Our ‘little girl in fur pajamas,’ Bonnie, was distinctly unwell this past week, resulting in a stay at the veterinary clinic and receiving IV fluids to help bring down elevated kidney and liver numbers resulting from a digestive upset.
I'm Just Saying
Have you ever seen and read such vitriol as in the past couple of weeks? Holy cow! I couldn’t suppress a chuckle at the truth of a cartoon I saw, showing a recent, current, ‘feed’ of what was trending on Facebook:
‘Flag, flag, flag, cute dog video, flag, gay marriage, flag, flag, gay marriage, cute dog video...’
It has happened so many times that you would think by now, I’d have learned my lesson. However, I seem to willingly become a magnet for becoming jinxed.
But only when I open my mouth.
“Gosh,” I’ll think, turning the key to hear my truck leap to life, “for a beater, this sucker just keeps on running...”
Don’t say it...
I’ve been interested in ‘Blue Zones’ - the areas around the world where people live virtually disease free to over one hundred years of age - for awhile now.
This is how out of the loop I am being childless (and Porsche-less as well as gated community-less) because I was completely unaware of a cherished tradition that a friend of mine, who also happens to be a mom, posted on Facebook: the ‘Moving On’ ceremony for eighth graders.
“What is it?” I typed, bewildered.
Our internet has been out. For days, weeks, months. A ‘good’ day is when it drops, oh, maybe 20 to 30 times. And while I loathe to use my column as a way to shame any provider or name them, publicly, sometimes I feel that when we complain, Paul and I are just whistling in the wind.
News anchors have all been atwitter at the bold proclamation of love from a Nairobi lawyer, who goes by the name, Kiprono, and is offering President Obama 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats in exchange for the hand of his beautiful and eldest daughter, Malia.
Shauna White, a comely blonde reporter based in Toronto, Canada, is featured in a video that has now gone ‘viral’ around the world, showing first hand how commonly lewd behavior as well as sexual harassment still prevails.
This past week has seen the shared birthday of my two favorite ladies: my mother in law, Christine, and my dearest daughter, our Jack Russell, Bonnie.
Both born May 7, 80 years apart.
Perhaps it’s because I came from ‘depression era’ parents, but boy, I hate to see food go to waste so with this in mind, for the third time in a week I entered the house with yet another bouquet of asparagus from the garden.