Archive for April, 2012
Me and Lucie my big, red dog are now living amoung super heroes, cars and trucks. We have moved into the youngest K’s family room and currently reside in a bunk bed.
I am grateful to be taken in by this family. I am grateful for all the help I received from my family and friends during this big move and new life. You people, family and friends (and you know who you are) will never know how much this means to me.
So here is a bit of a look.
Spider-man, Spider-man, does whatever a spider can…
Nothing like Cars and the San Diego Cheerleader Girls. Ah, boys.
Trust me, she will be hogging the bed in no time.
At least I am in good hands.
WHAM! BAM! POW!!
Sorry, could help myself.
Tags: Super Heros
I helped with a school project chronicling the life of a butterfly. One of the K family’s children made a poster board of how the butterfly changes from an egg to a chrysalis and finally to a butterfly. It was fun and the end result was so cute.
We worked with foam cut outs from the local craft store.
Here is the caterpillar.
One of many butterflies.
It was not long before butterflies filled the table.
The end result.
I give you the sweet art director.
We are awaiting a grade for this project. I am sure we will not be disappointed.
Good job everyone!
BTW, I am quite partial to Butterflies!
Tags: organic gardening
I moved for the third time in a month last weekend. Not that I wanted to, but it was best for all concerned. The well-being of my family is utmost in my mind and nothing comes before that ever.
Lucie my big, red dog has suffered stress along with me during this time. I know she is trying to roll with the punches but sometimes that is impossible for her. Since she is a reactive dog, I need to be alert to the signs she displays. Quite frankly, I have become very good at reading her.
I realize that I need more training time with her and more rewards for good, positive behavior. But the bottom line is I will not trust her not to react to loud noises and other dogs.
We just moved in with a family that owns a small Pit Bull named Lily. Very sweet dog. The initial introduction did not go too well, but they are getting along for the most part now. Lucie is very protective of me and does not want anyone or anything to touch me. That is a good thing and a bad thing. Next training will be getting her to not react when someone hugs me. I need a code word so she knows not to bark or become aggressive. Hopefully and I do not wish for this to happen, if a stranger were to come up to me and try to harm me and I did not use the code word she would become aggressive and protect me.
Having a dog is hard. I am up to it. She is my friend.
Here is a couple of photos of Lily. I hope to take more of the two dogs together in the future.
Yea, the tongue is that big!
Tags: moving, Pit Bull
Guest post from: Bruno Smith
My husband and I have a new Friday night tradition. We meet at the house after work and decide what we’ll do for the evening. Our options are typically the following: order take out and sit on the couch watching a movie, or get dressed up, meet friends, and spend entirely too much on food and drinks. I am a little ashamed to admit that for the past few Fridays we have barely even considered the second option.
It is just so easy to change in to pajamas and hang out on the couch. It’s the best way to relax after a long week of work; the toughest decision we have to make is whether to get Chinese food or pizza. It’s so perfect. And thanks to Direct TV Movies, we don’t even have to make a trip to the movie store or to one of those rental boxes. It could not be any easier. We get our food, settle in, and order a movie on TV. I have a pretty good feeling this recent tradition is going to be one we stick with for a long time.
Sometimes you just have to take a road that is painful. You must make decisions you do not want to make. Life is just that way.
My children and I have done just that. We are united and willing to face the outcome that may not be as we would like. We truly hope for the best, no matter what some may think.
Compassion, caring, and help are wonderful. Hurtfullness, hate, and abuse are not.
My family will stand together. This is what they were taught. The love will never be gone.
Lord be with us and make us strong.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
New International Version (NIV)
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
Tags: 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Since my move I struggle with keeping my chin up and a positive attitude. I know I should not, but it is what it is. I always go back to faith because I know that what I can not handle will be handled for me. I am so blessed with such a wonderful network of family and friends that will not let me fall.
Still, my heart aches. I pray for healing for some family members. I do not have power. Only faith and prayer.
I took a few photos of roses on Easter. Flowers are beauty.
They reminded me of the beauty of Easter. That and the kids, candy, eggs, bunny cakes, little boys in suits….
Tags: Easter, family