Saturday, November 28, 2009

Happy 2nd Gotcha Day, Savannah!

Poor Savannah. Things have been so crazy around here, I missed her 2nd gotcha day anniversary by a few days. When people ask how old she is, I now say she's "ancient plus 2" because we thought she was maybe 9 years old when I adopted her. She has fit right into our crazy family, and she still tells everyone exactly what she thinks. I might have to call her name louder, and make bigger hand signals to get her attention, but she is still happy, healthy, and loving life (especially at dinner time). Roo-roo, Vannah girl!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

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Monday, November 16, 2009


It's that time of year again, when Harvesters brings out the blue barrels for the Harvesters Food Drive. Our company always participates and sets up some of the blue barrels in our break rooms, and we encourage everyone to donate what they can.

But leave it to the architectural firm we share our building with to go crazy and create this display in our lobby this morning! Pretty impressive! No detail was left out.

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Lunch Time with P-Dub

Today was P-Dub's book signing day in Kansas City. I just feel badly for PW that the weather turned ugly this morning, and Lori and I drove through a sleet/rain mix to go pick up our books. Oh well, she understands the weather in the Midwest!

I think I would get really tired of smiling all day, every day. It must get old, especially knowing how many days of book signing she's already done. But she never stopped smiling, so props to PW for making everyone feel like we were the only person she talked to today.

And this, friends, is what happens when you make Lori tag along and stand in a long line before she has lunch! Poor Lori, she's a great friend, I dragged her to Westminster with me (she has c*ts), and now I make her go to a cookbook signing.

Finally it was my turn. P-Dub is dangerous with a Sharpie.

OK, so truth be told, we had to do a second photo because this was the first. I think I'm physically incapable of talking without moving my hands! I was explaining to PW how I'm probably the only person at this book signing who does not cook (I like to cook and bake, just no time and no patience for it anymore) and does not have kids! :-)

Monday, November 9, 2009

The last "normal" week around here

Of course, "normal" is all relative! I'm going to try to get about three weeks worth of stuff done this week, but it's the last of the normal schedule before the excitement begins. No, no puppies are due next week, but next Monday, I got one of the very limited tickets to go to the P-Dub (aka PW, The Pioneer Woman) book signing. It should be fun. And once I get my cookbook, I will promptly go through it, mark the pages, and hand it over to my friend Jen. She loves to cook/bake, and when I was in Montana, I saw a really great recipe for pumpkin muffins on PWs blog. I emailed the recipe to Jen and asked her if she could "whip these up" after I got back from Montana. I was just kidding, but when I got back to the office, Jen came in with a big pan of pumpkin muffins! Hmm, this might work out well!

And then the second fun activity for next week is, well, you Twilight fans know, Friday is New Moon. The bonus is that this dinner theatre has an age restriction, so we are guaranteed that no screaming tweens will be in our theater. :-)

Once next week is over, then it's puppy-watch for Thanksgiving week, and again the next. "Normal" life will be a thing of the past, at least for the winter!