Life with Pugs

Friday, July 25, 2008

We're moving!

Business Travel Woes

Well, I wish I could say my first official business traveling went off without a hitch, but what fun would that be? I am currently sitting in the parking garage of Denver International Airport waiting for security because I came out to a dead battery. Thank goodness for laptops and wireless cards!

I took a pair of black slacks in last week to be altered for my trip this week. I fully intended to pick them up on Saturday so they would be ready for my trip, but I completely forgot. Of course, they aren't open on Sunday, so I elected to pick them up Monday morning before going to the airport. That was pretty stressful, because the tailor is about 30 minutes from our house in the opposite direction of the airport. But it worked out very nicely and traffic played nice to help me out!

When I was ready to leave on Monday morning, I couldn't find my car keys anywhere. Mind you, we have two sets, but I could not find either one. I called Jason in a panic and luckily found one set and headed out of our house in a tizzy. Of course that night, I found the second set--where else?--in my purse with the others.

Jason called me on in New Jersey Monday night to ask me if I needed the toiletries he found in the bathroom when he got home from work that afternoon. Of course! I had them all nicely packed and ready to go--and forgot to take them! I had a major melt down, because I use VERY specific products on this curly hair, and it can quickly become a mess, especially in humid climates (which NJ is). Everything worked out okay, but it wasn't an ideal situation. At least they had a toothbrush for me in the hotel.

So I went the next day to pick up some shampoo and conditioner at CVS. I am carrying it around the store, finding a few other things, and it proceeds to squirt green goop all over my nice suit jacket. Blech! It wiped off pretty well, and the day was almost over, so I was able to go back to the hotel and change.

Too much excitement for me! I hope I get better at this business travel stuff!

Happy Friday!

TGIF! Greetings from the Newark, NJ, airport! I have spent the past 4 1/2 days training for my new job in Princeton, NJ. It has been a great week, and I feel much more prepared to start working next week. The week has gone pretty quickly, but I am exhausted and ready to be home and relax for the weekend. This is my first time in the Northeast, and I wish I had time to hop over the NYC, but that will have to wait for another trip. Princeton was a great little town with lots of cute shops and restaurants, and the campus is so beautiful!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Amazing Gracie

Thank you all for entering my drawing! The drawing will take place Saturday, so I will let you know then who the winner is!

Last night, I finished a new book I purchased called Amazing Gracie. It was written by the guys who started Three Dog Bakery and is about their dog, Gracie. It is a very sweet, touching story that is guaranteed to make any dog lover cry. Despite that, I definitely recommend it, as it is an easy read and inspirational story!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Post #500! Giveaway

Happy 500th Post to me! In honor of my 500th post, I would like to host a giveaway. I am not sure what that giveaway will be or when it will be given, but I want to celebrate all of the fun people I have met through blogland! I would guess the gift may be something homemade (but no guarantees). If you are interested in being in the drawing, please leave a comment. The drawing will be held Saturday, July 26th, so you have several days to participate. Thanks for playing and for faithfully reading my blog!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Daisy and This Week's Project

Daisy got a pretty purple bandaid at the vet yesterday! Isn't she a pretty girl? I missed her yesterday--I was home all day, and it was too quiet with just me and Oscar!

One of my projects for this week was to set up my home office. I didn't have a desk or filing cabinet or anything, and I needed some things for my new job. I didn't want to spend a fortune but I didn't want to get anything that would just fall apart either. I looked and looked--office furniture can be really expensive! I ended up getting this set at Target, and I am really happy with it! It looks nice and is a good size for our office/scrapbooking room, plus it was super easy to put together. I was a little frustrated, though, because the package said "solid wood", and part of it is solid wood, but there is particle board as well. Also, the hutch portion of the desk said "fully assembled" on the box, but when I opened it up, there were lots of parts and pieces. Oh well, good thing I like Target so much, or I might be more upset!

Hope everyone has a great Friday and a wonderful weekend! Stay tuned for the next post--it will be post #500 for me!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Daisy's Okay!

Whew! The vet just called, and Daisy is doing great! She is awake and ready to go, so Oscar and I are going to head that way to pick her up. He did pull several teeth, so I will get the update when I get her and share with you guys!

Thanks so much for thinking of us today. I was starting to get REALLY worried because I hadn't heard anything. I am sure you all understand!

UPDATE! I am glad to report that Daisy is officially free of stinky breath! It really is wonderful but I am not sure it was really worth all of the anxiety I felt all afternoon. But she made it through just fine! The vet did pull at least 4 teeth, so the poor little girl is missing her 4 bottom front teeth. But the vet said it would not affect her eating, because she still has her molars, and she did scarf her dinner down like nothing happened. We now have strict orders to brush regularly, and you better believe we will do it! I don't want the poor little girl to lose all of her teeth!


Doesn't Oscar look lonely today without another pug to cuddle with? I think he misses his little sister.

I do hope that he is never an only pug......I have given him about a million treats already today because I feel sorry for him (including about half the apple slices I had prepared for myself).
Oh, the life of a pug. It's pretty rough!

Daisy's at the Vet

Well, Oscar and I just arrived home after dropping Daisy off at the vet. She was so pathetic this morning when she couldn't eat. The pugs go crazy in the morning for their food and run downstairs for Jason to feed them. This morning, we had to shut Daisy in the bedroom with me while Jason fed Oscar. Daisy laid at the bedroom door and whined and scratched at the door, and then when I got up, she kept looking at me like "please feed me!" Oscar seems a little confused as to why Daisy isn't here, but I think he is secretly loving all the one-one-one attention he is getting.

I will let you all know later how things go. I am really hoping for stink-free breath when all is said and done!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Scrapbook Mania!

Well, I survived my first day of home training (actually, it was a pretty slow, quiet day. But I'll take it, because I have a feeling it won't be slow and quiet for long!).

During my few days off last week I did a LOT of scrapbooking! One of my goals for the week was to finish my Disney World scrapbook, and I did it! Here are a few samples from the book. It ended up being 48 pages long--we had a TON of pictures, and it was really hard to narrow them down! I kept the pages pretty simple for the sake of getting them done in a timely fashion. But I am pleased with how they turned out! Now I am decorating the actual album, which is something I haven't done before.

This is one of my favorites ways to display lots of pictures on one page--using circles

It's hard to tell from the pictures, but it's a pretty big stack of pages!

Next project will be my Disney cruise scrapbook--we have tons of pictures of that, too, and it was just 3 days! That's what happens when you have 5 women taking pictures!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

We've Been Tagged!

Our good friends over at Ladypug Mugs, Winston and Clementine, tagged us and gave us an award! Thanks, guys!
So here are the rules:
Show us a photo of the front of your Cold Box (or fridge, as it is known here)
tell us about at least one thing on it and
one thing you keep inside of it
Tag your friends and remember to stay COOL! And no fair cleaning it up first!!

Here is the front of our fridge (and I promise I didn't clean it up first!). Jason is very adament about the front of the fridge staying clean, so there are just two little pug magnets on the front. But on the side, I put all my fun stuff. We have magnets from some of our travels, coupons and a couple of pictures.
What's inside? I just went shopping at SuperTarget this morning (my FAVORITE store!) so there are all sorts of exciting things inside. I have really been in the mood for cheese lately, so I bought a block of sharp cheddar, grated sharp cheddar (I love sharp cheddar!), gorgonzola crumbles and string cheese.

And now the award!The rules for accepting the award are as follows:
1. Add the logo of the award to my site
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4. Add links to those blogs on your site
5. Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs
My nominees are as follows:
If you don't have time to play, that's okay, we still think you guys are pretty cool!
Have a happy Saturday!