Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Oh where to begin...

I haven't updated in a week or two and it has been a busy few weeks! I had been picking up a lot of overtime at work since we are so busy so i spent most of my time there. The overtime money was good except for that it all went to the animals! Here's what went down the last few weeks:

Justin discovered that Jackson had a polyp/tumor on his anus (gross i know). So Jackson had surgery (and a dental since he was under anesthesia) last Friday to remove it. It went smoothly and they did a biopsy just in case but we haven't heard anything back on that. He was his same old self even the minute he got back from the vet and he is doing good so far.

Game nights! I love them =) Justin's brother Ben was back in town for spring break and so we had a family gathering for game night. Tons o' fun!

Yum, melting pot! Justin and i made a day trip to Spokane to help move Ben's things to storage. Actually Justin helped, i just watched. So while we were up there we decided to go to the Melting Pot for dinner and brought along Ben and Amy (picture of them above). They are my favorite couple, they are so darn cute!

And of course we stuffed ourselves silly with fondue. I didn't think i was a big fan of fondue until i tried the melting pot a few months ago, and apparently i am a fan!

And then there was Chase. Right before Jackson had his surgery and the day after we got back from Spokane, Chase got sick. He was vomiting and couldn't keep anything down. So we took him to Pet Emergency and they did tests and kept him overnight for fluids. they didn't find anything too obvious, but though it was something he got into while we were away. We picked him up the next day and he was not his usual self. He seemed in a lot of pain and not the chase we know and love. So we took him back that night and they did a few more tests. They found nothing wrong, and actually his tests came back even better than the day before. So they sent us home with pain meds. Well it took him a day or two but he is now back to normal. We never did figure out what was wrong with him, i guess everyone just assumed it was something he got into. So he is back in full force and his usual ADHD self =)

And lastly, myself. When is there something NOT wrong with me =) I started feeling like i had a scratchy throat last friday. I worked all weekend, and wore a mask since most of the time it just felt like my throat was scratchy. Yesterday however i just started feeling way worse, and it is just a cold but it hit hard! So i have been in bed all day long trying to sleep it off. But i had to get out of bed for a bit so i decided to update the blog. I already called out sick from work tonight and if i don't get any better, will probably have to do it again tomorrow. 
So i am off to bed again! 

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Good read...

I just got done reading this book by Jodi Picoult. It is such a good book, i couldn't put it down! I love books by this author, she is a great writer. The book kind of reminds me of My Sister's Keeper, which is by the same author. Not sure how i feel about the ending, but overall it is a great read! Next, i am onto The Shack...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Simple pleasures

I have to write a quick blog about a new finding of mine. Justin actually heard good things about this duster and suggested we get it, and i LOVE it! Mine is a little bit different than the one pictured above. The duster part on mine is yellow, and the "feathers" actually go on both sides. I have used it on my blinds, lamps, bookshelves etc... I got really excited when i was dusting ( and i NEVER get excited about cleaning). Since it is a sunny day out, the sun is just shining through parts of the house. While i was cleaning, i noticed that the dust wasn't flying in the air, it was getting trapped on the duster! No, i am not getting paid to advertise this product, but figured if you hate cleaning like i do, you would also get excited about a product that makes cleaning a tad bit easier!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Wonderful wine tasting...

If you know me, you know i love love love wine tasting! It's so fun and you walk away with tasty wines purchased! Well i haven't been wine tasting in a while so i was super excited to go this past saturday with co-worker friends. It was Tiffany's birthday and her first time wine tasting! She loved it and found out she loved the sweet white wines (like me). I like blushes too, but prefer the whites. I'm told though that i will love reds with age =) Anyway, it was a windy day, but fun nonetheless. At the same time, we were on a mission. A while ago for my bridal shower, a friend of mine (and fellow wine enthusiast) gave me a blush wine called LuLu. And it is one of my favorite wines now! Well i figured since we will be wine tasting in the same area that LuLu is sold, we would go find it. Well let me tell you, it was not easy, and we still didn't find it! We finally tracked down the building but they were closed for the day =( Guess that just means we will have to go wine tasting again to try and find the mysterious LuLu!