Monthly Archives: July 2007

On Vacation!

In the last 48 hours, my blood pressure has gone down, my stomach is less upset, and my smile is everlasting. Why? I’m on vacation in Toronto – my favourite place to be! Not because it’s the Center of the Universe (although many residents feel it is), but because it’s where my bestest friend ever lives! We are having a wonderful time so far 🙂

Tomorrow night we’re going to see the “new” Harry Potter movie – not new to most people, but we held off on seeing it until we could see it together. On Monday I’m getting a new tattoo, and we’re going to the Bata Shoe Museum. Wednesday we’re going to Hillsburgh to visit a good friend of mine. And after that, we’re SHOPPING!!!!!!!!!!!

I miss the dogs immensely, and apparently they miss me, because they’re pottying in the house. That’s not completely unusual for Grace, but it’s almost unheard of for Farley. It’s nice to know I’m loved, I guess, but I hope my mom doesn’t drop them off at the SPCA before I get home! This house is very quiet without a dog – I wish I could have brought Grace with me. She’d love it out here!

So I’m going to sleep in, chill (in the air conditioning, since it’s hotter than heck outside!) and have fun. Hope y’all are doin’ the same!

Just two words

Harry Potter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hot, hot, hot!

Yes, we have been experiencing a heat wave here . . . it’s all relative, I know, but to us it feels hotter than Hades! It’s been in the low thirties for about a week now (that’s Celsius, not Fahrenheit) and we are melting. Fortunately, that’s only when we’re outside, as my mom had central air put in, so the house is a glorious oasis.

My youngest niece is still with us and keeping the house lively. Farley is enjoying her company, especially when she throws food on the floor for him, or carries it in her hands. He’s eating well. Grace is enjoying it too – she’s learned that crayons taste good, as well as Barbie feet. Her poops are SO interesting.

I am SOOOO excited about my upcoming trip to Toronto, to visit my best friend. We always have a great time together, and it’s nice to get away from everything. I am getting a new tattoo (oh I know, I’m SUCH a rebel), and other than that we just have fun stuff planned. We’ll be seeing the new Harry Potter movie (YIPPEEEE), and I’ll be saving the book to read until the flight out east.

And that’s it from the (hot) Western front. Hope everybody in cyberspace is doing well!

Time marches on . . .

And as time marches on, I keep not updating my blog. At least I have the decency to be embarrassed about it . . . and I’m trying to rectify the situation. For now, anyhow.

Things have been busy here, but to be honest with you, I wouldn’t be able to manage life any other way. My two youngest nieces have been living with us off and on (mostly on for my youngest niece, who’s been here for 6 weeks), and that keeps all of us on our toes. It takes a toddler to show you how kid-proof your home is NOT. Farley & Grace have been just excellent with the kids . . . they tolerate a million times more than I can! I’m so impressed with how good they’ve been.

Work is not busy at all. In fact, I just hate being so slow and quiet . . . but that’s just the way it is right now. My company is undergoing a significant re-organization, and everybody is waiting to find out what their job roles are going to be. For some it’s a big change, for others it’s not.

I’ve been grooming quite a bit lately. Everybody wants to get their dog groomed before they go on holidays. This coming weekend I haven’t booked any dogs, so that I can get my own dogs groomed. By then they should need it!

And other than that, it’s just been little stuff taking up my time. But I’m glad to have plenty to do, otherwise I’d just be bored. And then I’d be watching too much TV, like Big Brother, Hell’s Kitchen and the rest of my favourite reality TV shows!

Oops, gotta go! Hell’s Kitchen is on 😉

Ooops, I guess I forgot . . .

Sorry everyone, I have been so busy that I have forgotten to post on my Blog. I have hit the ground running over the past month, even though school is done. I thought things were going to quiet down once school was done, and they haven’t. Not one bit.

On Father’s Day (June 17) my brother’s girlfriend had her baby, about 4.5 weeks premature. He ended up getting flown to Edmonton to go to the NICU. He’s actually still there now, but they’re thinking he might get to come home soon. Baby Ian faces some pretty amazing challenges, but he has a great support system so hopefully that helps.

Then last weekend I had another dog show . . . feels like I’ve done so many shows this year, but it’s actually the same amount as last year. It just seems like a lot. I guess maybe because at the last one I had two dogs to show instead of one, but that was a really fun show. My friend Vicky came, and brought Grace’s brother and sister, as well as a dog from the US that she has here to show. Lots of work, but we had SO MUCH fun. Every show that Grace, Diva and Levi were entered in, at least one of them took home points. That sure says a lot about the consistency of the breeding program.

And now I’m grooming a lot, to catch up on the grooming I didn’t do in May and June. But that’s short term busy-ness, so it shall pass. Anyhow, that’s the quick update. I promise to try and write more in July.