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(no subject) [Nov. 13th, 2013|07:55 am]
It has been over two years since I've blogged.I still read LJ.

Quick update.

Yes, I am writing.

My daughter received her Master's degree recently. My sons are doing great. They have good jobs on the other side of the country. I miss my kids.

My dog has settled down a lot. She's no longer reactive, and she's a great dog.

I am volunteering at a shelter, and that's how I met Pickles.(dog) He came in as a skin and bones stray, heart worm positive, and pretty much unadoptable. This is a county shelter, BTW, that has to follow county/Dept of Ag mandated guidelines when the shelter becomes overcrowded. So I had to make a quick decision, and I became a foster mom.

I hope everyone is doing great!

Pickles day of rescue
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(no subject) [Jul. 7th, 2011|01:31 pm]
My husband has been gone for a few days helping my daughter find an apartment. It's just me and the dog. Husband will be home any minute now.

Last night dog woke me at 2 AM to go potty. She doesn't usually wake up at night. When we got outside I saw a man walking in the street, and he stopped and stared at us. Dog started lunging and barking. I dragged her back inside and locked the door. I hoped dog didn't really have to use the bathroom. She lay at the window all night watching and growling once in a while. She never has reacted this way to people before. Dog slept late this morning and didn't ask to go potty until two or three hours after her usual time.

I've cheated on walking the dog at the park this week. I ride the exercise bike and have the dog do sit-ups. She does get a treat for this. Then I have her do nose work. I also hide her food for her to hunt.

In other news, daughter heard from the bone marrow association. I was surprised she got a call to update her on the condition of the recipient. The transplant is working, and the recipient is doing well.

I only have 10K on the new wip, and it is a first draft, but I am enjoying building a story.
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(no subject) [Jul. 4th, 2011|09:00 am]
I am looking for fabulous book recommendations.
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(no subject) [Jun. 30th, 2011|07:05 am]
Daughter's bone marrow donation surgery went well. It's been six weeks. She's now had her stuff shipped from her apartment to the other side of the country and she will be arriving here in a couple of hours for a short visit before she heads off for new research job and then graduate school.

Dog had a paw injury so walks were on hold for two weeks. She has recovered now. Walking her has been more difficult--she lunges at trucks, loud noises, and sometimes dogs. Sometimes she'll lie down when we're walking and refuse to move. We're starting reactivity classes in three weeks.

I've started writing a new book. It has a dog in it.

Recent Read: The Art of Racing In the Rain by Garth Stein. Terrific book.
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(no subject) [Apr. 28th, 2011|11:46 am]
We're fine after last night's tornadoes and thunder storms. I was scared for a while watching all the devastation on the news.

My relatives live in Pleasant Grove. It was flattened. I am thankful they are okay.

Sending thoughts and prayers to those in the path of the tornadoes.
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(no subject) [Apr. 27th, 2011|10:48 pm]
It's a tornadic night in GA. I've never heard of so many tornadoes on the ground.

My elderly aunt in Al is trapped in her house, and my cousin's house was destroyed. She and her family made it out just in time. Some people did not. I am thankful they are safe.

I'll be staying up tonight. We're under a tornado watch, and I've only heard thunder. My dog is scared. She has been acting nervous all day--won't leave my side.
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(no subject) [Apr. 15th, 2011|06:17 pm]
What dog breed are you? I"m a Poodle! Find out at
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(no subject) [Apr. 6th, 2011|11:16 am]

Yesterday my daughter was notified by the bone marrow registry that she is a very close match to the guy who needs a transplant. They wanted to make sure she is available in May. They plan on doing a peripheral stem cell transplant. Basically what happens is that blood is removed from her, filtered through a machine to remove stem cells, and then her blood is replaced.

I haven't written in a while. I've told myself it's okay. I tell myself that a lot of times.

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(no subject) [Mar. 29th, 2011|03:52 pm]
Today's walk with dog was bad. We had walked 4 1/2 miles and were about to cross a major intersection. The walk light was on. At that time two cars collided, and one of them turned over several times. Metal flew through the air. I am not sure what happened next. My dog went crazy when this happened and lunged backward. She pulled me out of the road. I fell. I hit my knees and my head. Dog was still going crazy. I held onto her. People from inside the drugstore came out and helped me. Meanwhile I'm thinking, somebody in the car that rolled over is hurt terribly bad. I called my husband and he came and picked us up. At home I got under a blanket for a while.

Dog is looking at me now wagging her tail. It looks like she's smiling. I have a headache.
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