Wednesday, December 30, 2009


In a Nutshell was a hard year.

I spend 6 months basically watching my Mema die from cancer, and then 4 months later lose my precious baby dog Gus.
There are always hard times with a job, and a boyfriend, and life in general, it just seems I have had my fair share this year.
I am ready to begin 2010.
I am going to go in with a broken heart, but a good attitude regarding the future.

The couple of positive things that came out of Gus's departure is that Nate and I are now able to have children if and when the days comes we decide too, I have always been undecided on children mostly because I knew having one would devastate my Gus. Ive watched my friends that were absolutely in love with their dog(s) and then they have a child and no longer care about the puppies. I didn't want to do that to Gus, it would have broken his heart.
Also, since I bought my house for Gus, it is not the same without him, it no longer feels like my home, it just feels like a house. So when Nate gets around to finishing his remodeling the girls and I will prob move in with him for a year or two until we can buy or build our own house. Ill either put mine on the market or rent it out.

So here's hoping 2010 is a better year.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

An ode to my Gusser Bear

I don't even know where to begin about Gus.
I fell in love with him the first minute I saw him 4 1/2 years ago as a 4 month old waddling down the sidewalk to me and I picked him up and held him in my arms and knew we were perfect together.
He was so small with such big ears and short legs. His little feet went outwards and didn't touch just like mine. He has stomach issues as a puppy just like I do. We were meant to be.
He could not have come into my life at a better time. I had just graduated college was living with my boyfriend and was miserable. Gus and I moved into our own apartment and he chewed through every corner on every window sill, tore up the carpet, laid on the bed and gnawed on my the back of my bathrobe every morning when I sat down to put on my makeup, and I couldn't have loved him more. I sang to him, was always happy to get home and see him and we were happy.

After my year lease was up, I decided we needed a house, he needed a backyard and a friend to keep him company, Luckily Sophie was the dog of the lady I bought my house from and she sold her to me with the house because she couldn't take her. Gus bit Sophie on her snout the first time he met her and then they were inseparable. They were brother and sister through and though.
Gus followed me every where, no matter what time I went to bed or woke up he did too. I never imagined being without him.

Last week my Gus got sick, I took him to the vet where they proceeded to give him blood transfusions, and IVs with fluids but his little body was just not strong enough. I rolled over at 3 am on Christmas morning to pet him and he was gone. I held his little body in bed for over an hour crying, petting him and telling him how much I loved him and missed him. The vet thinks the sickness was caused by his previous Lepto illness in February and in August he got his annual vaccinations with may have triggered this immune disorder, his body was attacking his red blood cells and the red blood cells from the infusions. He wasn't eating, lethargic and just not my Gus.

I have never loved anything or anyone as much as I do Gus.
Gus will always be a part of my life, and I will never be able to replace him or the hole in my heart that was created when he died.
I will forever miss my baby dog.

Gus King


I will love you forever Gusser Bear.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


Nate and I go eat lunch at the Tea Room downtown alot. I mean a lot. To the tune of us having our own table to sit at, no menus needed, and all the waitstaff knows who we are and what we want. So imagine my surprise when I see this little gem sitting in the walkway for sale. I absolutely fell in love with it immediately. It hard to tell by the pictures but the black and green is almost a felt material. The music sheet has some minor water damage but it just adds character.
If I was smart I would have claimed it for my house immediately, but I said lets see if it looks good in Nate's green room which is a second living room area thing, and now it hangs in Nate's red bedroom. Dang but oh well. Surely I can find something as unique and awesome for my house too!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Everyone says " Do whatever you want"

What if I don't know what I want?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Not a whole lot

There's not a whole lot going on lately, but it sure seems like Ive been super busy.

Still looking for that ideal electric fireplace and I decided to semi redo my bathroom. Ive had the Texas flag shower curtain and scheme forever, but it worked in my house. The girl I bought it from was obsessed with Texas and the Texas star so I have the really pretty towel holders and that are black iron looking with the Texas star in it.
I wanted to keep those, just because I didn't want to mess with trying to find new ones, so I went on a search for new shower curtain and wall accessories etc. Ugh. It took me forever to find anything, I went to every store in town like 3 different times. But its almost done so Ill take pictures ASAP.

Hope everyone is having a great week!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Merry Christmas to me!

If you remember I got the new wall hanging TV for my birthday and I have been trying to find a long, not very wide, black, something to put up against the wall(big big wall) to hold my DISH box and my Wii with no avail.
And then Nate mentioned these.

Electric fireplaces!
And they make them with entertainment centers and bookshelves built in them. A fireplace was not important to me when I was looking to buy a house. I have had fireplaces before and never ever lit not even one fire in any of them, so I really did not care to have one. But this will be perfect! They just plug right in to the wall, heat up like 400 sq. ft or something, and have thermostat control and everything built right in.
And they are pretty.
And I might actually use it, where I would not a real one.
So this is what Nate gets to get me for Christmas.

I'm excited!
Hopefully Ill be able to find one I like here in town.

Friday, October 23, 2009

A Day in the Life

Nate "We aren't going to get down there and you find some $1000 pair of shoes you just have to have for Christmas are we?"
Me " I sure hope so"


And to be fair they were Louboutins that were regularly $1700 and we got them for like $700 or $800. That's a deal if you ask me!

So I am getting started on Christmas shopping this weekend, well actually I am hoping to finish my Christmas shopping this weekend. I have already got a few gifts bought and pretty much know exactly what I am getting everyone. I like to get started and get done with it before every one else starts, even though there are not a whole lot of sales its worth it to me to pay a little extra and not fight the crowds.

And Monday I have an appt at the Cosmetic Laser Center to discuss and possibly get some Botox. I know.... I am only 27, but they are having a steal of a deal so my Mom and I are going to see whats its all about (Sorry to rat you out mom!) haha.
I don't know if I will get any or not, but I would like some more info on it.
Nate is not happy about it to say the least, he is afraid that if I start it this young my face will become dependant on it, and I think he is afraid he will have to pay for it for the rest of my life! hahahaha.

Hope everyone has a good weekend!

P.S. Happy one and 1/2 year anniversary to me and Nate today! What a lucky guy he is! :)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Big Picture post!!!

So as I have mentioned before my mom got my doggy pictures for my birthday which turned into family portraits! A lady she knows named Kelly Nottingham took the pictures. FYI for those of you that don't know. Lola is the red dachshund, Gus is the black and tan one, and Sophi is the Chihuahua.

There was obviously a WHOLE lot more, but I figured this was more than enough!