Thursday, April 19, 2012

Hello. My name is..

Sonia Thompson and I'm addicted to kale smoothies. Holy smokes. Kale is high in anti-inflammatory agents so it just makes me feel really good. At first I was like, kale, blech. Now I can't get enough of it. The sweet fruit in the smoothie also helps, I'm sure.

So, let me see. Been a crazy busy week and didn't really have time for anyone to get sick. Lily wasn't feeling well and I was JUST heading into a dentist appointment, so I picked her up from school as soon as I was done and we went to IHOP. What? I was craving some hashbrowns and pancakes. I won't bore you with the long list of food that I ate. Snort. I WAS hongry.

Lily had her kindergarten testing today. There's an orientation May 1st and we'll find out what class she's in and how to get her signed up for the bus, etc. I don't anticipate her riding it all the time, especially since Madi will be going to the same school. But for the first day or week, it's probably a good idea. :)

Oh crap. I just remembered that puppy class and kindergarten orientation are on the same night. I just said a bad word. Much worse than crap.


I took Lily and Madi on a field trip on Monday. This coincided with some of the worst cramps ever so I wasn't in a great mood. I didn't kill anyone and the girls seemed to have fun. Tuesday we had our first puppy class, minus the dog. The teacher wants people to understand her methods before we try to teach the dog. I think that's a good idea. So she's not trying to teach us while we're trying to teach the dogs. Lily kept on putting up her hand. I was mortified BUT she did bring up a few things that the teacher forgot to talk about. Namely, biting, jumping up and chewing on the sofa. All things that Lily is concerned about. :)

I cannot wait for tomorrow. I mean, maybe something else awful will happen but I just want this week in the bag. whew

Oh and the mud race! I really well. I think I took 45-50 minutes. Not sure. Someone said the race was 2.96 miles. I didn't think it was the 4.5 miles they were touting. Just because I wasn't worn out. well, okay, I was tired but if it had been another mile, my legs would've let me know. I am pretty bruised up but it was a great lesson in learning to trust my own strength. The walls were 14' high. Which is pretty big, even for me. The hurdles were the hardest because if they were a little lower I could've sat on them and swung over but they were too high for that, but were only a 2 x 10, five feet off of the ground. Nothing to grab onto or step on. That's when I got most of my bruises. :) My favorite was the tires. I pushed the hell out of them. :) And people have said that I don't look very muddy but look at the color of my neck and then look at my legs. They are covered in mud. Trust me. :) And in other news, I love that stupid dawg so much. He's fitting in pretty well, just going through the normal puppy growing pains. He is 3 months old and 25 pounds. He gained 10 pounds in 3 weeks. I'm not afraid. Not at all....

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Wheee doggies!

Well, Brewster has finally gotten over his tummy upset. It's one thing to pick up tootsie rolls off of the floor but pudding is something else entirely! He's a good boy but I can't wait to take him to obedience training. Something that was almost unheard of when I was a kid. I trained the two dogs that I had but never managed to get them to heel off of the leash. And they weren't puppies. I really want to teach him to stop jumping on people.

Anyhoo, yes I'm now 41. wheee! It was a quiet day, for the most part. Saturday I have the mud warrior race and then that night there's a Parent's Night Out at Lily's school. It's $30 for the two girls for five hours. If you don't know, that's a great deal. The gymnastic squad volunteers their time to raise money for their team. So it's a win win. A safe environment, lots of eyes, and a good price. :)

So that will be my night out. We want to test out the Browning 22 Bushmark pistol. It will be easier, and less expensive, for me to improve my aim. I know some people don't get why I've started doing this. I consider owning and firing guns to be a skill set. That I want to have. The shot gun will just be for fun. :)

So we're going to the range Saturday night and then to this dive bar downtown. It has cheap drinks and excellent chicken wings. Also, a nacho eating contest. One skillet, one person, one hour. I'm trying to talk Pedro into doing it. If you finish, the nachos are free. :)

Oh there's a new little girl in Madi's class. She's adorable. But she's different than the boys. So Madi follows her around. Her teacher is convinced that this new student is going to be really good for Madi and challenge her in different ways. :) Let's hope!