Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Miss Payslee!

Today is Miss Payslee's 2nd birthday.. Wow! It's been a fast two years. Seems like just yesterday when I was so heartbroken over losing my first shih-tzu, Pandora to pancreatitis.

Pandora was the first dog who taught me how to be a good dog mom. She was so ornery and just really had a mind of her own. There were several times when I would come home, and she would have eaten a bowl of candy..One time in particular I came home to find her sucking on a sucker with the stick hanging out of her mouth! She didn’t like to stay home alone, so she would push out my window screens on nice days, let herself out, and go across to my neighbors house. She would then let herself in through their doggie door, jump up on their couch, and watch TV with them until I got home. Many days I would come home to see the PSO guy, shirtless, cigar in his mouth, carrying Pandora under his right arm to bring her back home. He got used to her just going over there because she did it so frequently! Another time when I was letting her run off-leash, she ran into a pen full of Longhorns..My heart seriously quit beating when she walked right up to one of them and sat down in front of it, as if to say “Hello giant Friend, I’m a shih-Tzu!”.. Thankfully the Longhorn just bent his head down, sniffed her, and then walked away. At that point I raced in to get her..she seriously had NO FEAR. What a great dog.. My heart was so broken when she died that I didn’t think I would ever want another Tzu..But low and behold, when I went to schedule my hospice volunteering the coordinator had just had a new batch of puppies. A littler of two. One black and white, and One Red and white.. She asked me if I wanted to see them, and at first I said, No way.. But then she said “I know your heart is breaking for Pandora, but puppies make everyone smile”.. So I went back there, and that’s when I fell in love with Miss Payslee..

I knew I didn’t want the black and white one, since Pan was black and white..So I made up my mind that day, that a month later, I’d be taking home Miss Pays.. Except that wasn’t her name to start out with. At first I was calling her Harper. I would go visit her every week and take pics of her..She got to where she would dance around when she heard my voice..and the day I took her home, she didn’t even cry for her mom or sister. However, I knew at that point, that she was NOT a Harper..She was already turning into a little devil, and acting like a wild bird…So I decided on Payslee May. I thought Rally would be excited to have another girl in the house..WRONG. Rally couldn’t stand her..and of course all she wanted to do was bite at him, chase him, and act foolish.. There were times I thought “This ain’t gonna work”.. But thankfully Miss Pays was smart, and figured out her boundaries quick.

I started training her the day I brought her home. We put on a harness, and learned to walk on a leash. She weighed 1.2 pounds at that point. Such a tiny girl. But you couldn’t tell by her personality..She was feisty, and hilarious to me. If you tried to put her in a crate while driving she would wail, and cry like you had shot her. I told myself that she was going to be crated at night…You know how long that lasted? Not even one night..She wanted to sleep right by me in bed, and since I’m a light sleeper, I let her..She was potty-trained by 12 weeks..and I was so impressed with how smart she was, and eager to please..She completed her puppy class right on time, and she was therapy certified before even turning a year old..What a good girl!

Her favorite things? Running with Sawyer as fast as she can.. Cream cheese frosting, riding in her car-seat by me in the car, visiting her grandma Robbie at the farm, and pestering MJ because he won’t pay attention to her. She has brought me so much joy. Every day I try to do something that I know will make her life happier, because I know she does that for me, and all the people she visits.. Happy Birthday Miss Payslee, you are my sweet biscuit girl!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Great Birthday & New Ideas!

Well we had a great time on my birthday.. Who knew that giant white Van would be so much fun, but it was! We started things off at Dan O'Briens and had some dinner.. then we decided to try out "Murphy's Dueling Piano's" in Bricktown and it was SO fun! Leslie (Bill's wife) arranged for the piano guys to play me a song, to which they had the guys in the audience get down on one knee and sing "You've lost that loving feeling" to me.. Then Bill played the drums with the Piano too.. Its a very fun place to go!

I've attached some pics from the night.. the first one is Me & MJ..The next is Me, Shelly and Lauren..Then the last one is Me & Bill.. Good times.

Last week we all went to the State Fair twice last week..I tried some fried Mashed Bacon Potatoes.. and some Maccarroni & Cheese..then our second trip I had a Corndog. MJ had a giant corndog, and then I had a Strawberries newport..MM MM..Delish!

Last weekend MJ & I went to see "Takers".. it was okay..The weekend before we saw "Devil" and "The Town".. They were both excellent.. Devil is CREEPY and will make you scared of elevators for awhile.. The Town is about Bank Robbers and is action packed..Both good, go see em'..

Today while driving down the road I saw a man begging for money.. I guess he wasn't getting enough so he decided to upll up his shirt and show his abs.. (Like the Situation on Jersey shore does) and someone actually gave him money for it! What! What a strange

Some new things are in the works for me.. I'll update as I know more.. XXOO

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Birthday Weekend & Dog Show

Well this is my Birthday weekend.. My friends and I are renting a 12 passenger Van and having MJ drive us around town for funtimes.. We haven't really decided what all we are going to do, but with my crew, I know it will be fun. This is the first birthday in 13 years where I haven't given awan presents on the air! Its so freakin weird not being on the radio anymore..I find myself thinking of funny stories to tell, then remember I'm not on the air! Blargh..

Last week MJ and I went to the farm..We saw two baby calves born, and MJ got to see Steve's giant tractor since he was sewing wheat. The dog babes of course ran around like Farm dogs, and I kept calling for Sawyer but couldn't find him.. Well I found him. Trapped in a patch of Stickers, with his face saying "I'm not moving mama".. so I go over and get him, and Mom, & I spend 20 minutes getting stickers out of his fur while MJ holds him..He's such a farm dog, lol..

We went and had a steak at Portobello's, and then met my dad, Kirby, for lunch at the Italian place in Elk City..Good food.. Plus, they were having a dog show in Elk City! So Mom, MJ, & I went and watched for awhile..MJ Is wanting a German Shepherd (To offset the fact that I have 3 shih-tzu's, which are the foofiest, girliest dogs ever)..I'm trying to talk him into an Italian Spinone I like Big dogs too, I just fell in love with Shih-tzu's, and now I'll always have one..Speaking of, the show shih-tzu's were so cute with their big top knots, and cuteness.. Speaking of Cuteness.. I took Payslee on a therapy visit Thursday in her OSU Cheerleader outfit..Its so freaking cute. Doggiedudsbydeb made it for her.. Adorable! Shes such a good little therapy dog! Always smiling and loving people.

I've been taking an amazing class at Crossings.. Actually several. I've started going to Sunday school at 10:45, after I go to the regular Service at 9:30. The Sunday School class is called "Perspectives" and its taught by one of my favorite pastors, Terry Feix.. So good.. Then he is also teaching a class called "Angels & Demons" that I went to and it was AWESOME! There is nothing better than learning from someone who is so intelligent and knowledgeable about the bible! I just loved it..I start a new one that he is teaching on Wednesday night at 6:30 called "Worrying"..and its going to be excellent too, and right now, I really need the lesson of How NOT to worry..because I seem to be doing a lot of it. If you want to go with me, click on the link above and meet me there.. I think you all would love it too.

Last night MJ & I went to the Melting Pot for the first time.. I had heard my friends talk about it, but I had never been. It was SOOO GOOD! We started off with a 3 cheese Wisconsin trio and dipped Bread and apples into it.. MM MM! Then we had Ceasar Salads..then they bring out the meat and you cook it at your table..and there are like 10 dipping sauces! (MJ LOVES dipping sauces).. It was great, and then the best is the dessert! We chose the "turtle Chocolate" with nuts, caramel and milk Chocolate..they melt it all up and then you dip delicious strawberries, cheesecake, marshmellows, bananas, rice crispy treats, and more all into the melty chocolate..Ahhh! It was soo good! Its a bit pricey though, so keep that in mind..but for special occasions, its awesome! MJ also surprised me with another Brighton Bracelets! Its so pretty.. I'm going to put them all on and then take pictures..

More later, Love you all..


Thursday, September 2, 2010

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck?

Do you ever wonder what you are supposed to be doing in your life? I'm there.. For 13 years, while I was on the radio I thought I was doing what I was supposed to be doing.. Then in March that all changed and I was forced into thinking "What ELSE am I supposed to be doing?".. Well on Sunday the pracher was preaching about how you have to TRUST God. He had the best analogy too. He put a chair on the stage and said "We all want to trust God, but most of the time we will just lean on him while we keep one foot on the floor, or we long to stand on our own two feet because we are control freaks. So many times we should just trust the lord completely (then he climbed completely onto the chair & sat down) and not stand on our own, but trust the lord to take care of us." Which makes so much sense. I like to feel like I'm in control of what I'm doing, and so many times I should just turn it over to God and trust that he will take care of it.

The Sunday school teacher also spoke about how sometimes we end up at the last place we think we should be..But that the whole time we are doing things that might be out of our comfort zone, we are learning new skills that will help us somewhere else down the road. Good to know, because I can honestly say I have no idea what I am doing in my life right now and just have to trust that it is helping me grow & teaching me skills I will need later.

There's are a lot of new opportunities coming into play for me. I'm going to try to think about what I'm supposed to be doing, and how I can make a difference. I'm excited about this weekend! For my moms birthday I got her tickets to the OSU opener against Washington Saturday. So we (along with MJ) will all head to Stilly.. My brother is tailgating so it should be fun times.

Tonight is a therapy visit in Edmond. Miss Pays is all ready! We had a great visit last week at Brighton gardens. Those folks are a hoot! We had a blast! I took Sawyer too & he was a good boy. We had 8 therapy dogs there in all shapes & sizes! So fun!

Surehopewe get some rain soon..last night I watched the CMA music fest on tv. Mom& I went to that a few years ago & had a blast.. The show was great last night,except for Kid Rock.. Why they allowed him of all people to sing 2 songs, I don't know.. Loved Blake & Trace, Alan, Justin Moore, Martina & others.. And loved Jamey Johnson, Dierks Bentley, and Miranda lambert singing "Bad Angel" many good country singers out right now. I miss being a part of it..

Watched "The last Exorcism" last weekend.. It's scary! But it is entertaining if you like scary movies..also watched "The Switch" and I really liked it. It's a chick flick, but a fun one! Have a great weekend!!