Friday, February 27, 2009

Deal of the Week

Upon getting my new camera and now taking photos galore I am always looking for a great deal on photo processing. Walgreens runs specials all the time. Last week I got 20 photos for FREE! This week the special is 50 photos for $5. I love that you can upload all your photos,order them and pay for them when you get to the store. And they are fast! Go to and check it out.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Did you..................

exercise today? Did you run, walk, snowshoe, spin? If not, get out and do it! Your heart and mind will be grateful! I walked 2 miles outside. What did you do?

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Puppy pics and more surgery

This is almost as much work as having a newborn baby. This dog has been amazing. She sleeps through the night without a noise from her. Sunny whined for months in the crate at night. I think the difference may be that we have the dog in the crate with us at night versus out in the kitchen all alone. She only whimpers for a few minutes, decides its not worth the effort and lays down and goes to sleep. We didn't hear from her until 6:15 this morning and that is the time that John gets up normally.
She is also already running to the door when she needs to go out and has learned how to climb the deck stairs already. Going down is a different story. She has a little Remington retriever dummy that we have been using in the house and she really likes to retrieve and bring back already. She has discovered the thrill of snow and likes to run in the yard through the snow. She is very sweet and lovable.

I had a visit with my plastic surgeon last week and I decided to schedule my surgery after we get back from Arizona. The surgery is a little more complex than what I had thought it would be and if I have it in March I won't be able to swing a golf club while on vacation. I will have surgery on April 28th after we get back. The surgery will be a 3 hour surgery with an overnight stay. I have lost a lot of original skin and because of this he needs to take some skin from my back to fill it in so he has enough room to put the expander back in. I was hoping to avoid having to take skin from my back but there really is no other way to do it. I will probably be done with all of this the end of summer. I was so hoping to look super great in that new bikini I bought for the summer!

Sunday, February 22, 2009


Yesterday was a big day for us! We were able to bring home our new puppy. We were up early and out the door by 8:30 in the snowstorm to go pick her out. We were able to choose between 2 puppies. The day we picked up Sunny I saw a red fox lab that the breeder had at the time and I remarked that the next dog we were going to get would be a fox red. I love their color. They are so pretty! John took less than 5 minutes to pick out "the one." The deciding factors were her color and her quickness in attacking a dead bird. Hahahaha Really, the latter is true. She was really quick to pounce on the dead bird that John put out in front of her. I barely had to time to look at both of them and he had already decided. It was kind of funny. She slept all the way in the kids laps and had an extrememly busy day as about 15 people came over during the course of the day to see her. She slept pretty much during the day which had me a little worried we were in for a long night. We decided this time our dog was going to be crate trained the right way and the breeders said they had great luck with keeping the puppies in the same room as them while sleeping at night. We had a little crate we used and within 10-15 minutes of going to bed, the dog actually layed down and slept the entire night until 7 am this morning. I think it was a fluke! We never heard a peep from her. I was amazed. She was fired up and ready to go this morning, much more lively than yesterday. I think she was stressed and traumatized yesterday being taken from her litter mates. The funnniest thing she has done so far is finding her reflection in the dishwasher and thinking it is a puppy mate. She starts to bark when she sees herself. It is quite humorous! She is a cutie and we haven't laughed so hard in a long time with her antics. Stay tuned........
p.s. the cat is not liking the dog thus far!