Monday, November 28, 2005

This is progress

Sooo to update the bad experience with the groomers! I wrote a very long, nasty, but fair email to the corporate office of PetsMart. There wasn't really a place for complaints on the website but a place to report excellent customer service, so naturally I left my complaint there. I just figured I'd get an email back with a coupon or something. But instead I got a voicemail from the Store Manager! It was a nice surprise. Now let me state that I love PetsMart, Glenn will attest that I really can't control myself! But the grooming incident found in the "This is sad" post was too much. So I return the manager's call and he tells me my next grooming is free and that he wants me to talk to the grooming manager! He was very nice and I was quite impressed! So needless to say Rodi might go back for at least one more groom job at PetsMart (hey, it's free).

On another note, Rodi did survive the holiday with all the harrassement from my family (especially my older brother, Randy) about how she's not a real dog. My cousin's rule for if it's a dog or not is if you can throw it 50 feet, it's not a dog. But she did end up winning everybody over over the course of a couple of days! Oh and Glenn had to go help my dad mend an electric fence so Dad had Rodi in the car, and as cattle approached she barked at them, and they all ran in fear of her, she's still got a big head about that one! And I'm very surprised she didn't get violently ill! She was feed just about everything under the sun, or at least that was served at our house for the Thanksgiving! Needless to say we were both glad to get back home to our place!

Blasted: Back at work

Yippee: Making progress wedding planning!

Monday, November 21, 2005

This is a Monday!

Today has truly been a Monday! So I get up to head to work, not wanting to get out of bed, and finally get out the door, and it’s freezing outside. I get in the car and start to get going. Isn’t it funny how we feel so protected in our cars, and I don’t mean safe because you are wearing a seat belt or you have side airbags, but protected from others view. I always find myself doing things that I would only do in the privacy of my own home, or apparently the privacy of Highway 75 at 5 o’clock rush hour. So as I’m sitting in traffic on 75 I look in my rearview mirror and see this guy, shaved head, hoodie, sunglasses, and he is rockin out! I mean singing his heart out, it was great I watched him for a good two minutes and from what I could tell he didn’t miss a beat! It’s funny how we always assume that nobody can see us in our cars! I must say it brightened my day, until I got out of my car in the parking garage and went to the elevator and realized like I have on several Mondays that I had forgotten my ID. Here at GuideStone you’d think that we worked at the CIA! Because you see to get up the elevator in the parking garage you have to swipe you ID, to get to all the floors in our building (with the exception of 1 and our conference center) you have to swipe your ID. Needless to say it is not good if you forget your ID. I’ve always forgotten it on Monday, this time I’d left it in a purse and changed purses over the weekend. I really must make a sign for the door of my apt! So I got in my car and went back to my apartment and got it, because I did not want to have to schmooze with the security guard, Tony, yet again as to why I’d forgotten my very important ID! Then when I finally got to my desk it was mass chaos for the first hour or so, at least till I had to go to a meeting (thank goodness)!

I did go see Harry Potter with my brother and sister-in-law. And it was absolutely wonderful! Although I must say I did relish the fact that at the very beginning (which is very foreboding) my sister-in-law, Dorrie, leaned over and asked if the movie was scary. I kind of chuckled to myself and said yes, in fact, that it was very scary ( I said it with such confidence you’d of thought I read the books, but who needs to when all your friends talk about the books around you!) So Dorrie spent the majority of the evening buried in Jeff’s shoulder. I must admit I did squint my eyes once or twice, because that’s my logic in scary movies, that it won’t be as scary if I can only see part of screen.

Yippee: For getting to see Harry Potter again with Glenn tomorrow night!

Blasted: It’s snack day at work and there is a plethora, that’s right, a plethora of extremely tempting and fattening snacks sprawled out in our conference room!

Thursday, November 17, 2005

This is sad

Yesterday Glenn was saying that Rodi needed to go the groomer. She’s been really itchy lately and well let’s face she was getting kinda mangy. So from work I call and get her an appointment for 6 yesterday evening. We take her in and they tell us she doesn’t have an appointment, but they still had the opening so they took her. They were not happy about it though. So we go to dinner and then bum around the apartment till it’s time for us to go pick her up. We go to PetsMart and go get the receipt, take it to the front and pay. We go to get her and our sweet, cute little dog’s and her hair had been BUTCHERED!!!!! They might as well have shaved her. Glenn’s always joking about wanting to get her puppy cut, it’s much worse than that. And on top of that they didn’t even do a good job of cutting what hair she had left! It’s all uneven and really pathetic looking. Well needless to say Glenn and I are very displeased with the PetsMart groomers, I’ll be making some phone calls and possibly writing a strongly worded letter. So she looks very pathetic, so we think we’re gonna keep her in sweaters and dresses till it grows out a bit. It’s funny she’s only four lbs but without her hair she looks so tiny! Well we still think she’s beautiful but she’s gonna have several bad hair days till it grows out a bit! I try to get a picture of her to post (the one above is from Homecoming).

Blasted – The dryer ate my quarters last night when I was drying clothes, it started but when I went to go get them they were all still wet!

Yippee – To not having to go to work tomorrow!!!!

Very bad hair day! It looks worse in person.

Friday, November 11, 2005

This is random

I am aware that I haven’t blogged in quite awhile, and I’m sorry. Life has been semi crazy for the past week or so. Who knew being engaged would be so emotionally stressful? Well work has been quite unproductive seeing that I spend a majority of my time looking at my ring or IMing with Kristy! But I do have some things that have been on my mind lately that I would like to share.

1. I work in a Christian environment, we exist to help pastors and staffs of churchs. Yet there are numerous ladies that I work with that use those tissue toilet seat protector things. Now don’t get me wrong I’m not a dirty kid, but come on, what do they think they’re gonna contract? I’m starting to worry that I’m surrounded by germaphobs! I’m with Michelle on this one, having some germs on you is not a bad thing, in my opinion it boost your immune system a bit. Now this is not based on any scientific research of any sort, just a personal opinion.
2. There is a man that lives above me that I can’t really figure out what he does, excuse me, I know what he does for a living he’s a teacher, but I can’t figure out what he does when he’s home. For the past month it’s sounded like he’s completely remodeling his apartment hammer sounds mostly. But for anyone’s that’s seen my apartment knows that there’s not all the much to change (it’s only 448 sq. ft.). Then yesterday I start to wake up for work around 6:15 and I hear music, then I realize he’s playing the guitar, now I ask you what person in their right mind does that, very strange! So I received a lovely 30 minute classical guitar concert as I woke up for the day.
3. My mom asked me for advice two nights ago, it wasn’t about her clothes or what earrings she should wear with her outfit, or even if her hair needed combing (she asks that one a lot). She honestly asked me for advice on a serious situation, I was caught so off guard I didn’t know what to say. And to be completely honest I didn’t have any advice for her either. It was one of the weirdest moments I’ve ever had with her, not bad weird, just completely different. I honestly never thought in my life my parents would see me as anything but their baby girl (and honestly I think Dad always will) there is a odd sense of sadness when your parents finally see you as an adult. Because at least in my mind they are the people you always know will see your youth, your insecurities, your flaws and inabilities. You can always be a kid with your parent, because that’s what you are to them, it’s ok to be silly, ask stupid questions, ect. I feel like I gained and lost something at the same time. I lost a Mommy and gained a confidant.

Enough of the boring, sappy, deep stuff.

Blasted: Still haven’t been able to set a date for the wedding.

Yippee: Get to go to Waco today and see my fantastic (you have no idea how great) friends!