Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Just to let you all know, I've been hovering right around 130. I haven't gone down, but nor have I gained. To be honest, I've changed very little since I found out about the interference of the iron and the thyroid meds. I don't think it will make that amount of difference at this time. Not gaining tells me, what I'm doing is correct. Right now I'm about what I was in high school, so I continue to feel good about myself.
Now for the B-I-G news! Bob and I did a search on Petfinder. We both ended up picking out a little boy called Hercules. He is a mix of smooth haired doxie and long haired chi. We surprised each other that we liked the same dog. Anyway, Bob called about him today and found no one had applied for him. The worker at the shelter told him if we got an application in right away, we would be first to be considered to adopt. Bob got it completed and sent to them right away. Late this afternoon we got a call back and did phone interviews and were told he's ours. He is getting neutered tomorrow, so we can get him anytime after that. I'm not sure how long Bob will be able to wait to get him home. He's really excited and I think this new guy will help him past Rex better than anything else. I certainly didn't expect he would decide he wanted another so soon, but he's always filled with surprises! When he kept returning to Hercules picture, I asked him if he wanted him. He got this huge smile and simply nodded yes. This is the first he has smiled since Sunday. I don't blame him. Rexie was his pal and he has really missed playing and walking with him.
As for me, besides working on keeping on par and fulfilling my goals, I decided to enter another contest. This time it was to tell what had made my father so special in 1000 words or less. I wrote it like a story of him recalling the important things we did throughout our time together. I reached 997 word count! (It still takes me aback whenever I think about it, but I have already outlived him by 3 1/2 years.) This one is being sponsored by Tribute.com. The grand prize winner will receive a free eternal tribute to their father that will be the feature on their site Father's Day week plus $500 to be donated to the charity of their choice. There will be six runners up who will also get a free eternal tribute to their father with a feature of it on the web site at some point plus $100 for a charity of their choice. I'm excited about the money for charities. Even if I don't win, it will be nice to know $1100 will be going to charities because of someone's love for their father and their writing about that. The deadline is Friday and notification will be June 3rd. I'll let you know if I have a positive response. Also, if anyone is interested in reading it, let me know. I've never written like this before. I did the story about my mother, but it wasn't that long and I never did it for anything other than myself. I would love to hear from others of you who write and enter contests as I have. I had never done this before, so we'll see if I do any good. I appreciate everyone who took the time to read and comment on my short story. It was so fun to write! There is another contest coming up for telling your love story. That is something I love talking about!
Speaking of love stories, I enjoy hearing how others met their significant others and fell in love. Bob and I first met on-line. Has anyone else met their spouse/partner that way? I know there is a lot of negative thoughts about such meetings, but I believe if you are careful to first meet with other people you know and have the other person checked out, you should be OK. I would also recommend "talking" to the person via email for several months before meeting. Bob and I will have been married for 13 years in August.
Peace Love Cure
This is Hercules. Isn't he a little doll?