Saturday, August 30, 2008


Trish, Melanie and an unidentified hottie at the closing date of the DNC.

The gates opened at 1 and we weren't sure what to expect. We rode the train from Union Station and waited in a line that wound around for blocks. At least it wasn't too hot and we were given water.

Al Gore's very inspirational speach. He was really there, not via satellite. It's just that photos of folks on the stage are really small and i wanted to show him. I am a big Al lover. He said in his speech that had the election 8 years ago gone differently, well things would have been very different now. You can't imagine how many times I've thought the same thing.

Obama giving his acceptance speech. Both Gore and Kerry seemed to be 'taking the high road' and brushing away Republican accusations during their campaigns. Obama answered them back. I've been waiting fort a Democratic candidate with some backbone.

Below are the media tents. We kept looking through the binoculars for famous people and could only make out Wolf Blitzer and Katie Couric. Oh and Anderson Cooper ahhhhhhhh Anderson Cooper.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


Invitations are in the mail! Hooray! Flowers are ordered! Rentals are booked!

Friday, August 15, 2008


Wordle is making the rounds on the blogs I frequent, so I thought I'd give it a try. This is my blog in a Word Cloud.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

My Space

So here I am at daycare, alone. Mike is at his last day of work and Mel is at her 2nd. One of our dogs won't stop barking and I am getting ready to watch more Mad Men before falling asleep in my chair.
Ahh the life!

So I've been trying to work on MySpace and I am not having fun. I can't figure all the ins and outs to get anything done on it. So I guess what you see is what you get till I get my copy of "MySpace for Dummies"

I am entering 'freak out' stage with regards to wedding plans. I wanted the invitations in the mail already but they came in at the beginning of the month with a glaring typo. I didn't rush the reprint because the print shop's turnaround has been a week. Well we're entering week 2 and I am getting more and more cheesed off with each passing day. I figured I'd be getting them out early since every wedding invitation I've received was a month out. Now it looks like mine will be close to that. So if you're reading this, it's a good possibility you will be invited so "Save the Date: Friday, October 3, 2008"

Other wedding plans are going well even though I had hoped to have more locked and loaded. I still need to order the reception ware. No paper plates for my friends! We need to get Mike's suit and Mel's dress. I need to order flowers. Sheesh, what have I gotten done?

Oh well, now I'm off to watch the rest of season one of Mad Men. A fabulous show that I highly recommend.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Vintage Roadside

One of my daily sites, Curbly, posted about this great website Vintage Roadside. I am a huge fan of all things retro roadside. In fact I use Roadside America when planning my trips to South Dakota. So check them out and buy a shirt for a good cause.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Month 2

Well we are getting settled into the routine. We worked our keisters off to get the shop presentable by our first Yappy Hour at the end of July. Unforunately we didn't have too many attendees, if fact we had only 2. I open the shop door for drop off and pick up to get it noticed and we have gotten a great response. The shop just wasn't getting any notice inside the house. We have sold some merchandise and I have 2 orders for paintings already.
There's still a bit of work to do with getting the grooming area finished, but it's coming along nicely. I've bought a bit of new merchandise and am planning a larger order probably next month. August and September are the lean months due to back to school. I want to have a huge Howloween Party in October so I'll be sure to have the new stuff by then. It's been pretty fun shopping around online for dog products. I want to find eco-friendly, recycled, and/or local products to sell. I also want to do some more handmade stuff. A friend's mom is working of felted dogs and dog blankies. She said she'd also do some sweaters for winter.
Now that the house is mostly empty, I'm anxious to get some stuff moved in. Definitely living room furniture since right now we have a tiny tv on a discarded table with a folding chair. The master bedroom needs the most work since that was where the groomer was. We are going to need to redo the floors in there and get rid of the remaining stuff.
On another note, I'm starting to freak out about the wedding since I only have 2 months left. I'm waiting for the invites so we can get those out and tomorrow I'm going to put in the rental order for the reception tableware. Then I need to figure out how many centerpieces I need so I can put in a flower order.
So I'm keeping plenty busy :)