Archive for the ‘Mattie’ Category


May 31, 2009

It’s been an “ok” weekend. Little bit of lazy mixed with some action.

Saturday was a dangerous day. We woke up and turned the tv on only to be smack in the middle of “House”. Oh my.. Dave and I sat on the couch for hours before realizing we really needed to get out and do something. But…. what?!?

We took Mattie up to the Griffith Observatory and took her on a long walk around the trails. We had a nice refreshing walk and we felt good that the dog could come along.

Afterward, we took Mattie to a dog park around the same neighborhood. This was not an official dog park so it wasn’t fenced in. There were both large and small dogs in the area, but it was all grass covered. Mattie was so different at this park as opposed to the one we frequent. It must have been the grass! She was happy and playful and even interacted with other dogs. She seemed less stressed. When a group of big dogs came running by, she ran after them and there was a little poodle mix that she went to say hi to often and was never nervous around. It made Dave and I happy to watch her so comfortable. I’ll be curious to see how she acts at our normal dog park on Monday.

Saturday was a rest day for my Wii Active, but today was not. I was a good girl and did my 30 day challenge today while Dave watched played a game on his iPhone. It felt good to do good for my body.


Since I brought up House, here are a few laughs originally found on this site




Lazy Thursday

May 21, 2009

Yup, another lazy day. I really need to stop having these.

Stayed up a little late, and so slept in later than I should have this morning. Skipped the gym all together. *sigh*

Good thing though, is that Dave is home again. We went out to eat at a quick little restaurant of his choice last night and came home and both played Little Big Planet together. We had fun working together collecting all the items in each level. Especially those parts of the level that require two people to play.

As far as productivity goes, I got some laundry done and watered the front yard. Oh well, I did take care of the 4 caged animals. Cleaned the cages of my parrot, my rats and my guinea pig. This then, always leads to a quick vacuum of the area.

I did make it to the mall today. Victoria’s Secret started a 10 panties for $25 and as far as I am concerned.. you can never have too many pairs of panties. While I was there I started looking around at their bras and noticed they had a bunch on clearance. I found a very cool looking bra that had a corset look to it. I then pondered if they had a matching panty. The sales woman there said they did and that there was a garter, but they may no longer have them since they are clearance items. Well, as soon as I walked over to the “bins” the matching thong was sitting right on top and in my size! Before walking away, I decided to go digging to see if they would have the matching garter…. well…. they DID! I was SO excited. I scored and was happy to save so much money! I came home with 15 items for a little over $100. Not bad for Victoria’s Secret!

Mattie and I went to the dog park and once more spent more time than intended there. She was more relaxed today. One of her “friends” showed up, so that is why we stayed longer. She almost played with him today. I saw the two of them bounce around for a few seconds. It makes me positive that she will one day run and play with all the little dogs.

Finally, it is time for the Lady Gaga fix… Here she is in her performance for Dancing With the Stars.

First, “Just Dance”

And now, “Love Game”

Just a Wednesday

May 20, 2009

Today was half lazy and half productive.

I stayed up too late last night. One of the perks of being unemployed, however, that means I slept in later than I should. It was 9 am when my lazy eyes opened. I never made it to the gym this morning. Used the start of my period as a personal excuse.

Did make it to the dog park today with Mattie. We stayed there for almost 2 hours. Just as we were getting ready to leave, many dogs arrived, so I decided to stay for an hour longer. Mattie made friends with a chihuahua and she almost, almost played with him.

Today, I met a pug. Ah… the pug. One of man’s glorious examples of breeding. (note the sarcasm?) He was what you call the standard pug. You could hear he had trouble breathing. Don’t you just love breeding? Don’t you just love that what makes a pug special is it’s little pushed in nose and flattened face? It’s wonderful isn’t it? The top of the line pug comes with breathing restrictions.. but hey … they look great don’t they? *sigh*

I was productive at home in the afternoon. Did some laundry, cleaned and organized the shoes in the closet and cleaned and organized my sock and “under garment” drawers. Feels good to have some order around here. The kitchen counters were spot cleaned and the floors cleaned and mopped. I did a quick vacuum job in the living room as well. I do my best to do my part while Dave has to work a job.

As for Dave, work is getting to be a place he hates going to. He has developed an abusive relationship with his boss. Dave is the battered spouse. His boss seems to act like he’s bi polar a LOT. One minute things are great and the next, Dave’s getting jerked around. Dave’s boss is one of those people you just can’t please no matter what. Even if boss made the mistake, some how you screwed it up worse. Dave is fed up and has decided it’s time to get out. I support him 100%. I never liked his boss from the very beginning.

So now Dave is fixing up his resume and slowly looking for new work.

Today is mom’s birthday. She enjoyed the flowers she got. I am happy. Tonight friends are taking her out to eat. I hope she has a good time.


Knowing how bad things have been for Dave at work has also brought me down. But the one thing that always makes me feel better is sharing Lady Gaga. Here’s her performance on Ellen.

And her very short interview afterward. She is so cute and sincere:

It’s Time

May 19, 2009

Time for me to finally post again. It’s been awhile once more and there is no way I can possibly catch up on all the details. So here is a run down.

Dave and I are still getting married. The date is set for October. I have bought the dress. I still need to get my butt in gear and make a guest list so we can make the arrangement for the reception! Won’t be good to have a wedding with no reception!

Mattie the pup has adjusted to life without the ranch. Of course she gets to spend just as much time with me as before. I think she misses the freedom of the ranch. It’s been hard for me to go back. I know the animals left behind aren’t being neglected but I know they are not getting the top care they would be getting if I was still there. Things get left unseen. Things are left uncared for due to laziness. It’s too much to think about.

Lucas.. my favorite little pig, went to his new home a few weeks ago. I made the trip with him to northern California. He has a good home. However, he is not fitting in very well. He is acting like the little child who is still waiting for “mom” to come pick him up from school. This breaks my heart. He hasn’t fit in with any of the pigs yet. I miss him and it breaks my heart that he misses me too.

I applied for a “doggy day care” job a few weeks ago. Even went to an “interview”.  I say “interview” because they never asked me any questions. Just showed me around and told me they’d make their decision by the end of the week. I haven’t heard back from them. Honestly, that’s fine. I am too good for them and over qualified. Besides that, I make double what they are paying on unemployment.

Speaking of unemployment. *sigh* they stopped paying me about a month ago because I messed up one of my forms. Got that straightened out and now I will be catching up on all this back pay.

My mom and her husband have run into some financial difficulties these days. They had invested a LARGE amount of money but then stopped seeing any at the beginning of the year. Too exhausted to get into details, but this is a work in progress. Mom is saying things are looking brighter for them.

Mom’s birthday is tomorrow. I’m having flowers sent to her and Dave and I will visit her during the weekend.

Mattie is getting used to going to our local dog park. She is so shy with all the other dogs. I hope she turns around and makes friends soon. I would love for her to run and play with them. I am having an interesting time observing dogs and owners while at the park and they will no doubt spur the occasional posting here.

I am giving myself more time to enjoy bad and lazy habits. We have a Wii and a PS3 gaming system. On the Wii I am enjoying Animal Crossing but I am also enjoying the Wii Fit. On the PS3, I have just gotten addicted to Little Big Planet. Both games can consume so much time and it’s not about running around and shooting stuff.

Today I was a little productive while at home. I grabbed a large storage container and packed all my “work” clothes and items away. I also went through my closet and set aside all my things that can be donated. It was a bitter sweet experience to pack all that stuff away.

OK.. that’s all for now… I am hoping to start writing here on a daily basis… but we shall see.

We recently had the pleasure of attending the Wango Tango 2009 concert. I bought us tickets because of Lady Gaga. She was AWESOME. It was my first time seeing her in person and she rocked my socks off. She only sang one set of 4 songs but she blew me away. I leave you with a video of her back stage interview with KiSS FM. I warn you ahead of time… adult language is used.

Poor Mattie Puppy

November 30, 2008

And so this is the last day of NaBloPoMo. I have failed and it’s ok. I tried to keep up everyday, but sometimes.. well.. sometimes life just takes over. 

Mattie, our dog, is upset. I have been a very bad mommy lately. I have procrastinated and have not kept up with her daily brushing. Mattie is part terrier, I believe border terrier, but not certain. Her hair gets quite scruffy and grew to about 3 inches in length. Brushing her every day has become necessary to control the chaos of her scruff, but more importantly, to keep her from getting matted. Which is exactly how she got the name Mattie in the first place. 

When she was rescued from the shelter before putting her down, she was completely matted and so her foster family named her Mattie. They clipped her completely and discovered she was also infested with ticks. 

Since coming to my home, I have let Mattie grow her hair out and her scruff has become a part of her personality. But, I have been a bad mommy and realized I needed to get rid of the mats that have started to form in her hair since I have neglected her brushing. 

Dave said we could clip her ourselves… well, after a bathroom covered in dog hair, a lost hour and a dog that is only half finished.. we decided we couldn’t. So we hurriedly brought Mattie to a Petsmart where a wonderful girl gave her a great clip and cut. 

Unfortunately, Mattie doesn’t think so. She is not liking her “nakedness”. Her behavior has changed quite a bit. She is not the playful and joyful pup she once was. She is a bit solemn and just seems upset. Oh well, I guess she will get used to it eventually. Thankfully, her hair will grow back and this time, I WILL take care of my dog. I’m sorry Mattie. 

On the fun side, her being clipped extremely short this time of year, means she needs a “coat” for our evening walks and my early mornings at the ranch. It’s been fun looking for the right coat and seeing all the ridiculous options out there. I will never put Mattie in a dress or a shirt that says “princess”. I do, however, enjoy finding her cute little jackets. I also don’t see the harm in getting her a “christmas” themed sweater, though I think Dave would disagree. 

I really hope Mattie starts feeling like her old self again. It makes me sad that she is feeling so “naked”.