Friday, July 27, 2012

Spring East Coast Trip

I just found all of these photos of a trip I took one year ago. Photos of all of the amazing places I ate, places I shopped and things I did.

Chicago Candy Show

Photos from the 2012 candy show -

Friday, July 13, 2012

Enough Already!

 Ruby and I made yet another visit to the Animal ER at 12:30 on a Monday Night - no big deal the hospital is only a 60 min drive from my house - so we got home around 4:30 am.  This episode had nothing to do with her "soft pallet" issue from a month ago and was not a result of me picking the purchase of something similar to the photo below - instead of a "soft pallet" surgery - 
 Turns out Ruby Foo also has back/spine problems - they gave her a shot for pain and a series of steroids and muscle relaxers. She spent 10 days mostly resting in her kennel and being carried up and down the stairs to go outside.  She seems much better and I am hoping we have avoided back surgery for awhile...because I have so many other handbags on my wish list.

Medicated Version of Ruby Foo - Awesome!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

And in other news.....

We made a return visit to the animal ER on Sunday morning when sweet Ruby Foo had another vomiting passing out, eyes rolling to the back of her head and foaming at the mouth episodes. She aspurated vomit into her lungs and was treated for phenomia. It was a super fun Sunday! She will need to have a surgery to remove part of the soft pallet in her mouth. During this visit they took an xray of her chest to look at her lungs and they noticed that 2 of the disks in her spine are fused together - so it looks like she will need back surgery down the road........she is really the million dollar dog. Good thing for her I like her so much.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Remember when I got to the airport at 3 am?.... .

and I was the only person there- My last work trip was a long one 9 days in Toronto, Boston and NYC. The first time I flew to Toronto I arrived at the airport 60 min before my flight and they were not going to let me on the flight because it was an international flight and I should have been there 2 hours before the flight. So that only added to my complete nurotic getting the the airport issues. So the flight left at 6:00 am so I decided to get to the airprt at 3:30 am - this is what the airport looks like at 3:30 am - I was the only person there - it was so strange. So for future travel I need to remember the Delta ticketing gate does not evn open until 4:30.

On my desk

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ...... on my desk. Everywhere I look I see Christmas - candy, packaging, graphics. I am already over Christmas and it is only June!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Another crazy cab ride

I have such strange experiences taking cabs to and from the airport in almost every city but esp. New York. On my latest trip to NYC I was so relieved when I got into my cab on a bright and early Friday morning and the driver was an older Russian woman. It was awesome, quiet ride into the city with no idle chit cat I was even able to take a quick nap. When we got into the city and the quiet Russian was hit by a black car. She rolled down her window and the driver of the other car rolled down her window and they proceeded to scream at each other for about 5 minutes- there were lots of f- words, b- words and an occasional c- word. "you get out of that cab you mother f *-ing b -word and I will show you who has an f*ing problem" - all of this before 8 am - Good Morning New York City I Love You!

Sent from my iPhone

Monday, April 2, 2012

I love the Design Seeds web site and I loved this bee image they posted a few days ago. I love the color pallet - so nice to see natural colors instead of the bright yellow and black usually associated with bees. It makes me super excited to get back to beekeeping in a couple of weeks! I have ordered 2 new packages of bees and pick them up later this month. So far it looks like I have lost 2 hives - one I was really surprised by but the other one I really didn't think would make it through the winter.
Photo Credit Design Seeds

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Disney Cruise 2012

Jake, Kaycie, Riley and I were the lucky recipients of a 7 night Disney Cruise to Mexico. My mom and Dad gave us this awesome gift for Christmas. We spent 2 nights at the Disneyland Hotel and a day at Disneyland then boarded the Disney Magic.

Disney Cruise Top 10-
1-Watching lots of movies in the theater with Jake. Jake also loved watching the Jungle Book in the cabin. I think we watched it about 4 times and he was singing the Bear Necessities song all the time.
2-Watching the movie Lilo and Stitch on a huge outdoor screen while Jake and Riley were in the swimming pool.
3- When our waiter asked my mom how she wanted her steak cooked and she thought he was asking her name so she kept saying Diana. He just looked at her with a very perplexed look on his face and kept asking her how she wanted it cooked.
4-Admiring Kaycie who went to her kids club "the Edge" on the first night all by herself and made tons of friends. By the end of the cruise I would walk to the lobby with her and she would say - that's Aaron he is from Australia and he is the booking director-. She knew a ton of ship gossip and all sorts of secret passages - there was a door almost right outside our cabin that went directly up to the buffet -who knew?
5- Jake working deals in the market in Cabo San Lucas - It seemed like he had been shopping in Mexico for years.
6- Getting Riley dressed up for Pirate Night.
7-We had an awesome room, a fantastic balcony and free ice cream cones, soda and french fries.
8- Zip Line -lets be honest I kind of hated it but it was awesome watching Jake and Kaycie. When we got to the first line Kaycie and I were talking about how nervous we were and I looked around for Jake and he was first in line, being hooked up-- then off he went....not one bit nervous flying through the air from tree to tree.
9-Watching Kaycie feed a dolphin a fish from her mouth, Riley swimming on the dolphin's stomach and Jake, the first one to go again, riding around the pool on the dolphin's back.

10- Helping my Mom prepare to give the gift (she bought a fun little Mickey Mouse countdown nutcracker), watching how excited they were when they opened the gift and preparing to go on the cruise by taking the 3 of them to Cracker Barrel for dinner and excursion planning.
Disney Cruise Bottom 3
1- I had a terrible migraine for 3 of the days and that caused me to miss the thing I was most looking forward to--Pirate Night with Turkey Legs and fireworks. Makes me so mad!
2-I had a minor tear filled nervous breakdown on the first night at dinner - this, along with steak cooked Diana (see top ten #3 above) and Kaycie having a crush on our assistant server Glennford which caused constant giggling whenever he brought anything to our table, made me certain that our servers thought we were crazy! Oh well.
3-I had to pay Jake and Kaycie $25 each to have their picture taken with a Disney character.
It was totally worth it.