Thoughts, out loud, that probably should of been left inside my head....

Thursday, July 26, 2007

.com makeover

Chaa Creek in Belize - aka: Jeff and Colleen's honeymoon destination - did a makeover on their website since I last visited. Which, if you had seen the prior version, this is 1000 times better. If anyone is looking for a vacation destination, I HIGHLY recommend Chaa Creek. Our trip was unforgettable.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Moral of Price is Right... “help control the pet population – have your pet spayed or neutered!"

Living in rural America, this popular phrase often falls on deaf ears (or peeps who don't watch the Price is Right). But never-the-less, the people in this county (and country) need a good lesson in animal control.

Growing up, I would venture to say that at least 75% of our animals were strays who were either dumped or found wandering on school grounds. As a child, I had a fondness towards animals, but my attachment has intensified in my adult years. It's a sad thing when we have to kill animals because people are too idiotic to fix them. Yeah - it's expensive. But don't get an animal if you can't afford it!

So, keeping along these same lines, I'd like to introduce, my first rescue!

To remain "unattached" I decided not to name him. But he was a yellow lab mix, thought to be between 10-12 months old, sweet, docile and he loves to fetch and run in water.

I posted a flyer at work and thought we had a taker, but that ended up falling through. Instead, we sent him to Cowboy Capital Pet Assistance Leage, Inc. (CCPAL) which is located in Bandera. The sheriff came to pick him up and told us that with his "gentle personality", he'll probably get adopted quickly. Let's hope he's right! Meanwhile, I'm double checking tomorrow that they received him and if so, they'll receive a generous donation. I hope some great family will adopt him!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

as of late

time has slipped away from me, as usual. in order to put in a decent post, i'm skipping capitalization. hope it's not distracting.
work has been crazy this week. things finally slowed down around 2 pm today and i was able to check my personal email which was backed up by five days - fyi: having more than 20 emails in my inbox (read and unread) really irritates me. i think you have to have ocd to understand.

last week i saw harry potter and the order of the phoenix. i told myself i'd reread the book, i got 220 pages in and wasn't able to finish. but, the movie was great - like they make bad harry potter movies! the second book comes out tomorrow (saturday, technically) and i'm going to try to cram a sixth book reread session into 2 days. i think i can do it.

summer's half way over and i haven't been able to do jack that i wanted to do. tubing - negative. camping -who has the time? kayaking - yeah, think again. next month we have an adventure to look forward to - i'll post more details about that later (later = my next blog post, if things progress at the pace they have been, regarding posting).

j.r. sent us some merlot (try 8 bottles) from forsythe vineyards (i tried to run a search for their site, but alas, i see nothing) - not the hugest fan of merlot, but i'm going to try one anyway, just because he was awesome enough to send it!
that's it for now, i make no promises, lest you be disappointed.

Monday, July 09, 2007

It's another...

Girl! My brother-in-law and his wife, Lauren, are expecting another baby girl! They just found out the sex on Friday. This was right before they came to see us over the weekend. We had a great time, though exhausting! On Saturday, we took them and our neice, Clara (20 months), to the San Antonio Zoo, we shopped in San Antonio, went to San Marcos and shopped some more and then went to New Braunfels to eat at The Gristmill (yumm)!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

I'm just saying is all...

I've found my Christmas 2007 present. I'm going to start saving now and plead to family around that time to contribute some. So here it is, my Christmas list:

1. Canon Digital Rebel XTi 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens -Silver (or reference picture)2. See above.

3. See above.