Sunday, March 25, 2012

Here we go!

So if you're not on Facebook then you don't know that we just got a puppy. :) His name is Brewster but Lily keeps on calling him Goobster.


He's very sweet and pretty good about letting us know when he needs to go out. He's so good and patient with the girls that I was surprised today when he met an older puppy, growled at her and tried snapping at her. I was like, damn!

He JUST turned 10 weeks old. His momma is a purebred Golden Retriever and they think the daddy is a black lab. But they're not sure so the puppies were free! He is gorgeous. I love his disposition.

Except how he treats other animals. Poor BG has had to run for his life a few times. I think Riley just waits until we're all asleep to do his thing.

No, Pedro didn't want me to get a dog but I've wanted one since before Lily was born. I'm not working right now, summer is coming up so we'll all be around the puppy a lot. I thought this was the best time.

And he's adorable. I was waiting for another litter to grow up, but Lily has been driving me crazy going down the hill 3 times a day to play with the neighbour's puppy - the one Brewster growled at. whoops! So I figured sooner was better than later.

So here he is!

The poor thing is covered with ticks, as they all lived outside. And yes, obedience training is in our near future as he's going to be a big boy and I can't have him aggressive with other dogs. He's good about being on a leash, he's good about being groomed for ticks, he's good at baths, he's great at meeting new people. But boy howdy, he doesn't like other animals.

Madi was sporting wet spots on her pants from where he was nipping at her butt. Hey, she steals his chew toys and it's all out war. Well, you know, he gets his toy and makes sure she can't get it. :)

Saturday, March 17, 2012


I hope I'm not tooting my own horn too much but I'm amazed at how much weight I've lost and how in shape I am. I know, I'm not the best athlete ever. :) I'm just proud of me. :) I haven't lost much this year, but I expected that. The more you lose, the harder it gets.

I had to do some emergency shorts shopping yesterday. My old favs from last year were sliding off of my butt every 3 steps. I had to have a firm hold on my britches when I went out to get the mail. So, the girls were good and relatively patient while I tried new ones on yesterday. I'm just amazed when I hold up my new shorts. I think, there's no way I'll fit in those, they look so small. And ta da! I do.

One small observation (ha, no pun intended): I have some denim skirts from years ago that I never fit into and I was determined to wear them at least once. I can wear them now but they are higher in number than the shorts I got. My new shorts are 14 and my skirts are 16 and 18. I've noticed that sizes are getting larger. I guess to fit a larger population.

Anyhoo, it feels good to be lighter. I have noticed however, that I really need to fix my nutrition. I eat abominably. Yeah, I watch my calories, but this means that I'll have a cupcake for lunch and nothing else. Or I'm in a hurry to get the girls after I've been to the gym so I'll have a poptart. I'm not replacing the nutrients that my body needs and because I'm demanding more and more out of my body every week, I'm starting to feel like crap. So I bought three new cookbooks. Vegetarian, whole foods cookbooks. One of them has raw recipes. Who doesn't like not having to cook?

I can't wait to try the chocolate pudding made with tofu.


I even have a lot of kale for my smoothies. People roll their eyes at me and Pedro said he'd rather eat his own poop, but I already drink the Green Machine smoothies at the grocery store and those suckers cost $3 for a small bottle. It's not just kale - it's banana, blueberries, peaches, etc. It actually comes off sweet. Or you know, so I hope. :)

Anyhoodle, got to make my way to Wal-mart. I have to get birthday presents and bullets. I love my life. :)

No, really. :)

Thursday, March 15, 2012


I cannot believe how quickly this year has passed by. No, really. How is it March 15th?

omg I forgot that Pedro and I have a date night this Saturday and I've only been going on about it for a month! lol

Madi hasn't said anymore words, but we're all glad that she's using "no" properly. Granted she yells it at school when they're trying to make her do something, but again, we're all just happy to hear her using a word and using it in the right context. :)

What else? Lily is being Lily. We went to the gym Tuesday night and she took one of my mints in case Carson, the boy she likes, was there. He was. Thankfully, she only blew him a kiss.

I'm still working out hard but my... I can't think of the word.... has waned. At this point I don't care if I get mud on my shoes and go get some beer. I think I've been training too hard maybe. Instead of being excited to go to the gym, I fuss and complain and then talk back outloud to my training sheet. "Really?!" "You can't be serious." Maybe that's why no one talks to me at the gym.

Anyway, less than a month to go now. I went to the OB yesterday and she giggled and said "Your legs are SO skinny". That was a great complement but it would've been nicer if I could've seen her face when she said it. *eyes*

So yes, the training is getting me in great shape and my shorts from last year just literally fall off of my butt when I walk around the house. Maybe this malaise is due to the fact that Madi hasn't slept through the night all week and I've reached my breaking point. Don't worry, nothing bad. Just that no one made it to school today because I absolutely could not get out of bed. And that's what happens. The first few nights, I'm okay. I suck it up and nap when I can but by the 3rd or 4th night, that's it.

Oh Madi. You are so lucky that you are cute.

A friend sent this link to me and most of the list rings true. I am a blabber mouth so I don't feel as isolated as the author of the article. Huge surprise, I know. :) But it might help some of you understand where I'm coming from. :)

And also, I don't get jealous. It's frustrating and hard having a developmentally delayed kid, but I love who she is. She is the honey badger of our house and I lovingly accept everything that comes with that. :) (maybe not when she throws my phone, or iPod, or Kindle)

Sunday, March 11, 2012


I feel like I owe y'all some pictures. The first one (hopefully) is of Miss Madi's school pic.

The rest of them are from horseback riding today. Madi is on my lap and being extremely uncooperative so I think that's going to be it...

Thursday, March 8, 2012


Well, we had a short school week due to snow and a basketball game. And tomorrow is a teacher's work day, or something. Anyway, Madi has had two great days at school, or so sayeth her teacher. She's been vocalizing more at home. We use the term vocalizing because she's not speaking in a way that any of us understand. :/ She's also been entertaining herself more and climbing like a little goat. It's nice that she has one area (gross motor skills) that are at age level.

I hope that doesn't sound sarcastic. I'm really glad that she's not developmentally delayed in everything.

Oh my gosh, you should SEE her new school picture. So adorable. Of course, Lily punched it as soon as she saw it. No sibling rivalry there, or anything. *eyes*

I'm doing okay. I haven't lost any weight but I'm honestly getting so many muscles, I'm not surprised. Also, I've been eating ice cream. lol But seriously, in a month I'll be up to 50 pushups and 100 situps. Along with running 3 miles and all the other things my trainer is trying to kill me with. I am grateful for the agility training. My balance is SO much better. And, yes, in case you're wondering, I am overtraining for the race. But I think that's how you do it right? I know people who used to swim competitively and in training they'd wear 6 bathing suits. So that when they were wearing one suit during the race, it would be way easier.

Do I know what I'm talking about? Who knows.