Thursday, November 30, 2006

That's too funny! I just posted about December blahs, and it's not even December yet. Talk about getting ahead of oneself! Sheesh. Looks like I need a break.
December blahs have hit. I got too ambitious this year, and just couldn't sustain the energy I needed to follow through on all the wonderful plans I cooked up in my head. So now, I'm regrouping, and just doing my best not to drive the kids nuts. No new home found for Zoe, so it looks like we're keeping her. After this mornings' wake up whines at 12am, 4am, 4:30, 5, and 5:30, I'm sorely tempted to return her to the lady that I got her from.... the same lady who assured me, "don't worry, training a puppy isn't that hard." Yeah, right.

After all that, Bug's alarm didn't go off, and I couldn't seem to quit hitting the snooze on mine, so I'm amazed we got him to the bus stop on time. Throw in a sinus infection my dear sweet MIL so graciously gave me, and you know why no one is getting their christmas cards on time this year unless I get a Christmas miracle of my own.

Yikes, that's a lot of complaining. Here's something happy: I might be babysitting for a short stint soon. Yay, Christmas money!

Hope December is treating everyone else a little kindlier than it's treating me!

Friday, November 17, 2006

So, it's been awhile since I posted.....

We've had new puppy angst, in a BIG way. Bug got a new puppy, whom he named Zoe. We weren't supposed to get her til the 18th, at which point she would be six weeks old. However, the people who had her asked us to take her early. She arrive in our home at four weeks old, right after Hubs left for a way too long trip to California for work. To make a long story short, Zoe was not ready to leave her mom, and Bug was not ready for such a young puppy. We are currently searching for a good home for her.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Imagine my surprise to see a very familiar face in my Glamour magazine this month! Well, surprise that I'm priviledged to know one of Glamour's most inspiring women. Bishop Katherine baptised all of my children, and my husband just last January 8th. She also is the reason that I am married in the Episcopal church instead of a civil ceremony, because she is the bishop who granted me permission to be married a second time. I am so glad to see her in that article, but I really think they didn't show even a fraction of how great this lady is. When Kat was afraid of Bishop Katherine in her robes and miter, she got down on her knees to talk to her, and let her wear the miter to show her that it's just a very tall hat, not something to be frightened of. She treats everyone she meets with respect and dignity, and acts as though she is the one who is honored to meet you. I have met church officials who wear their authority like armor, and wield it at everyone they meet like a weapon. Bishop Katherine does not do that. If she weren't wearing her robes, I'd still want to meet her, to be friends with her. She's smart, fun, kind. She deserves to be listed as one of the most inspiring women of the year, but being Bishop (I think) is just a result of the attributes that make her so insiping. Just my two cents, of course.