Thursday, October 30, 2008
Gas prices are:
I've been feeling more serene this week. Serene sounds like of strange but I'm not as sad and unhappy as a couple of weeks ago and that is good. Today my 'big plans' are to vaccuum and then use the carpet cleaner machine I borrowed from Evan. And do laundry, need to wash the bedding. Today is cold - high expected of 37, yikes! Tomorrow should be a little warmer, 50, so Halloween costumes won't be snowsuits! I have some ideas of what I'm going to wear/dress-up in.
I'm also starting to think about what to buy for peoples for Xmas. Any ideas? L, E
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Things happen but....
I almost think my new and sad/bad things should stick with me for longer. I live a very small life - I don't mean that in a bad way, I just have a small life. I think what takes a lot of "joy" and "amazement" out is paying for everything myself. Sure new shoes are still exciting even when I buy them but since I'm also buying food, electricity, gas, etc...its just not the same. When you spend money almost every day buying something that is a higher price or unusual just doesn't hold the same magic.
Last week Monday my dad and I went to Costco and I bought my new home theatre system! Woohoo, right?! Yes, I was crazy excited that evening and was bouncing around with a huge smile on my face. The next day I was the same, all smiles and goofy grins. But really the pure joy and childish bubbly-ness was more or less gone in a couple of days. Don't get me wrong...I LOVE my new home theatre! Its perfect, exactly what I wanted.
Check it out here:
(Costco is sold out so I'm sending you to the Sony website)
My old DVD player was totally dead so I pitched it into the metal/electronics dumpster at the Chittenden Solid Waste District (fancy name for the local dump) along with the fan I had bought at my work early this past summer that is now dead:(. My friend Shawn (lives down the street with his dogs Wranger and Bailey) took my old theater system.
Oh...poor Wranger! Last Thursday Shawn and I pulled a tick off the side of his face. Friday, when I stopped by, the same side of Wrangers face was all bright pink and nasty looking - Shawn thought he had gotten into some grease or something. Then on my way home from work on Sunday I saw Shawn in his front yard tuning up his 4-wheeler and there was Wranger, next to him wearing a c-collar (cone, lampshade)! I pulled right into the driveway and jumped out to see what was wrong with my boyfriend (Wranger). When Shawn work up on Saturday morning he could see there was something very wrong with Wranger! Wrange wouldn't get up, couldn't even really move. Shawn scooped him up and took him right to the Emergency Vet Office and $500+ later the whole left side of Wrangers face had been shaved and 2 more ticks removed (from under his skin!) and the puss/infection drained out. Wow! Poor Wranger! If Shawn hadn't taken him right to the vet he would have been dead within 12 hours or so, his face was so full of poision. When I saw him the whole left side of his face was 1 huge nasty scab but he was alive and running around, banging his cone into everything! I have checked on him every day since and he is definately well on the road to recovery. His scab is starting to flake off and he is definately back to his goofy, ball retrieving self. And he definately hates wearing his cone! We've already had to duct tape it in 2 places (and if he was my dog I would have bought him a new one) but he'll be out of it soon. Poor Shawn was so upset when I saw him on Sunday - He just kept on saying "He's my baby boy!".... I know exactly how scared and worried he was. When Laurey ate out her external AND internal stitches after her first hip surgery and her skin and muscle was just hanging open...I had no idea what to do (it was 2am). I just stayed awake with her to make sure she didn't keep biting at it and pet her head - soothed me as much as it did her.
Okay.... I'm working today (Saturday) 11-4:30, tomorrow (Sunday) 7-3:30 and Monday 8-4:30. Then I have off until Friday, Halloween, working 11-4:30. I'm actually kind of excited to be working on Halloween! 2 years ago when I worked Halloween I wore my hockey jersey as a costume but not while working, I didn't want to poke my pin nametag through my jersey, and its actually very warm to wear. This year I'm thinking of braiding my hair in 2 and wearing my pretty (and kind of old fashioned) April Cornell dress with a while blouse and maybe my yellow bucket hat...dot on some fake freckles. I wouldn't be someone specific, just a cute old fashioned girl. Just I'd have to wear my sneakers with the outfit - not really cute! - but I don't have any cute-type shoes that would be acceptable to wear to work.
Ooops. Its just about 9:30 and I need to jump into the shower and clothes and get my lazy butt to work! I hope you are good too and have a weekend! L, E
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Kevin Smith's next
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Strange Happenings With The Dog
When we were leaving the bank, I backed out of the parking space and as I pulled forward I heard a bump/clunk and thought to myself "what is in the trunk that would make that noise!?" Well...it was my dog! She has been riding in my jeep for 6+ years and never jumped into the back before.
Okay, actually not totally true: Once she did jump into the back but that was because we were at the airport picking up my dad, the trunk door was open and she could see him and jumped into the trunk and out to get to him.
I have no idea why she did what she did but she didn't seem to really like it back there. She couldn't stick her nose out the window and there was more room to slide around in. But she did stay in the trunk the whole way home, just looped her right paw over the back of the seat.
My dog can be a big goofball. She gets crazy excited and loves to have a toy in her mouth when ever someone is around - just to show how cute she is. She hates the vaccuum. She loves to walk. She will swim in just about any body of water. She has the most beautiful big brown eyes. She stretches out and takes up more of the bed then you would ever think possible. Right now she is sleeping on the floor, not snoring but with her lip curled up above her teeth. She is my baby.... L, E