Friday, April 30, 2010

Pit Bull Takes a Mad Dash

Imagine a dog running across a high traffic highway during the morning rush hour commute, stomach clinching is how I saw it. I didn't repost the actual video because for one it's about three of them. This is the Pit Bull mix now nicknamed Eisenhower which is the name of the highway it was spotted on.

Poor doggy entered the highway two days in a row. He has been safely captured by police and being treated for his completely worn paws, along with dehydration and exhaustion. No identity is known for the running unneutered, no collar, or micro chipped dog. He's such a cutie and I'm glad he is getting the treatment he needs after easily submitting to the police, well after they cornered him in. But this could have had a tragic ending. Lot's of calls to adopt the pooch has been made and hopefully he will be placed in great care this time, so no more highway running will occur with him! The video and more on the rescue is here

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Newbie at Gardening

Do you really have to have a green thumb to grow a beautiful and healthy garden?? I need to borrow one, that's for sure. Every time I try to spruce up my yard with some pretty flowers they either look good one year, and return to look horrible the next year because the weeds just grow like crazy around them. I find planting bulbs to be the most work, but they come out looking so much better, versus when I plant seeds because they grow here, there, everywhere without any design. Maybe I'll have better luck growing with pots. Another thing that's funny is I hate when I plant flowers that just attract the hugest bee's. I'm so afraid of bee's. I've never been stung (knock on wood) but I am very fearful of being around them when they like literally starring you in the face.

Last year was our first try of veggie gardening!! We grew some tomatoes and pepper's with a little bit of luck. The parsley grew easily and is already back this year and has tripled!! Planted some spinach and broccoli for the experience sake of it and no they didn't grow well, but it was fun watching them. We started some seed's indoors this year, same as last year. Unfortunately, they didn't survive not really sure what happened this year, other than the occasional shirt thrown over them while in the kitchen window.

Now it's too late to start indoors so we'll just sow them directly outdoors. This year were trying tomatoes and peppers again, plus some cucumbers. I can't wait to pickle me some cucumbers. It's almost planting time!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Trip down memory lane

Well I surely has some updating to do, asap!!! Blog makeover is in need, ya think?? Yikes!! Happy Spring everyone or anyone out there!! One of my favorite seasons of the year. A break from old man winter, beautiful flowers, leaves on the tree's again, and the perfect time to get working in the garden. This year will be my second year at our "attempt" to grow a small veggie garden, wish us luck we need it!!

Life has been busy, I'm now in school full-time instead of part-time. I'm over halfway done now, so almost there!! Between having fun with snapping & sharing pics, to the not always fun template changing with my blog combined with my interest in marketing I'm finally working on my major. Looking to tap into some creativeness, since it surely isn't jumping out of me by it's self. But my passion is screaming it's there & waiting to explode :-) Multimedia Design is where I'm taking off too!!! The hubby, boys, and dog are all doing well. Happy, active, and keeping me busy as usual!!

We've had some fun vacations recently, yippee time for another one now, please!! Went on our first family cruise together. When I say family, I mean family roughly about 30 of us, more or less??!! Flew into Miami and it was beautiful there. Stayed over night in a hotel & created our own poolside party, fun!! Went sailing out into the Caribbean and truly had the time of our lives in the Bahamas!!! The kids enjoyed the camp aboard the ship and us adults enjoyed many activities with and without our children. Just so nice, that we are already planning for cruise number two. The food was delicious and included in the cost, so we ate our hearts out, but the cocktails were on the high side, yikes.. Wanted the boys to really enjoy their first trip out the country, so we decided to surprise them with a limo ride to the airport!! I'm so ready to escape back to paradise, until next time, fun, fun, fun!!

I'm learning how to use Adobe Creative Suite and I'll be sharing some designs once I get the hang of it!! My hat goes off to those that learn all these software on their own. Right now I'm struggling with it.. Well happy blogging!! Enjoy your spring and have a great day everyone/ anyone out there??!!!