Thursday, May 28, 2009

In Memoriam

Yesterday was a sad day for the H.B. Arnett family. Due to failing health and old age Queenie was put to sleep yesterday. She's been a part of our family landscape for so long that I'm not sure it's quite sunk in yet.

Penee, cried (which has only happened approx. 3 other times in her life). H.B. found a perfect spot of ground for the perfect doggie grave. He's informed me that he's placed a potted plant there to mark the spot. I'll go over today and take a picture to post.

Queenie was the best little dog ever, she had boundless energy and a gave lots of love to everyone (whether you wanted her to or not!). She was known to jump up on your bed during sleepovers and lick faces at the most inopportune moments. Mostly she was Penee's best friend. They went on drives, just the two of them, played hide and seek, and took many walks. It's possible that Mom loved her more than any of her natural children, as evidenced by the fact that Queenie always got the best Mom had to offer. Expensive haircuts, special meals, and back rubs. H.B. always joked that Penee was lobbying to have her sealed to our family. She was definitely a good little addition to it.

We'll all miss her very much, but are glad that she is no longer blind, unable to eat and in pain.

If you have any memories of Queenie you'd like to share, please leave them in the comments.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The People Have Spoken

We found out the results of the HOA board vote last night. This beautiful lady came to give me the news. The people voted me in! Now the real work begins of course, but I'm excited to try and make some positive changes in my community. I have fantastic people to work with and I think it will be a great year. Wish me luck!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

I want a made by Megs Craft

My cousin is a craft goddess. If she is offering to make me a handmade anything I want in. I also want her to teach a workshop so that I to can exercise my inner need to create.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A "D-Lux" birthday shout out

It's this beautiful ladies birthday. I hope it's a good one. I'm double blessed because I both get to be related to her and consider her one of my best friends.

Love you lady!

Monday, May 11, 2009

My Bid For President

I'm currently in the middle of a hotly contested campaign for HOA President of my Condo Association.

The incumbent who I'm currently running against has been the President of the Board for at least 12 years (at least until he was impeached last Fall). His has been a puppet regime run behind the scenes by his wife. There have been allegations of bullying and I've witnessed first hand their dictatorial style of managing.

My character has been slandered, phone calls have gotten heated. I'm loving every minute!

I've been out on the campaign trail. Glad handing voters, kissing babies, petting dogs. It's getting serious.

My platform........Power to the people. Pass it on.

Wish me luck, all votes have to be turned in or post marked by Friday May 15.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Disney was a blast!

Day 1: Disney

-I took one for the team and rode in the front on splash mountain. Those are new jeans so let's just say I walked away with some sweet blue legs.

- Tower of Terror. We went on it twice both times it was delicious.

The nicest old man approached Ashley and I after this ride and insisted that we take our picture with Buzz. I told us where to stand and everything. Disney really is the happiest place on earth.

Day 2: The Gumball 3000
-The Hoff
-Sweet cars

Ok, true confessions. I didn't even know what a Gumball 3000 was before we arrived at the beach, to be honest I'm still a little fuzzy. But there were fun looking cars and grown men in costume. In my experience this almost always equals a good time.

Really what we did was hang out here

Don't mind the two people at the bottom of this photo, what can I's California and people are exhibitionists.

Needless to say it was a delightfully relaxing trip and I had a ridiculously good time. It's the magic of DisneyLand. Or maybe just of vacationing.