September 24th, 2006

Cut cuddle and be Cute

21 good things

Here's a list of what has been good this week. I figure that with all of the gloom around here, it would be good to keep or write a list of the good stuff that gets me through the challenging parts. I believe these are little gifts from God.

1. Warm socks fresh out of the dryer.
2. Good coffee made by good friends.
3. Spending time at Brewberry's.
4. Realizing that you are getting stronger with the pt exercises.
5. Getting kisses from a guide dog.
6. Walking over to Brewberry's without feeling like it was a bad choice.
7. Good songs on the radio.
8. Feeling and seeing the sun on my face.
9. Banana chocolate chip muffins.
10. Feeling a bit better health wise, even if my ears do feel weird.
11. Realizing that the philosophy paper may not be as hard as I think it is.
12. Laughing with friends.
13. Getting to listen to gospel music.
14. Finding the web site of a magician I saw perform as a kid.
15. Finding interesting books on bookshare.
16. Cuddling with Julio in his bed.
17. Chocolate chip cookies (Enough said).
18. Hearing that my dog is beautiful.
19. Having my dog make the turn for Brewberry's and even find the door.
20. Learning humorous facts I wasn't aware of before.
21. Manageable pain levels.

There are more, I just wanted to find some positive stuff to put up here. What is positive in your week?
Cut cuddle and be Cute

Mushy puppy post

This post will probably make at least half of you gag with the mush and overly sweet writing. I don't have a lot of time, though, so I'll probably keep it relatively short. I just have to say that I love my puppy and my friends.

I'm incredibly dizzy and am having difficulty hearing people when I'm around noise, which means I'm probably in need of a decongestant. Julio is so sweet, though, I don't mind.

I marvel at all of the transitions this puppy has gone through and handled with grace and humor. Today, we played and had fun. We went to lunch with several good friends. When we got back, I just happened to accidently let my puppy Julio out of the room. And we just happened to have people start running, and I can't help it if we had a good time doing it. (If you're not catching it, it's not so much of an accident). So ten minuts of Julio running up and down the hall with my friends ensued.

Julio is not very good at drinking water when he should, but he sure did today (good boy!!!). Then I showed my friends how Julio sits in the Lazy-Boy with me. I'm sure this is not a skill his raisers taught him, because he is a very good puppy and I had to really coax him to do it. But it's nice when the pain is bad (which it isn't), to not have to worry about getting up off the floor.

I just love my puppy! And, by the way, my dear friend and "big sister" (it may not be biological, but it feels like it), is doing a show in honor of guide dogs. It's on at 9 eastern tonight on
ACB Radio
Go to the mainstream channel. It's sure to be good!