Archive for July, 2008

See what it says? Alfred’s Mom! Congratulations! I am not sure when I will get the package out, but be on the lookout for a package from Denver!


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Business Travel Woes

Well, I wish I could say my first official business traveling went off without a hitch, but what fun would that be? I am currently sitting in the parking garage of Denver International Airport waiting for security because I came out to a dead battery. Thank goodness for laptops and wireless cards!

I took a pair of black slacks in last week to be altered for my trip this week. I fully intended to pick them up on Saturday so they would be ready for my trip, but I completely forgot. Of course, they aren’t open on Sunday, so I elected to pick them up Monday morning before going to the airport. That was pretty stressful, because the tailor is about 30 minutes from our house in the opposite direction of our house. But it worked out very nicely and traffic played nice to help me out!

When I was ready to leave on Monday morning, I couldn’t find my car keys anywhere. Mind you, we have two sets, but I could not find either one. I called Jason in a panic and luckily found one set and headed out of our house in a tizzy. Of course that night, I found the second set–where else?–in my purse with the others.

Jason called me on in New Jersey Monday night to ask me if I needed the toiletries he found in the bathroom when he got home from work that afternoon. Of course! I had them all nicely packed and ready to go–and forgot to take them! I had a major melt down, because I use VERY specific products on this curly hair, and it can quickly become a mess, especially in humid climates (which NJ is). Everything worked out okay, but it wasn’t an ideal situation. At least they had a toothbrush for me in the airport.

So I went the next day to pick up some shampoo and conditioner at CVS. I am carrying it around the store, finding a few other things, and it proceeds to squirt green goop all over my nice suit jacket. Blech! It wiped off pretty well, and the day was almost over, so I was able to go back to the hotel and change.

Too much excitement for me! I hope I get better at this business travel stuff!

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Happy Friday!

TGIF! Greetings from the Newark, NJ, airport! I have spent the past 4 1/2 days training for my new job in Princeton, NJ. It has been a great week, and I feel much more prepared to start working next week. The week has gone pretty quickly, but I am exhausted and ready to be home and relax for the weekend. This is my first time in the Northeast, and I wish I had time to hop over the NYC, but that will have to wait for another trip. Princeton was a great little town with lots of cute shops and restaurants, and the campus is so beautiful!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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Amazing Gracie

Thank you all for entering my drawing! The drawing will take place Saturday, so I will let you know then who the winner is!

Last night, I finished a new book I purchased called Amazing Gracie. It was written by the guys who started Three Dog Bakery and is about their dog, Gracie. It is a very sweet, touching story that is guaranteed to make any dog lover cry. Despite that, I definitely recommend it, as it is an easy read and inspirational story!

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Post #500! Giveaway

Happy 500th Post to me! In honor of my 500th post, I would like to host a giveaway. I am not sure what that giveaway will be or when it will be given, but I want to celebrate all of the fun people I have met through blogland! I would guess the gift may be something homemade (but no guarantees). If you are interested in being in the drawing, please leave a comment. The drawing will be held Saturday, July 26th, so you have several days to participate. Thanks for playing and for faithfully reading my blog!

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Daisy got a pretty purple bandaid at the vet yesterday! Isn’t she a pretty girl? I missed her yesterday–I was home all day, and it was too quiet with just me and Oscar!

One of my projects for this week was to set up my home office. I didn’t have a desk or filing cabinet or anything, and I needed some things for my new job. I didn’t want to spend a fortune but I didn’t want to get anything that would just fall apart either. I looked and looked–office furniture can be really expensive! I ended up getting this set at Target, and I am really happy with it! It looks nice and is a good size for our office/scrapbooking room, plus it was super easy to put together. I was a little frustrated, though, because the package said “solid wood”, and part of it is solid wood, but there is particle board as well. Also, the hutch portion of the desk said “fully assembled” on the box, but when I opened it up, there were lots of parts and pieces. Oh well, good thing I like Target so much, or I might be more upset!

Hope everyone has a great Friday and a wonderful weekend! Stay tuned for the next post–it will be post #500 for me!

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Doesn’t Oscar look lonely today without another pug to cuddle with? I think he misses his little sister.

I do hope that he is never an only pug……I have given him about a million treats already today because I feel sorry for him (including about half the apple slices I had prepared for myself).
Oh, the life of a pug. It’s pretty rough!

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