Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Bits and Pieces

Random thoughts for today:

- I hate snow

- I hate driving in snow

- I love that my computer is finally fixed

- I love that the peppermint stick my coworker gave me tasted delightful in my morning cup of cocoa

- I love coming home to this cute little girl every day

Can I just break off from the list of random thoughts and say that in leiu of actually finding a husband and starting a family with adorable babies (which seems to be a perpetual stumbling block for me) - my dog is a pretty great place holder. She feeds herself, she sleeps through the night, I can still dress her in cute little sweaters (though the one in the picture is strictly for warmth - not fashion...I haven't quite crossed that line...yet), and best of all - she's already potty trained. I love this dog! Seriosly - who wouldn't want to come home to that adorable face and her cute little tail wagging excitedly?!

Monday, December 20, 2010

The Virus

So...I know winter is the peak season for colds and viruses and all that yucky stuff - but I didn't think I needed to vaccinate my computer. Friday after lunch I turned on my computer and it obviously had a virus. So...I turned it off and took it to IT, expecting it to be working in a few minutes. I ran a couple of quick errands and came back anticipating it would be all healthy again. Well, IT hadn't even touched it. So, I finally gave up after looking through hair magazines with my boss for an hour and went home.

Nice to start the weekend early? Not really.

Saturday I ran into one of the IT guys at Wal-Mart. He said he didn't fix my computer on Friday but promised he would work on it Monday morning. He broke the horrible news that it wouldn't be ready until at least Monday afternoon.

Nice to sleep in on Monday morning? Not really.

I didn't even get to sleep in. I still had to come in on time this morning (mostly on time that is) - knowing full well I wouldn't be able to get anything done on time and I wouldn't even have my computer back until well into the afternoon. And so, here I sit - doing what tiny amounts of work I can do on my work on my personal computer via Instant Messenger. Fan-freakin-tastic! But hey, at least my computer isn't contagious. Achoo!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

11 Pipers Piping

Today I went home and played with Piper at lunch. Since it was such a nice day, James and I took her outside to play in the yard for a while. For those of you who haven't been to my parents' house, they have 1/2 an acre. Not too big. But the side yard is pretty big. And it's the full 1/2 acre in length. Well, that's where we were playing with the pooch. She followed me down to the far end and James stayed at the other end. He called to her and she came running back toward him - just as fast as she could. But, because her legs are so tiny and her steps don't carry her very far - 'as fast as she could' still took her a full couple of minutes to cross the yard. It was like watching a slow motion clip from a movie where the underdog (no pun intended) is running and you are sitting, riveted, on the edge of your seat hoping and cheering them on. By the time she finally got to him, I was panting and out of breath for her. Watching her run is going to be my new work out - I get tired just thinking about it. That has to count for something, right?

Friday, December 3, 2010

Snips and Snails, and Puppy Dogs Tails

Every little kids dream is to wake up Christmas morning and find a puppy under the tree. Maybe it was the nagging of this unfulfilled childhood dream that spawned this decision, but this is how I become a dog lady. Wednesday afternoon, I gave in to the temptation to look for puppies on KSL.com. This is what I saw:

That face!! How could I resist?! I immediately called the lady and asked if we could come check out this puppy. Now, mind you, I've been vacillating about getting a puppy for over a year - since I moved into my house actually. But, I've had a million good reasons to avoid making that giant leap. But when we finally arrived at a random house in north Layton, Matthew and I anxiously went inside to meet this little girl. As soon as she brought her out - it was all over. She was so much cuter than her picture! And such a sweetheart! No barking or yapping, she just put her paws in Matt's jacket and snuggled up against him. He was smitten. I could see it all over his face. And...honestly, so was I. So, meet Piper - the newest member of the Cox Clan. She's hilarious so I'm warning you in advance, there may be several posts (with lots more pictures) about this dog coming soon!