I hate it when I put my makeup on really late in the day and then look fabulous.  Because then I kind of feel obligated to stay up later than I want to even if I have nothing to do.  Even if nobody sees me.  It’s like I wasted a “good makeup day”.


I think that the most empowering thing that the women of my generation have developed is the Head Swivel:


…And I am proud.

Dog is all healed up and positively perfect. 

No photographic proof so you’ll just have to take my word for it. 

So there you go :).

And how did I utilize this time?!??!

Alegria and dinner at McKenzies Chop House with my mom and husband.   Check!

Doctor appointment(s) that took all day but then had my dad over for dinner!   Check!

Shop for baby shower gift and have lunch at T.G.I.Friday’s with my mom.   Check!

Trip to the ER with what I believe to be a tampered cocktail.   Check!

Work meeting, delightful breakfast at Omlette Parlour and a relaxing evening of homemade pizza and boardgames with my amazing husband?   Check and check!!!




Better now though!…and back to work tomorrow!!  Horray!!!!

like I care! 

I am overwhelmed by the fact that I am surrounded with such amazing people.  

I am a very lucky girl. 


And if there is, we find new and exciting ways to pass the time. 

Take yesterday for example…I had the whole day off and didn’t want to just sit around twiddling my thumbs.  But what’s a girl to do when it’s overcast and frosty outside?  I’ll tell you how we roll in this house…

We cut stuff off our dog!!!

Betcha you’re glad you don’t live with us, huh?

What, you don’t believe me?  That’s no special effects, my friends.  See?


Cool haircut, A.K.!

Oh settle down.  It’s not like we went at the Killing Machine with a pair of hedge clippers.  We paid good money (a whole LOT of good money) to have someone else do the slice-and-dice.  Specifically:  our awesome vet.

See, A.K. has developed an irritating habit of growing extra “brains” in places other than in his melon.  The last one came back cancer. 

Scary stuff.

So we keep a very close watch on our little money-pit.  And one of his most recent growths had gotten suddenly bigger and more sensitive.  Time for it to go. 

While they had him under they also took a (much smaller) brain off the underside of his tail, cleaned his teeth and gave him a “surgical toenail clipping”. 

On the upside, I’m told his teeth and gums look positively perfect and his nails have never looked better!  🙂

I assure you it looks worse than he seems to think it feels.  Aside from enjoying some killer painkillers (wrapped in cheese, turkey, vienna sausages, etc) and extra wet food at every meal it’s pretty much business-as-usual for the dog. 

Tough little guy.

Anyways, I told him chicks dig scars.

Holidays, that is.  Thanksgiving week was crazy with work but it was awesome too as I spread out the holiday over the course of the entire week. 

On Monday after work my dad was kind enough to invite me over after I got off work and we spent a very laid back and relaxing evening visiting and sipping wine while he prepared a fabulous meal of grilled steaks and baked potatoes.  I practically licked the plate!  We were so caught up in chatting I didn’t even think to snap a picture.  Shame on me!

Then when work was over on Wednesday I hosted my mom for dinner at my place.  She brought me some very autumnal flowers as well as a bottle of wine and an appetizer to munch on while we waited for dinner to be done.  She brought cranberry-cinnamon crusted goat cheese with crackers with some salmon pinwheels and fruit.  I almost just filled up on that!  Then for dinner I had planned ahead and prepped salads and the stuffing for the peppers that became our meal.  Filling and delicious if I do say so myself :).

The next day was, of course, the Main Event!  Todds parents live just a short drive from us and so we headed over there for a traditional feast!  Delicious doesn’t even come close!  We always hate to show up empty-handed so our contribution was a tray of snacks and a couple of bottles of wine. 

All was devoured and enjoyed by all :).  We stayed there for the majority of the afternoon and into the evening catching up and enjoying the company of his parents.  They are pure awesomeness and we really don’t get to see enough of them.  Very enjoyable day. 

After leaving their home we had to race back to ours to feed our hungry little killing machine.  He was nonplussed at having been left all by his lonesome all day.  So we tried to appease him with a tasty dinner…and then we left again.

We popped over to my aunt and uncles house where both of my parents had gone to celebrate the holiday.  They were pretty much finishing up but we got there in time to share a cocktail and a round of hugs and well-wishes all around and then we were headed home “for real”. 

Whew!!!  It was only about ten at night but we were both exhausted!!! 

So we spent an hour or so beached out on the couch playing video games and then off to an early bed   a food coma.

Next up…Christmas.