Friday, January 30, 2009

January 2009

Wow the first month of January is over. Johnny and I enjoyed Jimmy and Leanna's visit. Poor guys, they never have enough time for everyone. I know how that is. When I was little and my family visited Phoenix we never had enough time too spend with all our family. We still love you guys. I appreciate the help Jimmy gave to Johnny with my vehicle. New Brakes!

Now Johnny is spending time with Austin. We're glad he's in town. They are going snowboarding tomorrow. I am going to try and put on the tires today. Hopefully the girls I'm babysitting don't act like crazy kids.

Johnny had found a car he really wanted and after thinking about it a little more he has decided to wait. I'm a little disappointed but I'm glad he is content with his decision. I look at craigslist occasionally look at Craigslist at rental houses available. I found a place that is less in rent and has more sq.ft. than the house we're in. And the bonus is that it's in Albany. After a nights sleep I realized how much effort it would take to move out of one house and into another while getting ready for deployment. So I've decided to stay put in Lebanon. Sorry friends.

Johnny has thoughts about giving Daisy up. We don't know anybody at the moment that would want her. I am sad and disappointed. I have spent a lot of time with her. Training her with obedience skills and I'm starting to teach her some sign language. I don't want to see her go but I don't know how to argue to keep her. I don't want her to go to the humane society because she will just be put down. Johnny was telling his mom what he wanted and he said that he doesn't want her to come back. So if the next family that takes her doesn't want her she could still end up in the humane society. I'm afraid that she isn't going to live her full life. She is full of so much energy and a lot of work to take care of that I don't see a good future for her. Hopefully we can find someone that will love her just as much as I do.

Ohh and I have a feeling that the college preschool that I work for is going to be closed for the summer. That is the first year since I've moved up here that it will happen. I'm disappointed because that was my saving grace during the summer. Now I will have no job this summer. But good news is that I did get a tutoring job for this term. No one has called for help yet but once midterm time comes I'm sure it will change. I am about ready to look for a full-time job and it may not be childcare related. I'm so disappointed at the way things have turned out with the college preschool. I intend to go back to school for my bachelor's. Hopefully it will be sooner than later.

That's all that has happened this month. Hopefully February will have a little less going on. January sure did wear me out.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Coast has Sun

Last night I went to the coast with a couple of girlfriends. We went up and played at the casino in Lincoln City. I put in 5 dollars and came out with 43. Yippee! So this morning it was off to the outlet mall where I got a couple of things for Johnny and I. Can't forget the dogs...I got them some dog treats when I picked up some taffy.

We also went down to the Bayfront and I got some Clam Chowder. I'm a little mad at myself for not bringing some home and freezing it for another day. Yes we went down onto the sand but...I didn't think to bring my camera. I keep telling myself to take more pictures in my life but yet I don't. Although when my friends post a picture on the Internet I'll update with some of the ones they took.

I was so happy to see the sun. It has been extremely foggy over here for at least a week. I felt a whole lot better when the sun actually came out. Come to find out the sun was here too. Oh well, still had fun with my friends. I'm going to try and convince Johnny that we need to take the dogs to the coast next. Wish me Luck!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Life is moving along

Thought I'd update on how January was coming along. Jimmy got into town last week. Johnny had drill this weekend so we were able to visit with Jimmy and Leanna last night. Actually they were able to pick Johnny up in Springfield while I was babysitting. There was a surprise party for Jimmy on Friday night. I invited a friend to go with me. I enjoyed myself actually. I was a little nervous I wasn't going to. But all turned out well.

I have been busy working. Although I'm confused today if I'm suppose to work or not. I'm waiting for a phone call while I type. Johnny has been busy with work and National Guard. Not much else is new. Oh the dogs, Mollie will need to get her anal glands checked regularly. Not to thrilled and I'm sure the next time we go and she gets checked she will want to stop seeing the vet too. I am concerned that Daisy might have nighttime blindness. I will have to get a vet appointment when I have a little extra money to ask. I didn't realize to ask questions to my vet costs me 15 dollars. Not too impressed with the fact that it costs me money to ask questions but such is life I have learned.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy New Year

Happy New Year....Hope everyone enjoyed it. Johnny and I went to a friends house and played games for a couple of hours. But we were still home by 10. Yes we could be late nite owls but we aren't.

Not much to update about. I finished rearranging the office on Thursday and have been enjoying the new setup of the house. We went to Portland yesterday and did some shopping. We started at Powell's books (our favorite spot in Portland) and picked up about 10 books. Yippee! We stopped at Maggie's house and enjoyed talking to her for a bit and I met Johnny's ex-girlfriend, Amber. I actually enjoyed talking to her too. We found out that she is a World of Warcraft fan as well :)

We got to park on a mound of snow at the Clackamas Town Center. Johnny got a new pair of running shoes. and I got a calendar for the year and the new Enya Cd. I enjoy it! We are looking forward to Jimmy coming this week and are anticipating Austin to come back for a couple of weeks at the end of the month.

Anybody got any good ideas for restaurants to taking Johnny to for his birthday would be nice. I was wanting to maybe make a day of Portland and eat somewhere nice.

No new year resolutions for me but I hope for the best for anyone that may have made there own!