Thursday, March 17, 2011

My Sweet, Sadie-Lady

Hi There:)

Just a quick note to those who read my blog. One of my puppies is in a Washington DC-based contest called "Mutt Madness", (a dogs-version of March Madness).

The principle is the same: You start with several hundred dogs, those are narrowed down to 64, then to 32, then to 16, ...etc, until there is one remaining dog. The dogs are narrowed down by VOTES, by friends and family of the owner:)

So, could you, my loyal blog-reader, consider voting for her? It takes a minute to sign up, but it couldn't be easier.

Thank you so much!!!
The picture should look like the one on the top:)

Click here to vote!!!

Work Words

"You can dress it up like a swan, but if it's a pig, it's a pig."

and another goodie being offered by the same gentleman:

"What do you think, I fell off the turnip truck last week?"

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Camp Conrad

Spring has officially begun at Camp Conrad. Clocks were turned ahead this morning, the family "Couch to 5k" has begun and currently there is an orchestra of tree frogs performing for me outside of my window.

The season was kicked off by one of my all-time favorite singers traveling all the way out to Virginia to perform for me!

The one and only: Sara Evans

Sara serenaded me with four tunes, the first was one of our wedding songs ("A Real Fine Place to Start"). It was wonderful to see her again after 10 years!

Jim worked all day on building jumps for the pups, his early-Spring project. They loved it:

Our future Westminster star, at Camp Conrad

I adore this time of year, it is by far my favorite. There is something about being cooped up all winter long, only to have one weekend where suddenly that mold is broken. Windows are opened and projects are instantly started. As mentioned earlier, we even started our family version of "Couch to 5k", or in George's terms: "Ottoman to 5k". I have so many projects in store for this Spring, I cannot even keep track.
As always, fun was had by all:

Work Words

I can't keep this in any longer. I am starting a feature on my blog called (as the title suggests): "Work Words". There are far too many quotes that come from work, and I can't keep them inside any longer. They.are.too.funny. Hope you enjoy half as much as I do! (and as always, anonymity will be practiced.)

"I wonder if Jesus thinks this is OK; this is just dispicable." - Mr. X on phone.

and, later that week, Mr. X on phone with another company:

"You guys suck too much for me to list!"