its a quiet day on the homefront today .. my daughter is shopping with her dad and plans on getting her hair colored later this afternoon
me? i'm being a lazy mom today
.. i put in my 6 hours at the humane society healthchecking cats and
dogs yesterday so at least the entire weekend isn't one big haze of
we were scheduled to healthcheck 2 tiny little
Chihuahuas yesterday, but they were just too nervous to be good adoption
candidates .. so instead we signed them up for the headstart program so
the volunteers know that these 2 little girls need a LOT of
socialization in the next few days
both were too scared to
approach us unless we were safely on the other side of the gate ..
something about having that gate between us made the dogs feel it was
safe to approach .. towards the end of my shift yesterday i decided to
spend a little time with them and brought along some chopped up hotdogs
.. i slowly made my way inside their kennel and within a few minutes,
with food as the motivation, they felt it was safe to climb up into my
lap to receive more treats .. we made sure and made a note in the
computer that both babies were highly motivated by food so it should
make it easier to socialize them in the next few days
mention that i received a raise from my employeer on January 1st? its
not a lot, but every little bit helps .. i have made an executive
decision that i personally am going to benefit from this extra income
(as opposed to my children or the bill collectors) so the first thing i
did was ordered a breadmaker to replace the one i sold for extra income
to help pay the rent after my divorce 12 years ago ..
i made my first loaf of whole wheat bread since my daughter is on this
healthy food kick .. the bread was a bit too heavy for my preference so
today while the daughter is out of the house i'm making a loaf of
cinnamon raisin bread !!
the dough is rising right now but in a
little less than an hour our little cottage is going to be filled with
the aroma of freshly baked bread
confessing my love of sweet hot
cinnamon bread, there will probably be no evidence of my indulgence by
the time my daughter returns home this evening
the breadmaker was
a great deal .. i ordered it from ChefsCatalog.com .. the Breadman
Ultimate in stainless steel .. and it was listed as $150 off the regular
price .. i couldn't resist !!
the rest of my raise this year should probably be set aside for me to purchase a larger size of clothes for myself eh !!!