Thursday, February 26, 2009


And proud of it!!! :)

So Michael sent me this awesome awesome beautiful bouquet!! WITH a large stuffed bunny and balloons!! All the way from Iraq!! Well they didn't come from Iraq. You know what I mean! :)

They are currently sitting on my desk at work!

Oh and the balloons in the back came from a few of my friends/coworkers :-) It says "Holy Cow Another Birthday!" I guess I say Holy Cow a lot. :) They also got strawberry and turtle ice cream cake (2 different, not combined) and a gift certificate for a day at the spa!!!!! Aren't they fabulous?? They're so great!!

Active Duty

Any Active Duty military families going to Disney this year? Someone just posted this information in a group I belong too so I thought I'd pass it along as well.

Disney’s Armed Forces Salute ~ Free Admission!
Free 5- Day Park Hopper Ticket for active duty service member. $99 5-Day base ticket for up to 5 guests.

Anyone on active duty- Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard
Retired military personnel

This promotion will begin on 1/4/09 and end on 12/23/09

I just hit the highlights. For more information visit: This Site

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Yumm! And a <3 for Animals

So my mom was here visiting for awhile in January and I made her teach me how to make a few more korean dishes. YAY!!! And YUMM!!!

So tonight I made daeng jang jiggae with tubu (tofu) and mushrooms. You have NO idea how long I've been craving that. The only Korean food I had was when I made it and well its just not the same as my moms. I mean, its still yummy, but not moms. Doesn't that suck?? I don't get it. I follow her recipes and inherited her cooking genes, so shouldn't it be the same? :)

And I haven't posted anything on the knitting front in awhile because, well...I've been busy. :) Things have finally calmed down the last 2 weeks so I'm finally starting to catch up. I have been working on a vest. However, I had to rip more than halfway when I realized the pattern had an error and had to start over. So that sucked big time, but I'm finally making progress. Pictures to be posted prolly next week. Also, I do have a knitting blog that's listed over there ----> under knitting stuff, where I've been trying post all finished objects.

Now moving on to updates on Hubie. He does not, in fact, have a cardiology problem. He was diagnosed with "Myasthenia Gravis" which is an auto-immune disorder. His esophagus is enlarged and the muscles weak so it is not contracting to push the food down into his stomach. Rather his food is pooling in the esophagus and he's regurgitating it. Now it all makes sense why he throws up so much. I had NO idea. His spharynx, esophagus and hind legs have been effected. Its really sad. :( He's down to 127 lbs now which is a little scary. Anyway, we're trying him on medications now to see if he will respond at all. If he does, we'll try that for awhile. If he doesn't...I don't know. Both my vet, the cardiologist and the internal med docs have mentioned the possibility of a feeding tube. But I don't know if I could handle that on multiple levels.

There have been a few people that keep telling me that he's just a dog and I just need to him put "down" and quit wasting my money. I used to think people were crazy when they spent a ton of money on their animals. But I had no idea how much room there was in my heart for them then. There's nothing that challenges my favor of people more than those that don't love animals. How could you not? They have an undying, unconditional love for you. They know when you're upset and try to make it better. They forgive your short temper. They're abused by cowardly, heartless people on a daily basis and those pets still adore their masters. They will do anything for just a little bit of love and attention. I know they don't necessarily have to have a plush, comfy, spoiled life. But why the heck not? Why would you even bother getting a pet if you didn't intend to spoil them?

When Mike and I adopted Hubie, we accepted every responsibility that came with him. We didn't know that he would have a lifelong disease or cost us thousands of dollars. And yeah it sucks, but adopting him means we've agreed to give him a chance at life. I'm gonna do what I can until he's visibly suffering or until we've run out of options. I wished people got that and would quit telling me that he's just a dog. As if its not hard enough as it is.

Okay, so I didn't mean to go off like that but it seriously just makes my blood boil.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Valentine Flowers and a Stray

I know I'm over a week behind on posting a picture of my valentine bouquet!

And then the Stray. So this dog just showed up on my doorstep and decided to make himself at home on our property. He stayed for 2 days and I finally brought him in with my other dogs so that I could feed him. He had a collar and no tags. I kept him and put fliers up around town so that his owners could come and get him. I even took him to the vet to see if he was microchipped (all of our dogs are). They scanned him and no chip. Also not neutered!! Well needless to say, I grew very attached and when his owners called I was kinda sad. Especially since they didn't even know he was missing. They have him tied up on another property where they're currently building a home and only check on him once a week. When she came to get him he wouldn't even go to her when she called him, he came to me instead. It seriously just about made me sick to have to give him back to owners that neglect him. And he's BEAUTIFUL and such a sweetpie! Plus the owner told me he's already 10 years old. Isn't that just awful? :( I'm really sad. A couple of my girlfriends said we need to plan a "covert operation" and plan a rescue mission to steal him. lol

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Dresses

So here are pictures of the dresses that Mike sent to me:

I know the one is a little revealing, I wore it out to dinner the other night but was sure add a cami underneath. He did a great job huh?

I love gigantic earrings in case you couldn't tell. :)

Friday, February 6, 2009

So Sweet

My husband ordered a few things for me before he left and I got the package last night. Which made me cry actually. Have I mentioned yet how much I miss him? Anyway, I LOVE that I have a husband with such great taste. He has never once bought something for me that I wasn't 100% happy with!

So in my package were 2 dresses and 2 tops. Just because! Isn't that sweet? I just wanted to brag :)

Thursday, February 5, 2009


Is having a HUGE SUPER DOOPER sale. I kinda bought a lot. Like a lot. Like they have bras in my size for $15.99!!! So go jump on it. I'm sure most of you get the emails, but if you're like me I usually just delete them and move right along. Plus most of you probably actually HAVE a VS store nearby. I'm not so fortunate.

Plus the B&B Works sale that's been going on forever. These people are going to make me broke :)

So I started a beginners knitting group at my house on Tuesday nights (I know so random). I'm actually teaching a few girls how to knit and we just started this week. I know most of you think its hilarious that I knit, but it is therapeutic on so many levels. And with Mike gone, I need that :) There's just something about knitting and being in a knitting circle that just ups the level of comfort, even with strangers. It's our own personal therapy session. Women find things in common and spill their guts if they're burdened, laugh if their happy and share their stories. Either way everyone walks away feeling completely encouraged. So really, its more than just knitting. Grab a cup of tea (or wine whatever), come take a seat and just enjoy the company while you knit all your troubles away :)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


From the Jewelry Store interview. (In all our frumpiness)