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Denver, Colorado, United States
i'm 33. i live with my husband, baby daughter 2 dogs and 1 kitty. i'm a chemical engineer with an MBA and work in technical sales. i tend to bite off more than i *think* i can chew and end up with a full bulging mouth for awhile before i can finally swallow. i thrive in chaos, but strive for order.


christmas destruction

for those of you that know me, you know that i have lost my fair share of personal belongings to the antics of my dogs. luckily, the incidents are getting fewer and farther between, but occasionally i am still greeted by a shredded possession.

today it was this

how silly of me to think that i could actually wrap all my presents and put them under the tree! especially ones that are technically food products. this one was for my mom's husband tom - a gift pack of spices from the savory spice shop* in denver. i'm going to take it in and see if they'll repackage the gift box for me - at least they didn't get through the spice jars!

this reminded me of a story my mom always tells about their first christmas when our dog champ was a puppy. this was before i was born, my parents were just married, and when they came home from work, there was wrapping paper and presents strewn all about the room. it turns out that my aunt paula had sent champ a bone and he tore through everything looking for it. my mom and dad had no idea who had given them what, which made thank you notes fun, i'm sure. dear grandma, thank you for the (check one): levis, book, frying pan, sweater. love sandie and luther.

and, because you all know i'm a list person, i'm going to try to compile a list of things my dogs have eaten over the past 2 1/2 years. i don't even want to think about the monetary value.
  • 15 pairs of shoes
  • 20 pairs of underwear
  • 5 expensive bras
  • 1 belt
  • 2 ball caps
  • 3 t shirts
  • 1 bazillion white athletic socks
  • 100 black dress socks
  • 3 remote controls
  • 1 fabric couch
  • 1 black leather couch
  • 1 brown leather couch cushion
  • 1 brown leather couch leg
  • 4 futon mattresses
  • 3 corners of baseboard woodwork
  • 4 dining room chair legs
  • 1 dining room table leg
  • 2 dog beds
  • 2 down comfortors
  • 6 pillows
  • 1 bottle of lotion
  • 25 pens/markers/highlighters
  • 1 autographed book
  • 2 coupon books
  • 2 paper back books
  • 1 library book
  • 3 ski hats
  • 1 scarf
  • 1 glove
  • 1 bottle of thyroid medication
  • 1 basketball belonging to neighbor kid
  • 2 vaccuum cleaner attachments
  • 1 christmas present
i know i'm missing some.

anyone else wanting to see marley & me on christmas? it will be like watching jerry springer when you're having some family drama.. suddenly, your life doesn't seem so bad!

*AWESOME store! all blended locally, reasonably priced, and yum! i highly recommend to the foodies out there..


  1. OMG - this cracks me up on so many levels. First, you've already done your Christmas shopping - nice!! Second, the story about your parents' dog is hilarious. Third, a WHOLE bottle of thyroid medication?? Were they wired for days?

    And yes, I'm totally excited about Marley and me. I've never laughed out loud so much while reading a book (you know, since my dog was completely INSANE when she was a puppy). Everytime I see the part of the trailer where the dog is trying to get out of the car and Owen Wilson is holding his butt and he's walking on the street I just start cracking up...

  2. Wow. They say that you truly develop patience when you become a mom. Looks like you've already learned it! I have a body pillow that Kudra licks and it's so nasty when you don't KNOW it before you get into bed and snuggle up to a wet spot. She also likes to eat the fur out of my slippers and she ate one nylon knee high.