Monday, June 14, 2010

Loose Ends

I'm gonna be honest with you.  I haven't been around a whole lot since DuckFest.  I don't have any reasons or excuses.  The monsters got out of school last Tuesday and we have been trying to settle in to summer.

For those of you that participated in DuckFest, THANK YOU!  Thank you so very much!  In all, we raised $1186.  100% of that money is in a bank account for JD's future.  As an only parent, I know I worry plenty about what to do for my kids when graduation day comes. (I know plenty of married parents that worry, too.) I just hope that the kindness of all of the strangers that rallied around Daffy's family during this time gives JD and his Daddy some hope for a happy future.  I know that it really warmed Daffy's heart.


You may remember just over a month or so ago I made a commitment to get my life, my body, and my house all back on track.  I am happy to report, as of this moment, my living room and my daughter's room (minus the closet) are clean!  Can I get an AMEN! Hahaha...

While I have fallen off of the Flylady wagon, it was mostly intentional.  I decided there were some rooms that needed some extra-special attention before I had rugrats in the house 24-7.  The baby-steps, while great for building habits, weren't meeting my immediate needs.  I do plan to start implementing the routines on FlyLady soon, buuuuuut, I have a couple more rooms that need some TLC first.


In other news, you might also remember a post I had written back in May, talking about me wanting a dog...  Guess what!?!?!?!?  We have a new family member!!  Everyone, welcome Natty!

Playing with her ball AND holding her lion.

Smiling for the camera.

Natty is a 2 year-old, black Great Dane!  We adopted her from The Upper Midwest Great Dane Rescue over Memorial Weekend.  The kids and I are already smitten and feel like we have won the doggy lottery.  She is soooo awesome!  She is adjusting well and will be going for her 1st vet visit next week!

I already have a favorite Natty story.  She LOVES riding in the car.  The other day, The Girl and I were leaving to have lunch with The Man.  As we were walking out to the garage, Natty slipped by and went and stood at the back of my SUV, like she was going to go with.  I could not get her back in the house to save my life, sooooo...  I put her in the back of my SUV, took her for a short ride around the neighborhood, came home, and she went right inside! Hahaha, can you believe that?  What a turkey.


Anywho, now that the kiddos and I are settling in to a summer routine, I hope to be seeing you every other day, at least!  If you can't find me here, I am also contributing at Lose It Bitches and Keeper of the Cheerios.  Also, don't forget about my Blog Frog community! That place is currently a virtual ghost town!  Head on over, start some discussions, give it some life! 

Happy summer to all!!!


Alicia said...

awww! natty wanted to go cruisin' and pick up on some studs! i love that picture of her smiling... seriously the cutest thing ever!

Anonymous said...

Natty is just the cutest thing ever!!

Ive been cleaning too!! I got all my kids rooms clean, closets and all. Its been quite the project.

Dee at Pedestrian Palate said...

Congratulations on your new addition! She looks like a real sweetie.

Ian said...

That's great news about Duck Fest - thanks for helping out with it

Andrea said...

Natty is a beautiful puppy!!! SO SWEET!!!

Good for you for getting cleaned and organized! I'm way jealous.

Busted Kate said...

How did cleaning out your daughter's room go?

Danielle said...

Girl, that is not a dog. That is a horse! :)
A very cute horse.

Ducky said...

My heart is more than warmed....its over flowing! I'm headed out soon to pick up JD. We're gonna make a special Father's Day gift for his dad. Thank you again for all the hard work you put into Duck Fest. It was such a smashing success!!!

I heart Natty! I wish I could snuggle and nuzzle her...I bet she has so much love!!! She is beautiful!

Mike said...

You do know its an EPA violation evertime Natty goes to the backroom.

Good luck with her and congrats on the rooms.

Candice said...

Sounds like you're a busy lady lately.

Love the new pooch. She's adorable.

Unknown said...

Your new baby is ADORABLE! I love taking dogs on car rides---congrats!
And I'm so excited Duck Fest generated over 1K for JD....woohoo!

Ed said...

Thats a nice bitch you got there.

Sorry, that was directed to your hubs.

Oh, and cute dog.

Awesome news on DuckFest too.

Tamara Dawn said...

I love your Natty!! Oh and I can agree with you on the kiddos being out of school...counting the days till fall!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your new dog!!!! We live close to the dog park in Burnsville and I bet you and your kids and Natty would love it! That place is huge!

Although, our dog Jack is afraid of other dogs and wants to kill them, so.... we don't visit much lately.

(Our other dog died and since then he is a little wacky)

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