Sunday, February 28, 2010

My weekend...

This is Jack the dog - who apparently has such a good winter coat he doesn't have to worry about snow. I think we should market his coat - he certainly sheds enough of it come spring... we could make a portion.

This is one of the machines at Mission this weekend that we helped judge. It was a highschool regionals Science Olympiad competition and very interesting!
This is the very fancy one that won.

And this is Kt - who was playing around with the glasses she found while we were waiting for the next team to be ready to compete. Doesn't she look so intelligent?? (Or loony!)
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Saturday, February 13, 2010

The fight of the century......

It was epoch. Grace's last day in the wilderness. She was running all over, getting last smells, eating her last bit of wild cat poop (oops sorry, she'd prefer that remain private), jumping small mountains of snow...she was WILD!!!! She was surveying her territory. We adventurors made it all the way to the end of the drive and on the way back --- horrors!!!!!!! AN INVADER!!!!!!!! It was orange camoflauge, with a thick fur coat. He sauntered along like HE was the owner of the land, NOT GRACE!!!!!! The nerve!
The battle ensued. Grace in command with her faithful sergeant Jack by her side careened into battle. The orange invader (hereafter known as "Cat") hissed and yowled and swatted his razor sharp claws then fled scared straight up a tree. After a couple of reassuring runs around the tree to complete her victory, Grace moved on - never one to gloat. :-)
When what should occur but MANDY betrayed the pack!!!!!!! She coaxed Cat out of the tree and not only petted the creature but PICKED HIM UP!!!!! She walked up the drive calming the Cat and it took Grace a little bit to notice. Understandably, she had thot this battle was complete. She came TEARING back into action. Cat used his fur coat to get bigger and bigger and puffed out his tail in FEAR!!!!!!!! He started to yowl.......a battle cry. Grace came up and attempted to negotiate -- sniffing Cat in an offer of friendship. The invador WHACKED Grace across the nose w/ his claws, launched himself off Mandy's chest and tore his way thru the snow to the shed for safety (for the dog door was not built for one of Grace's ..... size.) Grace celebrated w/ her faithful sidekick - running thru the snow and kicking up her heels before deignging to forgive Mandy her betrayal and come in for breakfast. It was a good final morning in the wild....

The End. :-)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

My blessings

So since this has been such an "interesting" week or so I thot I'd try to focus my stressed out mind on some good things for a change. Feel free to contribute your own......
1. Mom's surgery went well, even if she's not recouping as quickly as she'd like. Her streak is still unbroken and she continues to be an inspiration to those who cheer her on.
2. No more 6 day migraines!
3. Drugs for the migraines that do arrive. While I hate having them, I am always incredibly grateful for the medical minds that invent the "help"!
4. Grace. Ok, so I'm blessed to have her but she is not blessed to be here, so I'm blessed that she has somewhere to go. She's not eating much and is very lonely so I look forward to getting her back to what she obviously considers "home."
5. I'm blessed to have an ipod filled with songs that lift me up and encourage me thru the workday - as well as some that help me boogie my way thru a stressful week.
6. I'm blessed to have the job I do. Issues nonwithstanding, it has been a wonderful learning experience --- and if they lose me due to my health issues then I am sure God will have a use for me somewhere else.
7. I'm blessed by my car place that got my shaking car fixed today for FREE! WOOHOO!!!!!!!!

Most of all I'm blessed by all of you that have listened to me whine/cry/giggle etc my way thru the last several months w/o my husband. Thanks! (And yes I've had some migraine meds so I'm feeling sappy - sorry!)