Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Give me all your money now!!!


Ok, so your money isn't for me, and I don't need all of it.
Just some!!
I am doing the 2011 Doggy Dash.
Basically we all take our dogs and we walk 2-5 K. And then we enter our dogs into contests and we all have a ball!! You can check it out on their Facebook page here.

"Join the Sacramento SPCA for the 18th Annual Doggy Dash and Bark at the Park Festival on Saturday, June 4th in beautiful William Land Park. An estimated 5,000 animal enthusiasts will gather both with and without their canine companions to raise funds for animals sheltered at the Sacramento SPCA. For 17 years, two- and four-legged participants have attended this event, creating a tradition in Sacramento and transforming Doggy Dash into one of the biggest "can't miss" events of the year!
Make sure to stay after the Dash for our Bark at the Park Festival, where you can enter your canine pal in the Pup Show, high-flying Disc Contest, or our ever-popular Pug Races! Visit with pet-friendly businesses, learn about Sacramento-area animal rescue organizations, or just have lunch while watching all the action.
Register today! Whether you choose to bring a canine companion or invite a two-legged friend, mark your calendar and join us for the Doggy Dash and Bark at the Park Festival and help make a difference in the lives of homeless animals sheltered at the Sacramento SPCA. Register as a solo participant, start a team or join an existing team."

I know you all want to help save the cute little animals with me, however this is more for me.
You see my teachers have set up our own group. The RVT Army. And the more people I bring, OR the more people I get to donate under our team name the better I look to my teachers. No freakin joke.
PLUS... If we are the team who raises the most money then we get extra special prizes!!!
My promise to you is to video the whole thing so you can all have a laugh at my expense!!
So what you do is go HEREScroll down and enter the team name 
Then our company name is
Scroll down and click on the JOIN button under  RVT ARMY team. Our team Captain is Melissa Cavazos (MY TEACHER)
Then fill it out as Joining a team or being a Virtual Walker.
Don't forget... This is to impress my teachers.... So I really do need all your money!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Married to A.D.D. and Not loving it.

I am sure most of you have heard of, or seen the newly publicized documentary about A.D.D. Called

ADD & Loving it?! 

If not.. Here is a brief trailer to fill you in:

Seth saw this documentary advertised the other day and set the DVR to record it. It's been a long time joke about him having A.D.D. but that's all it ever was. A joke. We have talked about medication but Seth never felt it was really needed, and he didn't want to deal with the side effects. 
After watching the documentary there has been a noted change in Seth. I should mention that he also went on to their website. and took their assessment test. Out of a possible 27 points he scored 26. He decided his next best step was to check out the book: "You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!: The Classic Self-Help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder"

And he's been reading it daily.
It's been interesting to learn just how much ADD effects him. I always knew it's why he is so impulsive. But Road rage!?! That was a new one to me. Some of his behaviors that always irritated me are also signs of ADD. Which means I also have to change my way of thinking. Some things, like his inability to pay attention, remember details, or completing tasks, I thought he would just grow out of. It's hard to accept that these will be things that are always with us.
While Seth found the documentary fascinating I was actually really saddened by it. Listening to the woman who were married to men with ADD made me so upset. They were so calm! One wife kept talking about How you just have to be patient and be steady for them at all times. And all I could think about was screaming at her.
Seth, for his part, has been going back and forth on how he feels about finally realizing he has REAL ADD and that it's not just a joke. He is scared to go through the hassle of finding a doctor that believes in ADD and not someone who will just want to shove pills on him. I think he is struggling too, with the fact that he wasn't diagnosed as a child. I think he wonders how much different he'd be now if he'd been given the tools to help him then.
It's also odd for us to have another medical issue in the house. With my PCOS I am constantly trying to keep my mind and body in balance. He's always been the strong one for me in dealing with my disease and the impending problems arising with it. Now we both have something to deal with on a daily basis.
To help him deal with all of this, he has decided to start writing a blog on being an adult with ADD.
It's call A.D.D. You Suck!
Please go and check it out. I know he'd love the help and support.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Finals Week

This week I start my finals. I have one every day for the next 4 days. They will basically decide if I go onto next term or not. I am so nervous. I was doing really well with testing, until we had our midterms. Not doing well on those put me (And most of my class) on academic probation. I have worked really hard since then and brought my grades back up. However, if I don't do well on finals my grades will drop again. The worst part is that if I am 1 point failing, in one class, I have to repeat the whole term. Which, due to scheduling, I won't be able to do. (Next term the class is in the evening instead of during the day) So I am a nervous wreck.
I love this class. Becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician has been my whole focus for the last 5 months. It's not only what I want to do, but for the first time I feel like I am becoming who I am supposed to be. School has been stressful and yet I have been so happy. All I see ahead of me is graduating with my classmates and doing a job that makes me feel proud of myself.
I didn't ever make a plan B. I've never failed at anything before and I just can't imagine what I would do.
I am trying really hard not to think about it, not to focus on it. Just breathe and focus on my tests. But I'm having bad dreams at night, reminding me that no matter how hard I work on not stressing out, I am still stressing out.

And here is another problem.... My Doctor that I have been working with this first term was given a report card to fill out about me and how I did while working for him. (He did one for each of my classmates who was at his clinic) Instead of letting me pick it up like I had told him I would, he mailed them in. Which is not how it is done. It's not done that way, because My teachers need to have it by TOMORROW to add to my final grade for this term. My teachers said if they don't have it by tomorrow it won't be in my grades. That means I could fail my clinics. And if I fail my clinics.... Well then I fail the term. 
So ya.... I am pretty stressed out. And I'd much rather cry then study for my finals at this moment.