About Me

Alberta, Canada
What's My Deal? - - - There is so much to say, but I will give you the basics in regards to this blog. I am a Canadian 20 something woman married to a wonderful man, and we are the parents to our wondeful son who was born in the fall of 2010. As you will read, I am a supporter of breastfeeding, baby wearing, co-sleeping, cloth diapering, and so much more, but mostly learning about babies! Oh, and I also love reading blogs and playing jigsaw online!!! I blog to share things that I have learned, read, heard and experienced.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

These Pups Are Taking My Breath Away

For the last week or so we have been taking care of my friend Michelles Puppy.  Roxy is a 6 month old Rotweiller/Mastiff Cross.
She is a very good dog, but very different from what we are used to.  Roxy is so much larger than Kobe.  Kobe jumps up a lot when he says hello, but he only reaches our knees.  When Roxy jumps up she can reach our faces and can knock me over.  She also LOVES to kiss, ALOT.  Which is funny cause when we were choosing out breed of dog, I wanted a non kisser, non shedder, and the list goes on.  Because Roxy is a pup she is still fairly clumsy and doesn't know that she can't step on us or push us around.  Roxy lives with a 7 and 3 year old, and probably plays like this all the time, we however, aren't used to it.  So, lots of adjusting for us. 
She is a sweetie though, who is full of love and loves affection.
We had a rough go a the dog park and Roxy stayed by my side the whole time, she basically just jumped on me non stop.  It was very frustrating.  I didn't want to yell at her, or knee her down as we were illegal visitors at the SPCA fenced dog park.  You need a membership to attend.  I went though because I was with a friend who is a member and we needed the fenced area for Roxy.
Her and Kobe play for hours though.  It is crazy to watch and VERY exhausting.  It is the same game over and over.  Roxy bites Kobe's neck, and at the same time, Kobe bites Roxy's leg.  It is very cute though how well they play together!  (Pictures below)

On another note, I had diagnosed myself a couple months ago as having Asthma.  It seemed like everytime I was outside walking the dog or whatever, the cold air really hurt my lungs.  I was short of breath to the point where I couldn't catch my breath very well and was gasping for air.  I would then cough for a at least a solid hour after stopping my "exercise".
Yesterday was the last straw, I took the dogs for a quick 15 minute walk and barely made it home.  I was very scared and didn't know if I would actually make it home and survive.  Once I got home, and was able to breath enough to talk, I called my doctor and got in right away.  I told him I thought maybe it was Asthma, so he listened to my lungs from the front and back and says "okay, lets go and get you an inhaler"  This will be a temporary fix until I get in to see the specialist to be properly diagnosed. I look forward to a proper diagnoses and to be prescribed the proper medication for my particular issues. 
But....I have been using the inhaler since last night as recommended, and tonight after work, I walked the dogs and could breathe.  After 20 minutes of walking I was still alive, so we went for a nice big walk!  It is so great to be able to walk or do anything, and be able to breath and not feel like dying afterwards either!!!!! 

And people say that I shouldn't self diagnose.  I do this all the time, and I am always correct!!

As mentioned, below are some pics of the pups!!!! 

Friday, March 12, 2010

I'm such a tease!!!

As you can tell, my blog title is a tease....I have few adventures! The ones I do have might not be worth posting on the Internet!!!
I've been quite busy the last few weeks!  Last weekend was very busy, buy it was a great weekend, and the weather was beautiful.  Kobe had a play date, and not only did he play with another puppy, but he played with 2 boys who are 3 and 7 years old!  He is getting much better around kids now!

This weekend will be very busy, and I will be concentrating on things that I have been neglecting for so long.

Here is my list of To-Do's for the weekend.
1.  Dog Park - both days!
2.  Laundry...all of it, even the 2 baskets of misc. items that I no longer wear, or simply cannot purge.
3.  All the cleaning...all rooms....from top to bottom.
4.  Go through 4 chapters in my course...oh god, I am falling asleep already just thinking about it!!!
5.  Clean up the yard...which means spread the snow around so it melts quicker, and clean poo, although, I will prob leave this for Alan!
6.  Watch hours of Home Reno Shows!!!
7.  Not tell Alan the Boat Show is on, as he will only be reminded that he planned this weekend to go and get our boat from storage.  I don't think the roads will be accessible yet though!
8.  Re-arrange the livingroom????? (With limited space...I need a designer,!!!)

Aside from everything I plan on doing, the task of completing might be slim.  Alan has the weekend off and Monday and Tuesday as well so maybe I will leave some stuff for him.  Although, I am sure we could leave it for another week.  At the end of the day, it really doesn't matter if the house has been vaccumed or the dishes done.  (Oh and you know how I hate doing dishes...well, I still do, but I think that I hate loading and unloading the dishwasher even more!  I really want to move the microwave elsewhere, so I have some more counter space where I want it!)

We also have a dinner date with friends on Saturday.  We haven't seem them since before Christmas, so it will be great to chat and have some girly drinks as we normally do with them!!!!

BUT....I seriously MUST do some chapters for my course this weekend, and the coming week.  I am a "little" behind though, so that is discouraging!!!  I hate catch-up!  I do look forward to sitting outside and studying though!  I am starting my summer before spring has even sprung!!!

Have a good weekend y'all!!