Sunday, February 24, 2013

A Sweet Ride

A buddy from work gave me this bike.

It's in need of lovin'.  There is quite a bit of rust, but it's nothing some elbow grease and sanding won't fix.  My dad and I are going to revamp her in the next few weeks...Stay tuned for my adventure in bike painting.  Hopefully, it won't turn into a disaster.  *Fingers SUPERDUPER Crossed*

And I got my super awesome Humane Society shirt.  

We both walked four dogs each and one together. Romantical, huh?  Too bad I can't have one of my own yet. =(

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Happy Tết

Happy New Year!

The year of the Snake is supposed to much better to me than last year.  (Thank goodness)

People probably don't usually think of you as a bubbly optimist, oh Dog. Whether or not that is your style, it's a good idea to adopt it this year. Plenty of good things are going to happen to you in Year of the Snake. Of course, you have to be in the game to get all the benefits, so get out there this year. If you've been putting something off, now's the time to make it happen. Also, know that this is a Water year, and your fixed sign is Metal. These two elements have a favorable relationship in Chinese astrology, which means luck is definitely with you this year. Take some risks. Strike out in new directions. Surprise yourself with how much you can accomplish.
Dog Rating
Dog Career
You are in for a great year to focus on your career. Push yourself to reach new heights in Year of the Snake. There is no reason to get caught up in the past. Expect to see some real changes at the office, and be sure to figure out how to best position youself to take advantage of them. You're a Yang sign in a Yin (Snake) year. You'll be more successful by catching waves rather than making them. Think through things at a deeper level and you should find the rewards you seek -- and duly deserve.
Dog Relationships
Ah, love in the Year of the Snake. Be honest with that special someone. Snake is all about sincerity, but can slip into revenge as well. If there's ever a time you want to be faithful, it's now. Profess your love. The Snake demands you show it in a big way. You're probably the kind of person who believes it's important to show your love by deeds rather than words. For best results, though, you're going to have to open up. Don't be afraid to say 'I love you' or 'You're special' -- along with offering your beloved an exotic present.
Dog Health
Too much change can be tough on the Dog, but in this Year of the Snake you are equipped to handle it. Embrace it -- but be sure to take the proper health precautions. In general, you should be in good shape as long as you don't overwork and stress yourself out. For those big successes, treat yourself with a spa day. The only thing you might have to be careful of is your extremities like your hands and feet. Make sure to keep them pampered and protected.
Dog Wealth
While Snake is a pretty good year for you all around, you'd be wise to protect your assets. Take a deep look into your soul and separate the things you really need from the things you really want. Insurance is something you should look into as well. Are your assets fully protected? Often times things are not what they seem, so it's best you read over those papers multiple times. If you do decide to take the plunge, keep it simple.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Puppy Love

I'm rather excited.  Namath and I are going to start walking dogs at the Humane Society. =)
It was, unbeknownst to him, on my to-do list for this year.  Since I have weekends off, I thought it would be fun to volunteer with animals.
I donate stuff to their thrift store when I do our spring/fall cleaning and try to donate money or useful items.  Anyway, I thought about the possibility of helping out with my time.
We've gone up there to visit a few times simply to tell the doggies they will eventually find a home.  We'd adopt one or two ourselves, but our landlord won't let us - which is a whole other story.
The last time we went up there we saw people with volunteer shirts playing with the dogs outside.  Namath asked if we'd be able to do it, and they say yes, they are in need of dog walkers.
So, on our way back to the car, Namath suggested if he could get the mornings off, would I like to walk dogs.  I think I must have swooned a little.  It was the sweetest idea EVER.  All the better because he asked.  

The great thing about the Humane Society is they are a no kill shelter, so I won't feel terrible about leaving the dogs behind.  Plus, knowing a dog has been adopted means there is room for an other dog to find a home. <3

What about the cats?  I'm allergic, so someone else will have to play with them in Kittyburg. =)

Any volunteering suggestions?