Sunday, June 3, 2012

And we've moved...

We've completed the move!!! We have been in our new house for two weeks.

Move day was crazy...move weekend was crazy, but we're in and we're getting settled.

I'm trying to sign the girl up for local activites for the summer to get her acclimated.

Today we had a family birthday party for her...and she had a great time with her cousins.

Again this year I made her cake

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Dogs Are Found

Shortly after my post on Friday I received a phone call that the dogs were about four miles away at a home near the Concord river. We were all relived that they were ok and coming home.

Best we can tell is they followed some high tension power lines to that area.

Both dogs are ok, tired, dehydrated, hungry, and a little scratched up, but ok.

I want to thank every one that helped look for them and spread the word that they were missing.

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Friday, April 13, 2012

My Dogs are Missing

I'm writing this with so much sadness.

On Wednesday April 11 at about 10:30 pm I put my dogs out for their last bathroom break before bed time and they escaped our fenced in yard. Now them escaping isn't unusual, they love to dig under the fence and have been doing it frequently. We have done so much to "Mac Gyver" the fence to keep them in, but they kept finding ways out. Just that afternoon they got out and I retrieved them quickly and my husband checked the fence for weakness and couldn't find the issue, so we thought we were good.

Once we realized they were out I went off for a ride to find them. I went to all their usual spots, but couldn't find them, after 45 minutes of looking I gave up and came home hoping they would come back.

On the 12th I took my daughter to school and came home to work on finding them. I've posted on Facebook and Craigslist. I've made flyers and called dog officers in four towns. I've contacted four or five rescue/ humane societies with their information. I have walked through the woods and along the high tension power lines. My sisters in law are out looking for them. People I dont even know are looking for them. My daughters classmates and their siblings are looking for them.

I am out of steam. I am emotionally spent. I am losing hope.

Here I am at almost 8 pm on April 13, and the dogs have been seen only once...back on the 11th at about 11:30 pm maybe 1/2 mile from my house on a street that I checked, but I missed them.

I think someone took them and is keeping them or drove them far away, or who knows what. They had collars on with ID tags and our phone number.

Before these dogs we had two of the same breed, who passed away...I don't know what's worse having your pet die or just disappear.

My daughter is sad, my husband is sad, I'm sad.

If you see my dogs please call me 978-771-0434. Their names are Ellie and Gracie.

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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Sweet Anthem - Gwendolyn

I've only worn Gwen once and unfortunately I don't think I can wear it's way to floral for me.

Here is the scent notes and description from Sweet Anthem: #052 — Gwendolyn
Amber, Black Tea, Lily of the Valley, Honeysuckle, Hyacinth, White Ginger

A friendly springtiming tea suitable for any queen we know – steeped with wild, aldehydic florals, a dash of soft ginger, and a slightly tepid musk to leave our heads swimming.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

You think you know....but you don't

Credit to Joys Hope and Cookie Mondays

Does the world owe you???

We're moving in about 6 weeks to a town about half way between where we are now and the husbands work. We're moving for a few reasons the biggest being this move will cut the husbands commute in half. The next is we do need more space and privacy for all of us. The husband likes to do wood working and he'll get a dedicated space for that. The girl and I like to craft, my poor sewing machine has cobwebs on it, and we'll get a dedicated space for that. Plus we get space to hopefully host a family holiday or two. And it's a better school system for the girl and this year we saw what a small class can do for a young mind.

Needless to say we're pretty excited, but I know there will be a few who question us, not nessacarily about the move, but about our income and how it's so unfair to someone else that we got SO lucky...see I'm back to that...and this is what I say to you...

We work hard, me raising the girl and the husband doing what he does. We've both worked hard for a long time. When we met in 1996 the husband was working in a factory and I was a customer service phone rep. Since then we've both grown and changed both personally and professionally and it wasn't luck, it was hard work and dedication. It wasn't handed to us. We both feel that hard work is the key.

Everyday I see my husband drive an hour to and from work. He travels so often for work that there are weeks that I feel like a single mom. But it's all worth it to us.

So when you say to me that so and so has it so hard the world is against him, he has no luck, or whatever you want to tell yourself that makes you feel better about how you enable him. I'll say to you...

The world doesn't owe you anything, you make your decisions to lay in bed, or go fishing or hunting, or get high, those are your decisions and you should suffer the consequences.

I will not feel guilty that we work hard to have what we want.

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Sweet Anthem - Margaret

Margaret is growing on started out sharp for me, but has dried down to a nice grassy dirty scent, like new grass or just turned over loam.

Notes & description from Sweet Anthem: #053 — Margaret
Guava, Rose Otto, Vetiver, White Tea

When the war is too much to bear, find comfort in this ancient melange of rose and vetiver, and settle into the evening with a guava-sweetened white tea.

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