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Mostly it's all about getting excited for my trip right now. Sometimes my job is very frantic but then a little glow of joy comes out of my tummy because NOT LONG TO GO! Wheeeeee. Who cares about stock take when there is such a fun thing to look forward to.

I filled out Trumpies visa-application-that-isn't-a-visa-application-because-nobody-trusts-those-dodgy-aussies form last night. I promised I wasn't coming to America for terrorist activities so no one had better make me do anything crazy ok? I promised, and I'm a lady of my word.

The next things to start doing are finding travel insurance which seems to be easy. I suppose I should check that being airlifted from "the woods" after bear mauling is covered? That's the most likely scenario I can imagine where I will need expensive medical attention. Are the sheep at Poodletopia the kind that like to take out your knees? I've herd (haha I'm so funny) sheep can be like that.

Also start making a list of things to pack. I love a list. But I can't imagine that will be too hard to make because IT'S GOING TO BE SUMMER! You don't realise how absolutely stunning the idea of instant summertime is when it is 7.15am and it is still as dark as dark outside. Will I need some jumpers and a rainjacket though? I assume the temps can vary a bit.

In other news I've been taking this course and what a barrel of fun that is! Exactly what I was looking for and a perfect class to do in winter to keep fit before all this hiking Dawn and Tammy are going to make me do ;).  It goes for a month and you get exercises to do every night. By week 2 I can feel my legs getting much stronger and possibly my core although I completely suck at anything that involves core work. I like that he even runs a session on how to get up after falling over on course! He includes both the face-plant-eat-dirt situation and the bam!-hip-smashing version. I've put them below so you can see my non-existent push ups. I say I'm reenacting the falling over part better than if I was to do a real push up. Yes yes.




The exercises are really varied which keeps my easily bored mind interested.

Yesterday I was asked to help get a litter of 10 Lab puppies in a photo before they go to their new homes today. It was quite the task! Those things just flop off everywhere.

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semperfido
Jun. 17th, 2017 10:02 pm (UTC)

Omg. I don't know how you guys managed that lab puppy photo. Incredible.

penichops
Jun. 18th, 2017 11:53 am (UTC)
After hours and hours they start relenting
gordongirls
Jun. 18th, 2017 02:28 am (UTC)

Behold the power of cheese? I love puppies. I want a puppy. Waiting for a puppy so long stinks.

When are you visiting?

penichops
Jun. 18th, 2017 11:54 am (UTC)
Would you believe that cheese made them crazy? We had to wait for the cheese to be metabolized before they started getting sleepy.

You need a puppy. It's a fact.

36days to go!
talesofmyboys
Jun. 18th, 2017 05:29 am (UTC)
I am so excited for your trip!

What a bunch of chunky puppies! They all have that worried lab face. lol
penichops
Jun. 18th, 2017 11:55 am (UTC)
I'm excited to see you too!

Labs have the funniest expressions. So bumbly
bunn
Jun. 18th, 2017 08:21 am (UTC)
THOSE PUPPIES!!!!

Badger's body language is funny in that video, it sort of seems to move from baffled to resigned... :-D
penichops
Jun. 18th, 2017 11:57 am (UTC)
Poor Badge, he's very confused why I'm playing agility without him. You are so right, he is both resigned and baffled. Many many emotions. He was much more trying to kill me in this exercise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoZpGFIvmDE
meecie
Jun. 18th, 2017 10:49 am (UTC)
Aaaah, that's a cool version of functional fitness, right there! That's very appealing!

I'm so excited for your trip too!

I'm also making lists and planning, haa. And I've got more time! But it's fun to plan.
penichops
Jun. 18th, 2017 11:59 am (UTC)
I thought the same! I like such a comprehensive program that I can put into practice almost immediately ;)

How fun is planning? Omg. So fun. Can't wait to hear about your adventures too
moodypdx
Jun. 18th, 2017 12:09 pm (UTC)
OMG, I can watch this video over and over again, it's perfect.

penichops
Jun. 19th, 2017 08:49 pm (UTC)

Hehehehe

moodypdx
Jun. 20th, 2017 03:17 pm (UTC)
It's just weird enough out of context. Wes Andeson would approve, although he may stick a sweatband on your head and a navy blue corduroy jacket on you.
penichops
Jun. 20th, 2017 07:30 pm (UTC)

Oh those 70's running shorts ! With the blue corduroy jacket

moodypdx
Jun. 20th, 2017 07:44 pm (UTC)
I really think the bird sounds make it, honestly I have watched this 5 times;)
matildasmom
Jun. 18th, 2017 09:29 pm (UTC)
I'll just have to watch for posts on your trip. I won't be in Oregon until late in the summer.

I'm doing a physical training course, too, but it's not geared to agility. How fun is it practicing getting up quickly from a fall! I've take a few falls.

The Lab puppy picture is great!
penichops
Jun. 19th, 2017 08:50 pm (UTC)

I just thought it was such a good exercise to put in a class ! Like you I have had my fair share of falls ;)

winniepoodle
Jun. 19th, 2017 02:39 am (UTC)
When I travel, I don't take hardly anything. Underwear, toothbrush. Then I just wear the clothes that my hosts are willing to lend me. AND there is always goodwill.
penichops
Jun. 19th, 2017 08:51 pm (UTC)

If I wore Tammy's pants they would be shorts for me ;) which would be convenient given its summer. I like your style

moodypdx
Jun. 20th, 2017 03:16 pm (UTC)
28" inseam, that is 71cm. I imagine your inseam to be a tad bit longer;)
aardogs
Jun. 19th, 2017 02:01 pm (UTC)
Those labs, oh my god! I'm so excited about your trip, I think you're going to have a blast. I'm still trying to figure out if I can make it out there, but I so so hope I can.
penichops
Jun. 19th, 2017 08:52 pm (UTC)

It would be magical if you can. Seriously. But I'm not into pressure so I'll just cross my fingers things come together and if not it's ok too xxx

nosemovie
Jun. 20th, 2017 02:57 am (UTC)

My dogs just told me that if you try those exercises while your here, they will totally play the badger part, and possibly bite you... Ya know, just from excitement! Hahahahaha. It will probably be pretty hot here. Shorts, shoes to hike in, Ts, etc. We have TONS of coats, tons of them. So you can easily borrow. but it's unlikely you'll need.
This will be a major hoot, i just know it.

penichops
Jun. 20th, 2017 07:32 pm (UTC)

That's a great option about the coats. I would have thought of that but it would save a heap of room. You know I'll probably get there and just stare at you going about your daily business being all " wow ! Just wow!". I'll be super creepy

nosemovie
Jun. 20th, 2017 07:43 pm (UTC)
Warning. My daily business involves a great deal of chicken poo... just saying.
nosemovie
Jun. 20th, 2017 02:58 am (UTC)

Oh and i was looking at the lab pic, wondering where you got all the fake fall leaves to spread around... Duh... Not fake! You're in Fall right now!

penichops
Jun. 20th, 2017 07:33 pm (UTC)

Hahahaha you got it

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