Monday, May 14, 2007

Happy Mother's Day, my dog is a loser

Happy Mother's Day to all of the Moms out there, including you some-day-Moms and pet Moms. I hope that you are all being spoiled rotten!

We had a nice relaxing day yesterday (it is Monday here). We DH packed up a bunch of boxes for our big move in a few weeks. I wish I could say "we"...but with a demanding 4 month old, it is hard to get much accomplished with one hand. I made breakfast : onion, spinach & feta omelette, and DH made dinner : ribs (dry rub just like I like), baked potato, squash and more spinach. Hershey's Kisses for dessert.


On Saturday, we took our dog to the PAWS dog show. It was a nice day for it and there was a pretty good turnout, I must say I was impressed. I entered Lady into the "Booniest" category and "Best of Show". She was skunked again, just like last year at the GAIN dog show in Guam. Maybe it was the cat scarf around her neck? Angelo was one of the judges and I *think* that he showed Lady some love with a 9...I am so bad, I wasn't paying much attention. (P.S. Check out his blog for a great videos of baby turtles making their way to the Ocean after hatching Video 1. Video 2.)

I am looking forward to next year's show. I need to start feeding Lady some more though...I want her to win something! The dog that won the "fattest dog" award totally killed me. She looked like my Mom's old dog, Little Red, but taller and longer. She had the same sausage body and lumps on her torso and her face was similar. When she was parading past the judges, I kid you not, she sat down 3 times-not on command. I think that she was tired. I haven't laughed that hard in a while.

Good times.

I would like to start helping out with PAWS, and have thought about going to their meetings, but it seems like they are always in the evening and that is Connor's witching hour. I was glad that the dog show didn't last past 6pm, that would have been pushing it. He just gets so darned cranky and fussy.


I have been crocheting & knitting a little bit. Just simple little dishcloths with 100% cotton yarn. I can usually do a few in the evenings after Connor goes to bed. I like to tuck them into gift packages for my friends. Mom seems to think that people would buy them, but I think that she is crazy.


One day last week, I took Connor out for a stroll around the American Memorial Park to try to capture some pictures of the Flame Trees before the flowers completely die out. Of course I had to take some pictures of the Plumeria trees (my all time fave).


Connor is rolling over now. He was 4 months old on Friday. And he is drooling like a madman. I am hoping a few teeth make an appearance soon, I am ready to be done with the crabby-ness for a while.


My new fave snack:

Dried Fruit & Nut Mix from Costco. The bag is $16 something but so freaking tasty! Apples, Mangoes, Pineapple, Kiwi, Bananas, Cherries, Strawberries, Golden Raisins, Papaya, Walnuts, Almonds, Peanuts. Deeeee-lish! Thank you Costco for this gastronomic treat.

I started "The Boleyn Inheritance" by Philippa Gregory. So far it hasn't disappointed. I have loved her other books about Henry VIII and the Boleyn/Howard families so this one should be right there as well.


Jenn said...

Ohhh!! look at Conner. He's so big! I'm glad you had a nice Mothers Day.

Aussie Stitcher said...

Lady is so cute, she should have won something at the show. Connor is so cute, I just want to cuddle him.

Hope you enjoyed your first mothers day.


KaLu said...

me too! alondra has been so cranky for the last 2 to 3 weeks, doctor said to give her tylenol but that just makes her sleepy. :S

Happy late mother's day!!!!!

Kajsa said...

Connor is getting so big now. I hope his teeth pokes through soon, it's not fun when they are teething. Motrin is great!

Wendy said...

Happy 1st Mother's Day, Missy! Connor is getting so BIG!

~Kim~ said...

Hey girlfriend!

Looks like you have been busy!! Thanks for the wonderful update, and that Connor, sure is a cutey!! Lady is cute too!!

Just wanted to let you know also, you have been tagged.. check out my blog to see what for.. he he.


Julie said...

Lady and Connor are cuties! I'm sorry Lady didn't win. I live in a dog lover's community and its great. We have Paws in the Park each September. I'll try and remember to take pictures of it. I'm guessing its similar to what Lady went to. We also have a really nice bark park - two actually. One for little dogs and one for big dogs.

Minda said...

Good words.