I would love to be posting the second part to my camping weekend but while at work I'm unable to upload pictures from my camera. So here's a little something to hold you over until I get the post written up with pictures.
First of all Bo is on my mind. He has sooo much energy lately and he's using it in the wrong way. He's been biting my fingers, hands, and arms a lot lately. I barely get him to let go and he's back at it again. I've tried to hold his mouth closed and say "no bite" in a strong voice but that doesn't seem to be working. I am open to suggestions! I know he's just a puppy but seriously, I try to play with him using his toys that he is allowed to chew/bite on but of course he goes for my hand/arm instead of the toy I'm holding. He does have a bone which he'll chew on it for a little bit but then seems to lose interest and is back to my hand/arm. It's getting frustrating and makes me want to not be around him. It's also frustrating to my brother who is home alone with him during the day so there is no escaping Bo. My dad doesn't seem to have this problem, not sure what's different about him. And my mom doesn't get on the floor to play with him a lot because of this problem we've been having. There has to be a happy medium between Bo sleeping and being (as we call him) a terrorist dog. What are you suggestions for teaching a puppy that people are not acceptable toys to chew/bite on?
Next thing on my mind is overtime. My department is in a big collections push as a result of a big billing push. Basically because the billing department has been told to "bill, bill, bill" for cash flow reasons, my department (credit/collections) is now being told to "collect, collect, collect". I'm not opposed to the overtime pay, and it's not that I don't have enough work to fill my time, but it makes for long hours at the office. Yesterday I worked 8.5 hours by only taking a half hour for my lunch break but wow was it ever a long day. It took until 4pm to get into a rhythm on the project I was working on. So, until 4pm the day seemed to drag by. I put a post-it note over the time on my phone because it sits right next to my computer screen which means I constantly glance at it. I even put papers over the clock radio that sits slightly behind me and is not in my direct line of sight. When I can't look at the time the day goes by a little bit better. If you follow me on Twitter you probably thought I was crazy when I posted a picture of my post-it note on my phone last week but I do it so I don't go crazy. Do you ever have to work overtime for your job? If so, how do you get through the long days?
And finally the last thing on my mind (but not on the bottom of the list of importance) is fitness. I haven't been doing any sort of activity, unless you count walking around the yard so Bo goes to the bathroom. Tonight, despite the scorching heat, I will be going for a walk. I don't care how it gets done, with Bo and my parents, with just Bo, or alone but it will get done! I've weighed Bo twice by holding him in my arms while on the scale, and then weighing myself alone on the scale. While it's not the scale I usually use to weigh in and I didn't record my weight I still did not like what I saw. Time and time again I say I'm going to kick my butt into gear to lose this excess weight but time and time again I'm not actually doing anything more than thinking about what I should be doing. News flash to self you won't lose weight by only thinking about what you should be doing, you need to actually do it!
There you have it, the ramblings that are going on in my head right now. I'll be posting the second part to my camping weekend (with pictures!) soon and hopefully not too far down the road I'll be posting my Country Fest 2011 recap (with pictures!) too.