I’m Gonna Have Another Birthday!

My birthday is a week away, so juuust in case anyone is interested – I do have a wishlist…

And since I’m turning 40 *snigger* it is a special occasion! 😛

I have a few long-ass wishlists on Craftsy, Yuppiechef, and Exclus1ve Books, for courses, baking equipment, and books, so vouchers are always a winner!

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Especially this one!

Grown-up coloring books and snazzy crayons or fine liners will score you MAJOR brownie points, as will a bottle or six of dry bubbly, although that goes without saying…

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I’m learning to be a hooker too, so wool and crochet hooks would be grand!

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AND I have FINALLY started collecting the Schleich horses (I already have the Appaloosa foal)! The detail is incredible, each one is hand painted so no two are exactly alike! Click through and see!

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Yay!

HAPPY ALMOST-BIRTHDAY TO ME!

The Big Dogs…

Our old ladies, Thelma and Louise, keep to themselves – not playing with the puppies or getting up to mischief. They chill on “their” couch inside the house, and outside they have their own igloo.

Our big dogs – Riddick and Penny, Guide-Dog-in-training and weekend visitor Patrick, and Guide Dog puppy Nimble, hang out together. Playing, sleeping, eating, and misbehaving.

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Riddick is still my baby, following me from room to room. <3 He is almost completely blind, so we don’t move furniture around too much if we can help it, and we put bells inside his favourite toy so he can hear it when we throw it for him. He is also diabetic now, so I watch him like a hawk for weight loss or gain, and any odd behaviour, and he gets an insulin shot twice a day.

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Penny is a daddy’s girl, happiest when she can be as close to her daddy Glugster as she can get- even in the heat. She has to win everything. We should have named her “Monica”! 😛

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Nimble is 7 months old and very clever! She also follows me around, and she loves to play with the other dogs!

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Patrick hasn’t spent weekends with us for several weeks, but we’re back into that routine until he goes “on class” with his new owner early next year. Then he’ll be a working Guide Dog and we won’t see him much after that!

We’re Eight!

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My sweet love.

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My Glugster.

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My husband.

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My best friend.

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My mentor.

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My motivator.

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My butt kicker when I need one.

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My support.

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Eight years ago, I was a happily single, single mom to a teenage son, with 2 cats at home, a blog, and a job I was good at but didn’t really like. I had been single for 7 years and I had no intention of changing that.

Then I walked into a restaurant after a particularly shitty day, you stood up to greet me as I was shown to the table, and there was an ice cold Black Label waiting for me.
Eight hours later we realised that all the tables and chairs were stacked up around us, and all the wait staff were standing at the restaurant door, waiting for us to come back to earth.
Two weeks later I announced to my family and the internet that I got a boyfriend for Christmas.

Thank you for loving me. Thank you for indulging me. Thank you for being a father to my son.

I love you, my darling Glugster.

I am still on cloud nine.