Thursday, August 31, 2006

It's a grandbaby!

Josephine Adeline Celeste was born on Wednesday, August 30, 2006 at 8.40pm. She weighed 6lbs 4oz and is 18 and a half inches long. She is beautiful, as is her brave and heroic mommy.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Fun at the Dentist

When I was having my teeth cleaned the other day the little squirty saliva fountains under my tongue went berserk. I'd be laying there with my mouth open and the hygienist would approach me with her instrument and they'd let loose all over the place. At one point they actually squirted about four inches up into the air. We laughed for about five minutes.

I wish I could train them to behave.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Standoff at the Grocery Store

The other day Sydney and I were leaving the grocery store after our weekly shopping trip. My cart was very very full and heavy. We were negotiating our way through a narrow space between some cement posts and a large column in front of the building when I looked up and saw a large man swaying towards us. He was at least 350lbs. I kept going because the cart was too much for me to maneuver and assumed that he would move out of the way. He didn't.

Just at the last minute before I would have hit him with my cart, he stepped out of the way.

"Sorry," I said. "I can't steer this thing."

His reply: "Me either."


Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Dogs behaving badly

Well I've been terrible about walking the dogs lately. My life has been all out of balance and I haven't managed to get them out more than once a week in the last few months since my surgery. Today I've resolved to change that.

Normally I reserve those new resolution type things for Mondays but I didn't want to wait for another one to come around.

The school I walk past has sprouted a beautiful covered basketball court and walkway out of the construction debris that was there last time I came by.

The same little clutch of doggie parents was gathered at the park with their pets, unleashed and much better behaved than mine.

Baxter and Norma recognized when it was time to go berserk at their dog-friend's house, but somehow didn't do so. I rewarded them with "good doggies" profusely.

Here's hoping this is going to be a trend!