Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Meet Zoey

So, it went something like this:

"Mom, can we go to Petsmart to just look at the dogs"

"Sure, because I'm soooooooooo NOT ready to get another dog.  We are just looking so I don't want any tears!"

"I know, I know.  Just looking"

And I was serious.  Totally serious.  We had to find another home for our almost 2 year old dog in May and as a first-time dog owner, it was terrible experience.  So, I was definitely not ready to take on the challenge again. 

Then while looking at these yippy dogs in the kennel that were up for adoption, I went to pet one and Zoey decided she was going to roll over on her back and look up at me with those sweet eyes.  The girls saw my sliver of interest and pounced.  And then dad was cornered ("you said when mom was ready we could get a dog").  And so after a couple of hours of no's and tears, and maybe's and are you sure's, Zoey came home with us.

And she is so so sweet.  How anyone could have dropped her off at a kill shelter I'll never know. Welcome to the family sweet girl!


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Happy Fall!

Today is the first day of fall - even though it doesn't feel like it.  I keep willing it to get here by wearing jeans every now and then, until they start sticking to the backs of my legs - then I decide I'd rather be comfortable in 90 degree heat, so I change back into shorts.  Please get here soon.  I want to feel that burst of crisp fall air when I open the door in the morning.  I want to be able to sit outside in the afternoons watching the kids play without having a heat stroke.  That's not too much to ask from mother nature is it?

Sometime in the next couple of weeks I will be relaunching my Etsy shop and hopefully it will be filled with fall goodies like the key fobs above.  I haven't been quite as productive the past few weeks as I had planned and I am hoping that that little pressure called "time" will motivate me this week.  Keep checking back because I will be hosting a giveaway to celebrate my store relaunch.  And be sure to check the previous post for a chance to win one of the key fobs above. 

Hope your first day of fall is fabulous (and cooler than here)!


Saturday, September 18, 2010

Need a Good Read?

I just finished this book which was recommended to me by someone at the used bookstore I frequent.  If you want to read something sweet, lovely, light (but not too light) and quick (although I was interrupted so many times while reading that I want to read it again sans interruptions), pick this one up.  So, now that I'm finished with this one, anyone have any suggestions?

Just for checking in and leaving a comment, one of you will receive one of my fall key fobs before they even hit my store.   Just be sure I have a way to contact you!  (winner will be selected randomly on Sept. 25th)).  Have a fabulous weekend!


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Labor Day Weekend

Ahhhhhh...camping, hiking, cooler temps - what a fabulous weekend with the family.  
Hope you all had a great weekend too!