Thursday, June 4, 2009

Training for a 10K

Yep, I am. Im not actually running a 10K, just training for one. We are doing 2 races in August..."Muddy Buddy" which is a 6k combo of running, biking, and obstacle course, and the "skirt chaser" which is a 5K where the women get a 3 minute lead. Should be fun. I found that The Best of Billy Joel is amazing to run too. Its because the music is so fun that the time flies by...which is great for me. I am only on week 3 of the training, and its 14 weeks total. Ironically, at the end of the training I will likely be in the best shape of my life, and then will try to get pregnant...and ruin it all! Ha!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Well, after almost getting a 2 year old chocolate lab (only to have the foster "dad" decided he was adopting her instead) we have found our pup! This is Brewmaster Hopscotch, our new 7 month old black lab baby. He is so handsome and loves snuggling (and chewing!) we are so happy to finally have our dog! Now I can stop stalking the pet section of craigslist and all of the shelters in the denver area. Everyone, after hearing his name, asks "oh...well...what are you going to call him for short?" We will call him Brew, and probably a zillion other nicknames. I have already called him bruiser more than once. Anyone who knows my husband at all will not be surprised at the dogs name! LOL. Erics other choice was George Baxter Swellguy, the doesnt sound all that weird now, does it?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


This is where I live case any one was wondering. Its a lot different than Long Island!


Soooooooo, we got a call from one of the rescue shelters we (I) applied to. It is a Lab rescue (yellow, black, and chocolate labs), and we were approved to get a dog! I guess my references (Dad, and Michelle) did a good job! Now all we have to do is wait for them to "match" us with a dog.... could be 1 week, could be 3...but at least we are getting our dog, finally!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Air Force

So, clearly I'm not as good about blogging as I thought I'd be...oh well. A for effort. We still have not gotten a dog. A lot of people are really weird about letting apartment dwellers adopt a dog, which is infinitely frustrating to me because it doesnt mean I will be a crappy dog owner. You can have a huge yard, and a huge house, and be a huge a*#hole. Whatever.

I am thinking about, and looking into, joining the Air Force Reserves. They have a Photography program that I'd get paid for, plus they would pay back a chunk of my student loans. Very beginning stages, but just a thought. I would have to do Basic Training, which is crazy, but maybe cool.

Back to stalking the internet for Dogs...

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Furry Friends

I want a dog. A big, snuggly, dog. I've got my heart set on a Golden Retreiver, but we are looking for a dog that is between 1 and 2 years old. Its hard to find a Golden that age. I've checked Shelters, and rescue places. All of the Golden Retreiver Rescue sites require you to have a fence if you want to adopt a dog. We live in an apartment and dont have a fence...very frustrating. I have taken to stalking the pet section on craigslist as well... as a matter of fact, Im going to do that now.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Today was exhausting... Not a terrible day, but just...alot. 13 Toddlers all day long can definitly wear you out. It really got me thinking about my choices for career path. I love teaching little kids. I'd really love to be in the public schools, though, maybe 5th or 6th grade. The thoughts only got deeper though, and I realized that there are alot of things I'd like to do.

Some jobs I think would be really awesome (if I were qualified for them):

1. Photographer
2. Physical Trainer
3. Writer
4. jewelry designer
5. Musician

My conclusion is that in my perfect world I would be independently wealthy so that I'd have the time and resources to try my hand in these areas.

Monday, January 12, 2009


Just a quick one tonight. Busy with lesson plans and toddler crafts!

The reason I started this blog is that I saw a friend had started one as her New Years Resolution. I thought, well I could do that. Two years ago my Resolution was to quit smoking. So far, so good. If I can stick with not smoking, I can certainly stick with blog writing...I hope.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Making Friends

So, Eric and I moved here (to Colorado) in August. I am a pretty friendly person, so I thought I would have no problem making friends...there is only one problem. I find that I compare everyone to my friends back home. The truth is, I LOVE Colorado, but I dont want new friends...I want MY friends. I love the friends I already have. So, I am finding it is much harder to meet people than I had anticipated. I know I need to meet people but I just want my friends from NY to be here.

Anyway, I had a work party today and there is a girl I work with who just got married in July, and moved from California. She said we should get together (us and our husbands), b/c they dont know many people here either.

I know it is a good idea, and I am excited about finding a "couple" to spend time with. I just hope that I am not constantly thinking, "she is not as funny as Amber", or "we dont click like Michelle and I", or "He isnt as witty as Dan"... I'll keep you posted


I am so invigorated and grateful for the happiness I have found in life. I wonder if everyone feels this way at times, or if I am one of the lucky ones. I found the one thing that can keep you going no matter what; LOVE. I am so in love with my husband, and so thankful to have him in my life, and happy to do anything as long as its together. I find it hard to believe, with a divorce rate as high as ours, that everyone feels this way about their significant other. I could be wrong, but for now I like thinking I'm lucky.