I am trying to get more organized finally. I have a few extra jobs, treasurer for the Water Account (12 families share a water pump for lake water) and Corresponding Secretary for the dog club. I bought some folders and dividers, and have begun ... Read more
The girls are working right now, but I decided to go back home and go shopping on the way. I found that the Martha Stewart Food magazine is the best I have ever subscribed to. All the meals have very few ingredients, I can leave the meat out ver... Read more
Toning up while working....
I find that my work is so hectic and involves so much running around, bending, lifting, hanging on to pulling dogs, that I can't even keep too much fat on me. It has melted away. Now wouldn't it be great if I could find a very easy way to tone u... Read more
Random thoughts for today.....
Losing voice, early morning, beautiful sunrise, fog on the fields, baby bunnies, happy waggy tails, favorite cat finally up for adoption to good home, warm loving family, proud of my girls, huggy husband, can'... Read more
Back after a long break
My parents are back in Germany after 6 weeks of vacation with us. My garden looks lovely, my yard is finally fenced in, my house is quiet again and my dogs are walking around puzzling over the loss of these extra nice people. I have been removed... Read more
I have been looking around my neighborhood and found some wonderfully landscaped houses. I am not very good with my green thumb, let alone the planning of it all, but I will grab my camera and go out there to take pictures of what I would love ... Read more
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