Monday, June 4, 2012

The Missing Pack

The last time Arwen's Pack published a blog post was April 12th.

That was over a month and a half ago!  Do you all still remember us?  Let me give you some reminders of who we are in case some of you forgot.  First we have Arwen, our Iron Fist Curtain Diva, who is still very much in charge of her pack.
Spring picture, "cheese?"

 Then we have Nyxie, our resident Chicken-Heart Guardian, loyal minion of Arwen:
"CHEESE!!!"
And finally, we have Fenway, the Little Brother of the pack and resident snuggler, paper towel & sock connoisseur, and sister tormentor.  (other aliases include:  FennyFennyFooFoo, Runtabull, and T's favorite, Butt-holio):
"Cheese?  WHERE!!??"
So where have we been?  Where should I start...
After much practice, sore knees and sweaty hours on the treadmill and trails, I ran a 5K!!  I ran the 2012 Fort Worth Zoo Run with T, and 3 other friends at the end of April.  It was exciting, fulfilling, and a huge fitness milestone for me.  This was a hard-fought battle but I did it!  I was so very proud of T for running with me - she beat my time with only a few practice runs under her belt.  Ahh, the glory of youth!

May ushered in several evening events for the final days of T as a middle schooler.  I can hardly believe she's headed to high school.  Neither can she, really, so there were many hours of convincing, cajoling and promising that high school will not be a living horror show.  Not a word, folks.  Not one word!

We had a busy several weekends.  We attended the Texas Frightmare convention, where cast members of one of our favorite TV shows, The Walking Dead were in attendance to answer questions and be drooled over. (I did mention that Norman Reedus was there, right?) 

I like to imagine that in this pic he was reaching past the security lady to give me a big hug...
Matt and I opened a second online store, Conversation Glass on Etsy.  We take glass bottles destined for landfills and create hand-cut, hand-sanded & polished glassware.  Sustainable goods, repurposed to make something beautiful.  It's a win-win situation.  And it's pretty fun to do, actually.  I hope you'll have a look at our glassware - we're pretty proud of it!!  Please follow us on Facebook (Conversation Glass) or Twitter (@ConvoGlass) and Pinterest (Conversation Glass).  There will be giveaways coming soon :)  Here are some samples:
Tall Wine Bottle Tumblers:


Blue Beer Bottle Juice Glasses:


Green Perrier Bottle Tumblers:



Finally, this past week brought us the last official week of school for T.  And her summer visit to her grandparents' house.  It's been quiet at home today.  And now that I can put up the stepmom hat for a short while, I can get back to blogging!  

All of this has absolutely nothing to do with dogs, but they've been a part of everything we do and I just didn't feel right jumping back in to Blogville without letting you know why I've had no time to blog.  I've missed you all and can't wait to catch up!


18 comments:

  1. Thanks for the pupdate. We've been sorta MIA, as well. Life happens, and yours sounds very positive! Off to check out those glasses!

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    1. Thanks! We appreciate you looking at our new store! I hope your pack is doing well. Being MIA for us was odd because I was still checking in (like it sounds you're doing) and visiting blog buddies, but not really saying too much. Glad to be back :)

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  2. We nevFUR furget furiends!!!

    Thanks fur the pupdates!

    Khongrats and so much more!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra
    PeeEssWoo: mom chekhked out the great store when woo sent her the announcement Furry khool!

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    1. Thanks, Khyra and Kompany! Feels good to be remembered :)

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  3. Glad you are back and it was all good things that kept you away.

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    1. Thanks, Bailey...I'm so relieved everything is going well, too. All good things :-D I hope you and your pack are doing great!

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  4. We're so glad you're back. Sounds like fun, fun times.:)

    Love,
    Teddy Bear & Sierra

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    1. Thanks Teddy & Sierra - we're glad to be back. Now how's that garden of yours?

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  5. 5K?? Talk about kicking some ass!! I did a one mile once and I still revel in the glory of doing it and finishing. It is still my favorite T-shirt!! Congratulations!! That is an awesome accomplishment!!

    Love the glasses! My husband has done that kind of thing with bottles before. In fact we have been saving a couple boxes of Sobe glasses to do the exact same thing with, but haven't found a way to do it. Maybe you could share your secret?? ;)

    Welcome back! We missed you!

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    1. Thanks for the kudos - it was a tough run but we did it :)
      As far as the glasses go, try this link on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFXngPx3w3M

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  6. Fenway is really cool looking
    Benny & Lily

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    1. Thanks Benny and Lilly! You should see how funny he looks when he's doing his upside down, front legs outstretched sleep thing. Silly boy...

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  7. You have all been missed! We are so proud of your run accomplishment! Such determination and drive, you go! The new store is wonderful! Have already browsed a couple of times singling out future purchases...if only we could get a bit past major vet bills!

    And special congratulations to T...the next step is a big one and we know she will not just survive but will thrive...she has a wonderful pack behind her!

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    1. Sue - you're the best! Thanks for your kind words. We're so happy for T although she's nervous, it's an exciting time in her life!
      Speaking of exciting times...you have some news - I will be over to catch up on blogs on Thurs (my day off) Can't wait to hear all about your newest addition :)

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  8. Thanks for stopping in!

    Stop on by for a visit
    Kari
    http://www.dogisgodinreverse.com

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    1. Thanks Kari! It's good to be back :)

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  9. Good to see you back!

    Hasn't Fenway grown?! Wow :)

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  10. Was wondering where you've been! I bet the Frightmare Festival was a blast!! Fenway has gotten so big, and I love the new pic of the three of them on your header. :-)

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