Sunday, August 29, 2010

Turks and Caicos 2010

T&C 2010 2 018 So, I know there’s probably a lot of you that are wondering why I haven’t posted on our fab vacation yet!  Haha, I wonder that, too.  However, I can say that life has been craaaazy busy.  I’m sure I’ll catch you up on that. 

However, Turks and Caicos was WONDERFUL!  We both agree, however, that a 4 day stay is not enough.  You need at least 5…MINIMUM!  The most glorious part is, of course, the water.T&C 2010 2 006By far, my favorite part of the trip was laying on the beach reading a book (yes Mom, reading a book) or being in the water.  It was magnificent…even for a freshwater fan like myself.  I could never get tired of looking at Grace Bay.T&C 2010 063  Here’s a little look at our fabulous vacation, and here’s to wishing another exotic Caribbean Island getaway comes sooner rather than later.

Oh, and here’s a look at some true Aggies ;)T&C 2010 2 012 T&C 2010 2 013T&C 2010 2 015 T&C 2010 2 016T&C 2010 2 017

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Illnesses are not welcome

What a day Wednesday was.  First off, I went to work on Tuesday feeling fine.  I mean, I thought the 2 fans that run in our bedroom might have affected me a tad, but it wasn’t anything that made me feel bad.  I started to cough a little while at work, and the ladies I work with were a little concerned.  I just thought it was my natural deep cough that sounded bad.  However, by 2:30pm, I started to feel tightness in my chest.  I thought it was a good idea to find a doc and go see them.  By 5:00pm, it was hard for me to talk.  Yep, it really did move that fast.

Wednesday night, I was absolutely miserable.  I slept that night but not without waking up practically every hour.  Wednesday morning, I still felt awful, but I thought I’d be ok enough to take care of myself for the day.  Not so much.  An hour after Henry left for work, my ears were pounding, and I actually felt like my equilibrium was off.  When I got out of bed, I was having trouble walking in a straight line.  Thus, driving myself somewhere didn’t sound wise.  I asked Henry to come home and take me to the doc.  By that time, I was sure whatever I had was either Strep or Flu.  I had not been sick to the point of being knocked off my feet since our honeymoon when I had some sort of stomach sickness for 2 1/2 days.  Rarely do I ever get THIS sick.  Well, at the doc, they determined I had a fever of 100.2.  Keep in mind, my normal temp is usually lower than 98.5.  It’s usually 97 something.  Thus, 100.2 for me is like 101 or so, I think.  Also, the last time I had a fever was elementary school…REALLY!  Anyway, the doc didn’t even swab me for anything, which I was surprised by, and she claims that I just have a “common cold.”  Um, yea, I’m not believing that, but whatever.  She drugged me up with stuff, and I’m doing what I can to get better.  I slept most of the afternoon and early evening.

What feels so awful though is that, literally, on my 5th day of work, I get sick and not just any kind of sick; I can’t come to work sick.  Ugh.  Awesome impression.  I’m just so mad about it.

Anyway, my sweet hubby and cute little pup were there for me to provide me the best medicine of all: laughter.  Check out these two playing.  Please excuse our mess.

Please pray that Henry doesn’t get what I have!!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Houston Dog Show

Welcome to our 100th post!!!

Saturday July 24th, Kevin, Melissa, Henry and I all went to the Dog Show at Reliant.  Before I begin, guess who we saw there? :)  Hint: They’ve always had multiple dogs, and they are related to me.

Melanie and Steve (my aunt and uncle)!  While it was a surprise to see them, it was also not a surprise to see them :)  They use to show dogs, thus the reason it wasn’t so surprising to see them.

Anyway, Melissa and I could not stop oooohing and awwwwing all of the dogs.  I told Henry it was a good thing he got us a dog when he did because if we had gone to that show dog-less, I would have been in tears in less than 5 minutes easily.  Melissa and I kept wondering how we were going to walk out of that show with taking another dog home! 

All four of us got a really good kick out of the agility show dogs as well as obedience dogs.  The tennis ball relay races were absolutely amazing.  I only wish we would have done that with my Dad’s dog AC.  I have no doubt she would have been CHAMPION!  Even WITH no muscle in her back legs at her current age, she still manages to focus on a ball with every bit of energy she can muster.  She amazes me.  Anyway, I digress.

I was so excited to see that the Australian Shepards were stealing the show in the obedience shows :)  Every other dog that came out, it seemed, was an Aussie.  Then, as we watched the agility shows, those Australian Cattle Dogs were all about speed and bounce in getting to a tennis ball faster than the rest.  It was awesome! 

All four of us were highly impressed with the  tons of Golden Retrievers we saw all over the show.  If we would manage the hair, we were all talking about how great it would be to have one of those one day.  Melissa and Kevin got to watch the Poms in their judging, while Henry and watch the Australian Cattle Dogs with the German Short Haired Pointers right next to them in the next ring.  I was surprised to see myself get that excited about it even though I had no comprehension of what the judges were looking for. Ah well, at least it was fun to watch.

After the show, Henry and I introduced Kevin and Melissa to the Black Walnut :)  Another 2 people hooked.  Haha!  We are obsessed with that place, and I’m not sure why it’s so delicious to us.  It was a super fun day, and I’m sure Ember is glad it’s just her still; I don’t think she’d like us very much if we made her share the attention we dish out ;)  Haha!

Here’s a few videos of some of the AWESOME dogs at the show :)

I wish I could own a dog like this first one!  It was gorgeous!

The human in this next video seems to think it’s about him and not about the dog :/

Pretty awesome dog in this next one!

Again, another super awesome dog.  Sorry for my not so awesome videography skills.  You can Henry in the beginning pretending he’s the dog ;)