Friday, April 29, 2011

A late night




































OK, so I got back to the hotel, oh, around 3:30 or 4? Hey, what's wrong with having fun at 40? Well, 39 anyway, let's not rush it.


Here are some pics...airplane...Phoenix airport...Mario...Stacy and Carlo. I just woke up and will probably go down to the pool and wait for my friends to wake up out of their comas. It was kind of a wild night. What happens in Austin...stays in Austin...

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Helloooo Austin!

Crazydogmama has arrived to Texas!  I will have more pics soon hopefully.   Well I have to go-  they are picking me up and we are going out...

Monday, April 25, 2011

Off to Texas on Thursday!

So I'm getting ready for my trip...

Here are some of the places I'm going (or so I've been told I'm going)...

http://www.oasis-austin.com/

http://www.hulahut.com/#menu

http://www.6street.com/6s_pg_warehouse.htm

http://www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com/

http://www.utexas.edu/

http://www.grinsrestaurant.com/

http://www.laketravis.com/main_recreation.htm

Anyone have any additional suggestions?? I'm open! This will be my first visit to Texas, and I will be staying in downtown Austin. We will be traveling to San Antonio one day as far as I know. It feels great to have something to look forward to! I will be gone 8 days. Wooo!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter





It was a quiet Easter; a simple ham (the awesome one in the red foil from Costco), scalloped potatoes, asparagus and a glass of chardonnay. My mom and I played cards and listened to music. We talked about everything. I texted friends and family to tell them I love them.

About an hour after my last entry, the vet called and said they had Louie's remains. I went to pick them up, and it was a bittersweet surprise. The box is just lovely; and there was a surprise in the package; an imprint of Lou's paw. When I saw that I broke down and cried and cried and cried. I was so impressed with the presentation, and again I had the people at the vet tearing up. I can't help it, I'm very emotional when it comes to the ones I love. I don't think I will ever be over it. Also in the package was a beautiful memoir called "The Rainbow Bridge". I will post it later. I'm going to frame it along with a picture of Boo-bear for my shrine to him.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

A day to myself

My mom is out today and I elected to stay home and spend time with myself. I enjoy my alone time. I am missing Louie today. I should be receiving his ashes any day now, and I know it will be a hard day when I do. I am making a necklace with part of it so I can carry him with me always. That may seem weird, but there is a place that can turn ashes into a gem - and that is what I am doing; because he was a gem.

I still talk to Joe everyday, and he is a great guy, but I cannot wait any longer as I want to spend time with the one I care about. There is another nice gentleman who has been expressing interest in me, so I may explore that. It is difficult to find decent men my age who have values, and with whom I share mutual attraction with, so I don't want to miss out on a possible good opportunity. In other words, I am really picky. :-)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Lips, Lounging and Lack


Lounging: This would be the view from my floating chaise lounger. I baked in the 90 degree weather on Saturday floating around in the pool. It was rough. ;-) Well, actually, me trying to get ON the damn thing without flipping it was...um...difficult. There may have been laughter about that.


Lips: This would be my lips after using my new Lip Fusion XL Lip Plumper. Fabulous!


Lack: Don't know about Joe and I...he is sweet and funny...but...not there very often. I swear to God I am the unluckiest person in the WORLD when it comes to dating. He hasn't done anything "wrong", but I hardly ever see him. He emails me quite a bit, but I don't want an email relationship. I guess I will just see where it goes and keep my options open. Frustrating!!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Hooters, Thank You's, Demolition and Life without Lou

I needed a few days to collect myself, not that I'm collected now, but at least I can see out of my eyeballs again. I want to do a BIG thank you to all the people that cried with me, were concerned about me and were there for me when I needed them most: My two moms, Bill, Jenny, Joe, Mario, Brandi and my blog buddies. My moms were there to (literally) pick me up off the floor, Bill (my stepson) called and texted me from school very concerned about me and sad himself, Jenny (my BFF) who talked hours on end with me, Joe (the guy I'm dating) who was incredibly sweet and didn't think I was crazy for loving a dog so much, Mario (best California friend and coworker) who kept trying to make me laugh and calling me to make sure I was still going to Texas with him, Brandi (friend and coworker) who texted me in the middle of the night so I wouldn't be alone and all my beloved blog readers who sent me sweet comments and heartfelt emails. It means A LOT to me that you all care so much. I have had everyone in tears lately - the people at the vet, my mom, my coworkers and even Joe. I think you all are so used to me being the comic relief, that you don't know what to do with snot bubble face.

Okay, moving on...the downstairs is chaos. The kitchen and family room are torn apart for remodel right now so all routine is gone for the moment. No DVR or HD, no cooking and no couch or recliner to sit in. AAHH! My mom and I have been curling up and watching TV in the master bedroom together - kind of a pajama party. And get this...we have to go out for dinner every night right now and when I came home from work yesterday and asked my mom where she wanted to go, she said "Hooters". I said "Hooters? Really?" She said "Yup. Got a coupon!" LOL!!! So yes, we went to Hooters for dinner. When we got there she exclaimed "Well good God, I've got bigger hooters than her!" O.M.G. :-D It's going to be gorgeous and in the 80's this weekend so I'm going to catch up on my poolside lounging - wanna be tan for Texas.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

My boo-bear is gone.  So is my soul. This is the single worst day of my entire life. That dog meant more to me than most people.  I will never be the same. No dog will ever be Louie.  I took off work to spend the last few days with him so I could hug him and kiss him and tell him how much better he made my life.  I would not have made it through the last few years without him by my side.  I don't know if I can be Crazydogmama anymore.

I love you my sweet, sweet bear.

Friday, April 08, 2011

The new car I'm getting. Now that I'm in California and don't need an SUV anymore... It is time to get THIS. 2011 Dodge Challenger. I need to think about this, because if I think too much about Louie, I'm going to start balling my eyes out again. I have to put him down and it will be the hardest thing I will ever have to do. Lou is the reason I became "Crazydogmama". Okay that's enough, can't talk about that anymore.

Friday, April 01, 2011

Officially Texas-bound!!

Got my plane ticket today and booked a hotel. Got awesome deals - only 200 bucks round trip and 60 percent off a luxury hotel in downtown Austin.  Wooo!!  I'm going with friends for 8 days at the end of April / first part of May.  Should be great fun!! Oooh how I need a vacation...it's a wild crowd too, so who knows what I'm in for. LOL. Now I just have to survive between now and then.