Minnie and Jeff have an unnatural relationship.
She is super fat
Me and Minnie
We have been taking Samra to the dog park every night to calm her down and get her some exercise. She has been very excited about this and so have the girls. It is hysterical to see these dogs interact. The girls with a new puppy, not ours.
Samra in action.
Alyssa playing with the dogs
In honor of TVLand's Family Day, which encourages family's to eat dinner together, I feel compelled to tell you one of my greatest family dinner memories. Knowledge is very important to my father. He insists that we know current events, politics and the stock exchange. These things are extremely important to him so he thinks they should be important to everyone. Something else he insists we know is great movies of the past. Three he feels very strongly about are Wizard of Oz, Gone with The Wind and Casablanca. We grew up watching these movies and we know them backward and forward. One of my greatest memories was one year in the late 70's when Gone with the Wind was on TV and was cut to I think three separate nights. We would order Chinese food and all sit on the floor in the living room eating on the coffee table watching the movie on our teeny tiny 5" TV. It is a great memory.
My parents left for a three week cruise to Turkey, Greece and Egypt yesterday. Spending my inheritance as quick as they can. I am actually thrilled for them because this is the trip of a lifetime. They are going with a group of people that are very old friends of theirs. A couple that has had some trauma but that is another entry. My mom is thrilled about her recent retirement and and is living it up.
On another subject, My BFF, Abbe has helped me dissect my recent run of bad luck and why I am bringing this bad energy to myself. We figured it was all stemming from the trouble with Jeff and I back in June and the fact that I was having issues with it still and could not let it go. The problems shook me to the core and I could not bounce back. After we figured it out it was if a weight was lifted. I had let my self esteem run away and with it my awareness and stability. I was taking in bad energy and making it my lifestyle. Well the morning of the revelation I wrote down everything bad that has happened to me since June and I burned the list, letting it go. I feel a lot better. I hope, actually I know, that things are brighter and I know that I am a good person.
My horrible black cloud will get you to. So read this and run away.
I washed my cell phone. It is destroyed. I left it in my jeans.
My car blew up. I have no vehicle
If you are taking notes you will know that there is a big black cloud over me and has been for a few months.The furthest away you run from me, the better.
On a positive, We got paid on our first job.
So many people said nice things to me about Spooky. He was a great little doggie. He never growled or bared his teeth or ever did anything mean. He just wanted to be near you and eat and sleep. He was a bit of a close talker but that is ok. I still have one other "real" pet other than Samra. I have Minnie. The angry cat.
Minnie was rescued about a year and a half ago and has been plotting our deaths ever since. She hates us but loves us at the same time. She is extremely tormented by the fact that she loves for us to rake her cheeks with our nails but hates humans. So she takes the petting for awhile than attacks our hands when its gets too much. She has been known to attack Jeffs head in the middle of the night yet lick his scalp for over an hour while he slept. I actually watched this and couldn't bring myself to swat her away. It was a love affair that was so very wrong yet I could not tear my eyes away. She is also very very fat. So fat that when she sits on the remote control it changes channels. So fat that when we are down stairs and she jumps from the bed to the floor we can hear the ceiling crackle. So fat that when she attempts to jump up the dresser she fails miserably and slides down in shame. I only feed her dry and occasionally some wet. I know she poops because I change her litter.
No doubt this has been a pretty crappy Summer. Did I bring it all on myself with bad energy? I dont know but I am stopping it right now. I do have a few things to update you on.
First, Alyssa and Emma started school. Emma is now in first grade which is free free free!!!
It was rainging very hard. So we all had umbrellas. It was the first year that both Jeff and I were able to drop the girls off on the first day.Emma was really excited! We also started the process of getting our house fixed. That was really stressing me out. But I have calmed down. The ceiling and painting is done we are just waiting for the carpet people to call us back. We also went camping last weekend. We had a blast despite the fact that we had to put Spooky down. He had grown a tumor and was losing weight at a rapid pace. He knew. He had stopped eating and he was just bummed out. I was glad that the girls were able to say good bye to him. Samra has been kind of mellow but still managed to go through our garbage 2 times since she has been home. That is how she grieves I guess.
But the Camping pictures are HERE.