I don't even know where to begin today. We're going to have to put my dog to sleep on Monday. I've cried to the point that my face is raw and I feel completely hollowed out. I told myself that I could handle this when it came. We've been knowing that her health has been deteriorating for the past year. I didn't think it would hit me this hard. She's 12 and that's pretty dang old for a large dog. And I know that a lot of you can't possibly understand where I'm coming from. You say, "she's just a dog" or "it's not like she's human." But honestly she feels like a part of me. As an only child she became my only playmate. We would spend hours outside running and playing and then come inside to take a nap on the bed. She was my soccer buddy. She was my foot warmer. She was my comfort when I would come home crying and would stare at me intensely as I recapped for her what had just happened. She was my protector and crying mate when things were rough at home. For 12 years she has been a totally constant part of my life and now Monday, I'm going to have to say goodbye. I've seen her grow from a tiny puppy,
Saturday, August 28, 2004 | 12:28 PM | LINK |
Check it out, it's the Lanna Crest:
Thursday, August 26, 2004 | 3:58 PM | LINK |
Contrary to popular belief, I am not dead nor am I dying. The ragweed has emerged early causing my sinuses to inflame and become infected. That is all. I am feeling much better today and hope to be my normal self again by the weekend.
Wednesday, August 25, 2004 | 4:56 PM | LINK |
So I'm sick. I've got a little Sinusitis combined with a fever of 100.2. Yeah I'm feeling good today. Okay, that's all the energy I have to type with...I'm going back to sleep.
Tuesday, August 24, 2004 | 11:35 AM | LINK |
What is it about books that creates such euphoria for me? I love, love, love them. Perhaps it's because you can occasionally find things like this still hanging on from times past. I was leafing through my 1883 edition of Lady of the Lake when I came upon this bookmark. Stuff like this takes my breath away. I wonder if anyone in the future will find a note that I have left in one of my books and be taken aback as I have. Speaking of books, my dad and I made it to the Jockey Lot this morning. I haven't been in ages. It did me good. I came home with 9 new additions to my library(one of which is a 1928 edition of Victorian Poetry), 2 dvds, and 4 squirrels all for the bargain price of $15. I love being in the South.
Saturday, August 21, 2004 | 1:02 PM | LINK |
No, seriously. I work with Tinkerbell. She worked at Disney World for 10 years as Tinkerbell and now she works with an afterschool program at South Fant. She's 4'5", tiny, and curly blonde hair...it's really freakish. Every morning I walk in and all of the sudden I'm ready for the Wonderful World of Disney. "What are we watching today Tinkerbell? Where's Walt?"
Thursday, August 19, 2004 | 3:45 PM | LINK |
I've just gotten through Hump Day. Why is it that Wednesdays are the longest days? Is it a earth rotational thing? My life seems to have gotten relatively boring since I got my new job. My brain is too overwhelmed with things of a Pre-school level that I'm afraid that it might shrivel up and die. Perhaps I need to join a Trivial Pursuit club. Perhaps I need to advertise for serious convo time to save me from the, "This is a boat...say boat...boat. This is a boat. Good Job!" Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love my job. I'm just saying that I'm going to have to budget in some time for the increasing of my everyday knowledge so that I can best function in society outside of crayons and legos (see, here come the run-ons...I'm not changing it). I should start reading the dictionary again...I used to do that when I was younger (like 12). I can remember when I would get mad in class when the teacher would have us read out loud and someone would mispronounce a word. I would never say anything, it's not who I am. But I would stew about it (I was a weird kid, I'm still a weird kid). I guess I had a reconnection with my youth this past weekend when I won a friendly game of Blurt...I NEVER win at this game. I'm lucky if I can make it to the 5th square past home...but Sunday night, Pink Delicious dominated. I continue to digress. I'll leave you with a picture from the Birthday Camping Trip. This is Nick trying his best to eat silly string. Til next time!
Wednesday, August 18, 2004 | 10:34 PM | LINK |
Monday, August 16, 2004 | 3:38 PM | LINK |
Friday, August 13, 2004 | 5:04 PM | LINK |
Tuesday, August 10, 2004 | 4:08 PM | LINK |
Never feed a goose a pop tart, because if you do they will hiss, peck and chase you.
Sunday, August 08, 2004 | 11:52 PM | LINK |
Today we will be learning about animals, let's sing a song about our friend the cow.
Monday, August 02, 2004 | 4:02 PM | LINK |