Why We Need to Learn to Be More Spontaneous…

Indy let us sleep in until about 0730, at which point Joey went out to wrangle her and I tried to sleep a bit longer, but to no avail. I weighed myself this morning (first time in a month) and was pleasantly surprised with a MAJOR success (post to come).

Holy crap, was she terrible. I had to occupy her while Joey was making breakfast and I seriously thought I was going to lose my mind. She’s doing this thing now where she dives under the couch and comes back out with something that we didn’t know was under there and that she undoubtedly should not ingest. Deep in the dark part of my heart, I’m eagerly anticipating the day that she’s too big and ends up in a bad predicament when she tries to fling herself under there.

Joey took her for her morning walk and I took the opportunity to vacuum the living room and kitchen. Those of you who’ve read for a while know that I’m slovenly. To voluntarily choose to vacuum is not only completely foreign to me, but also a frightening-yet-heartening development. I felt immediately peaceful when it was done.


This is definitely a trend that I hope continues. I could really use an inner drive to clean.

Anyway, a Facebook message from my friend Katie led a group of us into an impromptu gathering at a local park to BYOM (bring your own meat……to grill y’all…geez) and let the children (both two and four-legged) play for awhile.

Indy made a new puppy friend..


while the rest of us enjoyed hanging out in the great weather together.


Just the girls here…the boys were doing their own thing.

Indy is exhausted.


Times like these remind me that I need to be able to be more spontaneous. Usually, an impromptu hang-out request would give me immense anxiety, but this time, I just rolled with it, and turned an otherwise boring Saturday into an excellent day (and a great way to wear Indy out). Spontaneity can be a good thing.

It was an afternoon well spent.



I Let a Whole Week Go By…

It was a tough week; we had two deaths to deal with, both affecting some of my very best friends in the world.  One involved trips to the airport and the other involved my singing at the funeral last Friday.  We did get to go to the gun show on Saturday with my folks and our friend John.  It was entertaining, as always.  My mom got two rings and Joey got a new wedding band with SKULLS.  They didn’t have one in my size (bleh).  So, other than some flyers from the religious crazies, I didn’t really get anything…but the people-watching is always worth the entry fee.

I slept a lot this weekend.  We took Katie to the airport at 3:30 am on Friday, so we went right to bed after we got home after the funeral (for my other friend’s mother).  I slept from 7:30 to 6:30 the next morning.  Napped both Saturday and Sunday, too.  I’ve not felt so tired in a long time.

Anyway, I don’t have much else of import right now.  Things have been really stressful, but they seem to be slowing down a little.  Here’a new Kins-pic for you, though:)

Mommeh, where did all my toys go?

Shelli, you played them all under your perch.

Oh.  Fetch them, pls.  Kthxbai.

Happy Thanksgiving!

This year, I am thankful for:

God and Christ


 Mom and Dad (and Vic and Carol)

 Great friends, both near and far

 My precious baby

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

Please go to this site:  Let’s Say Thanks.  It allows you to send a card to a soldier serving overseas for free.  Please remember how blessed we are to be sitting at our tables, enjoying our meal today with family and friends, and share some of that love with those who are far from home and who are in harm’s way.

Also, please hug your Kins today; there are so many without homes.  If you’ve been thinking of adopting, please skip “Black Friday” and hit the shelter instead.