Sunday, November 25, 2007


Yesterday I forgot to take my little green pill. I take the lowest dose, but it still has made today difficult.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Our Gracie

look what found us at the B.est W.estern two weekends ago!

We drove to a city that is about an hour west of here to visit some friends from Seattle who were over staying with family. As we went out to the parking lot Saturday evening for a night-on-the-town (which turned out to be a booth near the door at a pretty seedy bar with karaoke that all four of us thought we'd vacate after a drink, but by then had won us over) this joyful doggy came bounding towards us. She licked all of us and scampered around, looking as adorable as can be. Our friend H begged us to take this sweet puppy home. Mr. C said that if she was still there in the morning that we would take her. Morning came late for us but when we walked into the parking lot again, sure enough she was bounding towards us with her tail wagging like crazy. I looked at her and looked at Mr. C and he just walked toward the car. He said that if she climbed in when he opened the door that we would take her home.

A trip to the vet came shortly after and now she is almost 100% recovered from her surgery (once we were home we discovered that she was in heat). She is very healthy (ribs are still showing, but we are feeding her well) and sooooo happy.

so much to say, but I won't even try to say it all

I realize that it has been over a month since I've posted. And even then my posting was few and far between. I know that the most boring blogging is about why one hasn't been blogging. Really the reasons for that (both practically and emotionally) are, I think, quite evident (or they will become evident as I resume writing) so it is pointless to labor over them.

So I won't try to write a "catch-up" post where I fill in all of the gaps.

It did occur to me a few days ago that I was, in part, holding back on blogging because I wasn't sure what ground was OK to cover. This prompted a conversation with Mr. C, who is far more concerned with privacy than I am, and now I feel comfortable writing about all of the changes that our lives have gone through/are going through.

It is very late. I should be stealing whatever sleep I can get, considering that over the last three days my sleep has been disrupted almost every hour on the hour. But I think I have a bit of the old insomnia tonight. Fortunately when the morning comes I have the ability to catch up on lost sleep. The reason for this is that Mr. C and I (and a staff of amazing care-givers who come in during the days) are caring for a beautiful woman who needs lots of assistance. The family business that we have joined consists of several a.dult f.amily h.omes. We are in the process of opening a new one. The business is very well established and my MIL has an amazing staff at the other homes, several of whom have been working for us here. Mr. C and I felt that it was important for us to have an understanding of what every level of this work entails, so we are getting all of the care-giving certifications and are living on-site through the licensing process. During this time we have the one resident here. She has been with us for three weeks now and we have grown so attached to her.

Our family has expanded since we have been here!
Oops, I just realized that I am logged on to Mr. C's settings, so I need to log off and continue this post later because I want to post a picture of our sweet puppy dog, Gracie.