I'm alive!

Sorry I abandoned the blog for a few weeks. I'm now totally settled in at work, and I still love it. The people I work with are great, the patients are great, and I can really tell that what I'm doing is making a difference. Several patients have told me that they can see a difference, too, which is very gratifying and encouraging. :)

Lucy is settling in to our home really well! She's only had 3 accidents, and she's now learned her name as well as "come" and "get down". We need to start working on other commands soon. She and Pongo are getting along really well, and they love playing together outside, and hanging out in the crate together when we're not home.

Other than that, we've been busy training for our first half-marathon, which will take place on March 14th, and fundraising for our second half, which is with Team in Training. We have a lot of money still to raise, but we're slowly adding to our funds. Training is going pretty well, and I'm really starting to look forward to my runs every week, which is a good sign, I think.

The last thing that's keeping me busy lately is the Ravelympics. I'm knitting fingerless mittens for my project, and I am almost halfway done with the second mitten, so I think I have a chance of finishing by the deadline! I need to get back to knitting now, but I'll update once I finish my project with a photo! :)


Our greyt new addition!

Meet Nardia (soon to be Lucy), our new greyhound mix!


More Things I'm Loving

A lot of these are food-related, by the way. :)

-hot tea
-Greek yogurt
-honey (especially with #1 and #2)
-Friday Night Knitting Club books
-broccoli cheese soup and bread from Panera
-making my husband bread for his lunches with my new breadmaker
-making and eating curry
-using the library's website to put holds on books I want to read
-browsing patterns on Ravelry
-laughing at my dog's antics
-a sunny day after a string of rainy/grey days
-getting coffee with Tyler

Our Fence

I just realized that I never posted pictures of our completed fence! Here are a few shots.

We built approximately 135' of fencing for a total of around $2000 for all materials and an auger rental. We used metal posts set in concrete due to the fact that tornados are not uncommon in our area, and chose dog-eared pickets to match the other fences in our neighborhood. We also built the gates from scratch. :)


Things I'm loving

-Bare Minerals eyebrow powder
-a job I love going to every day
-running with the hubs
-the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon
-my pink Minnetonka house shoes
-finding warm areas in my house (the guest bathroom when the door's been closed a while, and the foot of the bed, right under the vent)