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05 October 2014 @ 05:50 pm
As the year stumbles to its end.....  
The icon is a nice snapshot of how I feel these days.

But let's try for something cheerful first.

We got a puppy. We adopted her three weeks ago, from Best Friends. Her name, now, is Vala, and she's a Black Lab/Border Collie mix. We went to an event in Hurricane, Dog Spectacular, and lots of rescues had dogs for adoption. We'd wanted a small to medium adult, but ended up with a large breed puppy. Go figure! Last week, there was an article at BFAS about her and her siblings. She's adorable, and way too smart. We're definitely going to have our hands full!

Photo at the cut...

I see it's time for Highlander Shortcuts again. I'd planned on participating this year again, but seeing as I haven;t written a word since Tammy died, I probably should refrain from signing up.

Tired of the constant feeling of anxiety, like I'm waiting for something terrible to happen. Throw in the news of the world, and I'm feeling in full doomsday mode. I wish my friends weren't all so far away. Would love to be able to actually touch them, you know?

Only new show I've watched this fall is Outlander, and it's already off till spring. Now that I don't have TV service anymore, I'm terribly unaware of what's supposed to be new and awesome. Probably just as well, it all gets canceled anyway!

Will try and not let it be another month before I post again.

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Becca: Methos Fight from ithidrialbeccadg on October 6th, 2014 01:02 am (UTC)
*Hugs.* Good to see you anytime. O:)
patpat_t on October 6th, 2014 02:15 am (UTC)
Oh, honey. It really is a sad time for many of us. Your icon is beautiful however. So lovely that you could adopt this homeless dog. Very beautiful. And you and Nin have wonderful, big hearts.

I know what you mean about doomsday. I've been going back to church since I quit work. And so many of the things happening now is just chilling. I thank God that we live in a nation where I can practice my faith without persecution. Or those who have other beliefs can live their lives without having to answer to someone else or have to defend their beliefs.

I'm having thoughts about the Shortcuts this year as well. I really have no ideas at all. And I'm not sure the person I wrote for last year liked my story very much. Which I hate because it really was a gift for her. Also, everyone guessed my story was mine. Darn it. So kind of blah about the whole thing at the moment.
cincoflexcincoflex on October 6th, 2014 02:22 am (UTC)
You are not alone. Repeat, you are not alone. Since Mom died I've also been steeling myself against some unforseeable new painful disaster. I hate the daily news--so much so that I don't even allow the radio to drone on after the weather and traffic during my commute.

I'm depressed. I know I am, and I wish I could bypass it, but I can't. So, yes, I can relate.

Enjoy the puppy. Pet her, love her, marvel at how uncomplicated she is. Some of that joy is bound to seep through, sweetie, and THAT will be the start of good things.

bugeyedmonsterbugeyedmonster on October 6th, 2014 02:52 am (UTC)
Glad to see you posting again. Cute doggie. If you need another month, so be it. I can understand how you might be feeling down about now. Sending hugs.
fkastrider: Sam in Poolfkastrider on October 7th, 2014 03:10 am (UTC)
{{{{Hugs}}}} Hope your brother is doing better.

With Vala, you may now have someone who insists on keeping your bed warm. We had to expand from a Queen to a King because the "puppy" insists on taking up the middle of the bed. On the good side we don't need an electric blanket anymore.

This evening my son and I managed to close the pool between when I got home at 6pm and 8-ish (in the dark), between showers. It is no fun working in 54º water when the air temps are in the 40s. (Yes, I do use waders when it is that cold, but still.)

For more puppy nose pictures check out Meade's Puparazzo

Edited at 2014-10-07 03:10 am (UTC)
fkastrider: Simon 02/2011fkastrider on October 7th, 2014 03:25 am (UTC)
We ended up with Simon in our bed because he got spooked when we were out camping and ended up in our sleeping bad to keep him quiet. He decided it was just what he wanted, so ...

When we got home he insisted in sleeping between my wife and I. Two years and another dog later we upgraded from a Queen to a King bed. But only one of the dachshunds sleeps with us.

The younger one, Samuel, sleeps with our son when we are home. Otherwise he curls up next to me in the sleeping bag.

Simon is pictured in the icon on this post and Samuel is pictured in the icon of the preceding post.

Edited at 2014-10-07 03:25 am (UTC)