Monday, July 25, 2011

Tales of a night shift worker

During my orientation at Children's I was working day shift.  Having been working nights for over a year, I had no idea how lovely my body would feel back in the normal light of day.  No more nausea, crankiness gone, sleeping a normal amount of hours each week . . . it was lovely!  That being said, I am now back to night shift.  Just three days in and all the memories of a night shift worker are back.  I mean it's healthy to stay up for almost 24 hours straight every other week right? 

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Slow Going

The good news is, Steve and I are in NO hurry to sell our home.  The bad news . . . our home has not yet sold.  Apparently the housing market is down (insert sarcasm here) and we have had very little interest in our condo.  So far, we have had 4 open houses and the total number of visitors who were not neighbors is ZERO.  The house has only been shown a few times outside of that but as Steve said . . . it only takes one buyer. 

We are still keeping with the plan and will keep it on the market until the end of August so keep your fingers crossed. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Having a puppy . . . similar to a baby?

I have decided that having a puppy is somewhat similar (or good practice at least) to having children on a much smaller scale.

So here are my comparisons:
  • In the early stages there is the random night time wake-ups
  • My husband and I now talk about pooping and peeing as one of our main topics of conversation
  • Rearranging schedules in order to take care of the dog
  • Taking the puppy for play dates and trying to find my puppy "friends" to play with
  • Unsolicited advice from strangers on how to raise my puppy
These are just some of the things I have noticed since having a puppy . . . oh how things changed since Nellie came along.

Here is an updated pic of Nellie at 14 weeks.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Tales of Home Sales

Steve and I have decided to put our condo on the market and see what happens.  It was officially listed yesterday but getting it ready was SO much work!  We did an intense spring cleaning, including the garage.  We painted, we cleaned the carpet, we cleaned out EVERY closet.  Check out our listing and cross your fingers for a fast sale.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Nellie . . . Growing up

Steve and I decided it would be a fun adventure to adopt a puppy.  After a LOT of research we decided on a chocolate labrador which are surprisingly difficult to find.  I finally found a litter of pups from a lovely family in Enumclaw who had bred there family dog.  We made the trek out to Enumclaw and picked out Nellie when she was 5 weeks old.  It was love at first sight for me and then Nellie picked Steve as well so the decision was easy.  We got Nellie at 7 weeks old and approx 10lbs.  She is now 12 weeks old and 23 lbs.  What a change.  She is much more like a small dog then a puppy.  We love her to death and continue the training daily.  Enjoy the pics of her growing so far!