Monday, March 28, 2016

March Chewy Review

I hope everyone had a Happy Easter!  The chi boys and I did, even if it was a little chillier than I might have like.  Mother Nature's memo announcing the start of spring seems to have been lost in the mail, I've noticed.  We've had snow, sleet, rain, hail, thunder, etc. since spring began.  Anyways...

Have you heard of Solid Gold Tiny Tots?  I seem to remember seeing this on the Chewy website previously but never really gave it much until it came up on the March offerings for review.  We received a 10 ounce bag to try, which typically runs $10.80 a bag and ships out within a day or two.
My boys are absolutely gaga over this!  You'd think I was giving them crack or something, they get soooooo excited when they see me pulling this out of the pantry.  I think they've liked this the best out of all of the items we've reviewed for Chewy so far.  The chi's give this product 8 paws up - four paws each.

According to Chewy's website, they're "made with lamb, brown rice, oats, tapioca, and cinnamon for a treat your dog will come running for."  The website also says they're great to use for training.  Our bag came with a coupon on the back for $5 off any 4 to 28.5 pound Solid Gold Dry Dog Food.    I didn't notice this until I was looking over the bag when writing this post but Solid Gold notes it's America's first holistic pet food.  If you're concerned about what you're feeding your dogs, worry no more with this product.

My boys seem to have mastered the art of avoiding the camera so this is the best shot I could get of Shiver enjoying a treat.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Happy Spring!

I love spring!  I don't love the allergies it brings, but I do love the warm weather that slowly emerges from it.  If I was still in college, this coming week would be spring break.

Sadly, I did not get that dream job I so desperately wanted.  I got the basic rejection letter instead - we appreciate your interest, there were a lot of people who applied for the position, we hired someone with more experience.  I had another interview this past Thursday that seemed to go well.  I won't hear back for three more weeks so I'm going to apply for other jobs in the mean time.

Took the boys for a walk on Saturday at the trail we like to go to.  The weather was beautiful.  The trail was windier than I might have liked and that made it a touch chilly.  I carried Chico for part of it so that he wouldn't get tired.  Last time we went, he kept one of his back legs up the next day.  He seemed much better this time.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Just Another Manic Monday

Last week was filled with anxiety and a mini-meltdown.  A couple of really good things happened to help overshadow the bad though.    

Remember that job interview I had last Monday?  It went so well that they asked me to come back for a second interview on Wednesday!  That went well too and now I'm just waiting to hear back to find out if I got the job.  I desperately want this job with every fiber of my being.  It's just down the street from my house so I wouldn't have to commute anymore, I'd save over $100 in gas each month, I could go home for lunch and see the chi's, it pays almost $4 more an hour than my current job, I could go on and on.  I emailed the guy in charge of hiring on Friday to thank him for the interview.  He didn't respond, but I'm still hopeful I got the job.

Something else that happened that really made up for the past week is the lovely gift that arrived from Gyeong and Lynne.  As you know, I enjoy coloring.  And now I'll be able to create multi-colored pictures for a long time to come!
Lynne and Gyeong sent me set of 72 Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored Pencils.  I was so excited and couldn't wait to start using them!  As if that wasn't enough, they also sent me a pencil sharpener to go with them.
This isn't your ordinary pencil sharpener.  It allows you to choose a thinner or wider tip, depending on whichever one you prefer.  I've spent more time admiring my new goodies than actually using them, but they're going to provide many hours of enjoyment.  Thank you so much, Lynne and Gyeong.  I love them!  

Monday, March 7, 2016

Mundane Monday

If only I could say this in an interview!

Thank you to everyone for all of your kind comments about the job I discussed last week.  Kristen worked her magic in creating an amazing cover letter.  Now it's my turn to work magic at today's interview!!!  Yes, I'm interviewing for the job I so so so so want!  Please keep your fingers crossed for me, because I desperately need this job.  This will be a telephone interview, so I'm guessing that they're screening candidates.  I keep telling myself that I'm the only one who applied so they'll have to hire me.  While this is likely not true, it makes me feel better.

If you saw my Wordless Wednesday post last week, you'll know that I finally got to see a deer in the furs.  She was so pretty!  Sadly, I've yet to see her again.  I'll be looking for her every day until I leave there.  I walk the long corridor twice a day in search of her.

I colored some more over the weekend.  Below are the results of my work.  These pages are from my Animorphia coloring book, a wonderful gift from Lynne.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Wordy Wednesday

The picture above was taken by a coworker.  We were told in training that a mama deer brings her babies by every year to forage for food.  If we see them, we're not to disturb them in any way.  I FINALLY got to see one of the babies on Monday and took the photos below.  They're taken from the window in the long corridor we like to walk along on our breaks.  I asked my friend how she got such a closeup shot and she says she used the zoom lens on her camera, which never occurred to me.  I'll try that the next time I see this pretty girl.

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