Monday, November 7, 2011

Highs and Lows 11-6

So, I was lazy and didn't do Highs and Lows last week. Bad blogger! Let's see what I can remember from the past two weeks.



Life, Crafts and Whatever



Lows

  • Signed up to be a foster for the local animal rescue (the same ones we adopted Titan from). They called, and had a blind 10 year old pomeranian, so went and picked him up. SUPER sweet dog. Unfortunately, Titan did NOT agree with having another dog in the house. Whined, barked, threw a fit if he could see me pet the other dog. So I guess I'm not meant to be a foster. I can't fault Titan though, it's his home first, and I have to respect every family member's feelings about the matter, dog included.
  • We aren't going to be able to go up to St Louis this week like we had been planning. It was my choice, and hubby said we'd make it work. But with Ava's last surgery, it just wasn't the right time to drop $300 on gas/food. I'd rather my kids have a great Christmas than for Mommy and Daddy to have a weekend jaunt off to Missouri.
  • Ava, my precious sweet girl, has figured out, literally over night, how to throw a temper tantrum. Oh. My. Goodness. Face turned away from you, throws herself on the floor, screaming. What the crap.
Highs
  • Had a fabulous Halloween and visit with my father in law.
  • Remember how I told you we had to put my dog, Jasper, down? I got this in the mail last week. Hubby surprised me with it. Came with a stake so I can put it in the backyard.

  • So, before Halloween, I was talking to one of my best friends about our kids Halloween costumes, and I knew her son wanted to be Mario (from the video game). But due to time, budget, and lack of sewing knowledge, buying a $25 costume for one night just wasn't an option. So I had a free day, hit up Goodwill and found some blue overalls for $2, and spent $2 on red fleece, and I made him a Mario hat. After dinner, we drove over there and dropped it off. He loved it, and I knew Candace appreciated it. Just made my heart feel good. And after I got home that night, I found this on facebook. Talk about melt your heart, I love my friends.

  • I couldn't have found a better dog to adopt, minus his being jealous. He's such a lover, always wants to be in my lap. And he sleeps in the silliest positions.

  • Had a shoot a couple of weeks ago with one of my favorite photographers, and one of my favorite make up artists. He actually did one of my first photo shoots 3 years ago. We went down town to Deep Ellum and did the shoot there. It was super quick, and I love the pics. 

  • I finished withe kettlebell challenge I was doing. I've been wanting to try a new workout called Turbo Fire by Chalean Johnson. I've been doing her Turbo Jam for forever, and really wanted to mix it up. So hubby surprised me with it. I did one this morning, and yesterday, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. 
  • Lotsa great lunches and dinners with friends. Most Sunday nights, when the older girls are at Awana, hubby and I go with another couple friend of ours to FreeBirds (remember when hubby camped out in front of Freebirds for two nights before it opened, so he could be part of the "First 25 eat free for a year", the guy of the couple we go with was number one in line). It's always a great time. Last night, another couple joined us (her husband was also part of the first 25). Woot for cheap, free food.
  • I got a scarf to review from Stacie at Scarves.net that I'm super excited about. She's the lovely lady who guest posted on my blog last week. I picked the Ashlynn Leopard Scarf, and I BIG FAT HEART it. I just need to find a day this week to get gussied up, figure out a way to tie it (which will be easy with their 37 Ways to Tie a Scarf tutorial)
I think that's it. It's been a long couple of weeks. Bad blogger. 






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Whimsy-ma-blog said... [Reply to comment]

LOVE the pictures! Your dog sleeping is hilarious! And I love your photo too.

That super-sucks about the tantrums, but the rest of your week(or weeks!) sounded pretty great!

I'm way overly impressed with myself that I already have one ready to link up. :)

Rachel said... [Reply to comment]

At first I thought that pic of you was one of your pics of the haircut you wanted...WOW you are one hot mama! Now I have to totally hate you. But not really.

That little metal doggie is so sweet.

Anything called "turbo fire" is something I would want to stay far, far away from. More power to you! ;)

Sam @ The Junk House said... [Reply to comment]

Titan is so freakin' cute! That picture makes me smile.

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