Monday, July 30, 2007

Out and About

Last night I took Missy to Lebanon Hills around 8 pm. We walked about a mile, and the weather was just perfect. It was my first time taking Missy solo there with the retractable leash, and it went absolutely great. I plan on making that a habit. Today I met Carrie & the girls at Hyland Park in Bloomington, and we checked out the Nature Center and had a picnic lunch. We were going to walk on the trails, but we had so much fun in the Nature Center, and it was hot by the time we would have started walking, so we're saving that for another time.

After we cooled off with some Jamba Juice, the girls headed home and I stopped off at Scott & Minda's. We played games, which was another perfect thing to do.

I still want to take a road trip to Pine City, and I'm hoping to get a trip to Ohio planned soon. This fall I'll also be going to Madison, and in February, I'm going to Wisconsin Dells.

Throw in a camping trip somewhere, and maybe a trip to Florida next winter, and I might have this Wanderlust thing beaten down into submission.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

She Lives!

Didn't sleep very well last night, but other than that I'm feeling okay. I got to eat chocolate ice cream, custard, potato soup, and butterscotch pudding yesterday. My parents came up to drive me to the oral surgeon and took good care of me. Last night the oral surgeon even called to ask how I was doing. That was very kind.
But it's now 6:30, just about time for a nap!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Less Wisdom?

Ok, I'll admit it, my tooth was bothering me before I went on vacation at the beginning of the month. But I chalked it up to stress and got on with it. One might question the wisdom of having a small pain and ignoring it, but not me.

Anyway, I've known for a bit that my upper right wisdom tooth was broken, but I decided to wait until this morning when I was in AGONY to go see a dentist about it. (stubborn, lazy and dento-phobic, that's me) He said the words that I was expecting to hear-- the wisdom tooth must come out. And while we're at it, its twin on the other side should go as well. Sigh. I was hoping he would do some absolutely painless dental magic... Ok, no I never really thought I could get away without some kind of dental agony. So Friday morning, I go under the knife. Or the giant, scary-looking dental pliers. Don't know. Don't care. I will be blissfully asleep, I'm hoping for 48 hours or so. But probably just during the procedure.

Sigh. I want to go back to being boring. I liked that.

Friday, July 20, 2007

July's Time Capsule

1) A gift you gave: A scrapbook page for a customer at the store
2) Something you apologized for: Misspeaking
3) The last person you thanked: Susan, while working
4) The last movie you watched: Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix
5) The best food you ate this month: It's a toss-up between a few places in Georgia, but probably the Chateau Elan's Versailles Room was the best.
6) The last place you ate out: Chipotle
7) Something that made you cry: Remembering a moment with Rufus
8) Something that made you laugh: The spontaneous road trip
9) The last person you talked to on the phone: Dave, last night before bed
10) Someone you're thinking about today: Stacy
11) What have you created this month that you are proud of: The pages in the Georgia scrapbook
12) What is your mood today: Restless
13) What is today's weather: Sunny to partly cloudy. High 82F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.
14) Something you are thinking about: getting a filling replaced

CREATE Challenge

Last month at the scrapbook group, I challenged the group to use a piece of CREATE paper and document things about how they create. It was very cool to see the different directions everyone took.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Goodbye Friend

Rufus James
August 20, 2000 - July 10, 2007

Monday, July 09, 2007

Very Very Sick

Rufus has now been sick with canine lymphoma for a little over two weeks. In that time, he has gone from my healthy, happy boy to a very very ill dog. We tried a drug regimen but it didn't go well. So I'm very sad to say that this week it will be time to say goodbye.

Monday, July 02, 2007


Vacation! Saturday afternoon we spent on Hilton Head Island, in South Carolina. It was marvelous.

If anybody is keeping score....
Lisa and her army of styling products--0
Georgia Humidity--1