Have you ever had one of those days where nothing goes as planned? Where you have all these amazing plans and lists and ideas and hopes and dreams and nothing pans out like you hoped? Well, that was my week. Mostly.

All that rushing around last week to make sure Princess Nagger got to go to Day Camp this week (read: so Mommy could have some Me time and get stuff done) was for naught. Well, mostly. I’m still fumbling around with a blog post about that whole fiasco without it becoming dry and brittle, but suffice it to say Princess Nagger went to Day Camp on Monday. And reluctantly on Thursday. And is really excited about going today since they’re going on a Field Trip. Her last day. Of course today I get to do my bi-monthly grocery shopping, so that sort of negates any predisposed ideas of ‘Me’ time. It probably didn’t help that both Princess Nagger and I were suffering from PMS this week, but we did have some great bonding time Tuesday and Wednesday, so that makes up for it in spades.

I want to extend a HUGE Thank You to everyone for their kind and generous comments on my Top 10 post last weekend, and to COZI for having the contest in the first place. I was one of the 15 winners of said contest, so COZI will be my very first sponsor for BlogHer 2010! I can hardly contain my excitement – wonder how I’ll manage to contain it for the next 12 months? I’ll be making my way around to all 86 of you at one point or another to express my thanks… 🙂 And yes, my BH10 roommate blueviolet was also a winner – so we’re both extra psyched.

The breeder sent an updated picture of our new puppy. The “Puppy Count Down” has begun…only 16 more days. 16 more days to ‘puppy proof’ the house again, 16 more days not to have pee and poop on the floor, 16 more days before we bring this little guy home:
Is it just me, or do his paws look unusually huge for a Sheltie? This was a picture we got of Travis when he was about the same age:

And the day we brought him home:

I don’t know, but to me it looks like the new puppy has ‘meatier’ paws. Should be interesting!

Have you ever tried to write a blog post and keep your train of thought straight, only to have it thwarted by another voice in the room spouting off random information you don’t need to hear while said voice is reading his own stuff at his own computer? No? OK, it’s just me then.

The weeds in my yard and garden have formed their own massive army and are plotting against me. The faster I pull them up, the faster they grow. Of course Mother Nature is apparently on their side, because she’s been making sure it’s unbearably hot during the daylight hours to thwart any notion I would have of being out in the yard, then watering the weeds with a passion during the night. They even get their own light show for entertainment. I’ve got my work cut out for me this weekend to regain control. Wish me luck.

Today is my mom’s birthday – if you happen to be reading this, Mom, Happy Birthday and I love you lots! Your birthday present will be mailed out as soon as I can find where I hid it… Ahem. Luckily my mom and dad are used to me being late sending them their gifts – dad knows his gift from March will be arriving with Mom’s gift…before Christmas, anyway. It’s tough when you live almost 3000 miles away – and even though I buy their gifts well in advance, I end up putting them in a ‘safe’ place and forgetting where I stashed them. I need to not hide them so efficiently.

Princess Nagger Conversation of the Week:

PN: “Tell me a joke, Mama.”

Me: “I can’t remember any good jokes right now…”

PN: “That’s OK, just start talking and when I start laughing, it’ll be a joke.”

Me: “What?”

PN: “Just make up anything, and as long as you say it’s a joke, it’s a joke.”

Me: “I’m still not following you…”

PN: “I don’t want you to follow me, I want you to tell me a joke!”

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  1. Looks like I am not the only one doing battle with the weeds then! I still haven't finished that flower bed, and the ant bites are still driving me nuts!
    Puppy's feet do look a bit bigger. It is so cute! I'd love to scratch those little ears.
    Congrats on your win, and Happy Birthday to your Mom!

  2. That puppy looks way cuter than most pups I have seen. You will be on cuteness overload!

  3. That puppy is adorable!! I want to cuddle the puppy! Ever since we got Max, I LOVE dogs so much! I was afraid of them at one point, but no more!LOL

  4. That puppy is adorable. Congrats on your comment victory! Are you and the princess working on a comedy routine? LOL!

  5. Cute pup!

    My weeds are way out of control, too, AND people try to talk to me when I'm trying to write and read blogs. Grrrr.

  6. I miss my puppy, just not the sharp teeth.

    I know first hand what you mean about the weeds, LOL, I have dirt where I used to have grass, and weeds where my beautiful flowers used to be. Thanks to my wonderful, beautiful, fun, "Bella-con" the evil transformer.

  7. Sheeesh,! I forgot to say CONGRATS on the 2010 Blogher! YOU DID IT! I'm so glad you will be there, Now we just need to get one on Los Angeles. LOL

  8. Arghhhhh the pup is just cute, cute, cute!! I think the pup and Bollinger Bubbles should get together and live happily ever after ;0)

  9. The weeds ~ it surely must be a conspiracy!

    A new puppy? Aren't you the brave one! Pale Rider and I want a new puppy, but not quite yet…soon though, soon.

    Glad I am not the only one who forgets where she stashed presents!

  10. Congrats on winning the contest! You and blueviolet will have a blast. I'm so happy for you both!

  11. OMG, I didn't know you were getting another puppy!!!!!! Did I miss a post somewhere? Is this one a boy or a girl? Is PN totally exciting? Do you have a name picked out yet?

    Ummm… didn't PN miss a couple days of day camp that you'd paid in advance for? Can't wait to hear about this.

    Happy b-day to your mom!!!

    Weed? Meet Roundup!

    Justine 😮 )

  12. LOL you know my days never go as planed 😉 that puppy is adorable 🙂 PN has the best conversations LOL Happy B-day to your Mom!!!

  13. OMgosh you have a sponsor for BlogHer 2010-I am sooo jealous!!!!

    Your new addition is super adorable…

    happy BDay to your mom!

    really enjoyed your FF

  14. I love that little puppy! It will be half people, half animals at your house now.

    Happy birthday to Stacy's mom cuz she's got it going on!

    And, I can not blog when other people are in the room. I don't know why.

  15. My bf always says never plan anything it never comes out how you wanted it to. I'm like sure, but somethings just need to be planned.

    The puppies are just soooo adorable!!

  16. Even thought having a puppy is even more work than having a baby, I'm jealous. (Don't tell Mr4444 or my kids I said that!)

    At least you can shop alone 🙂

    Congrats on your COZI win!

  17. OMG!!! You won and blueviolet!! Congratulations. I am so psyched for both of you.

    Great work!!!

    How are otin and medora ahead of me on comments!!! I need to take care of this.

  18. I have definitely been distracted by supersperm when I am trying to write. He is so noisy. I am loving the quiet this week!!! Just fabulous.

  19. I also hide things and forget where they are hidden. I have a yellow notebook of the 30 or so passwords/log ins for everything that I have trouble finding sometimes when I need to pay my bills on line!!

  20. Okay… I just looked at the list again…

    no way am I going to spam you with 10 comments to catch up. I'll be back tomorrow.

  21. Oh where do I begin? First of all, that puppy is ADORABLE!!

    And yes, I am familiar with my train of thought being interrupted – constantly. Like just now…

    You make me laugh so hard every time you post – thanks for that.

    Have a great weekend!

  22. There's just too much to cover – ROFL @ the PMS comment. That puppy is too dang cute, I could spit *patooey* Congrats on your Cozi win. Happy birthday to your mother! Hmm I think that's about it? Oh and I love that tidbit of convo 🙂

  23. Congrats to you and BV!

    And what cuteness! Your pup is too adorable.

    I can't even begin on the interruption business – I don't know what it is like to work without a child or cat, usually both, on me or hassling me in one way or another. It's annoying at times, but mostly, it's nice to be needed/adored/whined at/cried to/pawed/meowed at/etc.

  24. Yay! for snagging a sponsor. Too cool.

    And never, never post pictures of puppies. Now I want a dog. I can't have a dog…but I want a dog!

  25. Ha, tell me a joke. PN sounds like a wise guy, I like that! The new puppy is adorable and you're right, his paws are WAY bigger.

  26. There is nothing cuter than a puppy who can barely lift his own paws. I love it!

  27. I know I read this earlier (way earlier) today but most of been distracted by something or other, and never commented.

    Sorry PN didn't like camp too much.

    The puppy is cute, and he does have big paws.

    Congrats on the Cozi win, you and blueviolet… cool. I hope I can go too…

    I hope you have a great weekend.. don't work too hard!

  28. Congratulations on being one of the winners! That's an early start for BlogHer next year 🙂
    Puppy is so cute! Have you got a name for him already?
    And a happy happy birthday to your mom as well.

  29. What a sweetie pie! Those paws definitely look "meatier" to me…

    Congrats on your win! :o)

  30. So excited that you won!!!! YAY!! happydancehappydancehappydance

    I love your joke conversation… it sounds like my Lion's logic!

  31. Does he have a name yet? I think all around he is "stockier" than Travis (Elvis, Travis, Lewis maybe?… LOL, I'm sure not!)

  32. Wow, already planning for BH10. I guess I better get on the ball if I want to go. 😉 Puppy is adorable and PN makes perfect sense, people laughing = joke.

  33. Congrats on your wins this week!! =) Awesome!

    That puppy is too stinkin adorable and definitely looks like he's got bigger paws then Travis. heehee

    Sorry your week hasn't gone as you had planned. Hopefully this week will be better.

  34. Woot! Congrats on the COZI sponsorship!! YAH!!

    And it look like your puppy is going to be a big boy!! So pretty, though. Nice coloring!!

    Hey, I also awarded you on my blog! Feel free to come by again!!

  35. congratulations on your sponsorship. You are on your way!!! And words cannot express how cute that darn puppy is 😀

  36. Of course out of this whole post all that I can say is . . .

    Puppy, puppy, puppy, puppy, puppy!!!!!!!

    SO cute! Those totally are big ol' feet. Should be fun seeing him/her grow into those big things.

    Now I REALLY want a second doggy. LOL.

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