- i love list making
- i am fascinated by quilts, but doubt i will ever take one on
- i can feel the thirst for Christ right now
- i really would love to have a pet
- i am disappointed in american film making of late, but am really happy with television
- my job just keeps getting better
- i am pretty good with names and freakily great with faces
- if i could change one thing about myself, it would be thicker hair
- i am embarrassingly addicted to manicures
- i LOVE surprises and hate anticipation
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
I spent much of the day avoiding my house, running errands and running away from the hot box (my apt). Anyway, I made my way over to the Apostle house for some play with the puppies and to loll in the AC for a while. Jess and I had a good day of getting stuff done around the house and running a couple of errands. Good day, but relatively uneventful. Until I went to get in my car...
Jess was walking me out, as she normally does, and noticed her flower bed looked...off?
"Looks like some thing has been in the flowers again!"Jess said. This is quite a concerning issue, as the rabbits in the neighborhood recently chewed through Sarge's perimeter collar fence. I looked over to the flowerbed and did notice the mulch around the flowers was a little messed up. Now, disclaimer: nor I or Jess would normally take note of whether the mulch was in disarray or not, but we had JUST watered the flowers not 2 hours ago. But the mulch just looked kind of raked together, not like the burrow the bunnies had dug two weeks ago.
"Yeah, but there isn't a burrow" I replied.
Then our lives changed forever.
I put my foot forward to kind of smooth out/stomp down/redistribute the mulch. And stepped on the prairie dog's head.
I screamed. The prairie dog shot (backward, mind you) out of the mulch. Jess started to run. There was general chaos. In the confusion, we (the humans) ended up further away from the house and the prairie dog ended up on the porch. Then, he started spazzing so bad, he resembled a 4 year old at Disneyland, hopped up in pixie stix.
He raced back and forth on the porch at top speeds. He tried to scale the walls of the house. He jumped and threw himself against the door repeatedly. It was so shocking, that Jess and I had no idea what to do. Except laugh really hard.
To all of you thinking, he must have been so scared! or you heartless fools! I dare you to witness such a thing and not dissolve into a complete piles of giggles.
Finally, compassion took over and Jess moved us in front of the garage so he didn't feel trapped. Once we were hiding from him, we peeked around and watched him some more. At this point, his adrenaline must have started to slow, as he was just standing with his little paws against the glass...then he would crawl over to the door and put his paws up.
It was adorable. And very pathetic. My two favorite things animals portray. Meanwhile, Sarge and Maggie are inside the house. We could see their shadow racing back and forth. Jess then took my phone and crept up the walk to take a picture or two...
As you can see, the prairie dog is now turning around. I think he was planning his next move. Unfortunately, there is no documentation of the next move. Because he decided to charge directly at Jess. I swear to you, he FLEW off the porch. Staring straight at Jess, vengence in his eyes. My guess is he was getting retaliation on the potential exploitation that would come from the antics. I suppose he was justified in that. Anyway, Jess turned to run back to our "hiding place" and the prairie dog changed direction and bolted to the side of the house.
All of this happened so fast. We were dying with laughter and shock. I included a pic of the mulch hiding place. We thought it would be hilarious to have Maggie come out and sniff out the burrow. She was being crazy...she could smell the little guy all over the place.
Quite possibly the funniest thing that has ever happened to Jess and I ever. In fact, I have been laughing out loud during the whole blog post. Which might be a little awkward for the other patrons of the coffee shop as I type. Oh well. :)
Love you all...even you, little prairie dog.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
- My own fridge filled with whatever I want
- My own keys
- The perfect neighborhood to run in
- The ability to leave my underwear in the middle of the floor (not saying that happens :))
- My own couch blanket
- Tea before I go to bed every night
- A perfect place to stretch after a good run
- A bookshelf full of my books
- A place to invite friends over
- My own little sanctuary
Monday, April 25, 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011
- Age is what you make of it.
- I can't help but love Sarge.
- I love inside jokes.
- Computers and I get along pretty well.
- My education is one of my most treasured aspects of my life.
- She She is the coolest place to work.
- I can't accessorize to save my life.
- My "fulfillment theory" is proving itself more and more each day.
- Colorado has stolen my attention from any other location to live...for now.
- It's not getting older I hate, it's the birthday part.
- I'm pretty lucky that I get to be me.
- Pigs are evil. I'm not budging on this.
- I love it when people surprise me.
- "The Office" is the best show.
- Being active is leading to a healthy mind and body.
Monday, March 28, 2011
I love a good trip home. And since I hadn't been home since my birthday, the trip was even sweeter! Jess and I went back to Columbia together at the end of Feb and had a BLAST!! Seeing family, laughing from the belly, and sweet snuggles with a couple of cuddlebugs. All in all, it was a great weekend. But then again, each time I go, it gets a little sweeter!
I started off the voyage from Colorado with a bunch of snow fall, lots of nerves, and a couple of colorful passengers on the plane. So when I got to KC, Marri picked me up and went for some much needed grub and drinks!
Just for the record, Marri got the girliest, fruitiest drink I have ever seen. It was pretty funny. We were at some place in Zona Rosa...wish I could remember the name because it was really a beautiful place. Like Rock Bottom Brewery, but classier. Yummy apps and drinks.
The next morning I boarded the trusty Mo-X shuttle. The roads were pretty bad that morning, but I was so excited to get to my destination, I didn't really care. Also, having a professional do the driving made me care even less.
What seemed like an eternity later, we got to Columbia and after a quick lunch, we proceeded onto Black and Gold Auctions for my first ever auction. I was SO excited!! It was so awesome to see the whole thing. I had my heart set on this collection of old fashion ball jars, which I was able to snag. Here is my loot!
And a CoMo blog would not be complete with out pics of my fav nieces. Audrey has such a personality! She is always laughing and smiling.I was so grateful to spend some quality time with her!
Elena is also full of personality...quite sassy and sweet. I didn't get many pictures of her this time...she is quite content playing with iPhones and running her own little world. Pretty stinking cute though.
Now, anybody who has ever spent a weekend with the Prices knows that Sunday afternoons are meant for napping. BUT after lunch on this particular Sunday, Ruth showed me a little treat. That treat is Just "Just Dance." Ruth, Jess and I played and were laughing so hard! I was crying and my cheeks hurt. It was awesome. Please note that Jess's hand is a complete blur in the picture...
Monday, Jess and I got to spend the whole day with the nieces. Okay, hats off to Liz for not only having a full time job but also wrangling these girls too! I mean, Laney is a general sass pot (as all 3 year olds are) and Audrey is constantly crawling into something or finding something to torture Truman with...I had a blast with them though. Was certainly a two person job, and I think we had a blast the whole day! Heck, we even ventured out to have lunch with Ellen and survived a total meltdown of both girls at once...
Here is Laney drawing pictures for Uncle Mike.
and LIttle Audrey cheesing the camera with some breakfast face.
Truman being a total hovercat. This is the most tolerant cat in the world.
See what I mean?
While Laney continued napping, the Aunts and Audrey got some chill time. She is a cuddlebug after she wakes up!
Also, she LOVES a drink! She will drink an entire cup of water/juice/whatever faster than any little monster I have ever seen. It's hilarious, then she stops gulping and sighs. Every time.
More play time.
After our day with the girls everyone met up at the Looten house for pizza and TV. Since I was not up to date on the Bachelor or Castle, I mostly annoyed everyone with questions about what was going on and annoyed Truman by taking glamour shots. It was a good last night in town!
I refrained from taking good bye pictures, because they depress me when I go back through them, but Mom, Dad, Jess and I shared a lovely breakfast and then headed to the Mo-X office for the return leg of our journey. It's always a bummer leaving, but here is how I am starting to see it: Each time I go back, the times are sweeter than the previous visit. So a goodbye is just a promise that the next time I will hug my "adoptive" family, I'll be even more filled and happy because of it.
Once at KCI, Jess found the coolest shirt EVER! I love it!
And finally, the end. Took this about 15 minutes before we starting boarding. Boots and baggage. A sign of a good trip.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
If there is one thing the doypostle pups love, its a morning ball chasing. I can't say that I blame them. I mean who wouldn't want to run at full speed in 29 degree weather with a ball covered in thatch in your mouth, hoping to not get taken down by a slide tack by your best friend at 7 am?
Me neither. :) However, it is really fun to watch them go crazy. I love these pups and how they smile the entire time they are outside. They always play good together and wear themselves out. I wish I could get better pictures, but the camera and the pups were not cooperating. Plus, I don't know how interesting a series of pictures containing my frozen hand, Sarge pawing at the ball, and Maggie gumming it up would be. I'll leave you with this one though...
Hope you have a lovely Thursday!
Saturday, February 19, 2011
It's a beautiful weekend here in Northern Colorado, and I hope its amazing where you are too. Make sure you get outside today. Whether you are working or not! Take a walk, hike or bike ride. Heck just walk to the mailbox instead of driving! Park far away from entrances of buildings! Whatever it takes to make your that you make time to enjoy outside today!!
Off to work. Loves!