September 29, 2011

Meet G. V. Black

We got a PUPPY!! Josh went to San Franscisco and while he was gone I picked up the little guy. We had been talking about it for years and I have been obsessing about it for the last several months. I finally decided to take the plunge! Josh thought that the dog was super cute and said that he wanted me to be happy and that he would support my decision. He is an 8 week old maltipoo (1/2 toy poodle and 1/2 toy maltese) We named him G. V. Black after the founder of modern dentistry. Nerdy, we know, but we LOVE it. We call him "Geevee". He is a very good puppy and is pretty much crate and potty trained. The first couple of days were rough for all of us as we tried to figure this all out but its getting better every day. He sleeps in his crate very well and only cries a little but we just say "no" and he stops right away. He is getting so good at going potty on his pads outside and we put him out and he will go right away and then give a little bark to let us know he's done then sits patiently and waits for us to open the door and let him in. He is shy and will only go if we don't stay out there with him. He is playful in spurts but he sleeps A LOT since he is still just a baby. He is so sweet and cuddly and he is just the most adorable little thing ever!! He is like a little teddy bear. He loves to be held and scratched and he likes to play with our toes while we eat at the table. I am a little overwhelmed with having someone else depending on me and I don't have any idea what I'm doing so its pretty scary. I feel way bad that we have to leave him alone while I work and Josh has school. He does fairly well. Some days a lot better than others. We leave him in the kitchen with every thing he needs and we put some music on for him. I know he gets lonely and bored but he will get used to it hopefully! I have been second guessing my decision to get him but then he cuddles up to us and he is learning so fast and I just don't think I could get rid of him now. We'll just all have to make it work!

September 19, 2011

The Job Hunt

So I have an amazing job at the best office every other saturday. But unfortunately it's only a half day twice a month and that just doesn't cut it financially so I'm still on the prowl for something else. I have been very blessed to have 3 different things pending. I had an interview last Friday in La Habra and then a working interview at the same office the following Tuesday. It was a little chaotic but I liked the Dentist and his treatment philosophy and the office was new and nice. Then I had an interview in Redlands on Wednesday and one of my favorite teachers works there part time also. the interview went pretty well and I have a working interview scheduled for next Friday. I also have an interview lined up at an office in Claremont very close to home that will be a great opportunity for growth from starting as a temp to eventually up to 3 days a week.
I also got a job at Western University, Josh's school, as an adjunct faculty. I will be facilitating an inter-professional case study group but only 4 times this semester and then some more next year. So things are going really well and I'm so excited to have so many opportunities. It is a little overwheming trying to decide which job to take and how to juggle all the days I already have as a temp and then part time jobs at different offices but I have faith that it will all work out just perfectly.

The Big Five-Oh

My daddy just turned 50 on Sept 16. I was able to go spend the weekend with him and my mom in Vegas. I ended up working friday from 7-2 and had to get up at 5 to get there. I then drove 4.5 hours straight from work to Vegas. I got there around 6:30 and we went to a yummy Italian restaurant for dinner. I was super boring and just went to bed when we got back to the room. The next morning they had a meeting and I took my time getting ready and took a bath in the huge Jacuzzi tub. I laid out on the balcony and wished that I could play in the lazy river. We started the day with a buffet at the Silverton and then enjoyed looking at the fish and ducks at bass pro shop. Then we went shopping and they spoiled me as usual which was nice considering it was his birthday not mine. But I'm not one to complain about gifts. Then we went back to the room and watched football and ate snacks. We only saw the first few minutes of the Utah vs BYU game but it was glorious to behold. I'm sorry to all you BYU fans but I do love Utah! We got free tickets to a comedy show at the RIO and we decided to have another buffet there first because I love the rio buffet. They have all you can eat gelato and who doesn't love gelato? SO after gorging myself for the 3rd time that day I was feeling super sick and miserable as we watched the 2 shows there at the rio. The free show in the shops was very naughty but the floats were fun and the beads were nice. Then I just went back and went to bed again. So it was a very relaxing and fun weekend with my cute parents. I'm so lucky to have such awesome parents. They do so much for me and Josh and I don't know what we would do without them. Happy Happy Birthday Daddy! I love you :)