Tuesday, March 31, 2009

It's too late, just take a picture

Last night we stood up to clean up dinner. We turned around to clear our plates and this is what we saw. We decided the damage was already done so why not capture the moment. You are probably wondering how a 17 week old puppy did this, Well she is pretty clever and apparently a very good jumper. After we took her down she jumped right back up for some more. The other day there were some chips on the computer desk. She jumped up on the chair and then onto the desk. What a little Houdini we have.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

A good day!

The school I teach at is an outdoor campus. Meaning there are no indoor hallways. Everything is outside. I was walking my kids to music today and it was extremely windy. As I stood by the music door and watched my kids enter I heard one of my students say, "now doesn't she just look beautiful?" She pointed at me. What a complement. My hair was blowing everywhere, and she still thought I looked pretty. My students always know when I need to hear something nice. That was the first good thing. Second, I got called into my assistant Principal's office after school to sign my last evaluation. I PASSED!! Apparently I am good at what I do. I am off probation now. I don't really know what kind of benefit I get for that but hey it sounds good, right? Hopefully they just offer me a job next year.

Also, this is probably silly but today is Molly's 1st birthday! I am not sure how old that makes her in dog years, but hopefully she will have many more to come. Happy Birthday Molly!!!

I gave Molly a birthday treat, of course I had to give one to Macie too, well Molly took Macie's and went and hid under the bed... she got caught there and had to try and find somewhere else to hide, she ended up in her kennel where Macie was trying to get her treat back!! It was cute.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Poor Macie

I know we talk about our puppies so much. They are our kids for now and we are defiantly getting a lot of practice of how to be good parents. On Monday we took Macie to the vet to get her 2nd set of shots. The vet warned us that dachshunds are very prone to having an allergic reaction to them. (Molly never had one and this was the first time I heard it) He also said, if she does have one to bring her back in and they would take care of her for not additional cost. So I didn't really worry. She got her shots and a few other things looked at and we were on our way home. About twenty minutes later Macie was throwing up. We called their office and they said that was a symptom of an allergic reaction and to bring her in. They said they would keep her until they closed and possibly over night. They hadn't called me to say they were keeping her so I went over at 8:00 when they closed and brought her home. They said she had not had anymore issues and was just crying for me. At about 8:45 I looked at Macie's face. Her left eye was beginning to swell. I instant messaged Roy while he was at school to let him know what was going on. He told me I better call the vet. I had to call the emergency number. The doctor that had taken care of her earlier was the one on call for the night so she new the whole story. She said to give it a half hour or so and hopefully the benedryl she gave her will kick in and the swelling will go down. Within 5 minutes both eyes were swollen and her snout. Basically her face looked twice the size as usual. I called the vet back and told her how much worse it had gotten. She asked me if she was having trouble breathing? Right then she was but I didn't want to wait any longer in case she struggled or stopped. What would I have done then. Idecided it would be best to take her in. She met me at the clinic and ended up keeping Macie over night. It was very strange how missing one family member for only one night can change the mood of the house. Molly was looking everywhere for her in the house and while we were on walks. They are like sisters. Molly was so excited to see Macie when she finally got home the following morning.
Before she swelled up

Macie's swollen face

Saturday, March 14, 2009

It's a good thing they're cute!

Exactly a month ago we had a perfect dog who never did anything wrong. Now we have two and they are little rug rats. Macie has taught Molly to some bad things. I was afraid this would happen. Molly has been caught chewing up the carpet, pooping on the floor and getting through the baby gate. This past week has been out of control. They chew through the cheap baby gate we would set up in the bathroom while we were at work. Well Roy came home from work on Tuesday astonished. They had chewed through the gate and were running through the house. Since we no longer had a gate and felt bad to lock them up separate in their kennels we decided to try leaving them out. The first day they were perfect, no accidents, no nothing. The next day we left them out again. Roy came home to a box that was chewed through and Styrofoam pieces all over the house. Roy left it out for me to see (I think he just wanted me to clean it up.) Anyways, we decided we needed to get a better gate to hold down the fort. We spent some good money on this one so they better not chew through it. I really do hope someday we can trust them and leave them out just like we used to.

In fact while I was writing this blog we lost more carpet...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Cherry On Top

Today I had a very long day at work. I have been under a lot of stress with all the many things a new teacher has to do and figure out. I was attending a new teacher training tonight at a middle school across town. It let out and I started walking to my car. As I got closer I noticed some writing on my car that defiantly should not have been there. Some gang member had left there mark on my car with permanent marker. I was so excited to finally come home and now I had to deal with one more thing. I waited for 40 minutes for the school police to come over. He was a jerk. He wouldn't even report it, (apparently graffiti is not a crime...) and then he tried to rub it off himself. I was afraid he would rub it into the paint even more so I butted in and said let me try a dry erase marker. (It works when my students write on the whiteboard at school with permanent marker) Luckily that took it off. I just can't believe the kind of people out there in this world.

Monday, March 2, 2009

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

I was driving home from work today thinking about all the things going on in our lives. Some good, some not so good and some that are just ugly. I thought I would share. At least there are some good things to mention!
The Good
1. Roy and I are still losing weight. Not as fast as we had hoped but he has lost about 15 pounds and I have lost almost 10.
2. We found out that we can get the censor in our Mazda fixed for free!! Since both check engine lights are on that is a bonus. We do have to drive to Utah to get it fixed. They said it has to get fixed inthe state it was bought in . So we will be headed up to St. George soon.
3. Roy and I got to spend the whole day toghether at the NASCAR race at the Speedway.
4. We have the two cutest dogs ever. I bought them bows and they are sporting them around the house. If you need to smile all you have to do is look at them.
5. Roy has a job.
6. The weather here is amazing. It is cloudy today but still 76 degrees.
7. I don't have to take the PRAXIS I anymore.
8. Two sets of supportive parents.
The Bad
1. My jump drive mysteriously erased all my lesson plans...
2. Both our dogs are sick.
3. Who knows if I will have a teaching job next year. I have yet been to a positvie staff meeting about this subject. (KEEP YOUR FINGERS CROSSED FOR ME)
4. Nobody can figure out what is wrong with the Explorer.
5. I keep getting passed off on the phone trying to get my refund for the PRAXIS.
The Ugly
1. Our sunburns from being outside all day on Sunday at the Race.
2. The amount of dog poop we woke up today. Our poor sick puppies.

Random Pictures of our lives