Monday, January 27, 2014

Monday Meme

So today is the start of the second week of school.  As always, it looks to be a very busy semester!  I have a lot going on already.  I know not very many people read my blog anymore, but I wanted to let the few who do know that I am going to attempt to come around and visit at least once a week!

I was offered an internship last week, but had to turn it down.  I do think it would have been an excellent opportunity, but it would have stretched my time considerably thinner than it already is.  For one thing, my school is about 45 miles each way - the internship would have been an addition 15 or so more.  Plus they wanted me to do a four day training class - I have class and work, I can't just take 4 days off!  School has to be my priority.  The opportunity to work for them would not have come about if not for school!  They also would have liked me to travel with them when they would go to lobby Congress.  Again, I have school and work!  Disappointing, but it's for the best.  

Took this from here.

1.  What was the name of your first grade teacher?

I had two first grade teachers, and I don't remember the names of either one of them.

2.  What was the worst smell you have ever smelled?

I don't know if it was the absolute worst, but it was pretty bad!  Last semester, I got stuck on a very crowded elevator next to a student who obviously had not showered in several days.  In an attempt to cover it up, he poured on about a gallon of cologne.  This only made things worse!  I was horrified when he got off on the same floor and I had to follow behind him when he walked into my work.  The smell stuck with me the entire shift.

3.  What is something you would attempt if you were guaranteed not to fail, and explain why you haven't tried it yet.

I really would have liked to stick with my original major, but chickened out once I saw how extensive the math was that was required.  Math is my absolute worst subject, and makes me want to bang my head against the wall in anger and frustration.  I just!!!

4.  Show and tell.  What comes to mind first when you see this picture?  Or tell a story if it reminds you of one.
We've had a lot of frost and fog for the past two months.  Every day I wake up and everything outside is covered in white frost.  It's very pretty, but I'm ready for spring colors now!

Monday, January 20, 2014 Review

Andrew from emailed recently, and asked if I might be interested in reviewing one of their products.  I've seen lots of other bloggers post about them and had always wanted to try them.  My boys and I were both very excited when the opportunity presented itself!

We were given a variety of items to chose from, and I ordered the Fromm's Four-Star Nutritionals Grain-Free Chicken With Carrots and Peas Recipe Dog Treats.  It arrived quickly and as always, the boys just KNEW it was for them.  I don't know how they always seem to know, but they do!  
Just look at all the yummy ingredients:  Fresh Chicken, Pea Flour, Potato Flour, Tapioca, Whole Peas, Chicken Fat, Tomato Pomace, Fresh Cranberries, Fresh Sweet Potatoes, Fresh Carrots, Fresh Apples, Fresh Split Peas, Fresh Green Beans, Fresh Green Bell Peppers, Fresh Celery, Fresh Beets, Fresh Parsley, Fresh Lettuce, Fresh Watercress, Fresh Spinach.  They almost make me want to try one myself!  lol

Here's a bit of information from their website:    

Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Grain-Free Chicken with Carrots & Peas Recipe Dog Treats

High fives, rolling over, and even solving advanced mathematic equations won't be a problem when you're tempting Topher with a treat this tasty!  Fromm Four-Star Oven Broasted Chicken with Carrots & Peas Dog Treats are grain-free bites of deliciousness perfect for training or treating your most loyal friend.  They're loaded with fresh veggies like green beans and bell peppers, making it tough to decide:  are they more delicious or more nutritious?  It's a tie!
Key Benefits
  • Contains free-range chicken
  • Made without grains, a common allergy trigger for dogs
  • Made with USDA-inspected ingredients delivered fresh daily
  • Perfect size for training

I love that offers so much more than food and treats!  They also have bowls and feeders, grooming supplies, toys, leashes and collars and so much more.  You can even set up automatic shipments so that you never have to worry about running out of dog food!  If your order comes to $49 or more, there's no charge for shipping. Who doesn't love free? 

Chico loves his treats, and this was no exception!  When the bag of goodies first arrived, I gave them both a treat without taking pictures.  Shiver seemed leery of it for some reason, and wasn't sure what to think of it.  Chico gobbled his down and then went after Shiver's!  We tried it again last night and Shiver seemed to take to it much better.  Chico inhaled his before I could even get near him for pictures!  They both agree that you should rush over to their website and order from them immediately!

Shiver and Chico checking it out.
Shiver enjoying a treat.
Tomorrow is my first day back to classes and work.  Christmas break went so fast!!!  I really could have used another week off.  The last several days have been busy trying to get everything ready - buying textbooks, buying school supplies, buying a laptop, cleaning the house, etc.  I'm still trying to figure the laptop out.  My other one really wasn't that old, so I was shocked that this one is so different!  I really miss the old one.  

Shockingly, I've only received one syllabus for one class so far.  Normally, I'd have almost all of them by now!  The one I do have, shows the class will have extensive homework.  Ugh!  It's a required class and I can't take it any later than this semester, so I just have to deal with it.  

I have no idea what the workload will be like in my other classes yet, but hopefully I'll be able to come around and visit everyone sometimes and post.  And hopefully you'll still stop by and say hello now and again!  

Monday, January 13, 2014

Happy Monday!

I'm feeling a little annoyed right now.  My boys did a photo shoot this weekend and I thought I transferred them from the iPod to the PC properly, but I cannot find them anywhere on the computer for the life of me!  I've looked everywhere I can possibly think of.  So I'm posting old pix instead.  That's Chico on top, and Shiver on the bottom.   Hopefully I won't have this same issue when I get the new laptop, which can't happen soon enough.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Half Full Friday!

Half Full Friday is a series of weekly posts that Eyegirl originally started in June 2009.  We believe that a lot of our happiness is determined by our attitude about the things that happen to us.  So by participating, I'm deciding to see the glass as half full instead of half empty.  I'm choosing to concentrate on the positives instead of dwelling on the negatives.  The Half Full Friday posts are a way to do just that.  They're a list of the things in my life that have brought me happiness over the past week.  I'm determined to find something good in each day.  Are you?

For the next week, I'd like to challenge each of you to keep a list of at least one thing that brought you happiness each day.  And then come back here and tell me about it!
~I'm happy because...
I have an interview for an internship next week!

I'll be getting my financial aid next week, which means that I can buy a new laptop!  And new shoes!  And textbooks!  And school supplies!  

Andrew from asked if the boys would be interested in doing a review!  Our first order is on it's way!

My friend has offered to give me some of her old clothes!  She used to have money once upon a time, so hers are much nicer than mine!

I've read three books for fun in the past three weeks, and am about half way through a fourth!  It's so nice to read a book by choice, and not because you have to!
I feel like a broken record, but I apologize for not getting around to reading blogs for the past two days.  My pc is old and freezes up a lot.  Some days it runs great and doesn't freeze up or take ages to load, and other days that's not the case at all!  I downloaded some programs that I thought might help, but it's old and does what it wants when it wants.  If it decides to behave, I'll try to be around to visit later today or tonight.  I did visit a couple of blogs yesterday, sorry if I didn't make it around to yours.  The computer was acting up and was taking forever to do anything.  It's better than nothing, but I definitely need a new laptop!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Monday Meme

Ugh!  I was so excited to finally be able to post and visit regularly, then I ended up destroying my laptop!  Thank God I still have my pc, but it's 10 years old and takes centuries to load a page.  It's better than nothing though.  I can't be without a decent computer for school, so I'll have to buy a new laptop at the end of next week when my financial aid comes through.  I stopped at Walmart yesterday evening to price check the models they have in stock.  While there, another customer walked over and started discussing the best laptops for the money.  I asked if he was a computer salesman, and he said no.  He did say that he usually ends up buying his from Staples, although he didn't really know why he bought them there as opposed to some other store.  I had no idea Staples sold computers!  

Anyway...  If the pc cooperates, I'll try to be around later today and visit everyone.  I've really missed everybody.
Took this from here.  I combined two memes because I didn't like all the questions in them.  

1.  What do wrinkles mean to you?

It means you're old.  Either that, or you've been out in the sun a little too much.

2.  If you had unlimited money and space, what one thing would you add to your bedroom?

Without a doubt, a large walk-in closet!  I've always wanted one, and envy those who have them.  

3.  What common (first) name do you find least appealing?

I never really liked the name Jessica.

I also *REALLY* abhor my first name, which is not common!

4.  One day you're out in your yard, when the next door neighbor's garden gnome suddenly walks over and starts telling you about "what's really going on!"  What do you do?

One of my neighbors has been really not so nice in the past.  She's very critical of my yard, and I try to avoid her as much as possible.  She once hired someone, without my knowledge, to come cut some trees down in my backyard.  Thankfully, the guy knocked on the door first, and I was able to put a stop to it.  The neighbor and I never spoke of the incident, but I haven't forgotten it!  

While she's often been nasty, she's also had her nice moments.  For Christmas, she brought me cookies and a spiral ham.  I spoke with her last week, and she was in a really good mood because she just found out she's going to be a grandmother.  Hopefully this good mood will last a long time.

So if this gnome had some good gossip, I'd probably listen to it and smirk, because I'm not a good person.  I doubt I'd spread it around the neighborhood (which would be difficult since I don't actually know most of them!), but I'd probably mention it in passing to people who don't know who she is and wouldn't really care. 

5.  Show and tell.  What comes to mind first when you see this picture?  Or tell a story if it reminds you of one.

It was labeled as St. Petersburg, which is a city in Russia.  A very quick Google Images search didn't reveal what this building is exactly, but it's very pretty.  In fact, Russia has a lot of pretty sights.  I would love to travel there someday and visit.  Would you?     

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