Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Crazy Me

So, I have decided to do something completely crazy. I love taking Oscar out hiking with me. He has his little backpack that he carries all his stuff in and he can go a lot further than most Boston Terriers, plus he has so much fun. Recently I purchased a book called "Best hikes with dogs: Western Washington". Inside it has a whole list of hiking trails, where they are, how long they are etc. I figure- Why not do them all by next summer? So, that is what I am going to do- all 85 hikes. I will take my cameras with me on every single one and take photos of my adventures. Plus I will blog about each one and list the good, the bad, and the weird.

This is going to be so much fun!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Water dog

Boston Terriers are not a breed known to really like water, but for some reason Oscar does. When I take him to the lake, he will drag you there and when it's time to go home, you can't get him out of the water. The funny thing is-he used to be terrified of water. I'm not complaining though because I don't have to bath him in the summer. He does it himself!

Monday, June 28, 2010

The Long year

So, I decided to put this into parts, because if I don't it will get pretty boring.

Shortly after I did my last post, but previous boss bacame a real jerk and became very verbally and emotionally hurtful. I started to become very depressed and extremely stressed whenever I got to work. That started to show when my health started to decline, and I lost about 45 pounds, and I wasn't that big before. There was a point where my family bacame very worried about me and it was then that I knew I had to get out of that situation, for my own well being.

In early August I quit my job. That was probably the hardest thing I have ever done because I loved it, and still do, but I didn't like my boss.

In september, I started having hip problems again. It was a real bummer because I didn't have any issues with it for about 6 years. After going to the doctor and getting several x-rays, I found out that it wasn't the hip bone or joint. So, I had to go over to an orthopedist who suggested that, before thinking about doing surgery, I should try doing some physical therapy for about 6 weeks to see if that would fix the problem. Six weeks later, no change. The only other option was surgery. November 5th I had the surgery to lengthen my IT Band in my hip, as well as the muscles and tendons. The six weeks of recovery went be extremely slow and I couldn't wait for it to be all over. By the end, I was suffering from a severe case of cabin fever.

Thankfully, the surgery worked and I am feeling so much better. I am also happy to say that I found a part time job working as a nanny for an 18 month old adoreable little boy. I didn't want to go full time right after the surgery, I am working up to it though. I am also working on my photography because that is what I want to do in my life.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Such a long time

I realize that it has been such a long time since I last posted. It has been a really rough year for me ( I'll write about it in another post), but things are finally staring to look up. I am going to start blogging more frequently because it's fun and I have so many adventures that I am going to be heading out on over the next few months. So, with that, here's to a brighter future!