Monday, June 30, 2008


Penny tagged me so here it goes:

What was I doing 10 years ago?

Living in Atlanta, working in an advertising agency and Connor was still alive.

Five snacks I enjoy:

1. Honey Roasted Peanuts
2. Cheese cheese and more cheese
3. Blue Cheese stuffed Olives
4. Potato Chips
5. Reese's cups

Five Things on My To-Do list today:

1. Work :)
2. Agility Practice
3. Put laundry away
4. Take a mile walk
5. Pick up my prescriptions

Five Things I would do if I were a billionaire:

1. Not work
2. Build a big house out in the country
3. Rescue a ton of dogs
4. Have horses
5. Give my parent's enough money to live the way they want to.

Five jobs I have had:

1. Groom( for horses)
2. Accountant
3. Retail Sales Person
4. Computer Tech
5. Part of the Equestrian Competition Mgmt for the 1996 Olympics

Five of my bad habits:

1. Worrying
2. Biting my nails
3. Eating bad things
4. Talking loudly
5. Feeding my dog people food

Five places I have lived:

1. Dunedin, FL
2. Safety Harbor, FL
3. Brooksville, FL
4. Atlanta, GA
5. Marietta, GA

Five people I would like to get to know better (yes, this means you are tagged!):

1. Ginny
2. Amy
3. Lizz
4. Janyne
*** Everyone else has been tagged! :)

Five Random Things:

1. I am tired of being sick.
2. It's too darn hot to do anything outside
3. I wish I were at home with Reilly
4. I hate that I have to pick up for the cleaning people this week
5. I wish Reilly would catch the stupid fly that's in the house

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Went to see the Izzard :)

As in Eddie Izzard. A comic who is a transvestite, who is amazingly funny. ( an Action Transvestite!)

If you don't know him, he stars on The Riches on FX with Minnie Driver. A good show, but it certainly does not show off his comedic talents.

The man is hysterical - and it's intelligent humor. Last night's bit was all historical( a lot of his bits are) but the funniest parts are when he goes off on a tangent and gets totally lost. You have to really pay attention to follow him.

This round he's not performing in drag. He didn't explain it to us, but someone said it's bc he thinks people come to see him in drag and not for his performance.

But he was awesome and 2 hours was not long enough, although with this sinus infection, I was about to die...
If you ever have a chance to see him live do it. If you aren't familiar with him, rent Dressed to Kill. That will get you hooked!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Sick again

Yep, I am sick again and I am sick of being sick..... This time its a NASTY nasty sinus infection. So bad that the dr insisted that I stay home today. I was home yesterday and unable to hardly get out of bed... but today I am at least able to be up and around. I was going to go to work till the dr said no. So Reilly and I are at home again today and I think he's enjoying it.

But come Hell or High water I am going to see Eddie Izzard tonight. I have been looking forward to this forever, and I am not going to miss it. So it's off to bed for me.

I'll report on Eddie Izzard and our weekend with our visitors later.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Off to See The Lizard

I have finally gotten some pics from the JB concert we were at last week(during the horseshow ;) ) I took my friend''s 14 yr old daughter to her first JB concert and here are some pics to share.

This is my friend Wendy, Me, Camily, Doug and some random guy who was letting me drink his margarita. So I figured we could include him in a picture. This was before the concert. And yes, unfortunately, we were all sober.

Here's a pic of the stage. Not too bad considering the distance and the fact that it was taken on a blackberry:

And one last pic( blurry - sorry) of the man himself.

Hopefully I'll have some pics of the horseshow soon... I am waiting on SOMEONE to send them to me ;)

I'm Exhausted

There's no other way to say it. I am worn out( or worn to a frazzle as my mother would say). All I want is a nice long sleep and a relaxing weekend to catch up.

Last week I was at a horseshow in 100 plus temps working outside for 12 hours a day. That in and of itself is fine. I expected it and I do this voluntarily and enjoy it. But nonetheless its exhausting.

Then to find out we had no A/C at home last Sat, when I was at the point that all I could think of was getting home and sleeping in my own bed. But no, I ended up going from one hotel to another because I refused to go home in 100 plus temps with no A/C. So we got a room at the local La Quinta Inn( dog friendly) until they could come and fix our A/C on Wed.

Reilly was a very good boy at the hotel, but his patience was wearing thin by Wed morning and he was ready to go home.

Home on Wed. Unloading the car, running to the store to stock up on a few essentials till I could do a big shop. Unpacking 2 suitcases, various coolers and other sundry items that hubby and I had taken with us to make life more comfortable.

Over to the neighbors for dinner( Bless Sarah for taking care of that for us). Home to bed. Exhausted. Nightmares, so no good night's sleep for me.

Then Thursday - home, laundry, mow lawn, and off to a late dinner with a friend which had been planned for weeks and has to be squeezed in whenever we both have the time. Home to bed, exhausted, too much water at dinner, up and down to the bathroom all night long....

Here it is Friday. And I still have a long laundry list of things to do to get the house ready for guests on Thursday. My mother, her dogs and 2 more people are coming to visit for the weekend.

I must get a pedicure. I MUST get my nasty car cleaned out. I MUST get the water stains from the A/C off the ceiling. I MUST get all the laundry done. I MUST get some rest!

The one bright thing( although I am kind of disappointed since I enjoy it, ) is that the new agility class is starting NEXT week, not this one. So I can either sleep in on Sat( yeah right) or get an early start on all the crap I have to do.

Sorry for all the complaining. Just tired, whiny and feeling overwhelmed right this moment!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Gotcha Day!

Today is Reilly's 2nd Gotcha Day with us and I am so happy with my big guy. I love this dog to death - and he's just a perfect fit for our family.

He's come such a long way in such a short amount of time. From a skinny, shy mangy dog to the happy healthy dog that we have today.

Unfortunately I am not getting to spend his gotcha day with him, as I am going out of town till Sunday, but Doug will be there to spoil him and give him his cheese.

Happy Gotcha Day big guy! We love our Reillybug!!!!

Before and after pictures:

2 years ago today


What a change 2 years can make.