I’m Sitting Here Drinking Coffee…

And contemplating life. Yes, I know, it sounds like a very deep subject, but in reality, it’s not.

Actually, I’m contemplating my next life.

I’ve decided I want to return as a chihuahua. A pampered and spoiled chihuahua. Much like the one I have sitting on my lap as I drink my morning coffee and contemplate my next life.

I don’t want to return as simply a pampered pet, I want only to be a chihuahua. Why you ask?

There are lots of lap dogs and pampered pooches out there. You can see them just about everywhere you look. But, there is no other breed of dog that is useful only as a lap dog. Every other breed is expected to do something. Not so with chihuahua’s. All anyone expects of them is sleeping, cuddling and love. And they’re really good at it too.

Yup. A chihuahua. No more working life for me! I’m ready to lead a pampered life, sleeping on my human’s lap, eating the choicest pieces of meat, soft pillows to lay on, never having to walk anywhere.

It’s going to be great!

(psst! If you have a pooch you’d like to spoil, check out Poocheze! The best dog treats anywhere!)


We Have A Winner!

After a tense day of revoting to break a tie, we finally have a winner for the Help Me Name This Print contest!

Drum roll please…..

Through The Mouse Door submitted by Amy of Heathens Hearth on Etsy.

Thank you so much Amy, I love the name!!

And now it’s off to list the print in my Etsy shop.

Thanks to all who submitted and voted!

It’s Voting Time!

Last week I asked for your help in naming this print

I’ve collected all the entries and now it’s time to pick a winner! Click on the link below, choose your favourite, (you can vote for more than one) and the one with the most votes will be the new name for this print, plus that person will win an 8×10 of this print!

Happy voting!

Help Me Name This Print!

Exercising with Chihuahua’s. It’s Tougher Than It Sounds

One of my resolutions this year is to lose that last 15lbs of baby fat I’ve been carrying around for the last 10 years since the birth of my son. I know, it’s something a lot of people say they’re going to do, and I’ll admit, I’ve said it before. But this time I mean it, I really do! More than any other time. Of course, I’ve said that before too. 😉

But, that’s besides the point, right?

I’ve been working out every day using the Wii Fit that hubby and I bought just before Christmas. It’s a lot of fun and it’s been working a bit, I’m actually down 1kg! We put the Wii system in our bedroom so I can exercise when I want, and in peace when the kids and hubby were home for the holidays.

Now that the holidays are over, though, he’s back to shift work, which means that there are times when he works midnights and I can’t use the bedroom. Not a big deal, I have yoga dvd’s downstairs that I can use. And I do thouroughly enjoy yoga.

Today was the first day I pulled out the yoga mat while hubby is blissfully snoring away upstairs.

I didn’t take into account the two very young, very energetic and very loving chihuahua puppies I aquired over the summer.

Have you ever tried to do downward facing dog with two tiny little dogs licking your face? It’s not easy, I have to tell you. Never mind meditating after your workout!

I’m definitely going to have to figure something out, though. It’s very hard to find inner peace with a chihuaha dancing around your feet while in tree pose.

What To Name This One?

I’ve decided to turn this into a contest! I’m stumped as to what to name this one. So, put your thinking cap on and you could win a free 8×10 print if your name is chosen!

Here are the rules

1. Add your choice of name to the comments section. You may enter as many times as you like.

2. That’s it! Easy, right?

After one week from today, I will put all the names I’ve collected to a vote. The name that gets the most votes wins! I’ll use that as the name for the print and the winner will receive a free 8×10 of this print.

Good luck! I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with. 😉

Poor Jack

I am proudly owned by two of the sweetest, cutest, most adorable and loving chihuahua’s, Jack and Sammy.  I love them to death and can’t imagine my life without them now.

As some of you may already know, I sell photogaraphy on Etsy. If you like, you can see my shop here.  Because I fancy myself a photographer, I tend to have my camera with me pretty much wherever I go and I’m continually snapping pictures, hoping for a good one.

Alas, that was not the case for poor Jack. He just didn’t fare well in this one.

It’s a Brand New Year!

I really love this day. The first day of a new year, filled with hope, with possibilities. We can put the past year behind us, and move forward with a clean slate.

It’s a time of reflection for me, and of renewal. I try to look back at the year before, see where I went wrong, what changes need to be made to make this year more successful.

Today I start a new exercise regime. Yes, I know, everyone does that, and who knows, maybe I’ll be like most and not be successful at it. But I’m going to try.

More importantly though, I’m on a personal journey of a spiritual nature. I’m taking this year to learn about myself, my body, my mind, my connection with nature and the world around us. I want to live more in harmony with the world and find myself in the process. It should be interesting if nothing else!

I’ve made it my goal to ensure that I keep this blog up and running too! I’ve been so lax in everything in 2009. I need to make some serious changes.

I hope that people will join me here as I work my way through to learning to live a simpler, happier life. I’ll still be posting recipes and tips and hints and all that good stuff. I’ll just be more regular at it! 😉