Thursday, June 25, 2009

Trim the Fat Thursday!

I have jumped on the bandwagon - Thanks Angie!!!

I've not done as well this week - it's been a rough week. I have had a lot going on, but I have been as good as possible. I'm not losing any lbs ( which is odd, but I need to get back to excercising - can't with the injured foot right now.) But I have lost inches, I can definitely tell there. So I am going to keep on, keeping on!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Bachelorette Parties, Swimming pools, dancing and a potential broken foot!

Or what a GREAT weekend we had- well minus the potential broken foot( I LOVE you Bethy!!!!)

Our friends John and Cat, had their 10th wedding anniversary this weekend. So to celebrate, they decided to renew their vows and throw a small(ahem) cocktail party.

Well one simply cannot renew their vows without a proper send off, so the DH and I planned B&B parties, limo and all. Thanks to a lot of help from neighbors Wendy and Andy, as well as sister Elizabeth( the afore mentioned Bethy) and her hubby Sasha, everything went off without a hitch. Us women, went and had a wonderful dinner followed by a couple of hours of dancing.... the guys, well, we won't go there, but they had fun too :)..

After an evening of dancing( and a bit to drink) we thought it would be a great idea to go swimming in W&A's pool.... and that's all I am going to say about that. :)

Saturday was blistering hot in Atlanta, and once Doug and I were able to roll out of bed and make ourselves presentable, we went back to John and Cat's to help finish the set up. The ceremony was at 7 and it was beautiful and simple.

While pictures were being taken, Doug, Wendy, Andy and I ( along with these poor out of town souls that needed to follow us) rushed back to the house to set out the food.

And the rest is history. The food was great, the company was great, and the dancing, well the dancing was awesome!

The only caveat to the night, was that Bethie ACCIDENTALLY stepped on my foot during the first dance with a 4 inch spiked heel. It hurt a bit at first, but I continued dancing till about 1am, then we went off home. It doesn't really hurt - but it's purple and swollen and I am scared to try to get a shoe on.....

The DH blames it on my dancing barefoot( which is a HECK of a lot safer than me dancing in heels) but it would have happened shod or not, as I was wearing strappy sandals and NOT tennis shoes or steel toed boots.

I am sure the continued dancing did not help my situation. But it's not the first broken foot and I am sure it won't be the last.

But it was all worth it!

I raise my glass to another 10 years for John and Cat.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Tagged! Crazy 8!!!

Tagged - Crazy 8!

I was tagged by Angela at Hello Dahrlin'! Thanks Angela!

8 things I am looking forward to:

1. Cat and John's 10th Anniversary Party and the fun right before it.
2. Disney in the Fall
3. Visiting Angela and Daniel and FINALLY getting to use the pool! :)
4. The Agility Seminar in Sept and visiting Janyne.
5. Agility Trials starting back up in Sept.
6. Meeting Angie at the Def Leppard Concert!
7. Mom coming to visit in June.
8. Cat and John's 4th of July party.

8 things I did yesterday:

1. Had Agility class.
2. Went to lunch with a friend.
3. Worked, worked, worked
4. Had Chick Fil A for dinner at 10pm
5. Read the paper
6. Loved on my dog
7. Worked on my Facebook Farm town
8. Slept like the dead!

8 things I wish I could do:

1. Go on vacation
2. Sleep
3. Sing
4. Dance better
5. Be disciplined about diet
6. Read as much as I want
7. Play an instrument
8. Eat cake and not gain weight

8 shows I watch:

1. Gene Simmons Family Jewels
2. The Closer
3. Leverage
4. The Graham Norton Show
5. Grey's Anatomy
6. Bones
7. Rules of Engagement
8. My Boys

8 people tagged:

(1) Janyne
(2) Ginny
(3) Robin
(4) Jane
(5) Natalie
(6) Lizz
(7) Penny
(8) Phyllis

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Bark in the Park

Last night was Bark in the Park at Turner Field - the Braves were playing the Pirates. But who cared about the game? The important thing was that we got to take the DOGS! A lot of people showed up with their dogs and it was really awesome. There was plenty of ice and water, misting fans and wading pools to keep the dogs cool. Reilly would have none of that, of course - he was having too much fun looking around at everything.

We went with our friends Mo and Veronica. DH was supposed to go, but he's sick :( So they stepped in and came with us. Reilly and I came dressed up - he was in his 4th of July Bandanna and I was in my Reilly shirt( a new one, courtesy of Cat. ) So everyone knew he was Reilly :).

We got there in good time and got some good pictures.

As any good mom would, I bought Reilly a 6.00 hot dog which he proceeded to spit out. Ok, ok, that was fine, I could deal with that. Then I got him some doggy ice cream which he usually loves - NOPE - no ice cream either. So I just gave up trying to get him to eat something.

He looked around a lot - and even went to sleep for a bit( not a baseball fan I guess) but was SO good for the entire time! I was very proud of him. He got through the scary bits, which included going to the bathroom with me. He hates bathroom stalls.

There were lots of cute dressed up dogs there, including a beagle next to us named Connor.

Here are some more pictures. We will definitely do it again, as long as it's a night game. The day games would be way too hot for him.

A BIG Thanks to the Atlanta Braves Organization for making it a great night!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I know, I know, I got behind again!!!!

I know, I have gotten behind in my blogging again, but life has just been crazy! Between dog trials and horse shows and trying to get the house ready to sell, I haven't had much computer time. But I'll post a quick update!

The last weekend in May, we attended our last agility trial till Sept. We didn't get any ribbons, but for us it was pretty good. Reilly ran some nice courses, but we didn't get a good score for various reasons. One thing was that *I* got confused at one point and directed him over the wrong jump. And then another time, Reilly was tempted to go into the tunnel, instead of another obstacle. He was VERY good and did NOT go in the tunnel. Unfortunately, the tunnel was the obstacle with the ending timer on it, and by sticking his nose in there, he stopped the timer. So we got penalties for that. Then we had a PERFECT regular round but still got eliminated. Why? Because Reilly thought it would be fun to run the course with his leash in his mouth. But then I pushed him too hard and we did 6 classes and the last 2 he was just done. So those were pretty much a waste of time.

Then last weekend was the horseshow. I was paddock master, as usual, and I think we had a pretty good show overall. We had more horses and most importantly - SHADE! We shortened the indoor arena by 40 feet and that gave me and the horses some shade throughout the day. That was a real lifesaver.

This weekend should be pretty quiet, then we gear up next weekend for J&C's big Anniversary party. I've been trying to plan the bachelorette portion( yes we are going out). We ordered the cake yesterday and most of the other things are falling into place.

Also tomorrow night is Bark in the Park at Turner Field. So we are taking Reilly. I am hoping DH will let me dress him up in a bandanna, but I doubt it.

I should have pictures from that to post.