Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Amazing Race

OK, so I am so excited that The Amazing Race is back on! I watch it and think, "I can so do that!" And now that I am getting into better shape, I see no reason I couldn't do it. Bill and I have been talking about doing it each and every year it comes on, but yet, we still do not enter in a video. We don't think we are that unique as siblings, and if we fight in the audition video, I am afraid it would set the tone if we were to actually get picked, lol.
I mean we couldn't get through a road trip when he helped me move back from Colorado. In Las Vegas we started getting on each others last nerves! And it was over rolling the windows down or driving with the air conditioner on. But once we got home and had some space (and he called Holly) we were good.
But trying out for the Amazing Race is definitely something that I have put on my list of things to do someday.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Why ask why

I saw this on a friend's blog and found it so very true...

Why, Why, Why???Do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are getting dead?

Why do banks charge a fee on "insufficient funds" when they know there is not enough money?

Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?

Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection?

Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?

Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?

Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

Whose idea was it to put an " S" in the word "lisp"?

If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?

Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?

Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?

Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?

Why do people keep running over a string a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give the vacuum one more chance?

Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the end on your first try?

How do those dead bugs get into those enclosed light fixtures?

When we are in the supermarket and someone rams our ankle with a shopping cart then apologizes for doing so, why do we say, "It's all right?" Well, it isn't all right, so why don't we say, "That hurt, you stupid idiot?"

Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that's falling off the table you always manage to knock something else over?

In winter why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we complained about the heat?

How come you never hear father-in-law jokes?

And my FAVORITE......The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four persons is suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends -- if they're okay, then it's you.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Dog Beach

So I woke up this morning thinking that I really had nothing to do but go to the gym. And then an idea came to me that has been thrown around on the P1 web site about getting all of the listeners dogs together for a doggy play day. Well when I did the 3 day we would always walk past Dog Beach in Del Mar and I had always wanted to go there, so today Hunny and I did!

It was a blast! Hunny was kind of scared at first and was glued to my side, but once we started walking and she was allowed off leash, she had so much fun. She would run ahead of me, turn around and then charge me, hahaha. She is not a huge fan of the water, but if I went out to my shins and no "major" waves came in, she would bound out to me leaping and frolicking in the water.

I sent a text to my friend Matt who is the junior high pastor at church, and we had a discussion while in Israel about how we need to get our dogs together to play (he has a weimeriner named Delilah). Unfortunately he had a church meeting to go to, but I told him that we need to get our babies together to play :)
Hmmmmm, what's this?
I'm gonna get you..
Then again........
Oooh, what's over here?
My happy puppy

Quiet car ride home :)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

If I had a time machine.....

I know it is a far fetched idea, but right now I wish I had one so I could just go 2 months ahead. Right now I am so swamped with work that it is driving me crazy. Since our big business are the Halloween light sticks we have been getting "Host" orders for Lowe's and Home Depot. Now these host orders are for quantities ranging from 96 to 576 light sticks for stores across the country! It's insane with the ship dates they give me, "Here are 1,800 orders and oh yeah, they all need to ship out in 1 week."
It would be so nice if it was just 1 simple piece of paper, but NOOO! I have to print the invoice, the packing list and match those 2 pieces of paper up. But then the 2 companies have their own "special" way that they will accept the orders. Home Depot requires a stupid stamp on each packing list with our company name and if there are multiple items packed in 1 carton, I have to stamp it with a stamp that says "Multiple items in carton". You would think that they would realize that when they got the packing list or even opened the box. And then Lowe's needs a special label printed for each and every carton. The label printer is the most noisy and annoying thing!!!!
And then to make things a bit more stressful, if stamp or label is missing my company can get whats called a charge back which means that the customer charges us anywhere from $10.00 to $115.00.
So if I could just fast forward to the end of October I would be so very happy. Maybe I'll dream about things a few months ahead tonight :)

Monday, September 1, 2008

Getting my life back

So I am once again single! And actually this time it is nice. I am on a mission to find out what I want to do again in my life. I know that I will be staying at my current job for the fact that it is semi-easy (accept until Halloween is over) and the hours are great! I would love going back to the veterinary field, but I don't know if I have gone soft. I used to be able to handle anything that would come through the door, but this weekend I watched ER Vets on the Animal Planet and found that I became a bit sick to my tummy. Makes me question if I could stand the stupid people or poor animals who came through the doors. It's going in my prayer journal that I got for my birthday (thanks Cindy!).
I have also made a promise to myself to start scrapbooking again! No ifs, ands or buts about it. I have put it off since the beginning of the years when I had the roommate and then with my ex and I'm not taking care of anyone anymore except my sweet Hunny, so it gives me so much more time. I just need to learn to make time for it.
And I am finally getting into shape! I started going back to the gym and I am proud to say that since June, I have lost 15 lbs and have dropped a full pant size!!!!! For the first time in a long time I am under 220 lbs (YIKES! I gave out my weight, oh well) and I am on my way to finally accepting me for me. It's been a long time. But I know I look good because I ran into an old ex last week and his jaw dropped! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Who knows, maybe next year I will be adventurous enough to get into a bikini.
I'm also going to get more involved in the church. This summer mom and I helped with the Homeless Outreach through my church and it felt great! To know that you are helping people who not only need food, but God is a great feeling. I have officially been recruited to be a food server for all future outreaches :) I think I am also going to get involved in the singles group. I am not too sure how I will feel going in there as a single girl, but you know, fellowship with other people who are in the same boat as I am will be a good thing. It'll get me out of my "box" and fellowship with other great people.
So that is what is going on with me. I am also going to make a point to blog more! Since I will be scrapbooking again, I will need to remember what has happened. Since I turned 28 it seems like my brain is getting more and more mushy. I am afraid to find out what happens when I turn 30! Well I have 2 more years to see how quickly my brain goes kaput!