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Proud Mama

Being a 'single mom' is hard work, and oftentimes frustrating (because of the amount of time involved and happy hours missed) but when it all comes together and your little one offers up a 5-star performance, it makes it all worthwhile. I'm referring, of course, to my furry baby, Zada (also fondly known as Lil' Z, Zadar or "Hey Buddy")...

Yesterday, I attended a couple of Memorial Day activities - brunch at my aunt/uncle's home in Circle Pines and dinner in Rosemount at a friend's house. I brought Z to both, and tied her out for the brunch (they live by a 2-lane road and I was nervous about her wandering) but the 2nd one (a housing development in a quiet area) I let her loose and they even let her in the house...she was SO good! She even outperformed the 8-year-old hunting Lab (highly trained, from what I was told). I was SO proud.

She had quite the day and was just as amicable as ever - plus I received many compliments on her impeccable behavior.

I'm short for time (lunch break!) but here are up-to-date images of her:

This was after about 2 hours' worth of ball-throwing at my friend's the 80-degree humidity. She FINALLY laid down for a brief respite before dropping the ball at my feet again :)

Ciao for now!

I'm Sore from Kickball...

That's right. Sore from participating in a 3rd-grade schoolyard game - granted, I'm not 9 anymore (closer to 29, therefore officially OLD), but I shouldn't have to take a long, hot bath and then stretch for 30 minutes just to be able to take my dog for a walk!

Ok, it's not that bad...but I'm definitely feeling it. See, with me, the debilitating muscle pain sets in 2 days AFTER the activity. So, the day after kickball (yesterday) I thought, hey, not too shabby for an old gal...and then I attempted to get out of bed this morning. Wowzas.

Anyway. This is all in the forefront of my mind because in approximately 15 minutes I'm heading out for the Walk for Animals in Golden Valley. Every other year (this will be my 5th) I've run it - but not this year. Too out of shape, too many problems with the IT band (for you non-biology people out there, that means Iliotibial band, and you can read more about my symptoms of IT Band Syndrome), and now too dang sore from kickball.

(Of course, I was voted MVP for that game, so that's something I'll always have with me...)

Well, it's about that time - I raised enough money by walking around asking "do you have a dollar?" at work in order to get the T-shirt. Gotta love "free" T-shirts!

A random thought: I read my personal "tagline" on a napkin this morning - "Dare to be Feisty."

Love it!

Hasta la later - - - oh, and HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO!

Puerto Vallarta Beachfront Condo

Puerto Vallarta Sailboat

Need the perfect winter get-away vacation? If you love the beach, then this oceanside condo rental in Puerto Vallarta, México, should be your destination. Whether you're planning a romantic honeymoon or a kid-friendly family vacation, this beachfront location has everything you're looking for.

Plaza Dorada Condo 406 Master Bedroom
Located just a 30-minute cab ride from the Jalisco Airport in the Romantic Zone (Zona Romántica), this beautiful 3-bedroom, 3-bath condo is ideally situated within walking distance to authentic restaurants, shopping, the Malecón and many other fun attractions.

Plaza Dorado Condo 406 Balcony

In addition to the 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, the Plaza Dorada condominium boasts a kitchen/dining room, living room, laundry (both washer and dryer) within the unit, a balcony overlooking the ocean and weekly maid services. The entire building - Plaza Dorada - is a "gated" community, with access strictly limited to registered guests.

Puerto Vallarta Sunset

This beach vacation rental is offered to you for your vacation stay by appointment through the owners only. Take a closer look and book early, the 'popular' winter months - December, January, February and March - fill up quickly!

For more information about the condo, please email us.