Monday, April 30, 2012

Lazy, Crazy, May!

Have you ever started to feel really lazy, then decided to start a bunch of projects all at once with the hopes that at least one of them would motivate you to get off your butt and start feeling useful? And then a couple months later you start wondering how life got so uncontrollably busy all of a sudden and start having anxiety attacks? And as you sit down and list all of the things that need to get done you find it really hard to cross any of them off because you've become completely overwhelmed? And then you realize that it is already almost May?? Please, somebody tell me I am not the only one...

In an attempt to clear some of the clutter out of my brain and cross one of the things off of my 5-page "to do" list, I am writing this blog post! However, I'm having trouble figuring out what it's about, and can't seem to come up with any good ideas on my I'm asking you for suggestions on what to write about next. Just leave your questions in the comments below and I promise to write a real post soon. In the meantime, here is an adorable picture of the Meat Head:

Call me a cheater, but I am totally crossing "write blog post" off of my list.  I can't wait to hear your suggestions for my next post...have a super week!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday Haiku: Good Dog

I was a good dog
Mom let me lick the treat bag
nom nom nom nom nom

-Alfred the Dog

Friday, April 20, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

Flashback Monday: Before Alfred was Mine

I decided I could manage a lazy post for you to start off this crazy, busy's a video montage of Sir Alfred when he was still looking for a forever home. Guess he did a good enough job being adorable to convince M and I to keep him. Enjoy!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday Haiku: When Mom is Busy

Hey, Mom!  Over here!
Let's go for a walk or play!
You are soooooo boring.

-Alfred the dog

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

April Showers

Ever since the start of April, things have been getting very busy around here! I feel like we're being showered with great opportunities at every turn, but trying our best to keep ourselves above water in the process. M and I just got back from a family trip to St. Louis where we got to play with our adorable baby niece and nephew.

a good substitute for puppies

And the boys are zonked from a weekend vacation to Kritter Kare...

...which leaves me with a few quiet moments to work on some exciting new prospects (announcement to come!) and finish working on an event for the choir that M and I run in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. And guess what? You're all invited!

tickets available here
My other non-dog related passion is making music, particularly singing in a choir. We usually put on three free concerts throughout the year, but this spring we are having our first fundraising event where the audience gets to choose the music instead of the other way around. We really love being able to perform free of charge, and hopefully this event will help us get ahead so that we can continue to do just that. Just like spending time with the pups, I think that making music and sharing it with the community can have terrific healing effects on the people involved. The event looks really cool in my head, but now there are only two weeks left to make sure it comes out right in real life!  Which, unfortunately, means less time for blog posts. :(

Be sure to check out our Facebook page the next couple weeks and I'll do my best to post pictures about Bruce and Alfred's ventures back into training class, and other exciting new projects in the works!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Monday, April 2, 2012

Visitors: CRAFTernoon Tea

This Sunday was the second of a monthly event I started at my place called CRAFTernoon Tea (I'm still really proud of myself for coming up with the name...). It's basically an afternoon of tea, tasty goodies, good friends, and making crafts. This week's project was string Easter eggs, in preparation for the holiday next Sunday.

I love hosting tea because it's a great opportunity to see friends and share all sorts of fun projects with each other. Another perk: the dogs get to practice having visitors over and work on their hosting manners! I have very understanding friends.  :)

Since they tend to fight for attention when guests are over, we usually separate the boys when someone first arrives. This gives Bruce a chance to work on not jumping up while Alfred works on not barking from the kitchen. It didn't take long for Bruce to settle in on the couch, and Alfred eventually found a comfy spot on his blanket while we worked away.

After all the excitement of crafting and visitors, everyone was ready for a good, long nap.  Here, Alfred shows off the final product (it even matches his Sirius Republic collar!):

Hope you all had a great weekend!