Friday, April 23, 2010

Stuff I see

@ Ronald Reagan National Airport: a cute coach purse (I need to get one). I guy in a pseudo-military shirt that says "counterattack" - I don't get it. A McDonalds, an Auntie Anne's Pretzels, and a kiosk that promises I could have better vision by wearing bug shaped sunglasses with rainbow lenses. Another kiosk that claims if I buy one of their receipt scanners I will maximize my tax return (but I don't itemize, so it's a bogus claim.) People volunteering to take a bump for $300 to Detroit. A woman who has been standing in those heels way too long. Kind of boring, really. I guess a lack of drama is a good thing in an airport.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

One little miracle

One amazing thing has happened since I last blogged. My brother and his wife gave me the sweetest, most precious niece I could ever imagine. She was 7 weeks early and had to stay in the NICU for awhile, but she's home and perfect.

I can't wait to spoil her and be the favorite aunt :)
She's #1 and she knows it!

Jazzy Jasmine

In December, the Giant Schnauzer Rescue Network contacted us about a 2 year old unspayed female G.S. with heartworms at the East Baton Rouge Parish animal shelter. We are generally on the network list as only transport for rescued dogs, not fostering. We have a 1150 square foot house with no yard, and 2 dogs of our own.

However, we had apparently smoked crack the evening we got the phone call, because Jason and I both were immediately like "Oh sure! We'll come get her!" Since we were going to my parents' for Christmas, we arranged to pick her up the week between Christmas and New Year's. This also gave them time to spay her.

So anyway, long story short, she's staying. She's the sweetest thing ever. A little spastic. COMPLETELY oblivious of the meaning of the words "personal space". Housebroken. Loves her crate. Eats socks. OK it's not 100% perfect, but pretty near it. She gets along with Greta and Schaffer just fine, although there was a bit of an adjustment period (naturally).

She's a love. And wrangling these 3 dogs has given us something to focus on other than the sadness we feel about losing my Dad. It feels good to be able to give her a good home. I'm not sure if she would have made it out of there with her heartworms. She's all done with her treatments now (hopefully - we will have tests to make sure in a few weeks). She deserves a fun-filled and snuggly life.

Random neighborhood garden pictures

Still taking my walks. Posting some of the pics of things that are inspiring and beautiful too me -------->

Epcot Flower Festival

As neat and beautiful as I expect from Disney. I think I made it to all the topiaries and exhibits. Hope I didn't miss any. Also rode Test Track and Soarin', two rides I hadn't done before. They were fun. The thing I love the most, though, is the fireworks. I can't ever get enough of them.
The rest of the pictures are linked to the right ------>

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Jumping in to the blog pool feet first

Blogging from Disney. Here for a work conference. Came a day early to go to Epcot International Flower and Garden Show. Last night went immediately upon arrival to the T-Rex @ Downtown Disney for a cotton-tini (Martini poured over cotton candy - omg yum).
Could not be a more perfect day weather-wise, although I am wondering how long it will take before I get serious crowd overload. There are a bazillion people here.
Excited, but missing my Daddy. He loved Disney too. I am blessed to have been able to enjoy it with him several times over the years.