Sunday, June 30, 2013

Grizzly's police experience:

June 30th, 2013
Hello!
I hope that everyone had a great weekend & I hope that you are all preparing for the most amazing week ahead! 

My favorite holiday is fastly approaching and I couldn't think of a better way to start my weekend then with a game of beer pong!

We take this game very seriously and have created a TON of memories by playing with people. Last night we played and had a great time until 2 am. I'm not the strongest player by any stretch but enjoy the game.

Anyway, I bet at this point you are wondering how the title ties into beer pong.. let me tell ya..

We put the beer cans in our recycling can and that's behind our gate. The last person who set up the game left that gate open. This early afternoon after we all were starting to wake up, I put the puppies in the backyard and went about my morning. I had just set down with a cup of coffee and a game of "Candy Crushers" when we see this:
This guy comes to our door and my brother, J, answers the door. The guy asks us if we own a small fluffy dog and brings Grizzly out of the truck. Thank God Grizzly had his ID on, which he normally doesn't due to the harness he wears. I had put the ID collar on him for our vet appointment Wed and never took it off - Thankfully! Grizzly was cited for jaywalking down a busy intersection just a street over from ours & was brought home. After grabbing my jailbird out of this officers hands, he requested documents showing his rabies vaccine. I went to grab the paperwork with Grizzly close by and came back to the patient man. He told me that CA has a law that 'all' animals must be vaccinated and licensed  over the age of 4 months old. Just then Gideon pokes his head through the open gate & then I was asked to show rabies vaccinations on him as well. Long story short, Grizzly's little jaywalking adventure cost us $60. Both dogs are now licensed with the State of CA. ((Thank goodness he didn't see Spice)).
We all laughed about how Grizzly got brought home by the dog police & we had to pay a fine to release him. What a morning. *Spice had an appointment on Thursday but it was canceled by the vet due to an emergency surgery.. so we will be sure to reschedule and get her licensed as well asap!*

Now with it being NO secret that my favorite holiday is just a couple days away - I'm busy planning a very eventful week. The plan thus far is to have hot dogs & watermelon on hand - along with an alcoholic beverage or two. We are undecided if we should watch the fireworks aboard one of the ships or at the picnic area on Mr P's base.. both are over the water. To be honest I don't care where we watch them as long as we watch them. Originally I wanted a shrimp boil and to spend the day at the beach, but I got voted out for a more cost effective and traditional day.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Candy & Spice:

Just a couple more days of Construction ..... 
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First the candy:
Can you say addicted? Believe you me I'm more surprised that I pulled myself away from this highly addictive game to write this post. If you haven't started playing yet & you like bejeweled your are missing out!!!! I'm so addicted!!! I just wanna say that I feel like the little girl off of Despicable Me - "It's so addictive!"
Now the cat.
I want to say that I've never had a female cat, let alone been around a female cat in heat. This cat is driving me INSANE! Spice's constant chatter that sounds like a dove and her constant 'butt in air' stance! UGH! Now her newest thing is rubbing her body all over Mr P's shoes as soon as he gets home - as if she can't get enough of his smell.  She follows me around all day doing this half meow half purr, when you look at her she flops on the floor - butt in the air. And if you think this is only during daylight hours.. oh I hate to disappoint! There is NOTHING like being woken up by your cat crying out to the 'male kitties' from your bedroom window. Furthermore, I thought cats slept through the day - this cat hasn't left my side (day or night) in over two months!
Men should be so glad that women aren't like this when we ovulate! I wonder how Mr P would react to a 'humans' version of a cat in heat.. what that would be like moaning and laying with your legs spread open at the very sight of a male. Could you imagine??! 

Moving forward here: 
We went to do the 'baby dance' the other night and threw all the animals out of our room. Half way through Spice started her cat call. We look up to see her perched on the dresser - watching our every move. It was as if she was saying.. "oh yea right there" .. "No little to the left.. yea oh yea". It was the most unnerving thing I've ever been around. So I would say that her vet appointment tomorrow is PAST overdue. 
FYI:
The vet informed me that a female cat can go into heat multiple times during her 'season'. Cats usually got into heat in the Spring and Fall. If we have someone who comes to our house who has a 'male' cat and she smells his smell.. this behavior will start all over. And so at this point - if you have a male cat and enter my home = I will shoot you. Besides I don't think Spice got the memo that Summer has officially arrived. 
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I'm deliriously excited that the 'bestie' is returning home from getting her 'bonus son'! I can't begin to describe how much I have missed her... I'm excited she gets to spend time with N and that she will be HOME tomorrow!!!! 
Speaking of best buddies: my be fri will be returning to the States from Hawaii in Dec!!!! His adorable little fam will be joining us in Dec & I couldn't be more excited. I wasn't excited to hear that he will be deploying shortly after getting settled with us, but I'm so happy to have them so much closer. I can spoil those little kiddo's easier if they are under my own roof.. mwahahahaha.  
Ok peps I think I have a new life waiting for me in Candy Crushers.. did I mention I was addicted??





Monday, June 24, 2013

Lat n Long of the heart!



Thanks everyone for being so patient. As you can see the blog is still under construction - but we are moving along as fast as we can! 

I wanted to explain the name 'Lat n Long' of the heart. I wanted to pick " destination" of the heart - Mr. P was telling me that 'Lat n Long' is a navigational term that ties in with his job as a OS. (Operational Specialist). Since the two mean the same thing I picked 'Lat n Long' to showcase my hubby's job in the Navy and it still represented the direction I wanted the blog to go too. 
I'm so excited that my blog has it's own domain name too! 
www.latnlongoftheheart.com

Since our lives are taking a new direction - I thought that this would be the right way to go. 
Between getting healthy and working out
Going through our treatments and tests to have a baby
Opening our house to our bestfriends who are being stationed here from Hawaii
I needed a name change!!

So welcome to 'Lat n Long' of the heart!!!
The blog also has it's own facebook page: 
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Thanks everyone! 




Friday, June 21, 2013

June 21st, 2013 (Last post)


~ This is the last post for Trials & Triumphs of Loving my Sailor ~

Now before you grab your box of kleenex 
This isn't the end to my blogging, it's just the end of blogging under Trials & Triumphs.

Trials & Triumphs of Loving my Sailor will become
"Lat n Long of the heart"!
I'm so excited and ready for this new start that it's also got it's own domain name: www.latnlongoftheheart.com

Save this address!

I will also no longer be writing as "Amy" but as Mrs. P
This is a exciting new step in the direction of our lives.
Since Trials & Triumphs holds such a big variety of special memories for me & You - I've made it into a book! I went over to blog2print and put all 500 pages in a hardback book! I want to keep these past three years close to my heart & a reminder of how awesome this journey has been.

I hope you all stay tuned for the upcoming changes! 
You can continue to stay connected with me through twitter, pinterest and bloglovin'. 
You are also welcome to follow the journey on my personal facebook page just send me an e-mail too bensgirl10@yahoo.com. 

Thanks guys for making this an amazing journey & helping me through all the Trials & Triumphs!

*This page will not be deleted so there will be no need to 'refollow'. 
The contents and design will be removed to give a fresh new start to this new chapter. *