Saturday, September 24, 2005

Should be a beautiful day!!

I went to bed late last night, between homework, trying to catch up with Tivo and reading, well, there was just too much to do. :) I opened the window last night instead of having the AC on (I like it to be pretty cool when I'm sleeping) and I slept like a baby. The thermostat is reading 67 degrees in the house right now and it's 56 outside. I think it's only supposed to get up to 65 today. A perfect fall weather day, cool & sunny. :)

I have homework due today, which I'll be shortly getting to, and a combined birthday party for my grandmother and cousin. After that I have a potential, adoptive home coming to look at Sadie. Hopefully that will work out and Sadie will have a new home!! I also heard from Charlie's potential home today (their car broke down the last time they were coming to see him.) They're supposed to get their car back today and will hopefully be by tomorrow to have him meet their kids. Our temporary guest, Stuart, will also be going home tomorrow as his parents are returning from their vacation in Mexico late today. I think if everything happens as it should (which it probably won't), then it will be awfully quiet around this place!

Today's the type of day where I wouldn't mind vacuuming up the leaves, but there aren't any on the ground yet. I can see some of them starting to change, but only 2 have fallen. :) I really shouldn't be anxious for that to happen... by the time it comes, I won't want to do it!

I think we've made plans for Topsfield Fair and King Richards Faire. I think we're going to Topsfield on Oct 8th and KRF on Oct 22nd. At least that's the way it stands now. :) I have a flyball tourney Oct 1st & 2nd in Swanzey, NH - that should be really nice!

Ok, I put off doing homework for long enough. :) I hope to have it completed by the time I leave for the party! Wish me luck! :)


Wednesday, September 21, 2005


JetBlue Flight 292 landed safely at LAX!! That was some mighty fine flying Cap'n!

Let's hope that the people in the south will fare equally as well with Hurricane Rita.....


Tuesday, September 20, 2005

busy, busy!

Today was quite the busy day at work, but in a good way. Next thing I knew, it was time to go home! :) Let's see, I dealt with a production release that didn't work at first, but then kicked in later, users not realizing their usernames were case sensitive, a SecurID gone bad, a new production data issue, a new production formatting issue and I remembered I had another production issue from last week. A chock full of nuts kinda day. :)

I had training tonight; the 6:30 class has one week left and the 7:30 class finished tonight. I think I might bring Payton to next week's Adult Beginners class to keep him going. So what if he's already taken it! There's no such thing as too much training (there is, but that's more concentrated - training for 3 hours for example.) I still have one class left (tomorrow night) with him. Then school starts again on Thursday. It's amazing how quickly time flies when you're busy! This class is Composition II. I'm sure there will be a LOT of writing involved, which I'm ok with. I actually enjoy writing to be honest. The name of the required book is "Everyday Arguments: A Guide to Writing and Reading Effective Arguments." So it sounds like the class will be, at the very least, interesting, if not a total blast. :)

Yeah, it's just another normal night at Club Dawn: Millie's humping her toy, Stuart is humping Charlie, and Freddie is humping the cat. Yup, that's pretty normal. :)

My friend Mary very excitedly called me to let me know she has a new baby - Belle. She is a 5 year old Cocker that is apparently the sweetest thing walking this earth. :) It's funny how new doggie parents act - they forget everything they've gone through with their other dogs and are ready to rush them to a vet the minute they scratch their ear. :) Ok, she's not *that* bad (kinda, yeah, she is....), but at least she wasn't rushing her to the vet even though she *was* nervous she was scratching her ear. :-P

Millie's telling me it's time for bed. :)


Monday, September 19, 2005


Thankfully work was nice and quiet today. I'm still tired from the weekend (although the room looks fabulous!), so I'm taking it easy tonight. Tivo & I have some catching up to do!


Sunday, September 18, 2005

Dog tired....

What a day! Freddie, Payton & I spent the day at Barktoberfest 2005. Freddie came along for the flyball demo my team did and Payton was there for socialization and training. :) He did soooo well. I had him heeling around the entire place with so many distractions - dogs, people, music, food, kids, wildlife, balls, frisbees... you name it! Auntie Donna was there taking pictures of the event (which should be posted on her website soon) so we even got to take some portraits of the boys. I know she got at least one awesome picture of Freddie coming back over a jump with a ball in his mouth. :) It was a great day!

Now I have to go put all the furniture back in the room....sigh. I better get to it to have any shot in hell of relaxing before the night is over. :)


Saturday, September 17, 2005

Here's a tip....

...when they say to get the video if you've never done this before - get it. I tried a faux finish that did not work out *at all*. So, needless to say it's 7:00pm and I'm waiting for the first cover-up coat to dry so I can apply the (hopefully) final coat. I did say 'screw it' with taping everything first and y'know what? I'm *AwesomE* at cutting in. Amazing. Who would've thunk it. However, my pride was short lived as I then hit every baseboard and door frame with the roller. Apparently I have more to learn.

I did have some good news (and a break) when a potential home came by to see Charlie and they loved him! The parents came first to check him out and they're bringing their kids to see him on Monday night. If everything goes well (which I think it will), Charlie will be going to his forever home that night. :)

I got emails about two more dogs that might come into rescue. The first one doesn't like kids at all and the wife is pregnant. The second one has(d) an elderly owner and can't care for him/her anymore. I'm waiting for calls back on both of them.

I also have a house guest for a week - Stuart! Laura & Mike are off to Mexico for a week and he's staying here at Club Dawn. I adopted Stuart out to L&M somewhere around late 90's/early 00's. It's always nice to see dogs that have been adopted again. :)

Going back to the painting project - I doubt I'll be able to put the room back together tonight. Which means, I'll have to do it tomorrow after I get back from Dogtoberfest or whatever the name is. Freddie and I are doing a Flyball demo with the rest of the team tomorrow. :) I was hoping I'd have his Flyball harness back from Lupine by then, but I think I finally sent it out last week (my fault.) He loves his collar, harness & leash from them, but,he's still bummed out that his picture didn't get picked for their catalog and Skootchie's did. He'll get over it . :)

How long does it take paint to dry? Sigh.


Painting today

I've been cleaning out the room for the last 2 hours and it's only 9:00am. I think it's going to be a very long day....

I only have the furniture left to get out of there. But, since my uncle (who was supposed to help me move furniture) is sick today, it looks like I'm on my own. Now I just have to figure out how to do it *without* scratching the hardwood floors that were re-finished a year ago.

I'm getting hungry so I think I'm off to have a bit of breakfast before really getting started on today's painting project. :)


Friday, September 16, 2005

What a day. TGIF man. So I had every intention of leaving work early since I worked late into the night on Wed. That didn't happen. Somehow systems seem to know when you have plans and use that time to meltdown. It's 5:30pm and I still have to run to Home Depot to pick up the rest of the supplies I need to paint tomorrow. Oh, and I still have to clean out the room. :) Apparently I'll be having a fun night tonight! Oh well. It will be so worth it when I have that room painted and everything back the way I want it. The only thing I have to really figure out is where everything is going. I guess that'll be my Saturday night project!

Off to feed the dogs and do my errand before cleaning (yuck.)