March 8, 2016: Window

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IMG_7029 (1)I guess I could have went and found more fancier windows, but a bird apparently flew into our window, left it’s mark – and probably died.

Where that bird went after slamming into the window, I have no idea, but I suppose it’s time to clean off the windows.

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Day 96 : New Toys

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ImageMy husband has never been a gamer. However, during a recent visit to a friend’s house who did have the new PS4, my husband played Call of Duty for the first time.

I could tell he enjoyed it; watching him play was not enjoyable for me, but girls don’t generally like video games so…

I decided to set aside my dislike for video games and purchase him one. It was an impulse buy, and I would’ve rather spend a million other things like shoes and clothes for myself, than buy a (what I think to be) overpriced gaming console, but I’d like to think it was an act of love.  Best wifey ever? I hope so…

Day 74: The Dog Bath

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ImageDuring the summer, we spray our dogs with the hose out in the backyard for their baths. Then we soap them up, and spray them off again. The dogs love it: They chase the water stream up and down the yard, and will get excited just by you stand by the garden hose.

This method is only practiced during the 3 months of the year when the weather is actually decent and it’s not raining. Such is the weather of the Pacific Northwest.  We had to find a solution for those winter months when it was too cold for outdoor baths. So we decided on giving them baths in the tub in our bathroom. It is a tub we never use so we weren’t really worried about ‘grossing it out with dog hair’.  During these indoor bath times,  my husband will pick up our dogs and put them in the tub – which is not an easy feat as our dogs weigh around 60 lbs each. The dogs surprisingly do not wiggle as they are lifted up and set into the tub. They then sit patiently as my husband heats the water to bathing temperature, fills a plastic cup and proceeds to rinse them. They continue to sit patiently as they are lathered with soap, and then rinsed again.

This picture was taken of my dog Coco as she was being rinsed. Her face in the picture is how she looked the whole time she was being bathed. It was adorable. I’m just glad that bathing my dogs in the tub is not as much of a problem as I thought it would be.

Day 68: Dexter

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ImageI know, another picture of a dog.

This dog’s name is Dexter. His owner (we’ll call him ‘The Hoff’) is off on a business trip to China and asked if we could watch his dog. Being the dog lovers that we are, my husband and I were happy to do so.

I wasn’t always a dog lover though, I was more of a cat person growing up. Now the dogs that I have are like my babies. You know how people talk about their kids (My kid does this, or that)? That’s how I am with my dogs. I taught my dog a new trick. I took my dogs to the park. I took my dogs on a play date. Dogs, Dogs, dogs….

Anyways, having Dexter is always fun. Although with all that fur, he leaves clumps of it in the spots where he lays, but no use cleaning that up we’ll have to clean that up after he leaves.

Day 67: Baby Meets Puppy

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I don’t have much experience with babies: most of my friends have children,  but my husbands friends (who are a few years older than I) all have children. Whenever I hang out with my husband’s friends, I am amazed at everything they know about parenthood. Like how do you know that this is what your baby is trying to tell you?  I know almost nothing about parenthood. Is it something that is innate ( which if it is – I don’t know if it’s something I just need to awaken)? Or is something learned. I suppose it’s a little bit of worth.

Being a parent kind of freaks me out, not the whole having a baby part, but in particular the prospect of dealing with puberty when your kid starts growing up. Agh! All the drama and mood swings you have to deal with if your you have a girl, all the talks you’ll have to have about sex, and girls and dating  do not seem like fun.

But I suppose at the end of the day, it reaps it’s joys.

Day 65: Sailing into the Sunset

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Whenever I travel to some other city or country and tell people I’m from Seattle, I always get at least one response from someone saying “Seattle is such a beautiful city!” I find myself nodding in agreement and realizing that for however much I may have wanted to go on whatever trip that to see something beautiful outside of my home city, I had something beautiful in my backyard the whole time, I just needed someone to remind me.

This picture was taken after work; it wasn’t raining outside for once so I decided to go on a walk to see what kind of pictures I could capture. This is one of quite of few of them that I liked.

Day 62: Poker

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ImageWhen I was in college, I had a friend who dated a guy who would go to Vegas and compete in poker tournaments. He didn’t actually win the tournament or anything, but he went far enough in the competition to make himself some pretty good money and buy my friend some designer things.

Of course I was jealous. I was in college, working a mall job that made me enough money for my food expenditures and a little shopping, but purchasing a Burberry bag or Marc Jacobs watch was unfathomable to me. My friend was lucky in that aspect.

But my friend is no longer dating the poker guy so I don’t really know what’s going on with him, but I was reminded of him when my husband had a poker night. I wondered what he was up to, whether he was still competing in poker tournaments. It’s hard for me to think of ‘playing poker’ as something that people do for a living, but I guess so. There was this episode on MTV True Life (I just happened to be switching channels) and the episode was about young millionaires. One of the guys they documented had just won a large winning during a past tournament, but was struggling to keep his spending under wraps until his next big win. Apparently, he had entered a few more tournaments after his big win, but had left within nothing.

It made me think that it must be hard living that life. Sure you can become a millionaire in a single tournament, but ultimately it sometimes takes a little bit of luck to keep on winning. This particular poker player that was documented was relying on a next big win to keep his spending up, but as I was watching this, the rational part of me was just like why don’t you invest that money into something that will be profitable instead of spending it? But hey, maybe it’s just me.