Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Here not there, there not here

This post started out as a comment on Logtar 's blog post Colombia or Chicago home? I decided to flesh it out more & post it here since I haven't really sat down & written something personal in a while. Life has been busy. And that's fine with me. I'm not going to take on any guilt for having a life.

Logtar, I know how you feel, I think. Canada will always be home, the home of my youth. I left in June 1975 after graduating from high school. Kansas City is the home of my adulthood. I've gone to school, worked, bought a house, made friends, good friends, lifelong friends. But I feel torn. Not complete, ever. I'm always missing something, someone. It can be something as small as a Coffee Crisp chocolate bar , or a standing on the end of the dock watching the Northern Lights with a loon crying in a distance, or as big as missing Christmas with my whole family. I've been like this since I was 5 years old & my parents divorced. I've spent part of the year in Canada & part in the USA, for thirteen years. Always missing a parent. I spent my young adulthood looking for love, to try to fill that empty spot in my heart/soul. I'm a very emotional person. I've been hurt many times. I may not be complete, but I'm more. I've had more experiences, more cultures, more languages. I persevered and still found my soulmate, my husband of 25 years. His parents are also divorced. He spent years living and moving all across the USA , even many years in Australia. I think one of the things that has bound us together is that he has had a somewhat similar life experience. The same for Logtar & Bea. Far from home they found each other. And there they found home.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Looking for Love?

Eva & Tina are looking for you! 21 month old Mantle Great Dane pups! These are Xander's sisters!!!

Eva weighs close to 140lb, and Tina is a petite 130 lb! Those are estimations. They are BIG girls! Both are spay, and up on all their shots. Tina has the continuous white the white stripe that goes all the way up between her eyes & ears. Eva's stripe is interrupted with black.
These girls are loving and loved. The current owner is moving in the fall. She is going to petition the city to be able to keep them. Maybe city hall will be compassionate. She would love to keep them both. But if the city says no... Then one or both would be looking for a forever home. I would take them in a heartbeat. The hubby even agreed. But we are at our limit already. I've volunteered to help find wonderful homes for them. We realize that they will probably have to be split.

They need a fenced yard and a comfy lap or couch!

Great with kids! But remember these are BIG dogs and they don't realize how big they are. That happy tail is at a small kids height. They would knock over a toddler so bigger kids would be better.

Can you say counter cruiser?

They have a heart that matches their size. These are loving, sweet girls. If you are interested in becoming a Dane parent please let me know.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

At long last

I love taking photos but downloading them, sorting them, all that stuff, well, not my forte it seems right now. I had done a small photoshoot of a friend's dog. They didn't ask for me to do it, or pay for it. Harley is a great looking dog & it was fun. So I got those up.

There was this great wedding that we went to. I got those photos up. Congrats to Linda & Vince!

Then we redid the walls & floor in our kitchen. Click here for those.
We have been busy so maybe it's just that.

There also has been deer on the property. This little one was almost close enough to eat out of my hand!
Xander had to have a histiocytoma, a benign tumor. It was on his ear. Dr Beachner did a great job removing it. He's just about completely healed. So life is good, life is busy. I'm sure next month I'll have more photos to post.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Office Email

Hello Team,

Yesterday I placed a burrito in the mini-fridge in the supply closet. After fending off hunger pains, I walked over to eat my burrito and found that it was room temperature on the floor near the fridge. While I’m positive this was done inadvertently, I’d like to ask that everyone using the fridge take care when adding and removing items.

Yours Truly,

The Hungry Pregnant co-worker

Ps-I’ve put another burrito in the fridge. If I find it on the floor tomorrow, someone’s head will roll.


FYI This is how my office mate announced her pregnancy today!