Sunday, April 29, 2012

#43. And Bowser Makes 4!

We grew our family by one this weekend - that's right, we adopted a dog!

Sean's been begging for a dog for quite awhile, but I've been balking at the idea because we didn't have the time to train one. And while I love pups, I loathe untrained ones. Well, as luck would have it, Sean took his last final on Thursday - and he has a full 3 weeks off before his summer class and two internships start.

So Saturday, we stopped into Wayside Waifs, which is where we got our kitten, Ella.

As luck would have it, there weren't any puppies available - but there was Bowser. He's a 1 1/2 year old Akita mix. The best part? He came house trained! He knows sit too, though we're working on down, stay, and leash training.
 (Bowser at Wayside)

Bowser was found as a stray, dragging a chain behind him. Poor pup! We're glad to give him a new forever home - and hopefully he's glad to be here. He sure likes our yard though :)

He's exhausting though. Akitas are super high energy, and he definitely runs a good 10 minutes in the backyard two or three times a day. I don't know how we would have handled him if we didn't have a fenced in backyard. At the casualty of a remote and DS left out, we also had to get him several chew toys. Well - we've meaning to get a universal remote for a while, and now Sean will pick up his toys :O
 (loving his bone)

We're big fans of our new addition. Welcome to the family Bows-man!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

KC Weather - You Kill Me.

What the EFF?!?! This is the five day weather forecast. Can we just have some normal weather? Thanks.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Life as it is

Okay. It's been forever and a day (or two) since I've last posted. Fail on me. I've been busy. Really busy. I'm exhausted mentally and physically, but at the same time, I absolutely love life.

-I think I've discovered what it means to be a workaholic. Now, don't get me wrong, I love my weekends and my time off. But I feel like if I don't do something, it isn't done right. And I want to get everything possible done there. I love that my work makes me want to strive to be the best. And I got a fantastic annual review because of it. However, I think I'm really starting to get stressed out lately. Thankfully, a new guy has been hired, and our part timer is coming back. Thank. God. The crazy part? I still love my job - and my bosses. I think this could really be a career for me.

-I've also been terrible about cleaning in every way. Laundry? Nope. Dishes? Maybe. Other things? Not a chance.

-I seriously wish I had the same craft inspiration that I had back in college right now. This weekend, I was ITCHING to do something crafty, but I couldn't for the life of me come up with anything. I finally did on Sunday, so now I'm working on a Cardinals wreath.

-We might seriously be getting a puppy this weekend. We've been talking about it for forever, and I think it's finally time. Sean will have 3 full weeks off from school/internships, so it'll be perfect training time.

-My car may need new brakes soon. It makes me super sad. :(

-Sean is wrapping up his 2nd year in law school this week. Imagine that! He has 2 more semesters (then the bar, then of course the real task of finding a job) left of this degree, and it amazes me. I cannot wait though!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


-Last week was hella busy. I'm super grateful for the new guy at work. And the overtime that will be on my paycheck.

-I have to donate stuff this week. SHOES!! But I'm determined that all of my shoes will fit in my 24 underbed storage pockets, and my shoe shelf.

-The law school prom is Saturday night. I'm ridiculously excited for the chance to get dolled up, get my nails done, do my hair fancy, and go out. Plus the top shelf open bar :)

-Sean and I had a baby talk on our Florida trip. We're currently aiming for next spring to start trying (or at least, stop preventing). We're just not quite ready to give up spontaneous vacations that we can barely afford.

-I definitely need to clean this weekend. I'm actually excited that it's supposed to be rainy.

-Sean and I have to dress up TWICE this week. He has a Phi Alpha Delta honors society induction tomorrow night, and then on Saturday we have the Barrister's Ball. It's going to be fantastic!