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I’m so excited to do this ❤

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She lives!!!!

Yeah I’m alive…

I can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve written here! I don’t think I had many readers, but I still miss this space and interacting with those who read my blog and those who’s blogs I read (and yes I’ve still been following along). So much has been going on since I’ve written here last and I am hoping to write more in depth about all of it soon. But for now, I’ll just highlight the important things. Let’s see….marriage, two new rescue FurKids, foot surgery on the horizon, oh and the official start of our TTC journey (we’ve got sperm and OPK’s and we’re ready to rock & roll)!

Well if anyone is still following along (and I hope you are), or for any newcomers that happen upon my little space, hopefully my upcoming posts will be much more frequent than in the past and hopefully my commenting will be too! 🙂

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Winter Doggy Duds

T and I are selling our homemade goodies at this Huge 2-day craft show and of course we can’t not buy anything! Our first purchase is, of course, for the FurKids. These were just too darn cute to pass up!

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Yes, yes. They are fleece scarves for doggies! We don’t usually put clothes on our FurKids, however I think accessories are much more acceptable, especially since Mister Ruka LOVES to wear them! 🙂  He’ll adore his new winter wardrobe and I’m sure Miss Jury will be at least a little excited, if not she’ll just wear it anyway to appease her crazy Moms. Hopefully I can get few good pictures of them with the scarves on before they start tugging each other around by them 🙂

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Being Thankful

Today T and I had our first go around cooking Thanksgiving dinner, just the two of us, for about 15 people…..and I all I have to say is I am EXHAUSTED! Whew! Well, we decided last year that we would do the cooking for dinner with T’s side of the family, since her mom (who just turned 70)  usually does it. So T’s mom, or Nana as the FurKids call her, had the day off from cooking and cleaning and she spent most of it outside playing with her GrandPups, Miss Jury and Mister Ruka (I’ll post some pictures of their day later). She had an easy, relaxing day meanwhile, we were up at 6am to put a 20+ pound turkey in the oven and then cooking and cleaning for another 7 hours! Yeah we soooo took a nappy after dinner, haha.  All in all it was a good day and I am thankful that I was able to spend it with my amazing fiancée and most of our crazy family! Though I can definitely wait another 12 months to do all if that cooking again! Haha!

I hope everyone out there had a great holiday filled with great food and even better company!! Happy Thanksgiving!

Oh and I have been nominated for a Liebster Blog Award, by the lovely Amy over at TTC Obstacle Course!! I am SO excited! Hopefully I’ll have that post up soon 🙂

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New season, new start on life…

Hi there! It’s me again with another apologetic post about my extreme absence of blogging. This time it wasn’t my fault I swear! All of us here in the realm of the delightfully insane have been going through some crazy things…

There have been big, life altering revelations that will not only change our lives at home, but will give me far more time (hopefully) and interesting content for my poor neglected blog.

Here it goes…..

The news:
I have withdrawn from school, for now at least, and T and I are going to pursue our dream of starting our own business!

The explanation:
The catalyst that prompted this career change was that the government cut the state’s education funding and as a result all of my grants were cut in half and I also didn’t receive one or two that I usually do. The result of this was that I now owed my university over five thousand dollars, whereas previous semesters I paid far, far less! Now I don’t know about any of you, but five thousand dollars is not something that I can just dish out. And I had no idea about any of this until I had already purchased my extremely expensive books and started the semester.

T and I had a long talk about what we could do about this, but eventually I decided that it was, in fact, a good thing that this happened. I have been debating with myself about whether or not I really, truly wanted to be a teacher and this grant thing was the red flag I needed to help me to know what I really wanted for a career and for our family.

So, withdrew from school, completely changed career directions and T and I are now in the process of building our homemade treats business! Everyone has always enjoyed our homemade chocolates and candies and we love and enjoy making them, so once we thought about it this transition was a no brainer. We’re not only planning to make candies, but also desserts and freshly caned items, such as jellies or salsas, etc. We are going to be doing craft fairs and even catering parties and hopefully soon we’ll have a store to sell our wonderful creations. I’m even looking into building a website, so that we can take orders from all over, but we have to figure out long distance preservation and shipping!

Wish us luck please! 🙂

Oh and now we have more time to concentrate on some serious baby-making 😉

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Loki Update

Remember that poor, almost dead kitten that we found in the middle of the road last August? Well it has been a while since I’ve mentioned him, so I thought I would give him an update post 🙂

Loki  was an all around crazy cat once he fully recovered from his many, many ailments. Well to be blunt, he was a bit bipolar; one second he would walk up to you and want to be scratched and then in a split second, Bam!, your hand/arm would become his personal scratch & chew toy! He would randomly walk up to you, smack you with his paw/bite you, then make an attempt at a hissing noise, and then run away. He was, to say the least, a terror. However, all of that changed in just one day. You see, what happened was that I finally got my way and that special appointment at the veterinarian was made. Yep, once that little viper was castrated he became the most lovable and snuggly little pussycat! He did a complete turn around! He was a completely different cat once he came home from the vet! All he needed was a little neutering, Ha-ha!

Now Loki and Ruka are best friends and play, nap, and cause mischief together. It is really cute and a little bizarre at times. I hope to adopt another furry feline friend for our family, but it may be a little while yet… 😦

Happy, snuggly boy 🙂

 

Loki protects the house while it’s Ruka’s turn for a nappy 🙂

 

Ruka and Loki sharing a blanket for nap time 🙂

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So what exactly happened here…???

My poor, poor, sad and neglected blog! I cannot believe how long it has been since I have posted here! Shame on me! Is anyone still out there? I really need to get back into my groove here; I miss writing here terribly! Now that this semester is over (although I am taking classes over the summer), I hope to be more active in both posting on my blog and commenting on others. Okay, here I go! 🙂

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Photography Challenge: Days 2,3 & 4…

I swear it was not my fault that I missed so many challenge days! Our internet was down and we just got it fixed today, But I have been keeping up with the actual taking of pictures, so I will post them all at once! Hehe 🙂

2/31 ::jewelery::

This was an easy picture to take, since I don’t have much jewelery to choose from. One piece that I do wear most often is my rainbow pendent. I really like to wear this necklace because it shows pride, but isn’t over-the-top, look-at-me, flashy.

3/31 ::Scattered::

While I was out grocery shopping I was thinking about what I could take a picture of for today’s theme. Luckily when I got home my fabulous furbabies, Jury and Ruka, had decided to surprise me and create their own response to today’s challenge. Here is Jury and Ruka’s ::scattered:: picture:

Ahh, scattered dog toys and by dog toys I also mean that couch and Loki (our crazy bipolar cat)! Ha-ha 🙂

4/31 ::where I slept::

Okay this picture is not of where I slept because I was at work from 8pm (Saturday evening) until 12 noon(this morning) That’s 16 hours people and I still haven’t slept! So instead here is a picture of where I will be sleeping in just a few short moments.

Our cramped, full-sized bed complete with mismatched pillows and a Wolfie blankie 🙂

And of course Jury and Ruka couldn’t pass up a chance to snuggle with Mommy 🙂

They love to snuggle with Mommy! 🙂

So there you have it and now I’m officially caught up! Phew! I detest being behind, especially something that I really look forward to. Now I am going to collapse on my bed and probably immediately fall asleep. Night night 😉

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Self Portraits and Birthdays, Yay!

In order to ease my jumbled mind from all things baby and ttc, I have decided to take part in a photo challenge thanks to my new bloggy friend Kara (I love making new bloggy friends) 🙂

 

 

 

While sitting in the library during my break between classes, I was trying to be good and study for a midterm that I had to take about an hour later. I’ve never had to study before, so my tolerance for spending long spans of time trying to study is very low. My mind wanders so easily. I needed to do something else before I clawed my eyes out (not literally since I do enjoy my vision). Naturally I decide to waste some time and take my self-portrait (DUH!! Because what else would I do in a three-story library with a midterm looming in my near future?!?!) So here’s the result and I even put some pink flowers around as a border. So pretty! 🙂

 

 

On another note, it is my boy’s birthday today!!! I can’t believe he is three years old already! We made him his sugar cookies of course (they’re his favorite!) and we sang to him. He was thrilled to be able to wear his birthday outfit and he proudly pranced around showing it off.

 

 

Yes, he loves pink. He’d wear a rainbow collar with Swarovski crystals if I bought him one 🙂

Well it’s time for bed! Another midterm tomorrow and then my 14 hour work night (yuck) and then 16 hours the next night (double yuck)! I need my beauty rest, haha 😉

Good night, lovelies ❤

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