Friday, November 28, 2008
I just submitted my first photo to Exposaroonie. Thank you all for your input on which photo I should select. There was a clear winner!
I'm glad I asked - I, myself, was leaning towards submitting the candle picture (which came in second place on my poll.
Regardless, this was a lot of fun - and that's what it's all about, fun! I don't win anything (except maybe a little notch on my pride belt!) And I don't ever expect to win, but I do expect these challenges to hep me engage myself much more into my photography hobby.
You should check Exposaroonie out yourself - there is a very cool group of people who do these challenges! Go for it and Expose Yourself!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
To make sure there is an obvious line in your frame. Find unique ways to capture the line(s) and share your shot with us.I've panicked a bit about doing this, but I went out and took a few shots. I don't know that I love, or even like any of them (except for maybe one but I'm not telling which). So I need you dear readers (all one or two of you I have!) to please help me choose which photo to submit.
I almost made it through NaBloPoMo. But yesterday I failed. Wanna know the most awesome part about it? I was on the computer for hours yesterday reading through my 326 unread items in Google reader, doing some freelance work, looking at cute pics of my pup (while trying to decide if the lines on the wood floor would count towards the Exposaroonie lines challenge - yeah, I know, it's a stretch. I decided against it.) I kept thinking about topics to write for my blog post and it. never. happened.
I'm not going to mentally beat myself up over this, even though it is part of my 101 in 1,001 (Goal 23 to be exact). While November is the **official** NaBloPoMo, you can participate any month out of the year and so I still have plenty of opportunities to
*photo courtesy of Twitters Fail Whale
Friday, November 21, 2008
That is what we want you to go look for - lines. Use your imagination, get down low, on your side, whatever, just make sure there is an obvious line in your frame. Find unique ways to capture the line(s) and share your shot with us.And now I have stomach cramps and want to curl up in a ball and not participate. I guess it's not so much that I don't want to participate, I just don't see how I can. How can I compete with amazing photographs like these past entries? I am NOT a photographer (as much as I want to be and love wielding around expensive equipment, I do not know how to use it properly).
I know I just need to get over it.
Get out there and shoot.
And then use these challenges to help make me a better photographer so in the future I'm not so terrified.
LUPEC Boston is having a "USO Show" to raise money for the women at The New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans (NESHV). Tickets . The "USO Show" is a 1940’s-themed cocktail party featuring retro-libations, live entertainment, dancing, delicious canapés, a prize raffle, and a USO-style variety show. It’s a coed event, and sounds like a blast.
Check this out. For $35 (in advance/$45 at the door) you get:
- Four complimentary cocktails - FOUR! (with additional beverages available for purchase)
- Complimentary swing dance lessons
- A Burlesque show
- Harry Gordon as Bob Hope Comedy Show
- Raffles, free chocolate and more!
- Toro, 1704 Washington St., Boston, MA
- Tremont 647, 647 Tremont St. Boston, MA
- Grand, 374 Somerville Ave., Somerville, MA
Unfortunately I already have plans tonight, but bet your endangered cocktail I'm going to keep my eyes open for the next event.
Boston bloggers, spread the word!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
They are restoring the house to look as it did when it was built in the late 1800s. 24 carat gold golf leaf borders around the room and all.
Their kitchen is something you can only dream about.
They have heated floors throughout the house.
A private backyard (this is HUGE in Boston!)
Deeded parking spaces (even more HUGE in Boston!)
I couldn't even imagine living in a place as gorgeous or luxurious as this.
They travel to Europe multiple times a year.
My friends partner has worked on some of my very favorite professional athletes (he is in the medical field).
Every thing was just kind of jaw-dropping and it was hard not to feel twinge of jealousy or feel a little bit inferior.
Don't get me wrong , I think I do just fine in life.
I have a good job (even though it is nowhere near a dream job but that's for another day).
I have an awesome husband and adorable puppy.
We always have gas in our cars, food on our plates and clothes on our back.
But I don't own a house, don't see it happening in the foreseeable future and haven't been to Europe in 8 years. Boo.
The grass is always greener, eh?
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I'm thinking* the full-sized version of these dogs are the perfect size to be a brother or sister to my Spike. Hmmm....
Does anyone have one? Tell me about their temperament.
(*don't worry SH, I'm not thinking TOO hard....)
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I'm only slightly embarassed to admit I never heard about BlogHer (or Dooce) before last year. And before you go all crazy on me, I am not Internet-Ignorant. I actually work in the Internet industry and have been blogging since late 1994 (yeah, my blogs they come - they go. I've yet to find my voice).
Since learning about BlogHer I've been interested in going and seeing for myself what it's all about, and hopefully make some friends along the way. In fact, I'm so serious about going I made it one of my 101 in 1,001 goals (Goal 26 to be exact).
I'm super-excited because BlogHer '09 is being held in Chicago, a city I have never visited -yet always wanted to! I hope after this holiday season I'm able to save up enough money to make it.
Who else is thinking about going?
Ugh, is NaBloPoMo over yet? Sorry if my posts are too boring or dry for you but I'm really feeling the pressure and just don't have enough creative energy after my hellish-as-of-lately days at work.
Monday, November 17, 2008
My Grade: B - It was great - recommend it
After some of the really (good but) depressing stuff I had been reading I decided it was time to lighten things up. SH and I headed to Barnes & Noble after going to the movies yesterday (we saw Marley & Me and on a side-note I am happy to report SH showed some emotion. He wasn't crying and certainly not sobbing like half of the theater, but he showed emotion and that makes me happy.)
I had never heard of this book, or this author but the
A 29 year old finds herself in heaven, after being struck and killed by a MINI Cooper (ha ha!) and finds that it's everything heaven is cracked up to be, and more. However, in order to stay in her "7th Heaven" instead of moving down to the 4th Heaven (with the druggie musicians like Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison and without a custom walk in closet-room full of designer clothes) she needs to prove she was on the way to living a fulfilling life by writing an essay about the ten best days of her life.
The book is light-hearted (even though death is a main topic!) and funny and a totally entertaining read. I got through the whole thing in one day (started it at bed time and finished when I woke up). It reminds you to leave each day to the fullest and have fun, not take things so seriously. That was certainly something I needed to be reminded of. Plus the book makes you feel like you really will see your loved ones again after you die (I know the author has no way of knowing this, it was just a good feeling I got. Don't judget me!)
I woke up refreshed and in a good mood, like a re-birth of sorts (I'm giving the book credit, not the 12+ hours of sleep I've gotten for the past few nights in a row) - and is it a coinsidence it was 1:04 when I looked at the clock (the time of my birth so many years ago) - maybe?! But maybe not ;o)
7. If I Am Missing Or Dead by Janine Latus
My grade: C - It was good - recommend for some people
Once again, this book was totally not what I was expecting (that seems to happen to me quite a bit these days.) I guess that's good. I guess it means I've ventured out a little bit and am reading more than Chick-Lit (but don't you worry, I'm still reading plenty of that.)
I expected this to be a fictional mystery-type book, not a memoir and definitely not one with so much abuse and sadness. Yeah I had a feeling there was going to be a death - you know, from the title - but I just didn't expect what I got. Yup, I totally judged a book by its cover.
This story isn't so much about Janine Latus' sister, the one who left the note saying,"If I am Missing or Dead" - it's more a story about Janine growing up, being subjected to abuse by her father and dealing with shitty relationships as a result of it. What you learn is that Janine wasn't the only child in that family who ended up in physically and or emotionally abusive relationships - unfortunately her sister did as well, and one such relationship turned fatal. What you also learn is about how courageous Janine truly was.
For anyone who has ever been subjected to any type of domestic abuse, this story is a must-read. It shows courage doesn't come easily, but that you CAN get out before it is too late. And if you don't...well what could be your cold, hard reality.
6. Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult
I love Jodi Picoult. I own all of her books (ok, except for Songs of a Humpback Whale, but one day). She has the most amazing way of taking a controversial subject, showing "both sides" of the controversy and making an incredible story out of it. It's so hard to describe. Her books are usually heartbreaking in some shape or form and her latest is no exception.
This story is about an inmate on death row who wants to donate his heart to a little girl whose sister and father he was charged with murdering. The problem is, when he is to be executed it will be by lethal injection, which will render his heart useless.
Honestly, this book is thought provoking and has a lot of good twists. It's not my favorite Jodi Picoult book, but it is definitely towards the top of the list.
The biggest issue I had with this story, which is nit-picky on my part is that a certain relationship seemed to develop rather quickly. Yeah, that's about the worst I could come up with. I cannot wait to hear what Picoult will write next.
SH and I were shopping at Christmas Tree Shops (for those of you who don't know what this little slice of retail heaven is, you are truly missing out. Contrary to popular belief it is not all Christmas items) and wandered over to the book section. I found this book for $2.99. The reason I decided to get it is because it is a historical fiction book about the Challenger Disaster.
The explosion of the Challenger is one of those events in history where I will always remember where I was. It was January 28, 1986 and I was in Mrs. Frostholm's 3rd Grade Class. A television had been wheeled into the classroom for us to watch the shuttle launch. It was of primary significance because Christa McAuliffe (a MA native) was to become the first Teacher in Space. After the explosion I remember my teacher crying. I remember the boys laughing and making jokes (much like in the book!) - and I remember an extreme feeling of helplessness.
This book is about a fictional family whose father works for NASA and the events leading up to and following the disaster. The facts are historically accurate (wow, I had forgotten that the crew likely survived the explosion, but died when their cabin hit the water. amazing) but the family is not "real."
If you've ever had any interest in the Challenger, or the space program in general I definitely recommend reading this book.
This book was a great reminder for me NOT to give into blog pressure (my term for the 2008 version of school-yard peer pressure for us 'adults'). I know myself. I know no matter how many times people say how aweome the Harry Potter Series is, I will not have any intrest in reading it (I don't want to hear how good it is and how I just need to give it a chance, I know I won't like it. Seriously peeps.)
My Grade: D - I struggled to finish - don't recommend
Ok, so I didn't have any high expectations going into this one. It was more of a strange curiosity that made me pick it up, hoping to get an "inner glimpse" into life as a Brady.
There were no juicy details about the Brady's, though. The book barely focused on them as a group of people, just how Marcia Brady "ruined" McCormick's life.
She also seemed to spend a lot of time bragging about how much coke she could snort in one sitting. The book was shallow, lacked depth and even though there is a good message in there - I wouldn't recommend reading it.
If you want to read a good autobiography about a child star who overcame a drug habit, read Little Girl Lost by Drew Barrymore. Even though that was written way back in 1991, when she was just a teen, it was a much much better book.
2. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
My Grade: A - It's made my list of favorite books - definitely recommend
I had never heard about this book before, but the woman who runs Spike's doggy daycare said it was recommended to her by another
The book is written from the point of view of Enzo, a dog on the last legs of his life. He writes about his life with Denny Swift, his owner, a race car driver. Enzo has spent many years watching TV documentaries and analyzing races. Through this he learns that in Mongolia they believe when a dog dies, if he is ready, he is reincarnated into a human being. This fascinates Enzo and he makes sure to live his life so that he IS ready when the time comes. He gets frustrated at his lack of opposible thumbs and speaking voice, but always finds a way to be there to support Denny and his family.
So much of the story is actually about the struggles of Denny and really I can't remember what is disclosed on the back of the book and I'm too lazy to go upstairs and look. I don't want to spoil anything but lets just say Denny deals with a lot of adversity and through it all Enzo is always there.
Much of the book talks about race car driving and the principles needed to be a good racer, but you do not need to be a race fan to appreciate the story Enzo is trying to tell. Not at all.
I was planning on giving this book a rating of "B" until I spent half of the night laying awake and crying my eyes out (I may have woken my husband up at 3am with tears streaming down my face.) It didn't stop there, when I started writing my review I got teary eyed just thinking about the story. While I'm an emotional person - a very emotional person - I very rarely cry during movies or books. I am usually able to internalize it, but this time I wasn't. And it stuck with me. So I will be buying my own copy and placing it on my bookshelf of favorite books.
My grade: C - It was good - recommend for some people
The book itself is a fictional mystery based around the Boston Red Sox and uses the names of actual players from the 2007 World Series Championship team. The mystery surrounds linking a baby left in the Red Sox clubhouse to smuggling Cuban baseball players to play in the US - with breaking news posted on a (fictional) Red Sox Blog.
I love the fact the book revolves around baseball, in particular the Red Sox. I like the plot line (inspired by the case of Gus Dominguez. If you don't know about this case, I'd look into it. It's very interesting and something that has defnitely been swept under the rug by MLB). And the mystery itself is not predictable and well thought out. I don't love the writing style but that's just personal preference and doesn't reflect on the quality of the book at all.
For me, there is too much overlap between sports/mystery and religion. The religion part just didn't fit in for me - but then again the main detective in this story has been carried over from Tirone-Smith's other novels so maybe it's a big part of his character? I need to clarify - this is NOT a religious book. There are no plot lines around religion, there are just mentions of it relating to one of the main characters.
I'm also not a huge fan of mystery's so I didn't fit the best demographic to read this book. If it didn't involve the Red Sox, I likely wouldn't have read it. But I did - and it was enjoyable. You don't have to be a Sox fan to like this story, but it helps.
The best part of the book, for me, was seeing how Jere incorporated his own blog posts and real life game facts into the story.
UPDATE: Take a look at the comments section for a comment on this book from the author of Dirty Water: A Red Sox Mystery
I'm also going to write short reviews of each of the books. You know, in case it's a book that interests you (fine, and so I don't forget - because, well....I often times get halfway through a book before realizing I've read it before. Ah well.)
A - It's made my list of favorite books - definitely recommend
B - It was great - recommend it
C - It was good - recommend for some people
D - Got half way through, but couldn't finish OR I struggled to finish - don't recommend
F - Couldn't even get half way through - definitely don't recommend
I just heard about Sarah Marie P and Talia's scarf exchange. I'm so participating - and you should too!
The rules are easy - leave a blog comment with your email address on either Sarah Marie P's or Talia's blogs no later than November 30th. They will do a random match up of bloggers and you will have 10 days to buy/make the perfect scarf (no more than $15, please!) and send it to your match! Easy-peasy and so much fun!
*Also if you're going to participate you should add the cute button image to your blog as well so your readers can join in on the the fun.
Click the image above (or just go here or here) to get the official details. Weeee!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Thanks to this weekends friends and family 30% off discount at Banana Republic, Gap and Old Navy I was able to sneak in a mini-shopping spree (I LOVE SH for not only allowing me to spend money on clothes, when we really don't have extra money right now, but for encouraging me to do it! He's smart enough to know it really benefits him when I'm not crying about having no clothes that fit. Don't worry - he picked up a few things at the Gap too, so it's not all mine.)
So here is the exciting part...I got $598.71 worth of clothes for $342.93!!!
For you smart readers yes, that's more than a 30% savings (which would have been $404.10). The best part is a lot of the clothes I bought were already on sale and I got the additional discount!
The only place I didn't save was at H&M where I spent $45 on two shirts, but I love them. AND I bought some daily perfume at Banana Republic (to try and save my more expensive Dolce & Gabbana and BVLGARI scents) and my friend was with me and she got one too, but didn't have a coupon so I put it on my bill and I didn't get the money back from her yet. So really I did amazingly well.
I don't usually shop at these stores, and it's not because I'm snobby and think there is something wrong with buying clothes there. Quite the opposite. I just prefer to spend more money on clothes with a higher quality and better fit, which almost always last longer. But in these tough economic times I'm just fine with the Banana, Gap, Old Navy & HM sprees! Plus, I will almost always buy tanks and tees at these places because I go through these staples a lot (I'm clumsy and messy).
I'm so excited to see what I put together this week to wear. Did any of you take advantage of the sales this weekend?
Saturday, November 15, 2008
I have never read any Harry Potter books, I have never seen a Harry Potter movie and I have NO intention of ever doing either. (I also think those Nekked Daniel Radcliffe pictures are so NASTY!)
Same with Lord of the Rings. Same with Pirates of the Caribbean. Same with James Bond Movies. Same with Star Wars....you get the picture.
I have had to ask (more than once) what my friends (on AIM/Twitter) were talking about when they reference anything from "HSM" to "HSM3."
I have never seen 30-Rock (I watch Grey's), The Office (I told you, Greys!) or Gossip Girl (Hmmm..I could use a Monday night show, but I love How I Met Your Mother at 8:30). And yes, I know I could probably watch most, if not all of these online but I watch enough TV and I don't need another potential addiction.
I'm cool with being un-cool to all of the above, but lately something is stirring in me about the Twilight Series.
I first learned about these books from The Missus. As soon as I saw the word "vampie" my eyes started to glaze over and I figured that was that.
But that was not that.
It seems I cannot go a day without getting through my blog reading or Twitter notifications without hearing about Twilight. And now I'm intrigued.
People I HATE vampires and shit like that. Why am I interested? Should I do it? Should I jump on the Twilight Bandwagon?
Friday, November 14, 2008
I am SO excited.
I first learned about Exposaroonie from Natasha and always wished I had
However, today I get this message on Twitter from @EmilyPie
SH got me a Canon 40d for the honeymoon. The talent, it's still not there. Not by a long shot, especially not when you look at the photos submitted to the challenge. But here's the thing: I have a goal to get serious with my photography hobby. What better way to do it than jump head first into a challenge I'm GREATLY under qualified for?
On the site they say, "Whether you are a newbie or seasoned pro, this site is an excellent place to get inspired." It seems like such a great group of people who take part in these challenges. I don't have the fear of them bashing my lack of talent (you know, like what happens on Flickr all the time).
Learn more about Exposaroonie here, and about Ashley,Emily and Colleen* the awesome photographers (and women) who started the site/challenge. Thanks ladies, I can't wait to participate!
And because I need to add a picture to this post, here's a self portrait of me and Spike from the summer. It's not edited, I'm not wearing any makeup, my hair is a mess and my dog is a spaz but for some reason I LOVE this picture.
*Colleen, if there is any chance you are reading this I want you to know I have NOT forgotten to THANK YOU for the email you sent back about your 50mm and the awesome pics you put together on Flickr. You rock, in the best way!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I love taking them, and I love being in them (although I rarely like how I look in them, but whatever that has nothing to do with this post or my goal!!)
SH doesn't share my same passion for pictures at all. I blame it on his family (who I love dearly). His mom has all his and his sisters baby pictures in ONE shoebox!! One! I can't even comprehend that.
Naturally because of his lack of picture love he never wants to take the time to have pictures taken. I have to give him credit, though. He makes an effort because he knows how much I love them. Sure that effort sometimes comes with an eye roll but he puts up with it!
The point of this goal is to document the first years of our married life, even if that means we only have one picture together a month!
I'll be updating with the pictures on a monthly basis.
At the end of October we took a hike around Blue Hills, anticipating it was one of the last nice days we'd have until Spring. This picture is a self-portrait of me, Eric and Spike! I love how Spike (with his big ears!) towers over our shadows.
Our friends at the Red Seat (Great Red Sox Shirts. Not a Red Assed Monkey!) invited us to the 2008 Red Sox Hall of Fame Induction Dinner (which will be getting a post of it's own over at SoxyLady). During the cocktail hour
This December we have had a lot of snow. More than usual (at least I think so). Today marked the second big storm of the season. SH suggested we take a picture outside in the snow. I thought snow angels would be fun - until I got outside and realized how cold it really was. So here we are, all cute and cuddly out front in the snow.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Whether those things are myself (physical balance) or things going on in my life.
The physical thing. Well that's easy. I'm just not coordinated. I love sports, I love to watch sports but try and get me to play them and that = disaster. Easy enough, I just put myself on the sidelines and stay relatively happy that way.
It's the life balance I'm struggling with.
I am not the girl who needs to have a successful career to feel fulfilled. I like exercising my brain on a daily basis, but I feel like I could do that without being in an office setting. The reason I work so hard is for the money. Maybe it seems shallow, but let me explain. We make just enough money to live - and not enough to live the lifestyle we would prefer. In fact I often pick up freelance jobs to help supplement our income and to try and start an actual savings account. So I work a lot. We're not poor and we're very very lucky to have two stable and thriving jobs in this economy. And to be honest (without bragging) we make a lot of money. We also live in one of hte most expensive cities in the country. We can't go shopping (uhhh I can't go shopping) all the time or buy the sports cars we (meaning he) wants or go on vacations, but we live very well.
I LOVE my family. I love coming home and spending time with SH and my pup.
I also love doing things for "me" - those things would would be Red Sox Baseball (going to games, watching games), blogging, photography, getting massages, reading, bubble baths.
One huge things I've left off of this list is spending time with friends. I'm so consumed and busy trying to work, spend time with the family and do things for me that I often drop spending time with my friends.
Ugh. I'm getting frustrated just writing this.
I have not been successful at finding a way to balance the things which are important to me in my life, with work (which while not important to me, it's a damn necessity), with the necessary evils of being an "adult" like cooking, cleaning, organizing, etc.
It's bordering on insane trying to get things done in my life. We got married in June and I still haven't sent out "Thank you" cards. It's horrible. I'm horrible.
I feel like the more I have to do, the more I start to stress about it and the less that gets done.
On top of all of this I suffer from a thyroid disease so my energy is not
OK, so now all of that is out of the way what can I do about this?
To start, I made my 101 in 1,001 list. I felt so accomplished and good after completing it. A lot of the things on my list are things I've been meaning and wanting to do - just haven't made time for and I feel like the list will help me make the time to do it. But how? As hard as I try I can't add hours to the day.
So bloggy friends I'm turning to you.
What do you do to find balance in your life?
Do you work full time, often overtime, cook dinner, spend time with your family, have hobbies? How do you do it? I'm ready to listen and figure this out for real.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
- 4th Grade I had my first tooth extraction. I had a cone shaped tooth growing out of the roof of my mouth. Yes, the roof. I can still feel a little bump from the scar the extraction left. My parents used to joke that I was great at eating corn on the cob b/c of it. I don't know why it grew through the roof (right in the middle). They told me I had an extra tooth and that's where it decided to come out. So I'm a freak, I already knew that.
- 6th Grade - 8th Grade I had braces, but just on my top teeth. Horrid awful braces, complete with head gear. No, there are no pictures to show for you to laugh at. I barely ever wore it. I NEVER wore it in the light of day, even though I was supposed to 24-7 according to my evil (and yes, he was EVIL!) orthodontist. Funny thing is I could have probably counted on my fingers and toes the amount of times I even wore it to sleep. Yet whenever I went for a check up Dr. Evil commented on how great it was working.
- Hmmm...I'm drawing a blank but I know I've had some more teeth pulled (besides my wisdom teeth which I'll get to in a minute).
- I have "soft teeth" whatever that means. I know what it means - no matter how well I brush and floss I have cavities in almost every. single. tooth. (don't judge me, I do brush and floss!) Yep. Let me count them now. I can feel at least 11 filling in my teeth. Oh and a bridge so it must have been a filling at one time and is now a fake tooth. Wait I have two fake teeth. Only one of them is included in the "bridge."
- Root canals. I've had two. Or is it three? Anyway, I've had a couple (or a few). And they don't hurt. What I mean is the pain before getting the root canal is what hurts, not the actual procedure itself.
- My wisdom teeth. Oh those nasty nasty nasty things. I had my first one, which was partially impacted, extracted in 2001. The surgeon hit a nerve while taking it out and I was partially paralyzed on the left side of my face for two weeks. It's the reason you have to sign all of those forms before you get your wisdom teeth taken out, in case you've never read them. That way when your face is paralyzed you can't blame or sue them. I still blame him. Shitty shitty surgeon.
- I waited as long as physically possible to get my last three wisdom teeth taken out. It happened in 2006. This time I went to an awesome surgeon. They had to put me under b/c the teeth were so impacted. They didn't hit any nerves, but they did give me heavy duty pain drugs. Those drugs made me violently ill. I guess percosets are narcotics and since I had never introduced my body to narcotics, it rejected them. Throwing up, a lot, after getting three teeth pulled is NOT fun.
- Bridge work. I can't remember when I first had this done. But it was before meeting SH so it was a while ago. I don't really remember much of this, except for the pain of the bill. And last year the pain I started to get in my teeth surrounding the bridge. I had to have another root canal, another filling and the bridge repaired which hurt my bank account A LOT and is still hurting my bank account.
It's not that I'm worried about the pain of having work done on my mouth. I've been there, done that many times.
I'm worried that when I go for my check up they are going to tell me something else is horribly wrong and my bank account is going to suffer again. For serious, I am DROWNING in dental bills and I just cannot take on another one. I cannot. Yes, I have dental insurance. But it covers damn near nothing.
I'm worried b/c I'm feeling pain AGAIN right around the area where I've had the fillings, root canals and bridge work. If they tell me I need to get this replaced/repaired again I
Please send good checkup vibes my way!
Monday, November 10, 2008
1. Favorite Music Style
Well my favorite music style seems to vary from day to day. Here's my answer for right now. Oh right this is a photo meme, no words in my answers...
2. Favorite Song
Well it's going to have to be my wedding song! Gah..again with the words.
3. First Car
4. Current Car
5. Favorite Sport
6. Last Concert Attended
7. Last Name
8.Describe Your Life
9. Favorite Flower
10. Leave Us With Some Words of Wisdom
Sunday, November 9, 2008
We headed to the E-Vet.
Were told about the $150 charge just to be seen.
Waited over an hour.
Finally saw the Vet who said she wanted to take X-Rays.
Were told about the minimum $370 charge if we got X-Rays.
Had to leave the pup for about three hours.
Went back to pick him up.
Nothing stuck in his paw.
***UPDATE*** He does have a broken toe!
Was told he had an "angry paw."
We need to give him antibiotics.
And an anti inflammatory.
Headed home $415 lighter.
Pup gets home, is happy and lovey.
His paw is back to normal size.
Tomorrow we bring him to daycare to "keep an eye on him"
...and submit our claim to pet insurance.