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Come quick 8 AM

I am posting this from my phone. I came home from school last night and my back hurt a little. I put a heating pad on it and that didn't help so I went to bed. I woke up when Jayson came to bed and I can't move. The pain is excruciating! I can't fall back asleep so I decided to write about it. I have to call in in a few and then in two and a half hours I will be going to urgent care. Poor Jayson has gotten no sleep. The dogs already needed to go out and jack won't just go to sleep. This is not what I need right now. We got an e-mail yesterday that they are going to be laying off 11600 people from UTC. I can't even imagine being laid off. I just pray to God that I am not one of them.
Speaking of God, my brother text me on Saturday and said he wanted to go to church with me. I couldn't cuz I was busy, but we are going to go next weekend. I am going to the renaissance festival on sat. With Jayson's friend and his wife. I just hope I still can. Mt mom and her friends are going too. I will know a lot of people there.
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rancid

Just my luck

So Vegas came and went as I knew it would. We had a lot of fun. We talked about going more often. Next time we should go with some friends. It's always more fun with more people. Next time I will also look up the free shows and we will have to go to a show. We mainly just gambled and walked the strip a little. We stayed at the Planet Hollywood and from what we could tell it was the best hotel. It has fun night life and it had a large casino area. I mainly stayed even. On Saturday night I was up $100 but then lost it all. The next day I won $40 at the table and $80 on a penny machine. I spent it quickly though.

On Saturday we took Jack to his second class. There was a new dog that was an American Bulldog in class and now our dog is not the worst. He actually did very well in the class and on the walk before. He is still doing well. He is getting better with his comands. He is still too crazy though. We also took Cody to the dog park for the first time and he did really well also. He was on a leash on the water side and he got in a couple fights. On the other side he did really well and made a lot of friends. He got a lot of exersice running around. I hope to go this week end again. This time I would like to bring Jack. I want to see if he will go in the water and run off some of his energy.

I finished something early for the first time in my whole life. I finished my paper on Notre Dame today and then found out that it's not due until next week. If I knew that I wouldn't have done the paper so much the two days I have been sick. At least I have it done and I can focus on my English paper that is due next week.
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Why don't you try this?

We all have a weakness
But some of ours are easy to identify.
Look me in the eye
And ask for forgiveness;
We'll make a pact to never speak that word again
Yes you are my friend.
We all have something that digs at us
At least we dig each other
So when weakness turns my ego up
I know you'll count on the me from yesterday

If I turn into another
Dig me up from under what is covering
The better part of me
Sing this song
Remind me that we'll always have each other
When everything else is gone

We all have a sickness
That cleverly attaches and multiplies
No matter how we try
We all have someone that digs at us
At least we dig each other
So when sickness turns my ego up
I know you'll act as a clever medicine

If I turn into another
Dig me up from under what is covering
The better part of me
Sing this song
Remind me that we'll always have each other
When everything else is gone
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    Incubus - Dig
rancid

I want to go to Vegas now!

Have I mentioned how much I can’t wait to go on vacation? It is so busy at work I just need a break! There will be a lot of work when I get back but I don’t even care. We cleaned the house completely this weekend so it will be nice when we get back. I also did grocery shopping for the next 3 days since we will be eating out the whole time in Vegas. I just really hope that Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday don’t go super slow!

Jack had his first training class on Saturday. We will see how this works. He is just a spaz. I hope it gives us some good advise on how to train him. Pets Mart was so busy on Saturday it was hard to keep him from misbehaving. He barked at a lot of the dogs. There was adoptions and this annoying family that kept going in and out and distracting him. He does good at home though. He has been more behaved lately. It will just take time. He is only 5 months old.

Oh yeah, yay Vegas!!!
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    Killers - Read My Mind
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Now don’t get jealous, but this is my schedule for the next couple weeks. I have 2 days left this week, two days off, 3 days on, 5 days off, 4 days on, and 2 days off. I cannot wait to spend 4 days in Vegas and have the day after off. I am really excited to not have to worry about work, the dogs, or cleaning. I will have about $2000 dollars to spend there if I want as well. I will not need near that much, but it’s nice to be able to do what I want and not worry about budgets on my vacation. We are flying in at 4:30 PM on the 19th, staying at the Planet Hollywood hotel for 3 nights and then flying back home at 11:50 PM on the 22nd. We didn’t think about what we would do with the dogs. My mom said if we boarded Jack she and Jason would come watch Cody off and on. I had a great idea to ask Natalie though. That way we don’t have to board one of the dogs and they will get plenty of play/people time. I would much rather pay her to watch them both. She said only $15 a day which comes out to $60 for the whole 4 days, but that’s not enough. I will probably pay her about $150 since she will be staying at our house for 4 days and taking care of them.

Work has still been busy but not as stressful. We are switching to Pos instead of check requests and they are a lot quicker to do. There are a lot more of them though. I am off 100% audit so we get things done a lot quicker. I still feel very busy though because school is keeping me busy too.

I had my annual eye exam and I had to get a stronger prescription. I am really getting old. I still don’t have to wear them all the time at least.

Other then that not much going on. Just anxiously awaiting Vegas!!!
rancid

Less busy

I have become a lot less stressed lately. We are still busy at work and I started school, but I am off 100% audit and am getting the routine down. The dogs have become a lot less of a handful. Jack hasn’t peed in the house in well over a week. I can even trust him to be in both rooms and I do not have to watch him every waking moment. He wears his tags and as long as I hear them jingle, I know they are playing and he’s not in trouble. He doesn’t really find stuff to chew because we have been watching him and Cody keeps him busy. Now that he has shots and I will be getting money I am going to enter him in a puppy training course. He tries to be too dominant and I would like to know how to train him well. I also want to get him socialized.
Jayson and I are planning on taking a vacation. We haven’t completely decided yet. Cali or Vegas. I would like to go to Cali and 6 flags, but I want to stay at a nice hotel with an ocean view. There aren’t many by 6 flags. I want to stay at the Dana again, but I don’t know if I want to go to Sea World again. I don’t know about Vegas cuz that is usually a place you want to go with a group and not just as a couple. We’ll have to see, but I want to go soon. I get $2000.00 back in taxes and so that is what I am planning on using it for. I also want to get more clothes and get everything checked on my car.
Other then that nothing much really going on. My anniversary is in a week. Jayson and I have been together for 6 years. We are probably going to go to Ichi Ban. Sounds good right now! So that’s really it.
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A lot has been going on. I have been very busy and it is making me super stressed out. We have gotten more work and have become micromanaged because someone made a huge mistake. Then I go home and the dogs are a handful! Jayson has been home sick so it has been helpful.
Marie and I went to the bridal show last weekend. I got a few ideas, but it’s just people trying to get your business. You really wouldn’t be able to do much there because it is so busy. I went over some of the stuff I got and some of them are so expensive! My mom and I were talking about ways to save money. They do have a thing where you can do a registry for a down payment on your house. That is what I wanted to do, but I didn’t want to say “just give us money.”
Jayson had his last chiropractor appointment. Now it goes to the lawyers. I hope they can finish it quick and he can get a lot of money. We can really use it.
Jack is doing better. He has been sitting at the door to go out now. He went two days without peeing in the house. He sits at the door when he just wants to go out and play. We take him out anyway so he doesn’t stop letting us know when he wants to go out. Lately we have been blocking off the back so if he does pee it’s on the tile.
I had to get surgery on my toe again yesterday. I went in thinking that they were just going to give me antibiotics. He said that he wanted to numb it and make the cut line a little bit straighter and just cut out the little extra that was in back. Sure enough there was a little bit of what he said was the nail matrix. He only cut a little piece out so it doesn’t hurt really. I hope this is the last of it. So that’s it. That is what is going on right now. Just decided to list it out.
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Goings ons

I absolutely despise the new business unit I switched to!!! They moved me this morning. I now sit by 3 of the most annoying people. This morning they were talking about an audit we got and I had mistakes on it so we had to do a 100% audit of that day. I told my team lead that I was taught the correct way I just made a mistake. I would bet that it was one of the first days I was processing. The team lead comes over and asks the lady that trained me if she trained me correctly on this one problem. When she says yes then my team lead says “oh well she didn’t get it.” It’s not that I didn’t get it. There are a gazillion things to remember and a gazillion things that can make the process different for the whole check request. Not to mention that the girls training me have had to look over my work and approve it before I complete it. Why aren’t they getting blamed for not looking at everything or letting that go through. We went over some stuff generally and I can’t be expected to have remembered everything the first time. That is why there were people auditing my work. There is just too much stuff to remember and too many ways to do things. I didn’t want to come to this business unit. I was fine where I was. I don’t want to hate my job. I won’t be staying all that long since I am in school, but 2 years is too long to hate my job. If it keeps up this way I will just talk to my team lead and see what I can do.

Jayson finally got his check for his car. We went this weekend and he got a 2006 dark silver Infiniti G35 coupe. It only had 35k miles on it and it is in excellent condition. We think the previous owner had a bra on it because the front of the car is perfect. They kept very good care of it. This is the first big, long contract purchase that Jayson and I have done together. My credit is up to 680 now so they were going to put the car fully in my name, but I don’t make enough. I could only get approved for 16k which was 4k short of the price of the car. They added Jayson to the contract for his pay, but that made the APR go up. His credit score went way down for some reason. He had a dispute on there so he got that cleared up. We have to pay a Quest bill from a long time ago. I don’t know why we didn’t pay it in the first place but we will take care of it. His credit should then go up. We plan on buying a house when our lease is up in 2010. He said by that time we should be married so our incomes will be together so we shouldn’t have a problem. His credit will go back up too. Mine will go up and he should catch up to me.

The dogs are getting better. Well Cody is always good for the most part so I should say Jack is getting better. Although Cody did bite Jack too hard when he pinned him down when they were playing. They are getting along better now. They are playing instead of fighting. Jack only peed in the house once yesterday and the day before. At least last night he peed on the tile. Both nights was when I was making dinner. I am not able to watch him as closely so he thinks it’s his chance. Tonight when I make dinner maybe I will put him in his kennel so he can’t pee. I know that he’s just a puppy, but I sure hope that he starts behaving. He doesn’t take to Cody’s signs when he’s annoyed with him. I read that we need to allow Cody to bear his teeth and growl when Jack is trying to take his food or spot since Cody is the dominant dog. Jack likes to patronize him though. When Cody is eating he goes and pushes him out of the way. He was taking Cody’s bone from him, but he is noticing that he is not supposed to do that. So, he waits until Cody leaves it and then goes to take it. What a dog! I just hope he will learn. I am thinking that I will probably enroll us in a puppy training course once he is up to date on his shots. I think he’ll be fine. He is only 3 months right now.
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    Jack Johnson
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Puppy

I’m sick of this business unit. UTC is closed for two weeks so there are days we don’t have much to do. They have been making us stay late to work on projects they had to come up with because it’s the end of the year. I know they are important, but not to where we should have to stay late. I don’t think anyone gets sent home early here. I should have called in today. I requested Friday off. Jayson has it off. I would like to get some things done and I could use a 4 day weekend. Our house is a disaster area and we need to get it cleaned up.
We finally got a new puppy on Sunday. We saw him on Saturday and went back to get him. We said we didn’t want a Pitbull and we got him even though they said he was. But as per usual of the AZ Humane Society they picked the wrong bread. I am 99.99% positive he is an American Bulldog: very possibly full blood. He is 3 months old and already 21 lbs. He has huge paws and the biggest ears. Let me tell you he is a handful. We knew he would be, but Cody is being a handful too and we didn’t know he would be. He is just trying to keep what is his. We have been curbing his bad behavior tendensies. He has been the only dog for 5 and a half years so he is not used to sharing his toys, space, mom, and dad. He does a “pack leader nip” when he thinks Jack is doing something wrong. We have been stopping him before he gets to that level. If he growles or shows his teeth we do the fingers to the neck like Caesar and if he nips we push him down into a laying position and let Jack continue as long as it’s an ok behavior. If he does that around food we push him down and take away the food. Jack has been posesive over his bone so we had to push him down and take it away. I know they will be fine. Jack just needs to learn the rules of the house and they need to get used to each other.
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rancid

I have to vent

I have to vent about these two terrible drivers I encountered on the way home from work. Both endagering their child's lives. The first one I was going south on the 101 where there is 3 lanes. I started in the middle lane and there was a super slow car. I moved to the left lane and when I was almost all the way in that lane an SUV behind the slow car cut me off to move over as well. I didn't do anything, I just slowed down so they could get through. This lady starts slamming on her breaks and going as fast as the car I thought she was just trying to pass. I slow down even more and move over to the very first lane to pass the slow car. As I am moving back into the second lane this lady speeds up and starts trying to get over. She ends up slowing down to get behind me or she would have hit me. After I go back to the third lane and "take off" she slows down to her normal speed. It seemed to me she was trying to start road rage all while she had her kids in the car. She doesn't know me. I could very well be crazy and pull out a gun and shoot her or cause an accident with her.
Another one is shorter. I was on the 202 and I was going a little less then 75. Everyone is going about the same speed, but there are not too many people traveling with me. This lady comes up to the part of the freeway where I was and then passes me. In front of me there were quite a few cars and she starts swerving in and out of them to maintain her speed of about 85+. This lady had 3 kids in the car. Do people really need to be an ass that bad that they endanger their child's lives? It's so annoying!
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