Monday, December 12, 2011

I'm The Meanest Mom Ever

Did you think this was going to be a post about how mean I am to my kids?

It's not.

I suppose it could be. My kids think I'm mean sometimes.

In fact, I AM mean sometimes.

But that's a different story.

This post is about how mean I am... to my poor dog.

See? Here's the before picture.

And during (see how miserable he looks?)...

The aftermath...
(Now imagine how miserable I would have looked if the next few months saw this slowly falling to the nothing-but-wood-floors of my house)

And I clicked a couple of shots of my complex while I was standing there with my camera...

It got into the 50's today, perfect dog shaving weather.

And behold the finished product. I don't shave his head or he'd look like a giant rat, and I don't shave his tail because he'd look like a giant squirrel. As is, he looks like a giant dog who is so cleanly shaved you could walk through my whole house and see no evidence that I own a fur-bearing canine who thinks he's a person.


And here's a couple of pictures from the Tree Lighting Ceremony on post last week. Yes, there's Christmas in Korea!

Stay tuned, I have plenty of catching up to do!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

I ♥ Korea

We drive past this establishment every time we go on post, and thus far it has never failed to illicit a smile from me. The first time I saw it I actually laughed out loud: "Is that a restaurant?!" No, actually it is a pet salon- but come on folks, in a country where the locals eat dog that just
lends itself to all kinds of misinterpretation.

In other news, our household goods came on Tuesday. That means that my very own bed, dishes, furniture, spices (I DARE you to go 3 months with nothing but salt, pepper, cinnamon, garlic powder and onion powder. It ain't pretty!), the kids' toys and books, our movies...I am so happy and yet so distressed to be in moving mode again. So I completely turned away from life and dashed around the house with a knife opening and unpacking like an unhinged maniac ( know, like I usually am). From the time the movers left to now I have unpacked, organized and sorted for 4 days straight. Back ache? Yup. Thrilled to be done and settled? Definitely.

I have lots I want to blog about, but it's almost 2300 and I need to finish the talk I'm giving in sacrament meeting tomorrow. Fun updates comin' soon!