January 28, 2009

Say what??

In case you can't read this foolishness, it's an invite to doggy yoga. What will they think of next?

P.S. You can click on the pic to enlarge it.

January 23, 2009

In case you still need a reason to stop smoking

Actual email between me and my friend "Chaz" (name has been changed to protect the stupid).

Him: Sorry I have been out of the office since Thursday.. Hope you got it taken care of..??

Me: Yeah, Tracy came through for me. You ok?

Him: I am fine.. I caught my porch on fire with my cigarette on Friday, so I had to take the day off to fix it... LOL!!!! Sounds like a joke but its the truth!!

Me: Stop it! I am dying! I thought you quit smoking? What a moron!

January 20, 2009

My very good friend, Renee, has recently been diagnosed with MS. She is only 32 years old and has a one year old son. I am joining this walk to help find a cure for my friend and for others with this debilitating disease. Please either donate to my walk, or become a team member and walk with us on April 11. You can click on the links below to find out more information on MS and this event.

The National MS Society is kicking off our annual Walk MS Presented by Questar. I am planning to be a part of this inspiring event and I am asking you to join me in the movement to MS by making a contribution to support my effort.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society
is dedicated to ending the unpredictability of MS. They simultaneously fund research for a cure while also helping people who currently live with MS lead more fulfilling lives. I believe in the work they do, and I invite you to see for yourself all the good they've done for the MS community. More than 400,000 Americans live with MS, and your support can and will make changes in their lives.

Please help by making a donation - large or small - to end MS. Or, why not join me at the event? Become a participant and side by side, as teammates, we can work together to raise the funds to make a difference.

Whatever you can give will help! I greatly appreciate your support and will keep you posted on my progress.


Stacy Ludlow

Click here to get to my personal page and make a secure, online donation.
To send a donation: Make all checks payable to: National MS SocietyMail to: 3904 Kallie Circle West Valley, UT84120-3711

January 19, 2009

Mimi is my sister's Chihuahua. My sister says she's my Chihuahua. I know she is not mine, because MY dog, Dandie, is an angel...the perfect addition to any family. Mimi is a terror in doggy form. We like to call her in the doggy spawn of Satan.

Mimi is N-A-U-G-H-T-Y!!! She brings new meaning to this word. She goes to the bathroom in the house whenever she feels like it. She gets her nose in to EVERYTHING! She climbs up on the kitchen table (coffee table, window sills, bathtub...whatever you leave open) and rummages through things. Today Jen called me and said that Mimi dragged an entire bag of garbage out of Jen's bath tub (where she hid it so that Mimi would not get in to it), knocking over a gallon sized shampoo bottle all over the floor.

Mimi is also dog aggressive. She has tried to take down a neighborhood pit bull. She fights with the neighbors cocker spaniel through the fence. She has terrorized any poor foster dog that we dare to bring in to our loving home.

Mimi's biggest problem is that she eats things. Bad things...EXPENSIVE things!

Things Mimi has eaten:
  • A hair brush (the day after we said we'd adopt her...cost us $1000 for emergency surgery, to find out she had already passed it).
  • Too many shoes to count...including Jen's $70 shoes and $150 shoes, and 3 of my Ann Taylor flip flops...all in the same day
  • My underwear
  • Dryer Sheats
  • The bathroom garbage
  • A prescription bottle (thankfully empty)
  • A box of tic-tacs...including the plastic box
  • Cherry Menthol Cough Drops
  • Numerous cd cases
  • Bandaids
  • Poop (GROSS!)
  • 12 oz of Williams Sonoma Peppermint Bark (this almost killed her last week)
  • And the list goes on.
One day Mimi might find herself out on the streets. We will tie her belongings to a stick with a bandana and send her on her merry way. But for now, we keep working with her and loving her. We are taking her to Doggy Boot Camp in a couple of weeks to work on her behavior and teaching her boundaries.

People (my Dad especially) ask why we don't feed her to a shark or "accidentally" leave the door open. We cannot explain why we love her so much. She's like the old nursery ryhme...When she is good...she is very very good. But when she is bad...she is horrid! But seriously, how can you not love her when you wake up to this.....

January 6, 2009

It is currently 32 degrees in Utah, with a light snow that has been falling all day. 32 is actually warm. It was a high of 20 this weekend, with a low of 8 degrees.

But on Thursday I will be in sunny California, where it is a high of 70 degrees. Yes, that's right...Disneyland is finally here! My sister and I have been talking about going to Disneyland for her birthday for the last few years. Thanks to Get Away Today, we decided this is the year!

We are going with Jen's friends Amy and Judy. I am so excited I can hardly stand it! I have not been to Disneyland since my junior year of high school when I went with my ward in Pleasanton, CA. Sadly, this was almost 20 years ago. Yikes, I am old!

Updates to come next week...and if you see Micky or Minnie in the mean time, tell them I'm on my way!!!