Saturday, February 28, 2009

This is becoming embarrassing for all involved.

5:17 am.

This is worse than that time I joined the Fitness Challenge at work to get in shape and ended up gaining 7 pounds.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Lent Day 2

Time: 1:54am 2:32am
Status: Fail FAIL

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Yay! Front Page for the first time!

Exciting! :)

Another Treasury

I want Spring to comeeeeeee........

Day 1 of Lent

So I won't be keeping an everyday schedule of this (unless it for some reason helps).

I'm not Catholic - born and raised a Methodist. Anyway, my friend at work asked me what I gave up for Lent. I explained that I'm not a Catholic, and she proceeded to inform me that "Lent isn't just for Catholics". Come to think of it, I remember those folders that we had for quarters when I was little at church.

So...everyone agreed that my new goal should be to be in bed earlier. My goal time was set at midnight. Well, here it is...2:00 am and definitely not in bed.

Just wanted to confess. Or maybe I meant 12:00 am in Mountain Time. My friend that suggested it IS from Colorado. Hmm.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I love my dogs!

My whole family is crazy for animals...we currently have and have had some great pets over the years. Stray dogs, cats, and even some little rabbits have found refuge in our home and my Grandparents' homes.

Olli (Olls McGraws)

When I was in college, my parents surprised me with my first dog, a Yorkie - Olli - for Christmas. They thought I was too immature to have a dog (which I was), but I reasoned by saying that my brother had a baby, so I could have a dog...great argument, I know.

My whole family and I fell in love with him. He lived with me some at school, but mostly stayed with my parents. One day soon after summer break had started, I was at home listing some clothes on ebay and Olli was laying on the bed beside me. I looked over at one point and noticed that he had gotten sick and was just laying pretty much motionless. I ran and got my parents immediately, and we hopped in the car and drove 45 minutes to Chillicothe to meet a vet. He told us there was nothing he could do at that point and instructed us to drive another hour to Columbus to the 24-hour emergency vet clinic. So, we arrived at the emergency clinic around 11:30pm and dropped him off. The Doctor gave us some hope, and we wished for the best. We sat in the waiting room for 5 or 6 hours. My Dad wouldn't even come inside because the situation was so upsetting...he sat in the parking lot in a lawn chair. I can remember reading every pet magazine I could imagine, and learned everything I'd ever wanted to know about the Sphynx cat. I also remember that the "My Immortal" song by Evanesence was playing when the nurse finally called us into a room. It was 4 in the morning, and she called us in and sat a box of tissues in front of us. The doctor then came in and told us that Olli had suffered cardiac arrest and wasn't strong enough to handle the surgery. He was only 8 months old to the day.

That hour and a half car ride home was the longest trip of all time. We were all so unbelievably devastated over those 2 precious pounds. We still think about him and miss him so much. We love and miss you , Olli!

Sugar (Boogie Bear)

About two months after we'd lost our little Olls McGraws, even though we were all still incredibly upset, I went out and bought a Westie puppy. When I showed up at my house with Sugar, my parents weren't exactly ecstatic...but I did promise that she would stay in Athens with me at school and they wouldn't have to take care of her. Two and a half months later, she was evicted from my apartment and took up permanent residency with my parents. They LOVE her. She is pretty amazing!

Today, Sugar is 4-years old, and had to get surgery to remove stones from her bladder. We were all, of course, pretty nervous - but it was supposed to be a fairly easy surgery. This afternoon, my Mom called to check up on Sugar's condition, and the vet told her that her heart had stopped beating at the beginning of the surgery. They had to put her on an IV, and thankfully, she came out of it. Currently, she is in pretty good condition, but staying overnight just to make sure.

I called my Mom to check up on Sugar, she told me that she was doing well, but also told me about the earlier problems. While relieved that she was doing better, this pretty much set us both off, and I started bawling at work. Even though she was ok, it was terrible to think that it had been so bad at one point. I'm so thankful she made it through the surgery and is still here with us! She now has to stay away from our Black Lab, Kobe, for two weeks and my parents have to ensure that she isn't too active. They will take great care of her. Anyway, some may think it's crazy to get so worked up over a pet, but they are little, furry parts of our family. :)

Cooper (Pooper, Poops, Coop City Dancer, Detroit Coop City, etc.)

In lighter news, my latest addition, Cooper, who is a Silky/Maltese rescue dog and lives here in Cleveland with me, discovered himself in the mirror last night. See the video below, he really wanted to beat himself up! It was quite amazing.

Monday, February 16, 2009

My New Headbands

Hey all! I've been working on some new headband styles for a few weeks, and I finally got to post them yesterday and today. There are still more to come, but I thought these were a good start. Let me know what you think! P.S. Happy Belated Valentine's Day to everyone!

the airy

the braidy

the dreamy

the dreamy II
here and here

the knotty

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Can you name all of the musical artists/concerts you've seen live?

OK, I saw someone do this and thought it was fun. You should definitely try to do it!
P.S. Please don't judge me for some of these - a few of them I was working. :)

*NSync x 3
Barry Manilow
Ben Lee
Billy Ray Cyrus
Black Eyed Peas
Bon Jovi
Bow Wow
Carrie Underwood
Celine Dion
Chris Brown
Christina Aguilera x2
Christina Milian
Coldplay x 2
Day 26 - 1 song
Deborah Gibson
Destiny’s Child
Diamond Rio
Eden’s crush
Foo Fighters
Gary Allen
Gavin DeGraw
Goo Goo Dolls x 2
J. Holiday (1 song)
Jason Mraz
Jay- Z
Jimmy Buffet
John Ralston
Jonas Brothers
Justin Timberlake x 4
Kanye West
Kenny Chesney
Lil Wayne
Little Texas
Marty Stuart
Mega 80’s
Michelle Branch
Michelle Williams
Miley Cyrus
Miri Ben-Ari
Not So Boy Band
P. Diddy
Rascal Flatts
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Wanting Blue
Story of the Year
Sugar Ray x 2
The Eagles
The Killers
The Police
Usher (1 song :))
*Updated on 5.10

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Just some updates...

I am always a busy girl, but this past week has been exceptionally hectic. So, how about a day-by-day update? :)

1.29 - Gave a presentation which drained the life out of me. I HATE public speaking (who really likes it), but I made it through and have lived to tell about it.

1.30 - The best 80's coverband ever - MEGA 80's - was at House of Blues. My friends and I have seen them in concert three times in the past 9 months. We've been waiting for them to revisit for 3 or so months, so I was totally excited for Friday night. I got all "glammed" up in a borrowed, yet authentic, 80's dress (I looked like a prom nightmare) and headed to the show. I sat in traffic for an hour, and missed the first half of the set. I still got to take in an 1.5 hours of awesomeness, and that is plenty for me. I was so tired and out-of-breath from dancing that I was ready to go home!

1.31 - Not much to report here...I got my hair done, ate at Bob Evans, and saw Mall Cop. I must say that it was a let down. I thought it would actually be decent since Kevin James is hilarious, but the movie was kind of ehh. Definitely no Twilight. :) When I got home Saturday night, I started getting this weird feeling (totally unrlelated to Twilight or Mall Cop).


2.1 - I slept in until 6:00pm, so I kind of knew something was wrong (obviously). I finally got out of bed and watched the Super Bowl with Scott. He and I both entered a Squares pool at work. I was literally thinking "I just contribute to the winner of these things." the end of the first quarter I won $33, so I was definitely satisfied. I went downstiars and started cleaning and sewing, while watching the game. With 2 minutes left, Scott came screaming down the stairs telling me that if Pittsburgh scored, I would be the big winner. So, even though I'm a BROWNS fan - I can thank the Steelers for making me $600 richer (well, kind of. The money has already gone toward a bill). I really did want the Cardinals to win, I felt bad for them...but the Electric company is probably happy to have my money! That night, before going to bed, the weird pain came back - I had pretty much figured out that I had a kidney infection.

2.2 - When I woke up on Monday, I felt like total crap. I was so uncomfortable, and everyone at work urged me to go to the doc. After 3 hours in the ER, I was sent home with meds (even the ones that turn the pee orange - makes me laugh everytime.)

2.3/2.4 - Have been home in bed resting and working from home. Kidney infections are so draining, I'm just really tired! I know that this could be a lot worse, and I'm very thankful it's not.

So...that's it. :)