Less than 100 days

Matt only has 87 days left before he can come home and STAY home FOREVER. The Army has helped us start a future but has also made us both angry more than once.

87 days left!!!

I love you baby and can't wait for you to be home with me and Ozzy.


My little dog

A paper I wrote for school:

Sometimes the greatest form of friendship is between a person and his or her dog. My dog, Ozzy, and I have been outstanding friends since the day my parents gave him to me almost seven years ago. I was asleep on a hot afternoon in July when they came home with my beautiful, tiny, fuzzy, white puppy. They put him next to me in my bed and he immediately started licking my face. I could smell the distinctive puppy smell and I immediately knew he was mine.

Now Ozzy is almost seven years old and his appearance has changed some from when he was a puppy. My tiny dog is a male Maltese and has straight, silky, white hair that must be groomed. Sometimes in the winter, I let him grow his hair longer and by the way he struts around when his hair is long, I can tell he enjoys it. He weights a little under eight pounds and the top of his back is only six inches from the ground. Ozzy has bright, attentive, coal black, eyes. He watches every move that I make to make sure he does not miss anything.

My miniature dog is a very dedicated and loyal companion to me. My room is in the basement and Ozzy will wait at the top of the stairs for me until I come back upstairs if I do not let him go into the basement with me. He also sleeps by the back door during the day while I am at work, waiting for me to come home. He cries sometimes because he is sad that he cannot always be with me. He usually has dark tear stains under his eyes on his cotton white fur. In addition, if Ozzy is sitting on my lap, he will bark, growl, and/or snap at anyone who tries to touch me. If I am out in the garage smoking, he will sit and wait for me to finish, no matter if he has just woke up or if he is in the middle of playing. He loves merely being next to me. When I am sleeping, if I roll over, he will reposition himself so that he is always touching me. Also, if I cry, Ozzy will cry right along with me and will usually lick the tears from my face.

My dog’s demeanor is also very unique and like able. One of Ozzy’s favorite activities is to bark at and chase birds in the backyard. He will sneak out the doggy door and run so quickly that his hair is flowing in the wind and bark at the birds. He loves to play fetch too and will chase a rope as long as someone will keep throwing it for him. He will growl when the person tries to take the rope back from him but he will keep bringing it to them and let them try to take it. Ozzy loves his toys so much that he always has one next to him when he sleeps. I assume this is in case he wakes up and wants to play right away. He also likes to play with my mom’s Maltese, Chloe. They will chase each other around the house and play fight in the middle of the living room, then do it all over again until she becomes worn out.

Although he only weighs eight pounds, he acts as if he is a Great Dane. He will bark at big dogs outside our fenced in yard, as if saying, “This is my yard. Stay away!” My cousin has brought his dog, Smokey, over to our house with him before. He is a lab mix and a very laid-back dog. Ozzy will bark at and snap at Smokey even though he is ten times bigger than him. Additionally, whenever a car pulls up or the doorbell ring, Ozzy barks and lets the person approaching the house know that it is “his house” and he is the boss.

In addition to being a tough guy, my miniature dog is also very affectionate. He loves to kiss me. Sometimes, it becomes a little annoying when I am trying to do other things, such as talking on the phone, but I know it is just because he loves me and wants to show it. Although Ozzy loves to play, he is always more than willing to take a nap with me simply to be able to spend more time with me. If I say that we are going to take a nap, he will run as fast as he can to my room, jump on the bed, and wait for me to lie down. He loves my husband, my mom, and his Aunt Shelley just as he loves me. He kisses them and lies by them just as he does with me. Even though Ozzy has more energy than he needs, he would lay still and let anyone rub his belly for as long as they want to and then beg for more. He will close his eyes and breath deep while he or she does so.

Furthermore, Ozzy is very smart. If someone tells him to go outside, he will go out and do his business. When he comes back in, he will stand in the kitchen by his snack jar, anxiously waiting for someone to give him a snack. When we are in my room and I reach for his snack jar there, Ozzy will jump up and down, wag his tail, and often bark because he knows his snacks and bones are in there, too. When I come home with bags from Wal-Mart, he becomes excited, as well, because he knows that I sometimes buy him toys and bones from there. In addition, if I say “Grandma,” “Grandpa,” “Aunt Shelley,” or “Uncle Lyle,” Ozzy understands exactly whom I am talking about. For example, if he is barking because someone has pulled up in the driveway, I will tell him that it’s only Uncle Lyle and he will stop barking and continue with playing with his toys or napping. I can also tell him to have grandma to give him a snack and he will go in the kitchen, bark and aggravate my mom until she gives him a snack.

I’m not sure how my parents picked out a puppy that was so absolutely perfect for me but I’m very thankful that they did. Ozzy really knows how to enjoy the simple things in life and let the bad things pass. Although he is spoiled rotten, he knows that I am the boss and he never stays mad at me for very long. When I yell at him he will even let out a heavy sigh. Ozzy is truly one friend that I will never forget.


The first blog assignment that I have taken on!

Christina's (I would link her but I don't know how yet) assignment thinger:
Do you have 5 random things that are good? Leave out the buts, althoughs, and howevers and comment or blog about them. We all have so much to be happy and grateful about... let's share a smile.

1. Naps are definately good!
2. My husband is the best!
3. My dog is the best!
4. Common sense is good.
5. I love diamonds!


I'm back

We had a great time this weekend. The concert was awesome. I can't wait to see them again sometime.

I'm back to dealing with morgage officers, realators, and other general bullshit.

Why can't this getting a house thing be easier? We have money just give us a damn loan. I never thought it would be such a pain.


Definately blog worthy

Two Sunday's ago I decided I was going to go to Tuscola and go to the Coach store. This is where I fell in love with my new purse. I have one other smaller coach purse that I like but it is just not big enough for all the supplies I need to carry around with me.

Matt says I am not allowed to buy any more purses for awhile. That's fine with me. I'm starting to be a believer in quality rather than quantity when it comes to purses.

Here is my new purse:


Leaving this evening

I am leaving this evening to go be with Matt for Easter. I'm at work now and am leaving as soon as I get done here. My flight leaves at 8:05 p.m. I'm very excited to enjoy a relaxing weekend with my hubby. I'll be back on Monday in time to go to my class. Hope everyone has a good Easter!!!



I'm a little reckless

A lot has been going on in my world lately.

1. Grandma's pain is under control. She doesn't make any sense sometimes but she is smiling and laughing again. No one ever thought she would live this long. So I guess every good day is a blessing. Lately, she has been having more good days than bad days.

2. I'm sick of working two jobs.... STILL

3. Matt will be home FOR GOOD by the end of July. I am ecstatic about that.

4. Matt and I got approved for a home loan. We didn't get approved for as much as we wanted but that could be a good thing. My parents and I looked at a house last week and are going to look at one tonight.

5. My mother-in-law is officially at the top of our $hit list. Thanks for taking such good care of Matt's finances, while he was fighting for your freedom. It makes me sick to my stomach that someones own mother can't be trusted.

6. I'm on spring break... well I guess now. No school for this girl next Monday. Next paper due is supposed to be a narrative. I'm running out of stories to write about. I considered writing about when I was raped but I really don't want that bringing me down again.

7. I'm going to see Matt next weekend. We are going to a Reckless Kelly concert. If you haven't heard of them look them up. Good stuff.