Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My suitcase is packed...

... and I'm getting excited to leave for Jamaica. I packed 2 weeks ago. Why not? There's not much need for shorts, flip flops and swimsuits in a Minnesota this time of year.

Going on vacation is a lot more work theses days. This house has been cleaned from top to bottom, notes/lists/instructions written (yes, I'm a control freak) and at 7:30am Thursday I should be on the plane.  The petsitter came last Friday to run through the routine and spend some time with the dogs.  She is one of my co-workers and  impressed me by how well she handled the dogs-even my Orville who can be a bit nippy at times. We just showed her what behaviors to watch for and how to correct him.

It's just so uncomfortable to me to have someone staying in my house. I completely trust the petsitter and know everything is in good hands.  I'm just such a private person and this is my private oasis. I'll be fine; I just need to shake off this freaky behavior of mine and just enjoy.

I'll be taking tons of pictures I'm sure but wanted to share a couple from March 2004 when A and I went to Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

We went on a tour and had lunch on the beach at Frenchmen's Cove. This was our view from the table.

We then travelled up into the Blue Mtns. and came down the river on a banana boat. This is Leroy our banana boat captain bringing us down to the ocean.

We also did the tourist thing and climbed Dunn's River Falls. Nothing too exciting but the Jamaicans make everything fun. :)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Bad Habits

I've fallen into bad habits these days. I come home from work and park my ass until it's time for bed. I then realize I should have done laundry or prepared something for the next day, so I'm up until midnight getting it done. I go to bed late, wake up late, rush to work (almost got hit by a train this morning) and then start the whole damn cycle over again.

A and I have not been to the gym since before Christmas. I hate going in Janurary since everyone makes their New Year's resolution to start going and the place is packed. I can't watch a person panting to the point I think they may go into cardiac arrest while going .3mph on the elipitical.  I would much rather be outdoors than in the gym anyway. Last summer we spent so many days on the bike trails; doesn't seem like work then.

I've fallen back into bad eating habits too. I lost 23 pounds but once the holidays started rolling around it becomes easy to say I'll just have one more piece of candy/cookie/cake.  That means I've gained some back. I'm a sugar addict; once my body gets a taste, I'm hooked all over agian.

Other bad habits: I bite my nails, snore, I'm a moody gotta have it my way bitch, don't clean up after myself, procrastinate and A says I kick her at night too. I can't think of any others to add to my list right now since that last glass of wine is making me buzzed but if A were making this list, I'm sure it would be a mile long by now. :)

Saturday, January 16, 2010


A and I were out grocery shopping today (a task I completely detest). My latest addiction is the DelMonte SunFresh fruit. I LOVE the citrus salad and pink grapfruit.

Today we picked up a jar and saw a dead spider floating in the bottom. YUCK, YUCK, SO GROSS!!
I'll now be inspecting every jar before I buy.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Let Me Get That For You...

With 5 dogs and one nagging little cat, this is all I did all day. Do you think it's possible they could all go out together and get things done?


I went for a haircut today after work. The beautician always spikes my hair. It wasn't spiked when I walked into the salon but everytime I walk out, it's sticking out in every direction.  I just let her have her fun. I'm just going to come home and wash it anyway (I can't stand those little pieces around my neck-eww, too itchy). I just get into my car as quickly as possible and hope I won't run into anyone I know on the way home.

When I walked in the door at home, A looked up at me and told me "You look like a dandelion."  Oh, the abuse I take. I'm going to have to find someone to take me in as a foster. She will appreciate me when I'm gone. :)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Facebook Offers Interesting Peeks

I don't have a Facebook page. A does. I figure the people I care about will know what I'm up to through her page plus I have no desire to "reconnect" with people I went to school with and pretend we're friends now. I have no time for them now, just like they had no time for me then. (Do you sense my hostility? I'll save that for a future post.)

Now A is 14 years older than me and we have been together since I was 23 and she was 37. Obviously she was on the market longer than I and so she's racked up a higher number of ex-lovers than I have. Some of  these people she has maintained friendships with; others she has not has contact with for more than 20 years. She has always been open and I'm not the jealous type. I'm comfortable and  confident of where I stand in our relationship.

Facebook does offer some interesting peeks into the past though. Occasionally there will be a former lover who will contact her. Today was one of those. She shook her head and asked me, "What was I thinking?" My reply is pretty much the same everytime, "You were drunk, high and horny".

Monday, January 11, 2010

Grrrrr! Beware I May Bite

I hate my ipod; 1800 songs on it and I can't stand to listen to a damn one of them.

I'm tired of coughing.

I gained 6 pounds since Thankgiving.

A bleach-blonde prissy bitch is driving me crazy. I think I may have to arrange an "accident".

It's still Monday and I have three days of work left with the above mentioned bitch.

I'm in a pissy mood. A went off to bed without me. That's probably the best way to avoid divorce.

I'm going to bed too. I will be better in the morning.

Just wanted to share.

Below is a link to an article written for that features the rescue group A and I work with. It was published a couple weeks ago and I almost forgot to share.
It makes me very proud to be involved with such a loving, caring, dedicated group of people. In two years this group has grown dramatically and helped get so many Japanese Chins (and other dogs too) out of the puppy-mill world.

Luv-A-Chin Rescue: giving dogs a second chance | Dogs at

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Friday, January 8, 2010

I Miss Green

The snow has lost its luster. It's been shovelled, plowed and trampled until now it is just piles stained black with sand and dirt. Gray landscape, gray skies, gray mood. It's dark when I go to work, dark when I come home; just a dull colorless world surrounds me. This morning the sun has made an appearance but it has done little to improve the situation. Everywhere I look it is just blah!

I'm not really depressed or blue. I'm just bored with my surroundings and craving the color change and variety of the other seasons. When A and I first bought our home I was never intersted in gardening or taking care of the yard. A liked that work and I was happy to let her have it while I focused on the indoor remodel. When our remodel extended into our yard I became more involved and we created a secluded outdoor patio space with flower beds that are constantly blooming in a variety of beautiful colors. We perused every home garden design magazine we could find for ideas and now get excited when the seed catalogs start showing up in our mailbox. Some may not consider it spectacular but to us it is peaceful and most importantly it is ours. We practically live out there all summer.

Every spring we return to fertilize, water and patch the dead and yellow spots created by the dogs. We know we're fighting a losing battle but by mid-summer the lawn is a lush green again. The neighbors must think I'm crazy the way I will roll in the cool grass with the pups climbing all over me.

Vacation is coming quickly and although it causes me a great deal of anxiety to prepare the house, dogs and petsitter for my absence, it will be a welcome sight to step off the plane and once again be surrounded by the intensity of all that color.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

We're A Couple of Sexy Bitches..

...Looped up on NyQuil and slathered down with Vicks Vapor Rub.

A came down with the flu New Year's eve and my OCD went into overdrive New Year's day as I bleached and disinfected every thing I could. It was no use and Sunday night I started getting sick too.  I suppose I was already infected on Dec 30th when we were getting cozy here at home.

In my feverish state I had so many great ideas for blog posts. Now that my fever is gone, so are the ideas. Maybe I should start blogging on NyQuil. If things get really weird around here you know I'm developing a problem.

We are both on the mend and after staying home the last 2 days, I'm off to work again tomorrow morning.
But if you had all this sexiness at home would you ever want to leave? (*snicker and laugh) :)