Saturday, April 24, 2010

Saturday Happenings

                         Laid Back Saturday Happenings:

I thought I would give a little update today of my Saturday happenings so far since I was a little lost for a good blog topic today. It's been a pretty laid back day here. (That's a welcome change from the hectic week I had!) We had quite the little rainstorm today too. I'm thankful that it rained though; hopefully it will clear out a lot of the pollen that has been making my allergies a royal nightmare lately!

This afternoon Jack and I took little Ranger to his first puppy class at Petsmart. I think Ranger enjoyed himself today; he had fun meeting all of the new puppies and people at the store. Ranger is one spoiled rotten puppy too; all of the staff at our local Petsmart always give him tons of hugs and treats everytime that I take him in (they know him by name already!). He's doing wonderful as far as socialization goes so far. I'm really hoping that he keeps up this amazing little personality he has right now- he's soo sweet natured! My hope is to have Ranger become a certified therapy dog once he finishes all of his classes. It'll take a little over 2 years, but I think it's well worth it! Dogs like Australian Shepehrds really thrive when they have a "job to do" and I definitely could see him brightening the lives of other people as a therapy dog someday.  He'll need to pass the following classes before he can be tested: puppy (which he's currently enrolled in), intermediate, advanced, and then canine good citizen. After all of that he can be evaluated and will hopefully qualify for his certification.

After Ranger's puppy class today, Jack and I grabbed a little lunch and then he helped me plant some more plants on my patio garden (while all of the cats and the puppy supervised through the patio screen door haha)! I had a great time hanging out with my sweet boyfriend for a little while, and it was fun to plant some nice flowers together. I'm soo excited to have more of my little patio garden put together too! I will take some new pictures of the patio garden soon. I'm planning on making a few more trips to the local garden centers and Garden Ridge before I'm officially finished decorating outside, but I think I'm getting close!

Now it's time to devote the rest of my weekend to studying for Monday's final! I've been studying up for quite a while now, so I'm praying I do well! If all goes well on that final, then I'll start RT 301 at the beginning of May. I'm soo nervous/etcited! To all of my faithful blog followers, please say a few prays that my nerves subside and I do well on the final! I'm thinking about requesting the hospital that I'm currently doing my clinical rotation at for my next rotation- I love it there! We'll see though. :)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wordless Wednesday!

                                  Some of my angelfish:

Monday, April 19, 2010

Baby Ranger Pictures!

I thought I would post some pictures of my sweet new puppy, Ranger! Here are a few cute pictures of his first few weeks at home! He's such a sweet little blessing to have around and he brings soo much joy and happiness to my home! :)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Spring Flowers!

Since the wether has been soo lovely lately, I thought today would be perfect for planting a few flowers! My aunt came over this afternoon for a little while and we had a good time decorating my patio with lots of little containers filled with flowers! I'm only about 1/2 way done right now, so stay tuned for future updates! I plan to pay the local nursery a few more visits when I get a chance.  Here are a few pictures from today's festivities:

         Newly planted additions in one of my handpainted pots!

Welcome to my patio!
Insanely oversized hammock (needs to be replaced with something smaller!) and the other part of my patio!

Part of my patio flower basket

My flowers with a few of the nearby trees in the background

Another view of the patio (it's still a work in progress! I plan to change out the hammock for something smaller and to add more plants!)

Two of my new hanging baskets (these beauties will be planted in my new baskets soon and hung up once I get a chain extension for them!)

Part of the view from my patio :)

Another view of some more flowers!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Sunshine Award!

I'm still pretty new to blogging, so it's nice to know that other people read my blog and think that what I write is amusing! I was recently given the "Sunshine Award," for my blog, so I wanted to say thankyou to Erica for being thoughtful! Here are the rules of how it works!:

These are the rules:

1. Post the logo within your blog or post.

2. Pass the award on to several other bloggers.

3. Link the nominees within your post.

4. Let the nominees know they have received the award by commenting on their blog.

5. Share the love and link to the person whom you have received this award from.

Here are the lovely girls I'm nominating: