Thursday, January 31, 2013

Websites and Recipes

Life since the big move has been going surprisingly better than I imagined. I've made a friend joined a few groups comprised of other army wives. I'm not sure how many lifelong friends I will make, but how can you ever know in a quick meeting. I have met a lot of great people and I can't wait to get to know them better.

In the meantime I am learning how to be a housewife and a puppy parent. Being a house wife is stressful but fun. Having my minor OCD is nice because my husband and two puppies destroy the house nearly every day so I ALWAYS have stuff to do. The frustrating part is the husband part. I really hope he'll get better with time but right now he is such a man, for example, while I was unpacking there was a stack of paperwork in the living room and I asked him to move it. The next day I found it in the kitchen and I asked him to put it away. The next day i found it on a box in our office and finally had to say I'm not asking you to move it around the house I am asking you for a place to put it away. Like many men, his idea of cleaning is putting everything in piles and, well my clean is way different. I am learning that if I want the house my kind of clean i'm going to have to do it, however, I hope he helps a little and learns that everything has a place, such as putting the mail in the mail slot and not on the kitchen counter lol.

Being a puppy parent has it's ups and downs as well. I love them more than anything and I love how excited they are to see me when i leave and how no matter where i am they are right next to me, however, they stress me out haha. Steven surprised me with Baxter when we got to NC. When we picked Baxter up at the Animal Hospital he was boarding with they told us they had a puppy named Zeus, also a German Shepard, who had been abandoned by his owner. The poor puppy had had his ear nearly bitten off by a big dog with his previous owner and had stitches. The woman at the animal hospital suggested we adopt him. His legal abandon date had not yet come so they told us they'd call on the day to see how we felt about it. After an extremely short discussion we agreed to adopt him and it has been an adventure ever since. Poor guy is so accident prone and always getting hurt, I feel so bad for him because he's traumatized and every time he starts to get comfortable he gets hurt and no he will barely leave my side. In all reality he's only been with us since January 11th so my hope is that over the next few weeks/months he'll feel more comfortable. Our biggest obstacle is our other little teenager who is having major sharing problems which includes branches, toys, parents, petting by anyone, etc. All I can do at this time is hope everything works out for the best.

I am not having much luck finding a job that I like and since I don't technically need to work I am going to try and start a small website design company. Today I am working on my site and my father's since he is paying me to build him a site.

Wish me luck!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Puppy Duty

o my! What a year this has been already! Steven and I arrived in North Carolina December 30, 2012 and on December 31st, he surprised me by taking me to the animal hospital to pick up our little puppy! While getting Baxter's shots a few of the receptionists told us about Zeus. Zeus is an adorable, pain-in-the-butt puppy about the same age as Baxter. After having his ear almost completely bitten off his previous owner had dropped him at the office and abandoned him. The receptionists asked us to consider adopting Zeus and on January 11. These two have been driving us absolutely crazy lol. They seem just like little kids "you want to rest? I think no!" 

Right now is heaven! I wanted to rake the backyard so we can have lawn in the summer I had the puppies outside with me and they were running and jumping, chasing bugs, eating sticks, and for the first time ever they both sat at the door to the house and stared at me. I opened the door and they ran to their respective places on the floor next to the couch and passed out! haha I think I have just found my solution to hyper puppies! 

In other news. Out of 79 boxes I'm down to about 12. 2 are Christmas stuff, a few are clothes and some are "random boxes of crap" as I labeled them, which i now have to go through since I was a hoarder when packing lol. They house was looking a lot better but something was just off and we couldn't really figure it out; there was just something that didn't feel like home. Well, yesterday Steven we bought a Hoover Pet Vacuum and curtains, took down the blinds the puppies ate and vacuumed up all of the pine needles and an ddirt dragged in by the moving company and puppies and it feels so much more homely! It's amazing what a clean home can do! We figured out the alarm system and have gotten both puppies potty trained and the beds and new tv set up. All we need now is to get them to sleep through the whole night and we'll be golden! 

Hope the rest of the day goes well!