Archive for September, 2010

wednesday

Today is Wednesday! My Wednesdays are long, but they’re good. I start off by going to work. After work, I got home to watch Oprah from 4-5, then I head to church to eat dinner there. After dinner is my class, which has a focus of helping Dave write/proof his new book. It’s proven entertaining so far – mostly because I like watching Dave make people twitch with his theology. Some people really couldn’t get behind Dave last week, and it was the first night we reviewed anything! I can’t wait to hear what happens tonight since most of the reading was about circumcision with a little homosexuality discussion thrown in. Anyway, after class, I go home and watch Modern Family!

I have a Bible study on Thursday mornings, so I’ve been going in an hour early on Thursdays to help make up for it. That doesn’t cover it all since it’s 1.5 hours, so I need to come in some extra early days soon. That study is good times and is led by Drew. So far, it’s fun.

I can’t wait for this weekend! Brian, Julie and I are driving up to Berry College for Mountain Day. I should see some old friends, some people I care nothing about talking to, and also Margaret Anne! I hope we have a super fun day with her. I can’t wait!

GOOD THING: I have about 30 more minutes before I leave work, and the cast of Modern Family is on Oprah today.
BAD THING: have to get up early tomorrow and super early Friday (and Saturday!)

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poor choxie

When we got home from TV night Thursday, Choxie had a claw that was a little crooked and kind of bloody. We decided to (hopefully) let it heal on it’s own because it didn’t seem major, and we have spent big time bucks on vet bills the past couple of months. Like a lot. So on Friday, we were loading our stuff in the car to go to Georgia, and Choxie ran down our hallway. When she ran by Brian, who wasn’t moving at all, she snagged the same claw on his shoe; she cried and started limping while blood dripped everywhere. We ended up calling the vet, and they said we should come in so they could see it because it might need pulling completely off.

When we got there, they said it definitely needed to come out, and there were two ways to do that. One was to try to just rip it out and hope it comes out with one pull, or the other option was to put her to sleep so they could do it painlessly and all that, but it meant leaving her there a while and obviously costing more. I said forget that; we want them to just pull it out. Brian was there with me and helped hold her down. She was so scared because it hurt terribly, and they had put a muzzle on her because it would probably hurt bad enough to maybe cause her to bite at someone. 😦 Well, the vet pulled out these giant tweezers/pliers and did a huge YANK and snapped her nail off to the side. You could hear it break off and poor Choxie didn’t know what was going on. I saw the big bloody hole in her toe where the claw should’ve been; it was kind of gross. We finally got out of there with Choxie’s foot wrapped in gauze. It was hilarious watching her try walking on it! It was just like when you put socks on cats or something.

Anyway, I think she’s much better now, and they are hopeful a new claw will grow back. She limps sometimes on it, but we can tell it doesn’t hurt her nearly as much as it did on Thursday evening and Friday before she went to the vet. Poor girl! And poor us for paying hundreds and hundreds to the vet between regular checkups, snake bites, medicine, ear issues, and this. She’s worth it, though!

GOOD THING: great weekend at parents’ house
BAD THING: already nervous about talking to Sunday School classes this coming weekend

no good

See this shampoo?

Don’t get it. I’m all about Whole Foods, natural products, blah blah, but that doesn’t mean they’re all good. I bought this and it’s conditioner counterpart the other day for $1.99 a bottle for backup when I don’t feel like doing my normal baking soda thing, and it’s total crap. I had to use more than normal just to get a tiny bit of lather, but it still didn’t really later. So I used another huge amount, and nothing much happens.

I WILL SAY that the conditioner is completely fine. The shampoo wouldn’t be good for anything. Also, it smells like crap when you use it even though it smells good when whiffing from the bottle. What’s up with that? I am now trying to find another use for it because I don’t think I can use it as shampoo. I used it last night, and my hair feels all dirty this morning – more so than if I would’ve skipped washing my hair, I do believe. That is extra weird since it says it’s for normal to oily hair. You’d think it would have less stuff in it than normal that could possibly make your hair feel oily. Whatever. Don’t buy it.

GOOD THING: It’s FINALLY hump day.
BAD THING: what a slow week!

poem

As posted on a friend’s website:

Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean—
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down—
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life

– Mary Oliver, The Summer Day

the office

“And where it says ‘state your business’ he wrote ‘Beeswax, None of Yours, Incorporated’.”

Gotta love Dwight!

GOOD THING: worked in the woods tonight and hauled all of it down to the street
BAD THING: back hurts

sorry

Sorry I haven’t updated in a while! The things I wanted to blog about have pictures that go along, and Brian won’t give me the pictures. We can all blame him.

Looks like someone else is blaming him, too!