Monday, August 28, 2006

I Used to Blog But...

Hello friends! After many busy days, I have finally found a few minutes to post a blog. Between having to put Chessie and Toonces down, switching A. and Z.'s school, hosting family from out of town, and getting a new yellow lab puppy it has been rather chaotic around here. A. and Z. needed an environment that better suited their personalities and intellect. They are now attending a great charter school in Douglas county. They have to wear uniforms (yes, they will look back and probably hate us for making them attend a school that makes them wear uniforms but I will tell them it was so they didn't have to wear uniforms at their very lucrative jobs!) We are excited because they are actually learning history, science and poetry at the elementary level. Our new lab's name is officially "Alia's Miss Daisy." She is from a ranch in Wyoming. She is very active and gives our other two labs a run for their money. Stucco insists that I am becoming one of those "crazy dog people" and that I am "empty-nesting." He's probably onto something there, but we are having fun with them none-the-less. Who knew that 3 labs could provide so much entertainment? I hope everyone is well. I will try to post more often now that A. and Z. are in school all day.

Monday, August 14, 2006

I am having trouble becoming inspired to write. I think it's because we are so busy, that when I find the time to write, I am too tired. Bear with me!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

I just wanted everone to know that today is our 14th wedding anniversary. They have been the best years of my life. Stucco, you're the best! I'll "walrus" love you.

Get out and vote! Yes, the CO Primary Election is today. I went to vote at the Wildlife Experience with the kids and we got in for free. They have some really great exhibits and hands-on "stuff" for children. A. and Z. and I had a wonderful time!

Monday, August 07, 2006

So we were heading out on some errands today, when the kiddos begged to bring the dogs with us. I drive a tiny car so it resembles a clown car when we all go out, but I relented and let them tag along. We had a heart-stopping moment when Sal (our 10 month old choc. lab) set his paw on the button that rolls the window down. Now, he loves to ride with his head out, ears flapping in the breeze and he does this quite often. This time, however, he rolled the window all the way down and as I turned the corner at Arapahoe and Colorado (a very busy intersection) he fell out of the window! I heard a jingle followed by a "thunk" as he hit the pavement running. I turned around and saw the window all the way down and Sal gone. I immediately did a U-turn and stopped the car on the right side of the road, hazards on hoping we wouldn't get smashed from behind by another approaching vehicle. Meanwhile Sal was going from car to car looking for us. We were very lucky that the light was red!! He then did the smart thing and headed toward the sidewalk where I was calling him. He came to me and hopped right back into the car. The whole episode only lasted maybe 20-30 seconds, but it felt like much longer!! I swear that dog leads a charmed life!! I have realized I now need to make sure the windows are locked out every time he is in the car. They say Labs are a very smart breed. He might just decide one day to roll the window down again and have another adventure. I, for one, will do everything in my power to prevent it!