Thursday, January 7, 2010
This is a tale of a character trait one that I have moments of gratitude for but that also brings me much angst. I try to be easy going. If you dont live directly with me I may have pulled off that conviction. Not overly concerned about getting a fence around the yard or replacing the 11 year old washer . Poor thing just doesnt have the youthful power to fully remove the water from my towels. I dont mind restting it to do a second spin . Some things I can live with . Thats good if you think Im frugal " use it up wear it out" kind of thing. But lets be honest. Saying I can live with that is not always admirable. Their are conversations I should have confrontations I should face habits I could break, shows I shoudnt sit threw, chores I need to do. Jobs I should persue and work I should have left. My husband saw me making pancakes the other day and when he looked at my wire wisk my prolonged procrastination was over. I had actually come to believe all whipped cream takes 15 minutes to whip. Slowly I had been sucked into believing that tool was on par or at least acceptable. When the wisk he ordered came in the mail. I said this isnt right with my eye brows furled. It was huge! Well.. it was right . I was a little gitty I had no idea how sub par my standard had become. Well heres to joining Scott and Jen and others of you who are looking at your life and questioning " It'll do pieces of your life" Maybe it shouldnt do I dont want to die with any song left in me.
Monday, January 4, 2010
Once in a while I like to look up stuff on KSL classifieds just for fun. Michael Buble tickets, soaker tubs, and english springer spaniel puppies. Well I was doing that last week and found a little add for a FREE 8 month old springer named Duke, who needed a good loving home, papered, neutered, shots, chip FREE. Shawn has said many times how happy Sam would be if he had a friend when we are gone. Im not real hip on the 2 dog thing. But this add called to me so I called the number. The man said a woman had already called for him. I called later to make sure she came for him, she did. I had day dreamed about calling him Dewey or Ducky(shouldnt do that , it makes it harder when it doesnt work). I was sad but relieved. Remember my last blog. "What was I thinking!" Well 2 days later Im back on KSL adds and I will be darned if a new add by a different owner doesnt say all the same things. Duke 8 mo doesnt get along with my lab and we only want $75.00. The add had been up 13 minutes. I called her and told her I had been following the dog but couldnt pay for him. She said come get him.
So after Caleb's wonderful baptism we went to get another ( Im not kidding I have lost my mind!) dog. He is so sweet just looks at the cat. He is 10 pounds heavier an 2 inches taller than Sam. They have knocked over paint, slurped 2 gallons of water in 12 hours, been to Home Depot and Auto Zone and have driven us crazy puppy wrestling . We voted on about 30 names Frodo was a cute accompniment to Sam, but Hobbs won. I liked it but it doesnt fit. I took liberty today and texted the family to tell them that his real name was Finnigan or Finny if your me. It means the little white haired one. So at last we have more males than females in the house. Annie come see the new puppy!