The more Sara, the better!

Daily dribble about life, pets, coupons and of course NKOTB!

Here, Catch!

Dear bloggity blog, I am SO sorry I have neglected you since February Whoops, January!!! My gosh! So much has happened in the last few months so I’ll try and catch you up quickly – For those of you who aren’t on FB/Instagram that is.

In February I started a full time job at a vet clinic, it’s going great these days! Working 5 1/2 days a week there pretty much every week. My Purina contract ended at the end of June so I’m down to 1 job now. I do some dog sitting for clients from the clinic on occasion so that’s helpful in the money dept!

My dad moved out in March to his own apartment finally. Justin moved in around the same time. Things really went downhill after that. At the beginning of June I broke up with Justin.

Today’s my Birthday! 

And Justin moved out today. I finally, after 15 months, have my apartment back to myself! No roommates no couch surfers no one taking up my bed except my pets! No one else eating my food, making a mess, not taking out the trash or not doing the dishes! Now I’ll only have myself to blame if shit doesn’t get done. But really, I feel more in control of things these days after living with multiple people who just don’t give a shit about their living environments, I realize that I really care about where I live and my STUFF! Hoping to get everything cleaned and in order in the next week or so – so I can maintain it easily.

I’ve got my next NKOTB Cruise coming up in October so I’m prepping for that. My last payment is this month so all this dog sitting is really helping me accomplish that.

I think I’m going to be happy being single for a while. I’m going to relish in it actually. I was happy initially with the last relationship but it fizzled out after a while and thats that. I don’t need to dredge up what happened or all the annoyances, but I’m just happy to have my life back to myself and be happy again!

With my Sundays now free, I want to do more things with the dogs, maybe outdoorsy things, small hikes or whatnot. Something that won’t kill ME!

All the cats and dogs are still around, healthy and happy no concerns with them. The only downfall about living by myself is again is that I have no one to walk them if I’m running late from work, or woke up too late in the morning! I have to get back into the hang of getting up EARLIER to make sure I walk the dogs. Which I guess would be easy to accomplish if I can manage to go to bed earlier. Easier said than done right?

Speaking of, I should wrap this up and head to bed, 7am shifts on Wednesdays suck!

I promise, i’ll be back more often with real updates!

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Tasty Tasty Campbell’s

A while back I was sent a big box of Campbell’s goodies from crowdtap with lots of new items to try out!

Here’s some of what I tried:
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Portobello mushroom soup, I added garlic, pesto, artichoke hearts and eventually pasta
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Everyone loves spaghettios!
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Pasta, creamy parmesan chicken, French cut green beans.
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This ended up being a loaded potato soup! Deeeeelish!
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Thank you Campbell’s for letting me try some new recipes, I’ll definitely be buying these items again!

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,100 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 35 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Putting things back together

Hey all how’s it going? Things are moving right along here.

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My car was outta commission for a few weeks, but she’s back in one piece now. Just need to replace the ignition coil and hopefully that’ll fix the rough idle. Just have to come up with money to get the paint done and buy some new tires before winter hits.

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A few weeks ago I went home to NV for my bff Jenny’s wedding, just a quick weekend trip saw family and a few friends and that was it.

Works been, well work. Working in a sea of estrogen gets old after a while. I like our clinic but I won’t lie, I’ve been looking at other job postings.

I’ve had reoccurring tooth pain over the last few weeks and an abscessed tooth finally came to fruition. I knew my tooth had abscessed based on the amount of pain I was in when I woke up this morning. It’s rare for me to cry over anything aside from a sad puppy story, but I was bawling today and Justin did all he could to comfort me. Thankfully my dentist has Emergency appts, One root canal later I’m still sore but overall feeling better.

Hopefully my liver doesn’t hate me, the amount of excedrin, vicoden, morphine, dilauded, and nitrous I’ve had in me in the last 48 hours is insane. Had to have my dad drive me to the dentist and back, made him stop and get a milkshake on our way home lol.

Since I couldn’t find a heating pad anywhere in my house I had to improvise. Remembered I had these aromatherapy slippers my grandma gave me, so I pulled the warming bag out of it to use on my jaw. Mucho better now, hopefully I can sleep tonight.

Dogs are good, rats are good, cats are good, sassy is still a fatty, trying a different rx weight loss food for her again..

I don’t think much else is really going on to report, really it’s cuz we’re too broke to actually do anything lol.  I’m gonna take my painful mouth to bed now.

And this, just cuz!

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I hurt her feelings today

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Was totally my bad. I wasn’t texting or talking, was reaching for my gate key card and I dunno what happened, looked up, swerved, and instead of hitting the trailer head on, just took out the right side of my car… I think the fluid leaking is washer fluid, not coolant. The radiator looks intact.

My mom’s pissed, and I don’t have collision coverage just liability. Hoping the frame isn’t damaged to the point of totaling it. Justin says he has friends who can try to help repair it, and Tyler says he’ll come look at it this weekend.

It’s probably drivable in some capacity, but I have a 20+ mile commute to work everyday, I don’t really want to risk it. So my mom’s sending money to get a rental car tomorrow.

So I’m missing out on work today and that sucks, I’ve got a headache from stress and my tooth that’s bothering me, which I have a dentist’s appt for tomorrow. Luckily Jess is gonna drop me off at the rental place in the morning so I don’t have to bus it.

I’m ready for a nap.

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Skintimate-ly Smooth!

Last week I received a nifty package in the mail from Crowdtap, and as always it was filled with awesomeness!

This time it was Skintimate’s new Mandarin Burst Moisturizing Shave Gel!

It actually came at the perfect time because I had just run out a few days before and was using conditioner to shave with, which just ISN’T the same.

The description is right on though the scent DOES remind me of a tropical vacation, much like the Bermuda trip i took this summer! Mandarin, lemon, and lime woke up my senses in the shower and also moisturized my legs, I didnt even need to apply any lotion or body oil after my shave!

Here’s my #SkintimateHappyLegs !

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It’s that time again!

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The annual Wag’nTrail hike and fundraiser is just 15 days away!! 

 

If you can, donate to our team page and help those homeless puppies and kitties!! 

 

Skip your latte or candy bar and donate that $5, it’ll go a lot further, I Promise! 

 

 

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Moooooooonshiiiiiine

Hey hey heeeey!

Lookit me posting again so soon!!

So there’s been a few things going on in the last week or so..

I took, and PASSED my VTNE (national boards) which means i’ll now be a CERTIFIED VET TECH!!

Awesome sauce! i was really nervous and didnt study as much as I should have, but all i know is i passed. In a few weeks i’ll get the detailed results of the test. 

In the meantime, it means I’ve gotten a $1 raise at work! Next week i’ll be training in Surgery so the Dr feels comfortable with me doing all that. Probably after that i’ll be moving to the 1pm-9pm time slot. Which is ok, just cuts into my social life ya know? Sometimes i’m asleep by 9pm too LOL

Then a few days ago, I got a call from my dad that my grandma, his mom, had passed away. She was 93 and it was finally her time. She’d been hanging on for years with Alzheimer’s/demensia, and the after effects of shingles. 

Last night, I went with my previous boss Annette from Ulta and saw Bruno Mars in concert!! It was his last stop on the Moonshine Jungle tour and it was aaaaaamazing! We had 6th row seats so that was pretty damn cool in itself!! He put on a great show and I highly recommend it if you get the chance on his next tour! 

Lets see if this playlist will embed….

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Wow I’m behind!

I’ve been thinking about posting, I swear! I’ve got no follow through these days I guess!

So let’s see…
There was New York

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Then the NKOTB Cruise…

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And of course Boston…

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Those were all a blast! I absolutely fell in love with Boston and I can’t wait to go back!

Soon after was my birthday and some fun nights out…

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And he told me he loved me, on my birthday (=

A few days later we went to Las Vegas for more NKOTB! And our first vacation together (we survived it!)

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So now I’m back to reality, working just one job these days, still broke. Dad’s still living here driving me crazy but that’s a whole ‘nother post for another day.

Other wise all is well in my world!

Here’s a cute pic of Abbie (=

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BBQ’d Goodness!!!

This past weekend I was lucky enough to host a McCormicks flavorfull BBQ at my place!

I was sent the following flavors to use, share, and enjoy and boy did we ever!

For Steakhouse Burgers –
Classic Burger
Smoky Applewood
Worcestershire Pub
Steakhouse Mushroom

We used these on the Ribs and Chicken:
Memphis Pit BBQ Rub
Tennessee Smokehouse BBQ Rub
Smokin’ Sweet Tea Marinade
Chipotle & Roasted Garlic,

And of course for the steaks:
Montreal Steak Sauce & seasoning

We also grilled up some corn on the cob, had macaroni salad, chips, salsa & guac, mac & cheese, and cheesecake stuffed strawberries! I made up some strawberry lemonade sangria, as well as tropical fruit sangria which were both hits on this hot day!

Justin and Tyler were grubbing on the ribs!!

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My dad grilled everything up for us and we all chowed down!
The dog’s had a blast playing with everyone and stealing snacks that were dropped on the ground LoL.

Overall it was a great day with great friends, we all went home happy, full and ready for a nap!!

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