According to what I just saw on Nature, baboons show signs of stress and depression over their status in the social group. I can’t decide if that makes me feel better or worse. Deposed males get ulcers and high blood pressure.
I’ve been mostly internal lately, stuck in my own head. That doesn’t leave me in the right mood to share and blog. I’m working on that right now. I’m trying to focus on the things that make me happy. I went to the arboretum and took pictures. I love taking pictures, and I love the arboretum. Being outdoors, in a lovely garden, with my camera…everything just melts...
There’s a giant ad on Jez right now that says “Trust Stupid. Be Stupid.” for diesel jeans. No comment on the ad, but it fits the current climate, no?
Dogs Don't Understand Later
I’m certainly no dog training expert. You only have to meet my large silly mutt to understand that. As he throws himself at people because he’s just so excited. It’s a challenge that we have to deal with, certainly. And I don’t ignore it. Sometimes it is hard to break through his excitement, but it is a process. There is no magic technique to apply so I suddenly have a...
How come every time I start to get it together and be able to move forward, something else falls apart, and I’m left holding the pieces? And then something else blows up, and something else, and I’m just covered in shrapnel and too tired to care. I was trying to keep the whining out of this journal, but sometimes, you got to let it out.
I’ve had a new dog come into my life, and this has created lots of stress. And he’s got a list of issues a mile long. And now my dear sweet giant mutt who might just be my soul mate has something small we need to take care of too. As my dad said, “the expensive pet bills fairy visited you.” Not to mention stress. Again, I had a blog blooming about dogs, because they are...
I started this blog to have a place for my ideas, and hopefully intelligent thoughts, minus the whining and self-pity that infects my other blogs. I keep getting ideas from this book I’ve been reading, but I tend to read before I go to bed, and not blog then. I’ve been meaning to do more photo work, too. But I just hit some major stress, and I feel like I walked into a tornado. Stress...
I’m really excited about entering my plants in the state fair. I’ve got two months before entries are due, so I spent some time today giving some TLC to some of my plants hoping that it will pay off and they’ll look their best. I also went and got a new violet. I love the orchids, really I do, but they are finicky and spend most of their time not blooming. Thinking about what to...
A scene from my life
DOG: I’m going to sit in your lap now. Me: Uh, you’re a little big for that. DOG: I need a hug. I want to sit in your lap. *sad eyes* *he has EPIC sad eyes. he looks sad even when he’s happy* Me: Oh, all right. DOG: YAY! *climbs into lap* *squish* Me: Are you comfy? Because, you know, I’m not. *being crushed by 55lbs of dog* DOG: *wags* *beats me in the knee with...
Honestly, all I want to do is call my mom and complain, but she’s out of town and won’t be back until Sunday, I think. If I call my dad, he’ll just tell me to go to the doctor and treat me like an idiot or a child for not going all ready. I have no clue when my mom is getting back. I can’t stand, can barely hobble, can’t bend. So my apartment is a mess and I...
My amazing ability to injure myself continues; yesterday I was taking the dog out and I fell really hard on my butt and I think I cracked my tailbone. It hurts in an impressive fashion, and any sort of movement is really painful. My allergy craziness continues. Right now I’m taking lots of benedryl and laying in a haze on the couch. You’d think maybe one would distract from the other,...
I think I’m in a competition to see how many blogs I can come up with. But I think this one will be of a more personal nature, just without all the angst I throw out elsewhere. I have some ideas right now, but I’m having some kind of awful allergy thing and I just want to crawl in bed and not come out. But. Thoughts, I haz them!