Sunday, March 22, 2009

Bright Sunny Day!

It was an absolutely beautiful day today! I spent a good deal of the day outside. I managed to get by the pool today. I swam nearly a mile and half this afternoon. I absolutely love how swimming makes me feel. I'm so relaxed afterwards. I'm also tired, but it's a good kind of tired. I hope tomorrow's weather is as good as today's was. I want to get out and ride my bike or go running. Casey's got to adjust and tighten up my bicycle seat, so I may actually have time to run, before he gets home to fix my bike. I'm also going to try to get out with all of the puppies tomorrow and run some of this wild, crazy energy out of them. It seems that I'm not the only one with spring fever!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

This Made Me Smile!!

cute pictures of puppies with captions
see more dog and puppy pictures

On the Fifth Day Animal Sanctuary: Yappy Hour

Photobucket Friday, March 27th

5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

B McNeel's Restaurant in Murfreesboro

Tickets $10.00 at the the door

$5.00 for students and OTFD members

This is a cause that I fully support. On the Fifth Day is working hard to build a middle Tennessee animal sanctuary, where animals can live out the rest of their lives, if they are not adoptable. They also rescue abused and abandoned animals. Yappy Hour is to raise funds for the construction of the sanctuary. Here's what On the Fifth Day's founder, Jen Hilsher, says:

In ten years, On The Fifth Day will be the largest sanctuary in the country and is absolutely necessary due to the number of healthy animals being killed in shelters, basically due to having no infrastructure or system, ignorance about certain breeds (Pit Bull Terrier) and a low groundswell to help our area's homeless and abused animals. I founded the no-kill sanctuary in 2003 and created it as a 501(c)3 non-profit. The A.R.K. (The Animal Rescue Keystone) was developed this year -- 2009 -- as our fundraising "flagship" to spearhead our fundraising efforts of raising $100,000 which is desperately needed to begin this venture. Nothing is impossible or out of reach for this sanctuary. We will have no more homeless animals due to the cooperation of many concerned animal activists, vets, and other dedicated parties. Please visit our web site to learn more about us.

This event is always so much fun. So, come on out and meet other animal lovers and support a great cause at the same time!

For more information on On the Fifth Day, click HERE.

Pictures and quotes used with exclusive permission by On The Fifth Day

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

2009 Book Reviews: #9

The Graveyard Book The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

My review

rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book was every bit as good as I was led to believe. I had only meant to read the first couple of pages, but once I started I couldn't put it down. This book was so many things; a little bit supernatral, a little bit murder myster, and a little bit coming of age story. Bod was such a likeable character too. Even though he was raised in a very unconvential way, he turned out very well adjusted. Neil Gaiman is a master at weaving a magical tale. I highly recommend this book to everyone.

Here's a really funny interview with Neil Gaiman about The Graveyard Book on Stephen Colbert.

View all my reviews.

Morning Funny

You guys know that I'm crazy about dogs, and I'm also crazy about Star Wars. I saw this this morning, and I LOVE it!!!

funny pictures
moar funny pictures

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!


I hope everyone is having a very Happy St. Patrick's Day! I ended up taking the day off. I woke up with a horrible migraine this morning. It's the first one that I've had in quite a while. I managed to get my meds down this morning. I'm feeling some better, but I have a ways to go. Right now, the thought of eating green food makes me urpy!! Maybe this afternoon, I'll feel a bit more like celebrating. Right now, I'm just trying to enjoy this sunshine and warmer weather. If I feel better, I'll probably try to take the puppies out this afternoon. Right now, I think I may have a date with a bite of lunch.

Thursday, March 12, 2009


I subbed for my first water aerobics class tonight. I had eight students, despite the cold, wet weather. My students were all great, and we all had a terrific time. I just hope that I get to do it fairly often. How much fun is that?!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


was a good day. It was over 80 degrees and beautiful outside. Work was good too. I took a break this afternoon and sat outside in the sunshine. There's just nothing like a good dose of sunshine to me. When spring comes, I always feel like I've been let out of prison!

I went to water aerobics tonight to meet all of the classmembers. We all had a great workout, and I found out that I'll be teaching on Thursday night. I'm really excited about it too. Now, I can't wait until Thursday!

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Rites of Spring

YAY!! One of the first signals of spring happened at 2:00 a.m. this morning. That's right, I'm talking about daylight savings time!! It's 7 p.m. and it's still the tiniest bit daylight outside. I LOVE daylight savings time and that extra daylight time in the afternoon. I always know that warm weather is around the corner, when we spring forward.

This afternoon was nice and warm. I went to the pool and did laps for the first time, since I got bronchitis. It felt wonderful! I'm so glad to get back to my regular schedule. I've really missed exercising. I've got to regain some of my lung power, but I know that will come in time. I managed to get some new running shoes, and I'm looking forward to trying them out. Hopefully, it won't rain all week this week, and I'll get to break them in outside.

Friday, March 06, 2009

My Silly Babies!

Yesterday on the way back from the doctor's office, I stopped by PetCo. They were having an apparel clearance sale. A REALLY good deal (3 for $9.99), so I got Indy and Shingo polos and Molly a dress. Molly's dress says "Hot Chick" on the back of it. Anyway after I got home, I tried their new stuff on them and made pictures. They sure did ham it up. (Please pardon the well chewed sofa) Take a look:

Your pictures and fotos in a slideshow on MySpace, eBay, Facebook or your website!view all pictures of this slideshow

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Guess What I've Been Doing?

I've been making my own lols tonight with pictures of Indiana and Ramsay. Check them out:

funny pictures
moar funny pictures

funny pictures
moar funny pictures

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired!!!

All day yesterday, I had the strangest pain in my back. It was all in one place and didn't feel like a pulled muscle or anything. It was the kind of hurt that I couldn't describe. No amount of ibuprophen or Tylenol would take the edge off of it either. It was a really bad hurt, but the kind that is just enough that you can't ignore and eventually bugs the crap out of you. All day long my back hurt. So long that I just couldn't concentrate on work at all yesterday. When I got up this morning, the hurting was some better. It had actually moved into my side. When I was getting ready, I realized that I had a bump on my back. Upon further inspection, I realized it was a series of very sore bumps. I KNEW exactly what that meant, SHINGLES!! I had shingles once before, when I was 24 years old. So, I know those symptoms pretty well. I guess that it figures, because the Bell's Palsy that I'm still getting rid of is caused by the same virus. My guess is all that cortisone that I took to clear the bronchitis tanked my immune system and the virus took advantage of it. So, I have an appointment to see the doc tomorrow afternoon. It was just SO depressing to find this morning! I'm READY to be completely well now!!!!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Hello Snow!

Well, they said it was going to happen. I figured the same thing would happen that always does: we would see the snow but wouldn't get much on the ground to look at! Boy, was I wrong!! Bedford County seemed to be a snow "hot" spot this time. We got anywhere from 4 - 10 inches! Around 10:30 Saturday night, I thought we were having an ice storm. There was about an inch of ice on the ground. By 12:30 a.m., everything was covered. I got up around 4 a.m. for a bathroom trip and noticed that it was snowing so hard, that I couldn't see across the street. We woke up to a snow fairyland on Sunday morning. I'm so glad that Casey and I didn't have to worry about going anywhere. It was a good, wet, packing snow. I saw MANY snowmen over the weekend. This was the biggest snow that some of the local kids have ever seen! On Sunday afternoon, I bundled myself and puppies up and went out for a winter romp. Here's a slideshow of our outing:

Your pictures and fotos in a slideshow on MySpace, eBay, Facebook or your website!view all pictures of this slideshow

By mid afternoon, the streets were clear that had been in the sun. Casey, Mom, and I drove over to Tullahoma to have dinner. The drive through the country was absolutely beautiful. I just wish that it hadn't gotten dark so quick. There's still quite a bit of snow hanging around in the yard today. Even though I did enjoy the snow, I'm officially ready for spring now!