Manual Labor

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WOAH – I am beat.  This kennel job takes me back to my bartending days.  Except I’m cleaning up after puppies instead of drunks!


My shift started out at 7 AM.  I walked about thirty dogs for morning poops and pees, and then I fed them all.  By the time I was done feeding, I had to go BACK and walk them all again.  Then, I swept, vacuumed, and mopped the ENTIRE kennel.  And then I walked thirty dogs again and played lots of fetch.


I literally walked EVERY time of dogs, from 100 pound labs and five pound teacup Pomeranians.  I got peed on, barked at, bitten (not badly!), and crawled all over!  It was a LOT of fun, but a LOT of work.  I feel like I ran a half marathon!

My half-hour lunch break consisted of a turkey and cheese sammie.


And some grapes!


When my shift was over at 4 PM, I came home, showered, threw my dirty clothes in the laundry, and collapsed on the couch.  My hunger (I must have burned 1,000 calories!!) motivated me to rise from the couch and make yogurt + granola


Some leftover cranberry relish and orange creme.


And some Thanksgiving leftovers.




After watching two hours of wedding TV shows (I am so addicted to this crap right now), I unglued my ass long enough to TRY ON MY DRESS…. and it definitely fits me a lot better than it did 2.5 weeks ago!!!


It might need some alterations still, but I’m on the right path.  Either way, I’m very happy with my dress and can’t wait to wear it in 36 days.  Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!


On that note, time to go sample WEDDING CAKE with Future Husband.  I’ll give you the review tomorrow. 🙂


Good night! Sleep tight.



  • Marissa November 28, 2008, 5:58 pm

    Wedding cake tasting is always fun!

  • Mrs. LC November 28, 2008, 6:11 pm

    Hooray for your dress fitting better! Definitely crossing fingers that you won’t still have to pay to get it altered! 🙂 And I totally remember being obsessed with wedding shows. 🙂

  • Meg November 28, 2008, 6:19 pm

    I can’t wait to hear about the tastings!

  • Erica November 28, 2008, 6:26 pm

    Glad the wedding dress is fitting better 😉 Enjoy the cake!

  • *Andrea* November 28, 2008, 6:45 pm

    thanksgiving leftovers are the best:) that’s SOOOO exciting about your dress!!! keep it up and it will fit perfectly in 36 days!

  • lighterportions November 28, 2008, 6:46 pm

    Haha that sounds like quite the job. It sounds like it’d be fun though! Well, except for the peed on and bitten part…

    Congrats about the dress! It’ll probably fit perfectly just when you need it to. 🙂
    Enjoy the wedding cake testing! Can’t wait to hear the verdict.

  • K November 28, 2008, 7:11 pm

    Wow – busy day but it’s got to be worth it 🙂

    Can’t wait to hear about all the fabulous wedding cake flavors!

  • Nicole ( November 28, 2008, 8:49 pm

    It must be so exciting to have your wedding so close!!! I’m excited for you, girl!

  • just me November 28, 2008, 8:54 pm

    glad to hear about the dress and yay for cake testing!!! can’t wait to hear what you pick!

  • Oh She Glows November 28, 2008, 9:14 pm

    That is so great about the dress!!! 🙂

    You will be FINE you have 36 days! No worries at all.

    Good job at work today with the pups! I can only imagine how tired you must be.


  • magpie November 28, 2008, 9:25 pm

    Yay for the dress fitting well! Everything looks delicious 🙂

  • imadedinner November 28, 2008, 9:33 pm

    Your wedding is in 36 days?! HOW COOL! Mine is in exactly 365!

    Your kennel job sounds great…but not as great as cake testing.

    OH and I gave you a shout-out on my page 🙂

  • Erin of Care to Eat November 28, 2008, 9:40 pm

    Wow, that sounds totally exhausting! Where do you get the energy?! I’m so glad the dress fits better than it used to.

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) November 28, 2008, 9:48 pm

    Looking forward to the wedding cake review tomorrow!

  • Mica November 28, 2008, 11:31 pm

    I am exhausted just reading about your shift at the kennel!

    Good thing you could come home to a nicely-fitting wedding dress and some delicious sample cakes! Can’t wait to hear which one tastes best.

  • HangryPants November 29, 2008, 5:24 am

    Yay it fit! I knew you would get it to. 😀

    The cake in the next post looks heavenly!!!!

  • Tim Rosanelli November 30, 2008, 8:52 am

    While you’re with the dogs, you should wear a Pedometer. Just for giggles. Who knows? Maybe you are walking a marathon.

    Tim Rosanelli

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