Sunday, October 26, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween Everybody! Just a little Pug Love to brighten your day!

Happy Halloween'

Saturday, October 18, 2008

It's Saturday, and I'm procrastinating

Now that my tummy has settled after dealing with a very gnarly round of "I didn't want to go outside, so I went all over the floor, twice." with the dogs, I am ready to procrastinate on homework.

How did students ever procrastinate before the internet? Tv? Hmm..I guess so.

Now that my lappy is working I thought I'd post some pictures Chris has taken over the last year or so..enjoy.

By the way, we have better pics of Kahlua, but those are coming soon!

This is how Kahlua sleeps....doing the "Frankenstein." haha!

Chris took these two pictures of Bailey and I at the park a few weeks ago...pug love!

I took this one!This was from our latest trip to the Magic Kingdom in September I think

Any resemblance?
We love Balboa Park!
My 2nd Anniversary Gift- but it came with a frame!
Finally, some respect at Disneyland!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Today is Blog Action day and I want to talk about poverty.

It is so alarming as an American to turn on the news and hear that the sky is falling on our economic security. Every news hour details the panicked rise and fall of the stock market, and we all panic even if we don't own any stocks! We are all clutching our wallets even tighter now, not sure what the next economic forecast will tell us.

It seems to be a scary time- but I hope we can turn off our television sets and helps those who have been in a financial crisis of their own for even longer.

Today I am taking several boxes of food to our local food bank and wholeheartedly encourage you to do the same. Go through your pantries and find food that hasn't expired that you have too much of or will expire before you use it.

In my cupboard I found tons of stuff I would not use before it would expire. Things we bought in bulk that seemed like a "great idea" from Costco are now collecting dust. Why my dad bought a three pack of economy sized ketchups I will never know, nor will I understand how we accumulated so many cans of fruit.

I also went to the local store and found stuff on sale that I needed (tuna helper), but didn't need 10 for 10 dollars, so I'm giving the extra boxes away.
So this serves as a great excuse to clean out those pantries and do something good for the community. This year showed record job loss- 159,000 were laid off in September alone. People are losing their homes across the country. We know about it, let's do something!

I will soon be taking my boxes of food to the Fallbrook Food Pantry- let's all take a stand to feed hungry families and do what we can!

And here are some great links:
How to be happy in the financial crisis
More ideas to help end poverty with technology

So Lucky!

Today is a great day. I have the day off from work, I have two awesome ladies helping me clean the house, I finished two of my midterms (one of which I got an A on...everyone else I talked to didn't do so well!!), it's Blog Action Day and...MY LAPTOP WORKS AGAIN!

Okay, so, not-so-funny story. On Sunday I was working on stuff and I spilled tea near my lappy. It wasn't ON the lappy, but near it. Apparently though, a few rouge drops found there way onto it's side and front and the computer would not work. I was devastated. I had midterms this week, a 5 page paper to work on, and well, fixing or replacing it was not in the budget! I talked to Chris and my boss' husband Phil and they said to just let it dry out for a couple days, and if that didn't work, then to take it in for fixin'. Chris plugged it in last night (still didn't work) and put the battery back in. This morning- A MIRACLE...IT WORKED! I type this as I ever so carefully sip my coffee...soo carefully!

So- things in my life at the moment seem to be getting back to a happy place. For my family, I apologize for not calling, I have been thinking of all of you. I guess I've been going through the motions, just trying to get through school and adjust. I guess I've reached equilibrium and I'm doing better.

I've taken a step back from other responsibilities and have been focusing on having as much fun as possible. I've started working on several amigurumi projects (crocheted little creatures) and I've been getting active in several causes I care about with the election coming up. It's really brought some things into my life that I'm proud of and make me feel whole again.

I'm going to post pictures of what I've been working on- not my actual projects (because they aren't done and are not interesting to look at!)

I will also be posting another blog about why this day is so incredibly on!