I guess I have been devastated since Murphy went "upstate". I don't think he has recovered yet. The vet said it was separation anxiety and they had doggy anti-depressants they could give him. I just laughed. Too funny. I think we pay more per year for the dog than we do the kids. Murphy is allergic to grass, a dog who can't walk on grass, he has to take the preventative medication for Heart Worms, fleas and ticks, as well as being groomed every 6 weeks, oh and then there is the Rabies Vaccination (that is every 3 years), oh and he has bone spurs on his back, and some times he throws out his back, so he has two medications for that. Not to mention he gets swimmers ear easily, so when he gets a bath at home we have to but cotton balls in his ears. (did I mention he hates the cotton balls). I told Pete that next time we get a dog it is a mutt, but I wouldn't trade Murphy for anything. Plus the kids love him too.
Well my 20th High School reunion came and went. After seeing the pictures and meeting with some friends from high school who live in the Raleigh area, I wish I had rearranged my schedule and went. I hope we have a 25th.
I am not sure where to start since it has been soooooo long since I posted last, so I will just start from today.:P As Winnie-the-Pooh said, "tut tut it looks like rain" well the sky looks as though it will open up a poor buckets as any moment. However, there is a breeze that feels cool, and the smell of rain hangs heavy on the breeze. I wish my computer was charged so I could write this outside. I love watching it rain. Growing up my house had a very deep porch and you could sit on the porch and watch the rain coming over the mountains, you could hear the Thunder and watch the Lightning. It was a time when we all would sit on the porch and just be together.
I can't wait til Friday, Pete will be home. :) I can't say enough wonderful things about him. So I will leave it at that.
I have been doing my best to stay busy, the kids of course help with that. I have been dusting, mopping, vacuuming, scrubbing bathrooms, and of course all the laundry. Not to mention all the other stuff, making breakfasts and lunches and the a full supper. Matthew likes taking his lunch to school, Rebecca would rather eat a school...I wish they could agree on something. Rebecca just turned 13, and Matthew is 11. I am just beginning to enjoy the "joys" of having a teenager at home. I called my mom and asked, "did I act they way? did I do stuff like that?" mom mom just laughed and said one word, "payback"...I realized it was a lost battle to discuss it with my mom..so I just laughed.
I am smiling as I write this, I really do have great kids, a wonderful husband, and a weird but cute dog.:)
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