Thursday, January 24, 2013


Thanks to the gorgeous Laura Belle we have Ten Things Thursday!!

1. Can you believe that the gorgeous Laura Belle  is pregnant???? How exciting!

2. They are calling for freezing rain and sleet here tonight. By 2:00 today they had already told us that we would be on a 2 hour delay tomorrow. They didn't even give me a chance to do my best snow dance before they decided I wouldn't get a snow day. Funsuckers.

3. My neighbors do NOT deserve to have a pet. It was 15 degrees here one night this week and they left their dog outside. Yes he has a dog house, but that is not enough on a night that cold. I swear I would have stolen the dog if he (the dog) would have let me in the fence without eating me alive.

The dog is some kind of a pit bull mix. He never receives any human contact. They go outside to fill up his food and water bowl and never even pay attention to him. It took him about a month before he would come up to the fence when Harleigh would go over there (she isn't scared of anything). As soon as I would walk up to the fence he would bark viciously and back up from the fence. It took me two months before I could get him to come close enough to me to give him a treat...but he would not let me pet him.

Finally, just yesterday (4 months since I have started going to the fence), he let me reach over the fence and pet him for the first time. He let me do it again today too. I am seriously thinking about going over there in a little bit to see if he will come to to gate and follow me over to my house so he can stay in for the night.

4. My student teacher started this week. I can tell she is scared to death to start teaching, but I know as soon as she gets over the jitters she will do great.

I have already been told that I will be getting another student teacher in August. Some people hate taking student teachers, but I really don't mind at all.

5. I haven't heard anything back yet from my insurance company about the tummy tuck. They said it could take a few weeks. I need to make an appt. with my band clinic to see if they think I need an unfill before having surgery.

6. I just recently noticed that I have several new followers. If you are a new follower, and I am not following you send me a link...also, make sure you have a "follow" button so other people can follow you :)

7. Can you believe that next week is February??? Come on summer break!!! I have already booked my condo at the beach for June. I usually go for my birthday, but this year I decided I would leave the day after my birthday and have a pool party here for my birthday. That way I get to spend my birthday with my family since they aren't allowed to go on the beach trips (my beach trips are always a "girls only" vacation).

8. Men who have issues taking directives from a female superior at their job get on my nerves. If you have issues taking directives from a woman, then perhaps you shouldn't enter a profession that is mostly female. And I am not easily bullied or back down from I know is get over yourself and do your effing job.

9. One of my aides is having lapband surgery in 3 weeks. She has to do a two week liquid diet starting next week. I am so glad I didn't have to do that. I don;t think I would have ever made it through. I really don;t think she is fully prepared to have this done. I honestly think she sees how much weight I have lost and thinks that will automatically happen with her....yet she has already been talking about things she hopes she can still eat (bread, pasta, etc). Yeah, I don't think she is quite ready to do her part that will be required for success with the band. I will be her biggest supporter any way.

10. It is Thursday. Ya know what that means.....Grey's Anatomy!!!!!


Anonymous said...

You hit a cord with me- I want to make the people that have leave their animals outside and make them live that life. How can anyway be that awful to a living creature. NO HEART and they shoudl never have a pet. UGH

Cat said...

HA! I was just thinking, wait until Robyn hears about this dog...I'm with you chicka, if you don't treat your dog like a family member...ok, not everyone is as psycho as I am that my dog is my child...but seriously at least the family pet that is cherished within do NOT deserve a pet at all. End of story.

Yes, how cute that LB is having a little LB. Love that. :)

~Miss Lorie~ said...

I need a student teacher! I would take one in a heartbeat! :)

jennxaz said...

I love your are such a beautiful person and it makes me smile to think of you helping this child or dog. You are the super coolest!

Terrie said...

My sister called the police on a dog that was left outside in the cold like that. They told said they would tell the people that they had to bring the dog inside or they would take it to the shelter where it would most likely be put down. They don't leave it outside anymore.

I know what you mean about men having problems with women in charge. The guy that used to work with me hated that I was his lead and would hardly ever do what I needed him to do. Our supervisor got on to him more then once for that. Of course he got promoted since the big boss and him were both marines, gag. The new girl is great!!

Connie O said...

It is very kind of you to befriend the dog. Maybe they just want him as a security dog and don't have any interest in animals as pets, but I do NOT get that attitude. Our neighbors used to keep a giant German shepherd in a little dog run against the fence, and I was never able to get him to quit barking at us and attacking the fence when we came near. They had to get rid of him after he bit their daughter's boyfriend--which happened because he was COMPLETELY unsocialized.

I have that feeling of not wanting to give up certain foods, but I am willing to stop eating them if I have to. In the meantime, I'm happy to be able to eat them in very small quantities.

Cheri said...

I'm glad you are willing to take on student teachers, because I think you are a gifted and special teacher, and it is good that you can share that with others who are learning.