Friday, October 29, 2010

Check Yes or No

When Howard and I got back from Nashville and picked up the dogs at the boarder's, we were told Copper is a tad chick crazy.  As in she had to separate her female dog Winnie from Copper all weekend long because he was mounting her every chance he got.  Howard and I decided it might be a good time to get him neutered. 

I called the vet that was recommended to us and asked about pricing.  The assistant told me it would be $82.50 for the surgery and anethesia so I made the appointment for Thursday morning.  I arrived at the vet yesterday morning all set to fork over the agreed upon sum and Copper.  The assistant handed me a form I had to sign first.  Included on that form were several add-on options.  And all those options cost additional money.  But of course!  She explained that they are all very highly recommended to ensure my pet's utmost safety.

If you don't want your dog to be in pain, check here!  $10.50

If you want take home medication so he's not in pain later, check here!  $16.95

If you want a catheter already in place in case medication needs to be issued in an emergency, check here!  $26.70

If you want an EKG performed before surgery to ensure there won't be any complications, check here!  $55.10

If you don't check every box above, you are a cold, heartless, indecent bitch.
I began envisioning getting a call later on in the day. 
Dana?  We have some very bad news.  Copper has passed away during surgery.  That EKG you checked no for could have prevented it.  But since you're a heartless bitch, you probably don't care anyway.
The end total was somewhere around $250.  I checked every one of those boxes.  Because I love that damn dog.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I Spy...

A horse tied to a hitching post at Walmart.  What?  Your Walmart doesn't have a hitching post?

A cow wandering down the road to our house. 

Hey there Bessie!

A little dog unaware he's having his "boys" removed on Thursday.  Sorry buddy!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Procrastination At It's Finest

When the NFL schedules came out back in April, I immediately checked the Titans website to see if they were hosting the Eagles at home.  When I saw they were, I did a little happy dance and called up my brother to see if he wanted to drive up from Atlanta to meet Howard and I for the game.  He of course, being a die hard fan, said yes. 

And that was that.

Days passed.

Months passed.

The game is this weekend.  What can I say?  I'm lacking in the planning department.  Thanks to Howard, we at least have tickets already.  Though they were a complete ripoff.  BUT at least we have them.

Last night I decided it was finally time to get the ball rolling and plan out the rest of this trip.  I called my dog boarder first.  I was ready to explain it was a spur of the moment trip (what? she wouldn't know any better!) and I am sososo sorry but PLEASE!  I didn't even get to beg and plead because the line was disconnected.  Cue insta-panic.  There is no one else in KY that I would trust with my dogs.  Not.A.One.  I called again.  And again.  Hoping each time that it would magically go through.  I scoured the internet looking for additional numbers, land lines, websites, etc.  Anything.  I came across her business website which had a contact form.  I was able to get my begging and pleading done that way.  Then I crossed my fingers.

Next I moved on to booking a hotel for Saturday and Sunday night.  We wanted a hotel right next to the stadium downtown so we could walk our drunk asses back to the room after celebrating the Eagles win with a night out on the town partying.  Every website I searched came back with SOLD OUT.  Cue 2nd insta-panic of the night.  Turns out, there is some big country music thing going on this Saturday.  And unless we were willing to spend upwards of $300 per night in a hotel I will not even remember being in, we were going to have to change our entire plan.

Late last night, I got an email back from the dog boarder stating she was, in fact, still boarding and could keep the dogs this weekend and that no, she didn't hate me or my dogs, it was a problem with AT&T.  So there's that.

But our plan of getting a hotel downtown, walking to the stadium, tailgating, cheering on the Eagles, drinking too much and stumbling back to the hotel is no more.

Now our plan is getting a hotel 12 miles away, finding a parking pass somehow, driving to the stadium, assigning Howard as designated driver, tailgating, cheering on the Eagles, drinking too much and having Howard drive us back to the hotel.

I see no problem with this.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

$40 CSN Stores Winner

Thanks to everyone who entered!  The winner, according to is Ashley with her oh so very sweet comment:

ashley said...

i'm commenting so i can get the stool and then destroy it to crush your beautiful dreams

Enjoy crushing my dreams!  Luckily I know she's kidding...I think.  I hope.

An email will be sent to you with your gift certificate from CSN Stores soon!

Monday, October 18, 2010

People Love Me!

I know I've said it before but it needs repeating every so often.  I have the most thoughtful and amazing friends.  I received two packages in the mail in one week! 

Back in early October, Heather organized a 5K run complete with shirts.  She mentioned possibly sending me a shirt if there were any left over after the race.  She had purchased some navy blue volunteer shirts as well as white participant shirts.  I told her I'd love a navy one if she could make it happen but I'd be happy with a white one as well.  The week following the race, she told me all she had left were white ones.  I was pleasantly surprised when I opened my package Thursday afternoon to find this:

She tricked me!  And she sent me a cute little hippo as well =)

And then today I found another package waiting for me.  Amanda and I talk about food and recipes a lot.  Probably more than normal.  She knows I can't find quinoa or tahini in grocery stores around here so she took it upon herself to send me some.  I had mentioned that I would like to try quinoa and make my own hummus.  On top of that she sent me a bunch of cd's and a Sookie Stackhouse novel that she's been wanting me to read.  Love!!

Thanks for making me feel so special ladies!!  XOXO

Giveaway Reminder

Just a little reminder that the $40 CSN Stores giveaway ends tomorrow at 1 PM!  Click HERE to enter!

Oh and look what showed up on my doorstep Saturday.  Full-size Ziploc freebies!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

$40 CSN Stores Giveaway!

The lovely folks at CSN stores are (yet again) sponsoring a giveaway!  One lucky winner will receive a $40 gift certificate to be used at any one of CSN's many stores.  The possibilities are endless!

If I could win my own giveaway, I would use the certificate towards a counter stool for our kitchen.  We've been looking for the right one since we moved in to our house back in January.  None of the ones we've looked at work for us.  In addition, I absolutely hate our current kitchen and table and chairs and didn't want to waste money trying to buy a stool to match them.  I've had them since Jack was a puppy and the legs on the chairs are almost completely chewed through.  Thanks little buddy!

My parents recently told me they would be getting rid of several pieces of furniture and I was welcome to them as long as I could get them from Virginia to Kentucky.  One of those items is the kitchen table and chairs I grew up with.  I just found the perfect counter stool to match the set!  And on top of that, the entire set and this stool match our cabinets.  I love it when things just work themselves out.

All you need to do to enter is become a follower of my blog (if you aren't already) and leave a comment (one comment per person). 

Let me know what you would buy.  Or what the weather is like where you are.  Or just say "hi".  Anything goes =)

Giveaway will end Tuesday, October 19th at 1 PM CST.  Winner will be chosen by random generator. 

Open to U.S. residents only.

Good luck!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Bird

Yeah, yeah.  I know, I suck.  But here is someone who doesn't suck.  My niece.  Just a few months old and already taking after me.  Love her!