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Day 12: Bullet point your whole day

I’m going to bullet point yesterday because today is errand day and I slept a big chuck of the morning.

 

  • 3:00am – Get out of bed to let the dog out of the room, put the light on in the hallway and watch the dog run down the stairs and listen to hear if my dad greets her and will take her out (he goes to sleep super early he usually wakes up around 3:00am).  Did not hear him greet her so stumble down the stairs and  THEN he realizes the dog is staring at him and said he could take her out front.
  • 3:05am  Clean the dog’s paws then pit stop in the bathroom.
  • 3:15 am Praying to fall back asleep.
  • 4:45am Alarm to wake up for work  is blazing.
  • 4:45-5:10am Bathroom regime ( brush teeth, shower , etc).
  • 5:10-5:20am Make coffee.
  • 5:20-6:00am Getting ready process. I start with having a smoke. I sip coffee and check my messages and look up the weather. I look up directions and screen shot what i need for work for the day,today I was winging my workday so didnt really look up anything just bumped up some worksheets on pinterest to have for quick printing access if need be. Then lotion I up and deodorant up and get dressed. Pack my purse. Write a note for the hubby.  Then i sit and finish my cup of coffee and have another smoke and then give the hubby a goodbye kiss ( he is still sleeping) before i leave the room.
  • 6:00-6:15am. Fill up my water bottle and put it in the freezer. Put shoes on.  Picked out an outwear cardigan for the day.  Spent five minutes trying to get the dog out from under the table, had to trick her with a treat to get her to come out.
  • 6:15- 7:00 am  Dog went on an adventure, i was not happy. She pooped badly ( what the hell did she eat?!) and needed a butt bath.
  • 7:00- 7:10 am Gave dog a quick but bath and dried her up.
  • 7:10 -7:15am Ate a bowl of cereal
  • 7:15am-7:30am Brush my hair and brush my teeth again. Grab my water bottle out the freezer and get assembled to head out. Spray body spray. Say bye to the dog.
  • 7:3am-8:00am Commute to work.
  • 8:00-8:10am Buy morning gigantic coffee from Dunk Doughnuts then walk to the office.
  • 8:15-8:30am Morning prep for the work day. Put the coffee pot on. Spoke with co-workers and discussed plan for the day. Got supplies i needed for the day.
  • 8:30-8:40 Go outside to smoke before i clock in
  • 8:45 : Back in the office i start stepping up for group, make cups of coffee and put second pot to brew (attendance incentive if clients come to program early or at least on time they get a cup of coffee)
  • 9:00am-10:00am Ran a group.
  • 10:00am-10:15am Break time , went out for a smoke
  • 10:15am-10:25am Went to the bathroom and waited for my group to be finished using the facilities.
  • 10:25am- 11:30am Group went to a local park for a little while.
  • 11:30am-11:35am Try to figure out how to turn on the smart board.
  • 11:35am -1:00pm Finally got the smart board working so gave a lesson on interviews do’s and don’ts utilizing youtube videos. Held mock interviews until group was dismissed.
  • 1:00pm-1:10pm Smoke break
  • 1:10pm-2:15pm Paperwork/case notes.
  • 2:15pm-2:20pm Another smoke while talking to the hubby on the phone discussing meal agenda before heading to the train.
  • 2:20pm- 3:20pm Travel home, stopped at the atm and then at the pizza spot and got a pizza pie and then went home and almost dropped said pizza when the little doggie was attacking my shins trying to say hello to me.
  • 3:20pm-3:30pm Bathroom stop and I’m a little ocd I have to wash my hands up to my elbows and wash my face.
  • 3:30pm- 4:30pm Stuffed my face. Facebooked.  Smoked a cig. A little relaxing hang out with the hubby .
  • 4:30pm-5:00pm Feed the dog, walked her, cleaned out her water dish and put out fresh water and gave her “the talk” that I’m going out and she needs to be a good doggie and pet and hug her and gave her a treat for good measure.
  • 5:00pm- 5:30pm Freshened up and changed my outfit and fixed myself up a little.
  • 5:30pm-6:30pm Commute to times square where I was meeting a friend ( Dave and Busters).
  • 6:30pm-6:50pm Waited for  friend who was late.
  • 6:50pm-7:15pm Friend arrived and we waited for a table to eat.
  • 7:15pm-9:15pm Eating, Drinking, Talking.
  • 9:15pm-10:15pm Played in the arcade.
  • 10:15pm-11:00pm Sat at the bar having a last drink with friend.
  • 11;00pm-12:00am Friend and I commuted home( we take the same bus/train she just takes it further)
  • 12:oo am-12:10 am  Walked home from bus stop.
  • 12:10am-1:00am  Hubby and dog was waiting for me out front ( i texted when i got off the bus to let him know i was walking). Hugs and kisses all around. Bathroom and clean up ritual ( brush teeth, wash hands and face) and then made sure the dog was cleaned up. Grabbed a few water bottles from the fridge and the three of us went to our room for the night. Hubby and I  changed into pjs then had a smoke together and spoke about our days. We had some cuddles with the doggie and watched a comedy special until we all drifted off to sleep.

That was my day is bullet points.

Dachshund

dogs, pets, animals, fur baby

I used to love cats. My friend from elementary school had the cutest cat in the world. I would waltz into her house and announce “I want to pet the kitty!” before greeting the humans in the house. I was just one of those people that preferred cats over dogs.

I think because my aunt always owned a pack of dogs. But, not just any dogs. Big gigantic dogs. As a child, I was eye level with their teeth. I think that put me off from dogs for most of my childhood.

As i was becoming a teenager, i started opening up to all animals in general. When I turned 18, my best friend at the time moved out on her own.

And she got a dog.

A tiny little dachshund.

I remember her bringing the dog over to my house. My mother had a strict no pet rule. We were smuggling the puppy inside my house, we weren’t going to leave a new puppy alone in her apartment and she wanted to hang out a little. We were trying to shush the little tic tac of paws on the floor of the hallway.  Scared my mother would hear the little puppy, we picked up the little doggie and ran to my room. Then the yip yapping puppy barks started.

I was in love.

I wanted a dog.

That’s how it began. I went from a cat lady to an instant dog lover.

But, i lived at home with my parents. My mother was anti-cats because she didn’t want them to scratch up the carpets and couches. My dad was anti- dogs, because he said he didn’t want to walk a dog and pick up their poop. The only pets we were allowed were fish.

So, i lived at home and just loved animals from afar.
dog, dogs, pets, pet, animals, animal, fur baby
Then, my dad fell ill. He was in the hospital for long while and spent some time in a nursing home. When he finally returned home, he refused to stay inside the house. He would sit outside from 6am to 6pm coming inside only to eat and use the bathroom.

I understood, after spending months and months inside a hospital and nursing home, he just didn’t want to be indoors. He wasn’t well to go out on outings. We would walk afew short blocks to the avenue ( I would escort him, he had that walker that doubled as a seat so he could take a break when needed). But, he really couldn’t  go far. Plus, he needed IV medication so we always had to be home at a set time. It was summer. So i figured what’s the harm with him sitting outside. It’s better then watching TV all day.

Little did we know, people walking their dogs and neighbors further up the block and from across the street, thought he was a lonely, sad , old man with no friends and family.

That’s why one of my neighbors rescued a dog and gave it to my dad.

It was just before 7am, when I got a phone call from my dad. He said “come meet your dog!” Now, my dad wasn’t in great mental standing, having suffered a stroke. So, i thought he kidnapped a dog. The hubby and i just jumped up and opened the room door and …

And we see this:293925_2095766754018_2018258596_n

Bianca.

The neighbor saw my dad everyday while walking his dog. My neighbor rescues dogs as a side project. He figured he would ask my dad first before he looked for a home for the dog. He had good intentions. He asked my dad if he wanted the dog for company, a little dog that should be low maintenance ( ha! she’s a fur ball full).

I loved her instantly. So did the hubby. So did my dad. My mother took all of 30 seconds before she went “awe” ( telling you Bianca knows how to use her cuteness). So that’s how we got Bianca. A neighbor thought my dad was a lonely old man with no family and needed company.

My dad walks her everyday.

I became a proud pet parent, because almost ten years ago one little dachshund  yip and yapped and opened the door for dogs to curl up in my heart.

As always, please visit Linda’s blog for rules for Just Jot It Jan. Feel free to join in anytime.
http://lindaghill.com/2016/01/04/just-jot-it-january-4th-dachshund/

So, it’s snowing in my parts of the woods. I love the snow. I don’t mind tromping around in it, traveling in it. But, I’m still sick. Most of it has passed I just have a general “tired” feeling and a lingering cough. But, I’m supposed to work today 5pm-10pm. But with this snow public transportation is going to be a nightmare. Waiting over an hour for a bus that never comes, in the snow still falling? Plus, having to work the opening shift tomorrow? Yeah. I’m good. Called out of work today. It hurts to do so but if i relapse into being fully sick again it will hurt even more so. So. Snow Day!

Took Bianca out to play in the snow/walk. Here’s pictures of our adventures. As always ignore the time stamp. Ancient camera can’t get it to change.

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She didnt know where to walk so walked up to me feet

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She was so curious just looking around non stop

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She just jumped into a pile of snow trying to get to her favorite pee spot and then ran back to me because she was up to her neck in snow lol

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She thought there was another dog outside and she literally kept walking in circles following her own paw prints lol

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Searching and Searching for the “other dog” lol

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Still searching

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She got sad she couldn’t find the “other dog” and started walking in the street. She looks miserable in this picture but i promise you she was yanking me to walk. And doesn’t she look raccoon-ish in this picture?

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She is confused. Doesn’t know which way is what. This is the middle of the street lol.

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I can only imagine what the view from her height must be like. She probably just sees a vast grayness.

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Still trying to “see”

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Found something!

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Realizing she didn’t “find”anything

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And the look of utter sadness at her realization.

P.s. She is now dried off and nice and warm cuddling on my dad’s bed in the living room munching on a doggy treat. I don’t torture her for these pictures. I just randomly click as she pulls me along hoping for a good shot lol.

Sick Day

Posted: January 23, 2014 in Uncategorized
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I hate to call out of work. For the year and (almost) half I have been working there I only called out 3 times.  Twice, i had bronchitis and was coughing non-stop. Can’t cough all over merchandise and customers so i had to take the loss and stay home. The third time the flu hit me ( again) and I had a bad fever and I was… delusional. Yeah, I was sitting on the floor outside talking to the stray cat I feed for like 20 minutes meanwhile the cat is meowing at me like “bitch, put the food down already!”.

Today makes the fourth time I have called out of work. I’m actually not THAT sick. Those that know me know i get really REALLY sick. It’s never just a cold with me.  Since literally my whole house is sick and a few people at work at sick, i woke up feeling sick today. So, add in the cold and it’s not my full shift today, I decided to just have a sick day. Stay in bed and see if I can kick it BEFORE i get REALLY sick.

I hate to miss work. Even missing a few hours on my check HURTS.

But,this makes it all worth it.

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She is so cute and playful

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She licked the camera
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She was so happy to see me laying in bed. She laid against the hubby to join us in bed sickness ( the hubby is sick too)
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She thinks it’s our job to pet her 24/7
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Who said to stop petting? She literally grabs your hand if you try to stop petting her and she is not finished being pet. lol
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There you go, that’s the spot!
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It’s exhausting being cute and getting pet all the time.
DSCN1830P.s. don’t mind the time stamp. It’s a day delayed. Pictures were taken last night and this morning.

So I live in NY and we had a snow storm.

My dog, Bianca, is a princess and when her paws gets wet she lifts it up and looks at me like “Ma, I’m sullying my fur . This is far beneath me”.

Since i first got her I bought her booties. She hated them. She refused to take a step. I figured since she would not walk outside today I would give it another try.

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Lol, poor doggie. She still doesn’t like them. She took a few steps and just swung her legs up and down it was the funniest thing I have ever saw. SO, no to the booties 😦

She was camera shy today but here are a few pictures from our outside adventures.

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So, this is my dog Bianca

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She was rescued a a little over a year and half ago. Literally ,brought to our door step by a neighbor. He saw my dad ( who was recently ill and recovering from heart surgery) outside everyday and thought he was lonely and had no family so asked him if he wanted the dog. My dad then calls me 730 in the morning and told me to come meet my dog. Thinking he is having a stroke side affect I opened my room door and go to stairs and I see this ball of fluff running up the stairs.

DSCN1701  She isn’t always an easy dog to have.  But she is by far the greatest. I love her so much. She is such a character with the biggest personality ever.

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We thought she was Pomeranian.  She was abandoned and mistreated by her original owners and the only paper work  she had was from a breeder in NJ , receipt of purchase , one sole ripped and ragged paper.  Pomeranian was written as the breed.

DSCN1704However, Pomeranian never felt right to us. She is a small dog, but not that small. Her snout is longer than a typical dog of the Pom breed.  We just figured she was mixed and not purebred.

DSCN1700I didn’t care too much because I love her. I love her little furry face. I love her waking me up ( at ungodly early hours) by licking my face and poking me with  her cold wet nose. And when that doesn’t work, she nibbles my nose.

DSCN1699 But the other day, Omar comes running into the room like “OMG i nailed! I nailed Bianca’s breed!”

German Spitz. Cousin to the Pomeranian. I immediately research the breed and its SO Bianca. I think we found her breed.  The characteristics especially.

Bianca doesn’t like to cuddle with me. She doesn’t jump all over me. So, I have to hold her captive. She is my prisoner, my hostage.

DSCN1707 She loves to cuddle with Omar. She jumps all over him. She has no obedience with me.  I call her and she barely even looks at me. Omar looks at her and she goes running. No matter how many times i try to train her, teach her, she just doesnt see me as Alpha. Only Omar has respect from her, he is like the freaking Dog Whisper. He loves her to pieces, but sometimes he gets annoyed with all the kisses and being jumped all over.

I am jealous of all the licks and cuddles he gets.  Sometimes she’ll look me dead in the eye like” yeah , I’m with daddy AND WHAT”DSCN1706 She loves me, i know this. But im a sentimental person and I love to cuddle. So, that’s when I hold her prisoner. Sometimes she’ll immediately lick my face a couple of times, taking pitty on me.  Either way, this is my dog, Bianca. I love her and treat her better than I treat myself. I would spend my last dollar on her and I feed her before I feed myself. So even though she can be a diva, she is MY diva.

Me trying to get Bianca to take a picture with me.

Me trying to get Bianca to take a picture with me.

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She is just not having it, wont take a picture. LOL

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Trying to lure Bianca outside into the snow that’s finally sticking..she’s not being fooled…lol

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Paw prints

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Bianca not liking the snow

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Looking for her grass spot

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Gave up, making yellow snow. ewie lol

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Oh she looks cute even through the anger

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Bianca warming up

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Bianca modeling

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Bianca is not going to go back outside today, but thats okay because Nemo 2013 has finally begun

* All pictures were taken today, 2/8/13, (ignore the time stamp) by me on my old barely working digi camera.

Oh and P.S. I didn’t torture my dog and MAKE her stay outside. She stepped outside on our back porch when I was feeding some stray cats and she sniffed around for two minutes because of the food I was carrying and i snapped a couple of pictures but then went right back inside. It was time for her walk so i dressed her and she went out right out front of my house and i snapped more pictures. Total outside time less than five minutes. And as you can see I cleaned her paws, dried her off and then put a fresh sweater on her to keep her warm. I take care of my dog.