Monthly Archives: February 2012

Getting better

Resting, just like this pup.
I’m supposed to be leaving for Phoenix tomorrow evening for a marketing conference specifically for nonprofits. I’m excited to attend, which is why I’m hoping against hope my sore throat goes away. And stays away! Go away, sore throat! Just go away.

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Weekend in photos

This past weekend I took another stab at volunteering with PAWS. The last time I volunteered I decided to really branch out and work with the pups who were just coming out of surgery; and it was intense. This time I simply did some walking and socialization, and it was much more my pace. And fun! Now someone go out and adopt these pups!




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60 years.

Sixty years ago today, my gram and gramps were married. 60 years! That’s so insane I can hardly believe it. Sixty years ago, they were only 23 and 22. Three years younger than I am now. Unbelievable. I can’t even imagine being with someone that long, it blows my mind. Even though my gram didn’t believe us when we told her it was her in the photo, I know she enjoyed the celebratory treat and all of the attention.

Enjoying her cupcake and scowling at the world.

The ring. Fits me perfectly.



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And because I can’t resist

I want to meet Brian Basset. There is a reason some folks are dog people and others are cat people.


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A short trip

A week from today I should be on my way to (hopefully) sunny Phoenix for a work training. I’ve never flown anywhere alone where there wasn’t someone waiting for me upon my arrival, so this should be interesting. I’ll have to make my way from the airport to the hotel and to the conference center the next morning, all on my own. Yeesh. Fortunately, Josh will be joining for the weekend and we’ll be able to explore the city. So far spring training, a Suns game and the zoo are the only things on our list. Suggestions?

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Being an adult.

Being an adult is overrated. There are bills to pay, there is money to save, there are things to clean, there are dogs to adopt. How can one do it all? I’ve gotten into the habit of sleeping in as long as possible and saving my workouts until late at night when it feels like the hardest thing in the world to tie my shoes.

After going straight to the grocery store after work (after stopping for a paczki from Oak Mill Bakery, of course), it became clear that I need to get into a better routine and go back to working out in the morning. Spin class at Solao, just a five-minute walk away? Okay. And I’ll complain the whole time, obviously. If you want a good laugh, click here and read. Seriously, it’s too funny.

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Weekend in photos

This weekend saw a quick road trip to Lake Mills, Wis. It was a relaxing few days filled with a Badger basketball game, lots of lounging around and a trip to a new favorite restaurant (Timber Creek Pizza Co!) Plus, I managed to sneak in a quick 30-minute visit with Frasier.


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