Friday, February 19, 2010

Cone of Shame, Part Deux

Bingley is happy to announce {to all of his fan favorites out there} that the Cone of Shame is GONE!

After a few test days this week, and a noticeable reduction in the size of his {now} little bump, he is now free and clear of the cone.

You can all breathe a sigh of relief along with all of Bingley's little doggie friends. He recently made friends with the new Puggle puppy across the street {Brutus}, and Brutus is definitely glad to see the cone gone. He came over the other night to lick Bingley's face all over in commemoration. 

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ash Wednesday

Today is Ash Wednesday. A day that symbolizes repentance and is the official kick off of the Lenten season.

This year for Lent, I am giving up two of my most favorite things in the whole wide world:

  • Caffeine and...
  • Picking fights with my husband
{I usually think that it's funny - he does not usually agree - which further brings the lolz.}

I think he should give up his favorite thing:
  • Telling his wife how ridiculous she is
{Which I may or may not always agree with. I plead the fifth.}

Here's to Easter!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy Valentine's!

Here at the Gage household we believe in celebrating holidays when they are convenient.

It all goes back to our 6 month anniversary. {I know, I know, it can't be an anniversary if it hasn't been a year. High school logic unfortunately does not follow root words.}


It is April 24, 2001. Picture 16-year-old Courtney, so excited because she and her love have been dating for six whole months. {If you don't remember, that was a big deal in high school.} "I wonder what he will give you," her friends squealed at her.

Long story short, sweet little 16-year-old Courtney got nothing. Not even a "Happy Anniversary!"

Luckily, 17-year-old (and two days) Austin had some lovely girlfriends who realized his major faux pas.

Due to their influence, Austin showed up on Courtney's doorstep on May 24th, 2001 with flowers, a big smile, and a card that said, "There are 14 months on my calendar."


Fast forward to Valentine's Day this year. Austin had watch (quelle surprise), so I spent my Valentine's Day on the couch, cuddled with the dog, catching up on reading. It was delicious.

Today was our Valentine's. Austin had off so he came and took me to lunch after making all the girls swoon by bringing me these:

Hope your day was great!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A post about nothing in particular

Having snow all weekend was so much fun. I loved staying home and organizing. I got to throw away so much stuff that I have been meaning to. Which meant I got to go buy fun organizational boxes and containers.


Austin is home! He got home yesterday after sitting off the coast since Saturday morning, since the base was closed and there was no one there to let the ship in. So, they anchored and did fun things like playing Monopoly.

He got home yesterday. Now he is back on the ship. Stupid duty.

Austin's duty rotation has the worst timing. He had duty Christmas Day (or would have if he wouldn't have taken leave), New Year's Eve and Valentine's day. Lame-o.


I love having Austin back. It is so weird to have to get used to him being gone ad back and gone and back and...

so on.


The dog is still wearing the cone of shame. Poor Mr. Bings. He broke the edge of the cone in the snow. He had his head in the snow for so long the plastic froze really hard, and then he rammed into my leg. The cone shattered in one spot.

I will be really glad when the cone is gone.


I went back to work today, it was fun to be back in routine. Not as fun as snow days, but still.


OSL is coming to town this weekend. I am excited. We will be missing some key people, like the Megans, and Corey, but it will be good to see old friends.


I started watching LOST again tonight. Oh, this show.


Now I am exhausted and my bed is beckoning. I will go curl up with my dog instead of my husband since he is on duty. It is hard to cuddle with a head surrounded in plastic cone, but I will try.

Good night.

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