My girls just finished their English projects.... one about Catcher in the Rye by Salinger and one about the Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. Their views on life are amazing to me, and it is very satisfying to me as a mother to witness th... Read more
The girls and I have had a bunch of talks about finding your way in life, and how to overcome people's ignorance when it comes to environment, destruction of nature, war, being nasty to one another and being intolerant towards one anothers opini... Read more
My teeth itch....
Every bone in my body is sore, and I have developed muscles I didn't know I had.... how did I do that? I started my full time work in the kennels, and have so far moved like a wild banshee, walking dogs, holding them down for medical procedures,... Read more
Working my butt off....
I have been full time at the kennels, and I can't wipe the smile off my face. I have learned so much about dogs. I also learned that I have a great family who took over the laundry, and the dishes, and are happy to see me happy. What else.... I ... Read more
Full Time Dog Person
I was offered a full time position as the assistant to the Kennel Supervisor. I think I will have to take it, although I wasn't planning on working full time yet. The family is okay with it totally, since the new job is making me so happy. Dogs ... Read more
I think I have become invisible to my friends and family. Forever helping them with a problem, not being heard by them if I have one. Feeling sorry for myself? You bet. I feel so sorry for myself, that not even my own mother would remember from ... Read more
Spring is in the air
We all had a wonderful family day yesterday. We hung out, joked a lot, laughed a lot, enjoyed some nice conversations, deep and shallow, and then took a nap. When we all woke up again, we decided to go the YMCA to work out together. I love those... Read more
Last night, I was tossing and turning, and waking up every hour thinking I made the wrong job choice, and feeling terrible, and lost. What is going on? I was so excited about it, and when I called my mother yesterday, she was basically saying th... Read more
Found a job....
Just call me crazy. I didn't even wait to see if they wanted to hire me at the gloomy powerstruggle suit place. I don't think I have time for that stuff. I accepted a job as kennel technician/daycare worker at a big veterinary hospital in the ar... Read more
I am in the process of finding a new job. My dearest boss Bill has decided to retire and close down his business, or sell it if he can. I would love to take him with me, he was a darling to work for! On the other hand, I will be able to finally ... Read more
A wild wild week.
I have not been on Sparkpeople for a few days, and I really missed it....
so update. I am dogsitting my friends 14 week old Boxer puppy Brandy, while she is in Aruba. And having 3 dogs in the house really is quite a big thing for me.. I am enj... Read more
After years of wanting to join, we finally as a family decided it would be great to do so. Our YMCA offers everything from aerobics, yoga, step (my favorite, although I will have to watch those turns because of my knees), water aerobics, ice rin... Read more
In sickness and in health
I have been sick for a few days now, and guess what I have found out about myself. I am no longer on a diet, I am living Spark. Every decision I make, I think through first. I consciously drink my water or herb tea, I have a stretch band next to... Read more
My mantra to my girls..... "The only thing you should strive to achieve in life is HAPPINESS". Many of my friends do not agree. They think that that would lead to people who are essentially stepping on other people to get what they want. But tr... Read more
Great snow storm is here. I already shoveled 40 minutes and was proud to track the minutes. I never thought that apart from the fact that I have always enjoyed playing in freshly fallen snow (until I get cold that is), I would derive so much ple... Read more