Fri, 15th December, 2017 ~ 8:27 am

The good, the bad, and the super cute

In case you didn’t read my other post, our beloved guinea pig, Miss Piggie died a few weeks ago. We were all quite sad. We never knew how old she was but in hindsight I think she may have been quite old and also possibly a retired breeder. She had a large backside like a piggie mommy would. She was being picked on by the other guinea pigs in the cage at the pet store. They were biting her… a lot. When we brought her home I was so happy she wasn’t getting picked on anymore. After she passed my family wanted to get a new guinea pig but I wasn’t ready to. She wasn’t just a pet, she had become family. As we threw away her bowls and toys it was overwhelming for me. The only thing left was an empty cage. I found myself tearing up often as I walked past it. Hub suggested that we should get the cage all set up for a new piggie in case we found one we liked at some point in time. I was very hesitant but I realized that this was a good idea. So off to the pet store we went. I gathered up all of the goodies we would need and headed up to the front to pay when I noticed my daughter glued to the guinea pig cage. There were a bunch of new baby piggies. They were all really cute but one in particular caught our eye.

Minnie

She was a cute little white and pink girl. She was chattering and walking over all of the others. So, after some begging and not that much persuasion we bought her and brought her home. This is Minnie. Her little face looks like a mouse face to me. She is so adorable and mischievous. We all still miss Miss Piggie however our love has been refocused on her, making us all a little less sad. She has brought smiles back to our faces with her antics. She is very social and loves to snuggle, run at full pig speed, and jumps around her cage when you greet her. She had a bit of an eye infection when we got her so we took her back and had her treated.

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She is 100% now and I even managed to capture her pretty blues eyes in this photo.  I just wanted to share our joy in having her with us. She has brought a lot of smiles. Peanut (my dachshund) isn’t quite so sure he loves her. I think he thinks she is stealing his thunder. He forgets how spoiled he is sometimes. LOL.

My minivan broke down the other day. I stopped to get some gas in the morning on the way to drop my kids off and it just didn’t start again. I called AAA and they came. The battery and starter were fine. He said it sounded like my fuel filter or pump went out or got clogged. So I had it hauled in and they said the fuel filter was clogged. So I had them replace it. Then they called me back to say it still wouldn’t start. Realizing their system of trial and error wasn’t working I had AAA haul it to my house.  Hub came home and checked it out. He changed out one fuse and it’s working again. I am so thankful for a skilled husband and happy I didn’t go back to the shop which would have undoubtedly cost me a lot more money with very few results.

In other news, my boys both got glasses last week. Apparently my second child is blind as a bat and no one knew it. He picked glasses that he thinks looks like Justin Bieber’s sunglasses (Ray-Ban style) while my older one went for the more wire rimmed hipster look. It’s fun to watch them slowly turn into the adult they will become. My oldest looks like a young man now and the glasses accentuated it. Time is getting away from me.

I hope everyone had a nice mother’s day. We are celebrating it this coming weekend with my parents. It should be fun. We are having a big picnic at the park since the weather is so nice. Have a great day!

 

Miss Piggie

Yesterday was a very somber day for us. Our beloved guinea pig, Miss Piggie died.

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She was very silly and loved to play with the kids.  We are all quite heartbroken about it. She will be missed. We love you Miss Piggie.

Time is slipping away…

Ever have those moments where you wake up and wonder where did all the time go? This happened to me the other day. It just hit me… like a ton of bricks. My oldest son is 15 and wanted me to sign a permission slip for him to donate blood. 15? Wasn’t I just wiping applesauce off of his chin? He’s now significantly taller than me. He opens doors for people. He gets good grades and always tries to do his very best at everything he does. My boy is becoming a man. It’s freaking me out a little because I still feel like a 20 year old in my head. The good news is that I couldn’t be any prouder of him. Now just to get used to this role of being an adult. 😀

In other kid news, my youngest daughter is becoming quite the little beauty queen. I can’t figure out where she gets that from lol. I am no beauty queen but I love to pretend I am. She did a Valentine manicure the other day with a little help from me. She asked if we could take some pictures of it. After we did she said, “Mom, are you going to show everyone on your blog?”. Of course I said yes so without further ado, I present her Valentine nails.

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Aren’t they cute? We used Essie Flawless as the base, O.P.I. Alpine Snow for the dots, and Wet ‘n’ Wild Lust for the hearts. Well it’s late so I am going to sign off. Have a nice night everyone!

Jobs and kids

I frequently hang out at a beauty forum called Makeup Talk. Last year they invited me to become a moderator and I accepted. Then, last month I was offered the Content Manager position. After a bit of talking I decided to accept the offer. I feel so official *snorts laughing* …or not lol. I am pretty excited about it since I am a big cosmetics and beauty junkie. So far it has been fun but a lot of work. I am in good company with the other people that work there so it’s fun to be part of a team. It’s also great to be getting paid to do something I love.

In other news I managed to survive the elementary school’s Science Fair this year. My two daughters both participated in it. My oldest did a test to see if different flavors of kool-aid evaporated faster than others with or without sugar. My youngest daughter measured how much an egg’s shell would soften in vinegar in 12 hours. That one was gross! We ended up with what looked like a nasty smelling water balloon. The great news is that one won second place and one won third place in the Science Fair. Go girls! I was a proud mama.

I need to go because hub is still yelling at the Super Bowl and I need to make some dinner. Hope you all are having a wonderful day!

Happy New Year

2012 has come and gone. How was your year? Mine was… meh, some good, some bad. I am hoping that 2013 is a much brighter year. I have decided it is up to me to make sure that happens.

I have made some resolutions for this year. I resolve to eat healthier. I am trying to eat more natural foods and less processed foods so my insides will be pretty. I have also started eating way less meat and embrace other sources of protein. This is easier said than done for me since I am married to a meatasaurus.

I have also resolved to start reading more books again, not on my computer or phone but real books. I sort of got out of practice and when I started reading again I realized how much I missed it. Nothing like curling up with a nice glass of tea, a blanket and a great book. I find this relaxes and soothes me.

So what are your resolutions for this year? Also, a very belated Merry Christmas to you all and a Happy New Year!