Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Saying goodbye is the hardest thing to do...

Last week I told you a little about what was happening with my kitty, Boost. Wednesday morning we realized he was acting a little funny and took him into the vet Thursday morning. We were told he had a clogged urethra, but they had gotten a catheter in and he was looking better already. The vet said we would get a call Friday morning when he got in and if things were looking good he might be able to come home early. We were so relieved that he was doing better, and when Mike got the call Friday he was hoping we could go pick him up. Unfortunately, that wasn't the call we received...

Apparently, another crystal had gotten stuck in the catheter and clogged Boost's urethra again. I don't know when they found it, or if it happened overnight, or what, but unfortunately, he didn't make it. Poor Mike had to take the call all on his own, and then call me here at school to tell me. And...since we already had quota for teacher's gone for that day, I had to stay and teach the rest of the day. It was the longest Friday of my life...

Truth be told, it was the longest weekend of my life. Needless to say, it wasn't the holiday weekend I had been expecting. Mike and I spent the better part of Friday night crying together. And Saturday, when we came home from our day out, Boost wasn't at the door to greet us. We both felt the emptiness and cried together again.

You see for some people animals are just animals. But to us, they are our family. Boost was my little buddy. He followed me around everywhere, greeted me when I walked in the door, kept me company while I was getting ready, and slept by my side every night. Not to mention he was the most beautiful cat I've ever seen in my life. 

The emptiness is overly present in our house. It's just not the same without him running around at our feet. 

I'm gonna miss my boy...

Friday, May 23, 2014

5 on Friday!!

- It's a 3 day weekend for me!!! I love Memorial Day weekend. It kind of signifies the end of school, although we still have 3 more weeks this year....and always gives people an excuse to get together and celebrate. Thank you to all those men and women out there who have or are defending my freedom every day!! Especially props to my bestie Billi who's currently deployed on the USS Mesa Verde!!

- I drove through a tornado yesterday!!! It was the scariest and most exhilarating thing I have ever done in my life. And I wanna do it again!! Truth is it was very small and I didn't even know I was doing it. I mean I was on the phone with Mike and he kept saying, it's just a bad thunderstorm....and I was like "sh*t is poppin off....I'm pretty sure the trash cans flying in the air and circulating winds and rain indicate something other than just a thunderstorm." I posted a message on Facebook about it just joking around, until people started commenting that I really did drive through a tornado and posted pictures of the rotating clouds. SCARY!!! FREAKIN AWESOME!! Thank God we didn't have any damage.

- I got some awesome new workout song ideas from Candra and her commenters this week. If you're looking for songs to pump you up during your run or workout check out her page. Great suggestions and some oldies I completely forgot about.

- From what we hear Boost is doing better. If you didn't read yesterday's post, my cat was super sick and we had no idea what was wrong. He had a clogged urethra and Doc says it's a good thing we didn't wait much longer. Apparently it's super life-threatening and Boost was in pretty bad shape when we got him there. I swear he had only been acting silly for maybe a day....we're not bad pet owners. As soon as we noticed we took him in, but they say it happens very quickly. Doc was able to get the catheter in and clean him out so we're waiting to hear more today. My poor baby. I missed not having him with me last night and this morning.

- It's Friday!!! I know that's a cheater, but this has been the longest week of my life. Between everything going on with Boost and the tornado yesterday and school......oh lord, school....it's taken forever for Friday to get here. Put your dranks up, it's a long weekend!!!

What are you getting into for Memorial Day weekend?!?! 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

It's just as hard to be a mom...to a pet...

I know, I know...it's a little different than "real" kids, but...it's still hard. Most of you know I have a gorgeous dog and cat. They are beautiful, both of them, and they match every single room in my house. lol. OK, so that doesn't really matter but....yes it does...

A few weeks ago Rosco was having some "trots" issues. He had soft serve ice cream poop for about a week and we finally switched his food and it got a little better. Then started back up again. He has since been a lot better but it was an ordeal. You could tell he felt fine wagging his tail and jumping around acting like an idiot as usual, but not having him be able to tell us what's wrong sucked.

Now, it's Boost. No idea what's up with him, but I'm really scared it's something serious. Boost is the most playful cat on the planet. He's quite lazy, but can't let you walk past him without going after your feet. Every morning he gets ready with me and plays in the shower while I do my makeup and hair. And every evening he sleeps by my feet, and sometimes on my back or head...

Tuesday night was not like that at all. I realized he was missing when I was laying in bed. I called and called and he never came. Then, I remembered I had shut the closet door and when I opened it there he was laying there. He hadn't whined to get out or scratched or cried. Just laid there. And he never came to lay in my bed. My first indication...

Then, yesterday morning when I got ready for work I realized he wasn't there. Not on the counter playing with my things while I was trying to do my makeup, not in the shower trying to catch the water droplets, and not scratching my feet every time I walked by him. When Rosco and I headed downstairs there he was my the door to his room laying on the floor. He didn't move when Rosco ran by.....my second indication.

Then, I went to give him food. He didn't cry for it like he normally does, he didn't scratch the door, as a matter of fact I had to move him to even open it. He walked in and stared at the dish. Then laid down. When I poured the water in his bowl he came over to drink it, but instead just sat there with his chin halfway in the water and eyes closed. My third indication. 

And then I really looked at him. He looked terrible. He could barely open his eyes and when he stood up to walk he was falling all over the place on shaky legs. My poor boy. I immediately called Mike, who of course couldn't talk, and told him to call me ASAP. He vowed to watch him while he was home but figured it was nothing. Boys.....

We still don't know what's wrong. He looks horrible and even lets you rub on his belly because he doesn't have the energy to attack you.We're headed to the vet this morning. I'm super concerned and am dreading the phone call from our vet. My fingers are crossed that it's something easy. But I want my old Boostie back....

Please think about us...

*Update: The doc called Mike. He has a clogged urethra. Doc is going to try to get a catheter in and if he can things will be fine. But...he said he's pretty bad off. He has to stay at the doctor until Tuesday. :( Please think about him and send positive thoughts. Til then, momma is going to go wallow in despair. *

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Never Have I Ever...

seen an episode of Breaking Bad. It's true. Mike watched every episode in like a week, I caught up on my Real Housewives.

- met up with another blogger. I've had a few opportunities but it never seems to work out.

- spent more than $30 on a pair of jeans. I'm cheap as shit. Truth is, I won't even buy a pair of $30 jeans unless I'm in love.

- worn lipstick for anything other than dance recitals. I'm more of a chapstick and lip gloss kinda chick.

- been satisfied with the first take of a selfie. It's horrible. I have multiple of the same picture with different faces. It's never just one and done.

- done a keg stand. I think I was always afraid they wouldn't be able to pick me up. Or they would drop me......who knows.

-  worn leather pants. I did, however, have the most awesome red snakeskin pleather tube top when I was in high school. And I rocked the shit out of it.

- owned an iPhone. And I don't plan on it. People go through iPhones like underwear. I'm afraid of the addiction.

- had a spray tan. But I'm totally thinking about it because the sun doesn't tan the lower part of my legs very well. Damn sun.

- been to California...or Hawaii. But I've been to every other state and Alaska twice!! I've also been a few places overseas and Mike and I cruise every year (except this one.....booooo....) so we've been to a ton of places in the Caribbean.

- read a Harry Potter book. When those books came out I taught middle school. I couldn't bring myself to read the same things they were, and now I'm totally not interested. lol. Same with the Twilight Series.

- sent a naughty picture to my husband. Believe me....he doesn't want to see it. haha.

- had grits...or scrapple. And I have no desire to....

Monday, May 19, 2014

Weekend Recap

This one is going to be super quick and I promise I'll write more in the blog this week. I have been a slacker.

Friday was pretty uneventful. Mike and I finally got a keg of Landshark for our kegerator and those went down waaayyyy too easily. Then I got a little tipsy with my neighbors. Sounds familiar? I'm pretty sure you're going to hear the same thing every single weekend this summer. haha.

Saturday my sister-in-law got pinned!! I know I mentioned it before but I am so proud of her. She has done an outstanding job with her nursing classes and all while managing to take care of 2 children while my brother works his ass off. I hope now things might be able to calm down for just a little so they can spend some time together as a family for a little while.

I got to hang out with the niece and nephew during the program. They are so awesome. I can't even explain how much I love them. They are getting so big and the stuff that comes out of their mouth and things they do just cracks me up. When I was walking Addy back from the bathroom, there was a baby being changed in the hallway. She walked over to the baby and knelt down in front of him and kissed his forehead. "I love babies" she said. I didn't know what to do. I know some people are iffy about their kids. I laughed and apologized, and the mom laughed too and said it was ok but seemed a little taken back. I thought it was adorable. 

Those kids love with all their heart and that's what makes them so awesome.

Mike and I watched Pompeii Saturday night. Ladies, well....maybe I should say, Game of Thrones ladies....Jon Snow is hoootttttttttt in Pompeii. If you think he's hot in GOT, you have to watch Pompeii. YUUUUMMMMM!!!

Sunday after cutting the grass, cleaning the house, doing a little spring cleaning, and then finally relaxing, we went to see Godzilla in 3D. AWESOME!! I loved it. I have to say I was never really into action movies like that when I was younger. Mike has definitely turned me on to them and I'm so glad he did!!

Dateless in Dallas

Friday, May 16, 2014

5 on Friday!!

1. Yesterday was Field Day! That means no teaching for a day, but I did get my ass burnt up by the sun. No lie I put on 50 spf 2 times in the afternoon. Oh well...hopefully that made my base so I can tan it up from now on!!

2. My wonderful niece and nephew came over to spend some time with me yesterday. Their mommy went to her cousin's pinning ceremony and I was more than willing to have them come hang out with me. They weren't there for long, but it was just enough time to see the changes in them. They are waaaaaayyyyy too cute. Addy is growing up so fast and she is so helpful and loving towards her brother. After dinner we played a little on the neighbors playset and then they wanted to watch a movie in the "movie theater". haha. We made popcorn, got settled, and then daddy showed up about 10 minutes later. Can't wait until they come over again.

3. Mike and I bought a keg yesterday!!! It's the first keg we have had since we moved in. We wanted something good for the summer so we got some Landshark!! I'm super excited for this weekend.

4. My sister-in-law has her pinning ceremony tomorrow! I'm so proud of her! She has completed her nursing program in the same amount of time it takes everyone else, aaannnnddd, she has 2 kids that she practically takes care of on her own. My brother works his tail off and hardly ever gets home in time to see them before bed so Amy really does a lot of it on her own. She's a great mom and I'm so happy she decided to go back to school and follow her dreams.

5. Mike and I went to Walmart and spent about $200 on healthy foods. I'm super excited that he's back on this healthy eating swing because I hate it when he wants unhealthy stuff for dinner. I'm trying so hard to eat right and it's really hard to say no to pizza and burgers. haha. I'm finding a ton of good recipes from Skinny Mom and Skinnytaste that are helping me beat that bland boring food wall. And...since it's so nice out lately, grilling is so much easier and it's healthy!!!

Hey Hey, it's gonna be a Good Day!!

Good Day by Nappy Roots on Grooveshark

Sorry, or maybe you liked it....no overload on pics today. I have been slacking in the picture taking category. Gotta get back on my game!!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Weekend Recap

This weekend seemed like it flew past. I guess it didn't help that last weekend I pretty much had off from Wednesday night to Sunday, so a normal weekend wasn't sufficient enough. It's weekends like these that I just wish I would actually take off my summers rather than work. I know, I know....working a 9-5 Monday-Friday with no summer break makes me normal like everyone else....but truth is it would be nice to take advantage of the main perk of this job.

Friday night was really low key. Mike and I argued about what we were having for dinner for about 30 minutes then just decided to go to the store and figure it out. The never works. Then we argued in the store. haha. We ended up having cheesesteaks. See what happens when you don't meal plan appropriately??

Saturday was a surprise baby shower for our friend Taylor. Her boyfriend is Mike's best friend and they have become more like family to us then friends. We couldn't be more excited for them and are super stoked to meet Baby T. No idea what his name is yet, but that will be determined. lol. She had absolutely no idea whatsoever. When she walked in her face was priceless and she stood there for a good 30 seconds just registering it all. Then looked at her sister and said, "you asshole." haha. Oh, we love them so much, can you understand why?? Just like us. Her theme was Where the Wild Things Are and her cake was AMAZEBALLS!

Saturday night we got drunk with our neighbors. That's going to be a weekly occurrence this summer, I can just see it now. As we speak they're having a big Mother's Day brunch and I'm watching the kids try to wash her car for Mother's Day. Hilarious. Truth is a love drinking over there. We all hang out in the garage and it's only about 100 steps away from my bedroom. Can't beat that. Plus they have a cute little Shih Tzu named Daisy that loves me. lol.

Sunday morning we planned on seeing our mom's. We went in town and picked up some flowers and cards and went to Mike's parent's house. His mom loved it. My mom, on the other hand, I guess had better plans because when we called her she was on her way out to lunch on the water with my sister-in-law and the kids. Oops. Sorry mom. Maybe I'll get to see you this week some time. To top it all off, Mike's work called in and he had to go in early. He had a 16 hour shift that means, and I got left all by my lonesome......booooo. And, in case you didn't see yesterday, Rosco wishes all you pet mommies out there a Happy Mother's Day, too!!

Weekend Recap

Thursday, May 08, 2014

These are a few of my favorite...snapchats!!

OK, so I'm new to saving Snapchats. I honestly never thought about it until one night I had an epic Snapchat battle with a few of my favs. And there is no way to document that unless you save your Snapchats!! 

Truth is I'm trying to get used to saving them so when I drunk Snapchat I at least know what I sent. I hate that!! It's so dangerous. I'm surprised there are no pictures of my vajeen out there from those nights. Uh oh....if there are please let me know. 

Anywhoooo...I was going through these last night and thought.....BLOG POST!!

OK, I admit...this might have been just an excuse to get more people to "chat it up" with me. But I hope you enjoyed it!!

Monday, May 05, 2014

I came, I saw, I recapped....late.

I've been missing for a few days?? Didja notice? Eh, no hard feelings. We had an incredibly busy week/weekend but it was lots and lots of fun and I can't leave you out of it. 

Thursday and Friday I was at a Technology Conference for teachers in Ocean City. I know, hard work, huh? I actually love conferences. And...it's not just for the free hotel room and reimbursement for food. I love learning new crap to do with my kids. And I got so much information this time!! Now...wish me luck because I'm going to talk to my principal and ask for a class set of iPads for my tech room. haha. Fingers crossed!! So, I dragged Mike along for this one because I really had a ton of down time and I mean, duh....again, free hotel room. It's kinda like a free vacation!!

Thursday after our first set of sessions, we headed to the 45th St. Taphouse and ordered some flights. We may be flight addicts. I mean what better way to get to try out new beers?? And, a lot of the places we live around are just starting to get into serving flights, too. Yay!! I think sometimes I take where we live for granted. It's so gorgeous here. I mean not many people have the opportunity to go sit at a bar right on the water whenever they feel like it. It's my favorite thing in the world!! Beers and beaches!

We may or may not have gotten a few beers each, and then a few crushes each after our 2 flights. And we may or may not have bought some vodka and took a few shots on our way to the boardwalk. Oh, and we may or may not have sat in the makeshift bar/conference room at our hotel and had a few $2 "rail" which was actually Grey Goose dranks before heading to our room. Yeah, I may or may not have been shwasted before we even got into the rest of the vodka. 

Oh!! And it was Springfest at the boardwalk so Mike even sucked it up and walked through the vendors with me. I was really proud of him. He hates crafts and craft show type stuff so I knew he would say no....but he surprised me!! And he even bought me an Orioles tank!! 

Friday when we got home there was a whole lot of this. Sleep!! This is Boost's favorite spot now. On my bottom pillow. But I think it's kinda cute and last night he looked just like a groundhog with his front legs tucked up under his chin. Too cute!!

Saturday we were back at the track for Streetcar Shootout. Mike did really awesome and I was super proud of him. He wasn't as pleased as he wanted to be but I think he did great. He runs Ultra Street which is actually a Pro class. His first run he went the 1/8 mile in 5.87 seconds. Second run was 5.84 seconds, and the last run he ran 5.80. So he progressed each run and, although he wanted to run 5.7's I think he did awesome!!

Sunday we got up and started some yard work. I cut the grass and Mike weed-eated around the house. We cleaned out the garage and then cleaned up the house a bit. And that coupled with the rest of our long weekend resulted in some good 'ole naptime...again.

I told you we love naps!!

How was your weekend?