Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Big Week in Rescue Dog Land!

Hi All!

While the above photo was somewhat of a success, it didn't go without a little struggle.

The past few days with Jack have been full of fabulous and wonderful milestones! So very exciting. We adopted Jack about 6 months ago, and he has made so much progress. For some reason, the past week has really been good.

Jack has started taking treats from us. He is no longer a "secret eater." Also, Jack has started PLAYING! It is so fun to see him running around like a normal dog! I have caught him playing with toys a couple of times, and he even has started holding his tail like a normal shih tzu. These probably don't seem like huge milestones to most people, but for us they are huge. We couldn't be more proud of our pup and hope he continues to gain trust and happiness!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Dream Inventory

Recently at work, our staff of five was asked to fill out a sheet of paper with 50 goals/dreams for our personal and/or professional lives. I was stumped around number 8...not for lack of ambition, but because many of my hopes/dreams/goals just seem too simple to put down on paper. At any rate, I was able to dig deep and come up with 50 items for the list. Some of them are significant...others just plain silly. I'll share a few of my favorites.

1. Run a 1/2 marathon. (This one was a fail for 2010--we'll try again).
3. Pay off student loan early (HA.)
16. Pay for our kid(s) to go to cllege anywhere they want to go (Assuming we have kids).
18. Stay married for life
26. Write a children's book (I already have the story line all planned out).
32. Become a master gardener
40. Have home or garden featured in Southern Living Magazine