happy birthday, Zoey!

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Originally published over on my pet blog, Two Kitties and a Puppy.


Happy first birthday, Zoey! What a big girl you’re getting to be! I hope you get the present I sent you. I sent a cute little card that wished you hugs and cuddles on your special day (seemed appropriate, huh?), and I stuck a plush squeaky bone and a package of your favorite treats in with the card. I hope you know how much I love you and miss you. I think about you a lot, especially today. I hope you don’t think I abandoned you, because I didn’t. It was hard, but I think it was for the best. I hope it was harder for me than you. You’re probably having the time of your life with your new owners and their kids and their huge yard. I know you’re happier where you are, and that thought makes me more at peace with the fact that we found new owners for you. I always wanted the best for you, Zoey, and don’t forget that! Maybe someday we’ll be able to come see you again, but even if we are never able to do that I want you to know that I won’t forget you. I am excited that you’re one year old now and you’re growing so big and strong! I’ll always think of you as my little puppy, though. :-)

Your first “mommy”,


a cool invitation

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My mom’s cousin is getting married in a few months on Hilton Head Island. I was excited to get this super cool invitation today (click to see bigger):
Wedding invitation

They just stuck stamps and an address label on the bottle, and mailed it just like that. How sweet is that?

we're back!

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… and I absolutely love camping!! :-)

We had a great time, and a great Memorial Day. :-) I have pictures to upload, but it might take me some time to sort through the 236 pictures we took. (Man, what did we do before digital cameras?!)

I’d like to write a series of posts about tent camping, including one for “Tips for beginners”. Point number one: don’t bring your generator. At least our noisy neighbors left after the first night we were there. :-)

And now we’re home for two weekends before our next camping trip – this time to Mississippi with Sopeak and Zay. (Yay!) I’m not going to know what to do with myself, being home two weekends in a row. Busy, busy, busy!

I really need to get to bed… My sweet, comfy bed with the 600 thread-count sheets. I love camping, but sleeping in a bed is definitely a nice thing to come home to. :-)

time of my life

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I just downloaded David Cook’s new single, Time of My Life. Because I’m obsessed.

After 6 years of ignoring American Idol, I followed it this year. And I must admit I really enjoyed it! Parts of it were really frustrating to me (like when Michael Johns was voted off waaay too early!), but I think the thing I liked the most was being able to talk about it with other people I met. At Curves today we were all talking about the season finale last night, and it was fun to take part in the conversation! I also was rooting for David Cook close to the beginning, and it’s fun that he won too.

Here is the song I downloaded: (this is the live version; the one on iTunes is a studio version)
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heavenly sheets and chewing gum

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For our wedding, we received two sets of sheets. One set was the same pattern as our bedspread and it’s what we have been using. The other set was a plain white 600 thread count set that we have never used. These past almost-two years, I dutifully have been washing the first set and putting it back on the bed. Part of me was scared to use the expensive sheets, mostly because I was afraid of messing them up somehow. (Plain white things scare me in that respect.)

Last night I was doing laundry, but didn’t get the sheets dry before we wanted to go to bed. So I pulled out the nice set and put it on the bed.

Let me tell you, 600 thread-count sheets are heavenly. I crawled into bed and did not want to get out again (that’s why I was late to work this morning). I can’t believe they make such a difference. They are so soft and luxurious… Uh oh, I’m getting spoiled!

Speaking of products I like… The other day I decided to try that new 5 gum that I’ve seen advertised on TV. A friend of mine had said that she loved it, and I wanted to see what it was all about. I love chewing gum – it keeps me from snacking when I get bored.

Let me say, it’s a nice change to spit out gum only because your mouth is tired of chewing and not because the flavor has dissipated or the gum has gotten hard. This stuff is great! I can’t believe how long it lasts, and it blows the biggest bubbles.

(*Side note: I’m a habitual bubble-blower. I don’t even notice I’m doing it. I can’t chew gum and not blow bubbles. Once, when I was singing in the choir at our church, I was told after the service that I had been blowing bubbles the whole time I was up there. Oops. :-))

I was so excited about my 5 gum, but unfortunately I lost my pack somewhere at church last Sunday. :-( I’m very disappointed about that. I only got to try 2 pieces! Well I’ll definitely be buying more. :-) And hopefully whoever found my abandoned package of gum is enjoying it right now too.

There you go. My unsolicited review of chewing gum. Mmm.