Sullivan’s got the goods.

He’s a pampered pup.  

A friend gave me the info on where to get one of these made and of course I couldn’t help myself.  Would you?


Loungy weekends rule.

I love my weekends on the lake.  I’m lazy, there isn’t laundry to do.  The boat is already clean.  I read.  Swim.  And play with my little Sullivan, the Maltese of all Maltese.  😉  When my daughter is gone, I relax with my puppy and my books and my lake.  I don’t own the lake.  I wish I did…I swear I’d share it.  The feeling of peace I get out there for those two days is something I’d like to hand on a silver platter to all the stressed, struggling, single moms out there.  


I’ll take your kids while you go enjoy it.  😉  Especially the little ones under five.  I don’t ever get nearly enough of those anymore.  Well, except my nephew.  Who is just lovely.  I love you too Gabe.  😉  And I WILL eat your toes.  Aunt Shannon loves your baby toes.  Is that why you hold them out to me with that slick two year old smile and say “Ummmm, TOES???”.  

And watching my very own Prince Charming strip off that shirt and dive in the lake when it gets a bit too warm.  Priceless.  I will never tire of that sight.  I remember missing it while we were broken up for a few years and I make sure not to take advantage of it now.  

Introducing Sullivan.

So it’s definitely a huge love.  🙂 For a very small dog.  

Quick unrelated question.  What do you do, when you deleted blogs to become more anonymous and select and then you get “found”?  But the stalkers don’t tell you that’s how they found you?  You just know from your blogstats and search requests.  It’s frustrating to have that happen after starting a new blog and I don’t want to do that again.

Maltese Madness!

This is what you’ll be seeing around my house in the future!   This isn’t our exact puppy, but what they look like at this age in general.   I finally succumbed, despite my selfish reservation of giving up some sleep for awhile-I’m very excited about my new baby.  His name is either Fenway or Murphy, we still haven’t decided.   B doesn’t know we are going to get him tomorrow-the night before she gets her spacers put in for her braces.  Maybe I’ll let her stay home all day Wednesday and bond with the puppy.  🙂  And with Mommy.  This weekend the kids did their own thing mostly, after church and brunch and I had all this alone time.  Hubby was working the office upstairs.  So I cooked, and cooked and cleaned…and realized, since I can’t have more human children, a little tiny puppy will be just the new buddy I need!  I always had three jobs and so much going on as a single mommy, that I’ve really started to feel “bored” as a new wife, even with a daughter, a stepson full time and all the house work.  I know it’s a shock.  We all hope for this, but then it’s so weird when it happens.  This is a change for me, I’ve always had big dogs, but that’s probably why I have a horrible back problem.  This puppy will remain pretty small-he’s a toy breed.  Also hypoallergenic, which will be good since Stepson is allergic to so much and has such respiratory issues.  Hubby is not a dog person like B and I are, but he is excited too!  More to come!  

B is still not falling asleep early like her old self, but I’m convinced it’s not anything bothering her, which some of you also thought it must be (as did I in the beginning, it made perfect sense).  I’m counting it as a phase and if it doesn’t settle back in soon, I’m going to take her to get it checked out.  Other than that, she’s great. And wonderful…and soooo cute.  I miss all that alone time with her, and I’m trying to find ways to get more of it.  Stepson is a more demanding child, and I think I’m getting resentful to hubby for not seeing how amazing B is.  Sometimes, I think he actually resents how good she is.