Saturday, January 24, 2009

Harbinger of death

What would make Leobin run from Kara Thrace? Is she the 5th Cylon or not? Wouldn't he be relieved and excited if she was? What am I missing?

Friday, January 23, 2009

Vicious domestic dogs

Current Tally on dog bites:

Canon 3
Whitby 2
Cosmo 2

Some are worse than others. But all have broken the skin. At this point, we're shocked that someone hasn't lost an eye!

Yesterday, Canon got bit on the belly by a dog we don't know. He was with Bethany (our nanny) at the time and she chose to console him (good choice) rather than chase down the guy with the dog that bit him.

We have always told our kids to ask first, "Excuse me, may I pet your dog?" and then to approach the dog slowly with out-stretched hand.
Apparently, something my kids do in the approach makes dogs attack them! Even when the owner says, "Sure - he's very friendly".

The school nurse counseled us to file a dog-bite report with animal control. Animal control counseled us to contact CDC. And before we knew it, Canon was in the ER getting RABIES shots! Poor guy (2 in the butt, 1 in the belly, 1 in the arm and 1 in the leg). Plus he gets three bonus shots- once a week for 3 weeks afterward!

Needless to say, we are now forbidding our children to go near dogs we don't know. It is so sad because these kids LOVE dogs. We do too! I don't know who to be mad at - - the kids or the pet-owners, ourselves or the dogs!

For now, I will just be thankful that my child is ok.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

We're desperate to go sledding.

We're so desperate, we will sled on ice-grass.

Friday, January 16, 2009


At church, the Young Adult ministry hosted Justice Jam, a benefit concert to raise awareness and funding to end child sex trafficking.

The ministry we invited is called LOVE 146

Check out their webisite. Prepare to be angry, challenged and inspired.

Monday, January 5, 2009

My friend Brenda

What a gift - - my friend Brenda, who I have not seen in years, came to see me twice over the holidays.
Her folks live in Ohio, so she and her boys stopped off at our house on the way there and on the way back.

The kids had SUCH a great time. And it was balm to my soul to catch up with my friend.

Why don't we all take more time to fit things in like that?

We were just a little bit out of the way on her journey, but she took the time (an extra day and a half) to stop, have dinner, visit after we put all the 6 monkeys to bed, let the kids play for a day, and then head out the next morning.

I am inspired and want to be a better friend.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Today I remembered how much I love Gwen Stefani.

Heard "Hey Baby" in the car today.
Got to work and downloaded a few of her tunes - including "Don't Speak", which my friend Stephanie Donley and I used to try to out-impression each other in a role-play performance.
Got home and watched some of Gwen's music videos on youTube.
Got on Facebook and discovered that my friend Stephanie just finished her first CD. She sounds a little bit like Gwen....