Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Thanks a lot Amber! She tagged me and it is one of those tags that don't ask you specific questions that you can give one word answers to, but you actually have to think on your own for. Hard!

The rules are, each player must post 6 facts/habits about themselves. At the end of the post, the player tags 6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blog and leaves them a comment letting them know they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

Here goes nothing....

1.) First of all let's cover the guilty pleasures. I watch soap operas. Two to be exact, General Hospital and Days of Our Lives. I Tivo them and watch them when there is nothing on the Food Network. Not exactly something that you can discuss at parties.

2.) I love Prince! Almost any Prince song will work, and I know the words to most of them too. Pop in a CD, except for his new one and I can sing along, badly as far as carrying a tune, but well as far as repeating the words is concerned.

3.) I am a bloggin voyeur. The truth is that most of the blogs I read, are people who I do not know, never have known and they do not know me. I have been following some for a year or more, but they don't know it. Its almost like I'm a stalker, just peaking in through the window without them knowing. It's going to be tough for me to tag six more people.

4.) I count things in 3's. Meaning if I read a sentence I try to add up the letters or numbers into a multiple of three. I try to find a way to do that with straight numbers too, prices, phone numbers, etc... No OCD here! I also split up my candy into the same colors, like with skittles, and then eat from each group until they are all even numbers then one from each different color. I don't like the greens so that is very tough for me.

5.) I like to shop. I know most people do, but for me it is almost like a competetive sport. My favorite is clothes. I don't really care so much about household items, I want something that I can use during the day. And I find it easier to buy something new than do laundry or send out the dry cleaning. I love wearing new clothes, and with most of them, a time or two into it and I'm not that crazy about them any more. I have a problem. Not a big secret to most people who know me though.

6.) As much of a girly girl as I am with shopping, nails, facials etc, I also love camping and fishing just as much. If I could talk Cory into it I would love to do more outdoor activities, like snow shoeing. Of course, followed by a long leisurely dinner, with a good bottle of wine and an appetizer with goat cheese, maybe some fois gras... I know, I'm strange.

Okay, for tagging... This one is tough because I don't know where I put Jessica's blog address. Just consider yourself tagged, okay. The other 5, the Dalai Mama, Battle Station, Habesha Child, Stacie, and Axum..... And I want to apologize to them here now as well, since, as I mentioned, only a couple of them have any clue whatsoever as to who I am.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Checking In

I just realized today how long it has been since I posted.

On the Adoption front, still waiting to get our 171H, but we just had our fingerprints done last week so I'm not really too impatient on that. Its really just nice to know that at this point there is nothing more that I can do. I like that, it feels like I've accomplished something.

So we went to Cabo for a few days and that was great. I think that it is definitely my favorite place in Mexico now. Not that we ever left the resort... But anywhere that I can lay by the pool in 78 degree weather, have drinks brought to me regularly and look up from my book to see whales coming up out of the ocean all day, is just fine with me. Everyone was VERY friendly too. We stayed at an all inclusive, which I am not usually a big fan of, but I thought that this one was great, and the people there were soooo nice and helpful.

Then of course, we come home and after I take Tigger for his check up yesterday, I go to pick the dogs up from the other hospital, where the techs took them all out at once, and Shelby and Sake of course get into a fight. Sake's head looks like the puppy of Frankenstein and Shelby busted her left canine and had to have emergency surgery yesterday.. Nice huh?

On the brighter side I booked our trip to Prague today!!! So nice that I will start work on Monday and then take off in April...

Friday, February 15, 2008


So I'm just sitting here today, the fourth day of being umemployed, listening to the Stanley Steemer guys vainly try to clean the urine out of the carpet, at $700!, and the urine causers whine and cry from their kennels, because it is just so difficult to stay in there for a couple of hours with people in the house. Oh, the inhumanity!!!!

We're leaving for Cabo on Sunday, which will be kind of nice. Even though I really like the snow, that last storm was a little annoying. Wednesday night, the road to our house was closed, so I guess that it is a good thing we already had plans that night!!! It was opened by the time we came back, but we were both scraping the bottoms of our vehicles along the snow coming down our street (my Jeep and the half ton Dodge Cory was driving) so he had to snow blow before we could get in the driveway. Of the 3 winters we've been up here, this has definitely been the heaviest snow we've had.

Oh, I also entered Shelby into a photo contest on the Humane Society website, so if anyone has not already gotten my email, go here to vote for her.

Wednesday morning we went to get our fingerprints done, and other than my sore wrist getting jerked around, it was fairly painless. We also needed to re write our statement of reason for our dossier, did that and it is okay now, just need to get it notarized and sent back in. Other than that though, everything is going pretty smoothly.

Oh, and I bought a crib. I know, way to jump the gun, but we figured if for any reason at all we don't need it or change our minds, an unused crib should go pretty quickly on

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


Yay! We got the letters in the mail yesterday saying that our fingerprinting appointments are next Wednesday at 8:00 am. Cory has a class that day so he might have to reschedule but that was a fairly quick turn around. Then, once those are done, just waiting for the 171H form, send that in and we should officially be on the wait list for a referral.

If anyone has any questions about what any of this is, just let me know.