Saturday, June 25, 2005


A few of our friends know that Chris applied internally for another job. He is presently an analyst in a pharmacutical company. He works weekends 12 hours a day and mondays for 8 hours. We LOVE this schedule because he is home 4 days a week. It's pretty decent especially given the job I do at home, he helps me alot. The down side is he has wanted to get away from analysis and working with chemicals.

He had an idea he would get a promotion in the lab but it also meant going back to an old schedule of evenings, 5 days a week. YUCK! I know one shouldn't complain but when he did that schedule in the past, it seemed like he was never home. Not to mention 4 more trips a week, more gas, wear and tear on a vehicle at 45 mins each way sure adds up in a year.

SO, he decided to apply for another weekend posting. Like he said, although it was a big jump up, he had nothing to lose from trying. It took 3 different interviews, fingers crossed, long waiting for the answer. Always assuming he wouldn't get it because others in the plant who were higher up then Chris didn't even get it. We knew who HADN'T gotten it oddly enough but Chris didn't get any info on his status either way. This is a Supervisor's position in production over the weekends...only diff with the schedule is that he will be working Fridays instead of Mondays...WORKS FOR ME lol

We got the news this week that he GOT THE JOB!!!

Then we had to wait another day for the official OFFER on paper. You know, the pertinent information like WHAT IT PAYS! and all that good stuff.

When it came in, we had to read it more then once. Then we jumped up and down with glee like 2 idiots in the living room. It basically works out that he will get a 43% raise!!! IS THAT COOL OR WHAT?! AND that doesn't even include the 10% bonus at year end!....We are thrilled to say the least on so many levels. The schedule and the pay increase. I am so proud of Chris. His present boss even tryed to offer him more money to stay in his department but he couldn't compete with the schedule. It would have been the evening shift 5 days. He declined but it was nice to know he was very appreciated nonetheless. He is not sure when he starts the new job, it's a matter of replacing him where he is so it could go till summers end.

We have been having alot of fun Chris and I, joking about his title etc. I have been calling him Mr Supervisor and he has been saying JUST CALL ME SUPER FOR SHORT lol...or when we went shopping I chose a nice pair of pants, and he says, U can buy them, your a SUPERVISORS partner now lol...and on and on...he is just so tickled about getting this job and I have to add, he has a spring in his step and I think he even stands a little taller. He is NOT a braggard or egomaniac..he is actually very humble, I AM THE ONE WHO LOVES TO BRAG ABOUT HIM and as far as I am concerned, he is a constant fountain of bragging material....


Friday, June 17, 2005


Finally got a few more pics of puppy. Had to share some lol. Last and final update about her health is she is officially epileptic but oddly enough it's good news. The vet initially thought it was a more serious problem that caused the siezures and would eventually cause her death within a few months. Happily after all the tests, the vet was wrong so Clochette will be with us a long time. The meds for epileptsi are not expensive and have already got her siezures under control so we are very pleased. Now all we have to do is convince our other dog Shinoo that Clochette is here to stay and to stop pouting about it already lol........she will come around but the head strong bitch is taking her sweet time about it.......Hope u enjoy the pics.
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Sunday, June 12, 2005


I got this by e-mail from a friend and thought it was just to funny not to share. Given the season I am sure most will relate. I am among the very few lucky women who have a partner that actually cooks, and does it very well so this doesn't apply to him but I have seen this happen over and over again among other couples I enjoy, nod with a knowing eye roll and laugh. Happy BBQing all.

> >>
> >>
> >> It's the only type of cooking a real man will do.
> >>When a man volunteers to do the BBQ the following are put
> >>into motion:
> >>
> >>1) The woman buys the food.
> >>2) The woman makes the salad, vegetables, and dessert.
> >>3) The woman prepares the meat for cooking, places it on a tray along
> >>the necessary cooking utensils and sauces, and takes it to the man who
> >>is lounging beside the grill -- beer in hand.
> >>4) The man places the meat on the grill.
> >>5) The woman goes inside to organize the plates and cutlery.
> >>6) The woman comes out to tell the man that the meat is burning. He
> >>thanks her and asks if she will bring another beer while he deals with
> >>situation.
> >>7) The man takes the meat off the grill and hands it to the woman.
> >>8) The woman prepares the plates, salad, bread, utensils, napkins,
> >>sauces, and brings them to the table.
> >>9) After eating, the woman clears the table and does the dishes.
> >>10) Everyone praises the man and thanks him for his cooking efforts.
> >>11) The man asks the woman how she enjoyed "her night off."
> >>And, upon seeing her annoyed reaction, concludes that there's just no
> >>pleasing some women

Friday, June 10, 2005

Your IQ Is 115

Your Logical Intelligence is Above Average
Your Verbal Intelligence is Genius
Your Mathematical Intelligence is Above Average
Your General Knowledge is Exceptional

I stole this from a friends blog...I am going to try to add results from Chris if he feels like doing it also lol
Your IQ Is 120

Your Logical Intelligence is Above Average
Your Verbal Intelligence is Genius
Your Mathematical Intelligence is Exceptional
Your General Knowledge is Exceptional

This is Chris' results...he always gets higher marks then me lol

Saturday, June 04, 2005



Ya I know, overkill? You may think that but your WRONG!...Let me explain.

Chris and I finally got our vehicle back so we went out for the day...YAY!!
Part of our day was just some running around but we were happy to do it. We went to a mall walked around some and stopped off at a pet store to have fun looking at the babies lol. Let me just say that I have wanted another little dog for a while now. I love our Shinoo so much I figured it would be great for her to have a little friend to play with.....hey! stop with the eye rolls people..I saw that!

I have seen little adorable puppies many times and was able to walk away. This time I was not able to do it for some reason. Ok, she is absolutely adorable and is all of 2 lbs, and when she saw me in the window, she stood up with both front paws on the glass looking at me as if to say, take me home....but oddly enough, it's not untill a 2 days later that I found out the real reason she was meant for us.

We are pretty sure our new little Bichon Maltais is EPILEPTIC.... she had a siezure day after we brought her home, then another yesterday, so we called the vet afiliated with pet shop, because for the guarentee purposes we had to gt her checked out within 15 days anyway. When I told her about the siezures, they asked if we could come in right then. Luckily my sitter had no probs staying longer so we did. ....They took a blood work to have anylised but in the meantime we were given meds for her to start anyway just incase we could control the siezures to reduce brain trama....poor little thing. ..The vet was frank...she said she would recommend us taking it back in exchange for another. WELL, that aint gonna happen...just the idea of it makes me sick, thinking of what would probably happen to her and lets face it ...I'm a sucker for the under DOG (no pun intended) and given the fact that I already have 2 epileptics under this roof, I don't see adding one more being all that difficult. Besides, she and Luc had simultanious siezures during the night last night. Chris took one, I took the other and we were pretty sure we wouldn't have any more probs during the night.

THAT is why I couldn't leave that dog at the store. I am a firm believer that there is a reason for everything...that puppy needed a family equipped to handle her needs. So Clochette (pronounced Closhette) is here to stay.

My digital camera needs a new battery so I couldn't take a pic of her yet but I found a pic of another bishon maltais that is same age and looks almost identical to ours. Look at that face and tell me you would be able to take it back.
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Didn't think so.....Now you know how I feel.