Friday, January 27, 2006

Wittle Puppy

I thought I'd try posting some more old pictures of Drake (he's 4 months old in these pics). So here's 2 more. Drake stretches all the way down my legs now he's such a big boy (he's 8 months old now). You know the interesting thing, holding him on my lap like that makes me look thinner (yay).

I did try posting the pics several months ago, but blogger just kept copping out on me during the upload.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

What makes you happy?

Yesterday I read an email from an email pal who had spent many years trying to make his wife happy, after much trial and tribulation he finally asked her what made her happy and she responded with "I don't know" which surprised him. Anyway, it got me thinking that I can't definitively say what makes me happy either, and I don't spend time thinking about it, or trying to fulfill that, and I really really should, it's very important, how could I have possibly let that slide all of these years!

So I decided to look up happy and happiness in the dictionary, just to make sure my expectations were aligned so that I wouldn't get resentful.

Happiness: a state of well-being and contentment : JOY b : a pleasurable or satisfying experience

Now since happiness is ones own responsibility these are things I can do for myself to make myself happy:
Dancing - I always find dancing a great stress reliever
Singing songs of praise - Always good to thank and worship the Lord for all he has done for me
Walking - Another way to get the endorphins pumping
A clean house - cleaning again gets the endorphins going and when done you have a lovely place to be
Cuddling a kitty - I just like fluffy kittens
Flowers - because they're pretty and a bit of a luxury, although it doesn't have to be an expensive one, you can go to the grocery store and get 3 carnations for $3.99 usually. I just need a smaller vase.
Sitting in the sunshine, or by a fire, slipping tea and maybe having a couple of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
Thunderstorms - I love watching thunderstorms
Swimming - I just like being in the water
Hot tubs - I like the soaking in hot water with jets massaging my muscles

Well that's a pretty good list for now. I'll see if I can come up with some more later.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Three Things

I was tagged by Jenn, yay, so I don't have to come up with a unique post just yet:

Three names I go by:
1) Honey bunny
2) Kim
3) Arf

Three screen names I've had:
1) warpie
2) mindwarp
3) phantasie

Three physical things I like about myself:
1) My fingers
2) My eyes
3) My bum

Three physical things I don't like about myself:
1) My tummy
2) My hair
3) My legs

Three parts of my heritage:
1) Canadian
2) Finnish
3) Candian

Three things I am wearing right now:
1) an engagement ring (wedding ring didn't fit this morning)
2) a watch
3) a suit

Three favorite bands/musical artists:
1) Gwen Staphani
2) U2
3) Amanda Marshall

Three things I want in a relationship:
1) Love
2) Companionship
3) Cuddles

Two truths and a lie:
1) I've done 3 major life events in 15 months
2) I'm pregnant
3) Puppy eats poo

Three physical things about the opposite sex that appeal to me:
1) tall
2) dark
3) handsome

Three favorite hobbies:
1) reading
2) crafts
3) learning

Three things I want to do badly right now:
1) sleep
2) pee
3) take an advil for my headache

Three things that scare me:
1) my familiy getting hurt/lost/killed
2) roller coasters
3) my mother seeing my very dirty house

Three of my everyday essentials:
1) sleep
2) water
3) food

Three careers you have considered or are currently considering:
1) Mummy
2) Teacher
3) Artist

Three places you want to go on vacation:
1) Greece
2) Italy
3) Hawaii

Three kids names you like:
1) Victoria
2) Isabel
3) Samuel

Three things you want to do before you die:
1) Make a difference
2) Blissfully enjoy a whole week
3) See the three places I want to vacation

Three ways I am stereotypically a boy:
1) I don't like to shop (much)
2) I like comfortable clothes
3) I like to do things myself

Three ways I am stereotypically a girl:
1) I cry during movies and books
2) I like pretty clothes, just not shopping for them
3) I like looking at home decor

Three celeb crushes:
1) Antonio Banderras
2) Brendan Fraser
3) Patrick Swayze

Three people I am tagging:
1) I don't know enough bloggers to tag anyone :(

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Wittle Drake

We don't have children, so I'd like to join the fun and write 10 things about Drake, our puppy.

10. Drake arrived home on Sept 8 2005, just shy of being 4 months old (his D.O.B. is May 15 2005). He's from PJ Pets, so I consider him a bit of a rescue because he'd been there for so long.

9. It took about 3 weeks to get Drake to eliminate outside, the longest 3 weeks of our lives. I figure it's because he'd hadn't been eliminating outside for the first 4 months of his life.

8. The first time Drake peed in his crate in defiance was hilarious. The crate didn't have a wire bottom like at the pet store, so rather than go through it started spreading. Drake started backing up and putting his paws up on the sides of the crate to avoid the pee.

7. According to a training book I read dog personalities can be categorized into 6 main groups, I think Drake would be called a "Joker" because he's funny, sometimes hard to control and train for a golden retriever, and he was voted class clown.

6. Drake has passed his first level of training and starts the intermediate level in late January.

5. It took him 2.5 months to get excited about the word "walk".

4. He still doesn't get excited about the words "cookie" or "treat" (he gets lots since he trains daily).

3. He likes fetch, but doesn't play indefinitely at it, usually he'll only fetch between 5 and 10 times and then leave you alone.

2. Drake sleeps on his back, it's funny seeing his paws floating in the air.

1. He's fustrating at times, but we love him.