poor Girly Girl! :(