Saturday, May 9, 2009

Ups and Downs

It has been a very eventful week! After three days on the sofa, my back is feeling rather normal. The two days back to school were not too bad, although we are no longer counting down the days until summer. Who knows when it will arrive? Today was a fun day. Mike and I had lunch at Five Guys, then went to the hospital. Our friends Chris and Kacie had baby Connor yesterday, so we got to see him. After the visit, we shopped for Mother's day gifts and groceries. As we finished shopping, our realtor called to say someone wanted to see the house. She ended up putting in an offer tonight! We had hoped it would go fast the second time around, but WOW we didn't expect it to be that fast. No complaints here though. We will be accepting it with a few changes. So hopefully we are back on track to move to Hartselle, and enjoy our pool this summer!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

What A Day!

Today has been one of those days that I should have slept through! I ended up in great pain from my back, so I stayed home from school while everyone else went back after the Swine Flu break. The doctor did call in stronger meds so I'm starting to feel better. This afternoon we found out that our house sell fell through. Our buyer had a problem with the sell of their house, so now we are back to square one. We had already packed a lot of boxes since we were suppose to move next week. My amazing, darling husband has spent the evening unpacking enough stuff to make the house look good again, and sprucing up everything. I could only supervise, and cheer him on. I am so thankful for his love and patience. Hopefully the house we want to buy will wait for us, since it wasn't actually on the market. I think it's time to go to bed and start again tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Top Dog

After my wonderful husband cleaned house yesterday, and I rested to try to relieve the pain from a pulled back muscle, we decided it was time to get serious about disciplining Buster. Buster is a 6 year old poodle. He has become very difficult to deal with on a daily basis. He steals anything he can get his mouth on, growls and snaps if we scold him, and then becomes aggressive toward Wells ( the Lab twice Buster's size).  After a little research, we've realized Buster thinks he's Alpha dog in our house. We started by keeping him off all furniture, and making him sit or follow some command to get to do anything. So far, he seems to realize changes are in place. He walked around looking dazed and defeated for most of the day. Now the trick is to continue changing our behavior, and stay consistant while he realizes his place in our family. Wow, it's good practice for kids I'm sure!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

A Rainy Sunday

We have had a pretty quiet rainy Sunday. Mike and I tried Another Broken Egg Cafe in Jones Valley for brunch. It was really good. We both had egg dishes, and then shared the monster cinnamon roll. I found out on our way home that I may not go back to work until May 14th because Harvest has a case of Swine Flu. I have mixed emotions about this. While I'm glad they're being cautious, and hope everyone is ok, I'm a little concerned about how this will affect our school year. With our possible upcoming move in a few weeks, it could all become a little tricky to navigate. Oh well, I'll just go along for the ride!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Our First Blog

Welcome to the Swafford family blog! As our family life changes, I decided it would be a great time to begin recording all the excitement in a blog. Our family includes my husband Mike, myself, and our two dogs Buster and Wells. Mike and I have been married for 6 months. We are anxiously awaiting news on whether or not we will be moving in a few weeks. We have an offer on our house, which is currently on hold while our buyers work some things out, and have a contract on our "dream house" in Hartselle. I have just enjoyed two unexpected days off from my job as a 5th grade teacher. School was canceled because of the threat of Swine Flu.