Thursday, December 31, 2009

Sadie, Sadie, Pooping Lady

Sadie has arrived….she’s actually been here for a while, but with the holidays and all who has time to blog? (I also toy with the idea of blogging b/c do I really want to write about my life and happenings…does anyone really care…I do like the old school way of journaling…I love journals…I am babbling).
When we first picked Sadie up at the airport, I was so nervous! We waited for her arrival in the Baggage Claim office for Continental. When the steward brought her kennel to us, I didn’t really know what to do. I opened the door to the kennel, but she didn’t want to come out. She was so beautiful! I couldn’t believe she was mine!!! She was also rather larger than I thought she would be for a 9 week old puppy. We didn’t push her to come out of the kennel, so when we got to the car I took her out and laid her on my lap. Sadie was so soft and so calm…it was love at first lick
Once home, I took her out and she peed on the grass. I couldn’t believe how smart she is!! The breeder warned me that she may not eat or drink for a bit, and not to really worry. Sadie drank water right away and ate shortly afterwards. She laid with me and was so chill…my own puppy – and a girl puppy at that – my daughter!!

OK – fast forward 3 weeks…Sadie is doing well. We took her to the vet and she got a clean bill of health, along with a microchip and some cute holiday pictures. She gained 1 1/2 pounds in the first week and I cannot wait to see how much she has gained since then. She is getting bigger and fluffier everyday. At 13 weeks she is the typical puppy – running, playing, mouthing, nipping and peeing and pooping. Did I mention peeing and pooping?

Yeah, she pees outside and poops outside and then likes to follow that with doing the same inside. I seriously have to nip that in the butt…literally. She has her hyper moments when she thinks everything is a chew toy and thinks Gabriel is her “pal” because when standing up they are the same height. The boys like to walk her, which translates to me walking her and then letting the boys back into the house so Sadie can pay attention to the true matters at hand.

Sadie is calm, calmer than most puppies. Her one green eye makes her even more beautiful. She loves to play outside in the backyard and I truly see a happy, long life with my Sadie Lady (as my sons would say).

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sadie Bubbila

It is getting “realer” and “realer”…Sadie flies into sunny Florida on Thursday…2 days and counting…I can’t believe it. I have mixed feelings. I am so excited – I have never had a puppy before and can’t wait to cuddle and love her. I also have never had a puppy before – I don’t know what I am getting myself into.

This all started when my husband was adamant about not wanting a third child. I want a girl – I am completely outnumbered in my household…two-legged and four-legged creatures included. I tested the water and told him that if we cannot try for a girl then I want a dog! He responded positively to a dog (a bit quicker than I believe his mind could register what he was actually agreeing to!!). The search for the perfect baby girl started at this point…

I researched standard poodles first. I grew up with my grandparents having standard poodles – Blaise, Shana Madel and Shane. They were my furry best friends. When I was little, every Sunday morning we would sit in the kitchen in Commack and call my grandparents in Florida. I would pass the time waiting my turn to talk to them by reading the Daily News comics. Once I got on the phone I would speak to Grandma and Grandpa and then Blaise would get on the phone and we would have a great conversation. I did mention that I was little, right? AND I never connected the fact that Blaise only spoke to me on the phone and not when I was in Florida visiting him. LOLOLOL

OK – back to the search – so I met with one breeder and spoke with many others. I was so ready to get a black standard poodle and Rich was so against it…he said any other dog but a poodle…so annoying. I started to then look for a rescue dog and found a labradoodle through the United Yorkie Rescue League. Jabulie was her name (I still cannot correctly pronounce it…) and she was black with a little white poof under her mouth and on her belly. I immediately fell in love and stalked the foundation…I wanted that dog!!! They contacted me, telling me that my application was pending and to confirm my interest. I didn’t know I could type that fast on my little Blackberry. Long story short – they adopted her out to someone else with my hopes shattered.

The morning I received the “Sorry” email, I immediately went online and bought myself a dog from a breeder – knowing it would have been “ideal” to adopt a puppy and give it a loving home. This puppy, currently named Tara, will not be sold out from under me….

I don’t know what I am getting myself into and I am a tad nervous (don’t tell my husband…) but I am so excited at the same time…I have to remember to take my anxiety meds before picking her up at Palm Beach International LOLOLOL

Monday, December 7, 2009

Tired, Oh So Tired!

I am at work with 23 minutes to go…yes,I am counting. This weekend was a great one – great family time, celebrating the holidays. I am so tired!! We went to Orlando to the Mickey’s Merry Christmas Party. It truly was a blast! I loved everything from the warm feeling surrounding me, the “snow” that fell on Main Street, the 5-10 minute wait in line for the rides, the fireworks, all the way to the parade. I felt like a little girl again watching the Disney characters dance and sing in front of me. My most favorite part was the toy soldiers…just watching them march in synchronization, the sound of their “boots” on the pavement, the innocence and childhood love they represent.

Saturday we went to the Ice exhibit at the Gaylord Palms convention center and I feel that was a total mistake…with a capital “M”. First off, we waited on line for over an hour with two very anxious little boys that just got out of the car from a 2 1/2 hour ride from Lake Worth to Orlando. After waiting forever, we finally were invited into the exhibit, and were handed previously-worn parkas that totally grossed me out at first, but then became my savior a few minutes after entering the world of ice. I thought the idea for the exhibit was cool (literally) but the boys totally hated it. My oldest boy was curled up in the stroller trying to keep warm, not even flinching that there was a HUGE carousel of ice in front of him. The little one whined the whole time, was totally freezing, but refused to wear the hood to the parka. Go figure…

So back to the fact that I am totally exhausted and have only 14 minutes left until I can clock out and go home to piles of laundry, mounds of boxes to wrap for the holidays and hopefully chinese food. We drove home this morning, got home about 12:45 and I changed to get into work as soon as I could. Wait until Thursday night when I get a puppy and see if I am tired then….hahahha

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Flu Shot Obsession

So, for the past 4 weeks I have had “flu shot” on my to-do list. Finally the day comes when the health insurance company offers it for free at my office. I ask everyone and their friends how they feel about the flu shot and got varied responses from:“Do it, it won’t hurt to get it done.”“I don’t believe in them…did you hear the story about…”“I never get it and I have never had the flu.” (This one scares me – for the person who said it may have just jinxed themselves!)

Long story short – I got it! What’s even weirder is that the one person that I wouldn’t normally ask advice of, was the one who convinced me.

Thursday, October 29, 2009


So I am going to learn Spanish!!! I ordered Rosetta Stone and I am ready to learn….this may be step one to redefining myself. Nathan takes Spanish in preschool and seems to be very into it…now I can teach him too!! I can’t wait to get started.

Last night, even though I felt like crap, I went to the gym. When I got to the parking lot, I turned around! It was packed. So when I got home, I walked around the neighborhood - it was nice to get our and also to listen to some music on my iPod.

I am going to walk again tonight! I have to…I cannot have one of those saggy mommy butts. I’ll cry.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


I need to figure out why people find it necessary to just blurt out their opinion, knowing that what they are saying has something to do with the person they are speaking with…like they are saying this just to cause friction and to go against what the other person believes (and the other person is being polite and not giving her opinion so as not to rock the boat…)

Hello World!

OK – I figured since I have nothing else to do, (insert sarcasm here) I am going to start a blog. I am going to try and use this as my electronic journal. I love to physically write in a journal…I hope I can successfully jump on the technology bandwagon and continue with this blog…we shall see!!

My life consists of a loving husband who is busier than he can handle, two of the most beautiful boys, a full-time job as a marketing communications and research manager and another full-time job trying to attain the title of Super Mom!

I keep stating the same thing over and over again, and I am hoping that this blog will help me find the answer – what is my calling? I hear myself repeating, “I need to find myself”. I don’t know if I just keep saying this because it sounds good but I do feel like there is another justification for me to be here…that I should be trying to find out what (career???) would make me more “useful”, or should I say “content”?

I want to learn to speak Spanish, but then again – maybe the language of choice should be Mandarin Chinese because it was chosen above French as the language to teach at Planet Kids. Please note: Planet Kids is my sons’ preschool…LOL.

I want to be the stay at home mom so I CAN run at 8 am instead of drive past the “lucky” runners and walkers on Lyons Road as I head off to work. But am I really going to run at 8 am? That is not a valid enough reason to leave my decent-paying full-time job that allows for our family’s health insurance…that is a give in.

I want to get to the gym at least 2x a week…my issue is that it would have to be at night after the boys go to bed which is after 8:30pm. That is a drag within itself, so there really is no motivation. I guess I could go during lunch but that may be gross too…
Is this just a ranting, raving complaint session? I hope that it isn’t – I hope this blog brings me to “the light” ha-ha. We shall see…