Thursday, February 11, 2010

Mini Celebration

Yesterday, toward the end of the work day, I got a strong hankering for a margarita (or two) and sent out a text SOS to Kate and Leeroy. AT 5:05pm on the dot we met up at Dos Gallos. After our thirst for booze got stimulated we opted to park at my house and walk down to Twin Oaks for further libations in celebration of Kate's getting a new job. I am so excited for her - she has really deserved a little break-through since graduating from college.

We had a great time being loud and rowdy at the bar - and taking lots of photos of each other with Kate's kick-ass Cannon. I can't believe how well it does in low-light.

I must have needed last night worse than I thought, I'm not 100% certain but I think I may have had 6-7 margaritas and I feel down right chipper today.

Anyway, not much else to say... other than it is nice to be around these younguns.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

*ugh*

Just when I thought it was tough, the past two weeks have been sooooo stressful and it all culminated yesterday with my wee spaz rasta schnauzer being in some kind of terrible pain causing her to not want to move or eat and yelping loudly when disturbed. I took her to the vet and had to explain I was in a financial position to not be able to justify any crazy expenses.

He did his best to give her a good look over and try to determine the source of her troubles. It would seem she has managed to hurt her back, to what degree is unknown. I'm almost certain our big fat lab Beaux had something to do with this. He is oblivious to his surroundings and barrels into/bounces on top off anything in his path.

So the vet prescribed a cocktail of pain and anti-inflammatory meds along with something to soften up her stool as she was a little backed up too. We have to keep her from moving around as much as possible, no stairs, no big dawgs bouncing around her.

One good thing that came out of this is that while Chi was hopped up on her pain meds last night I got in some substantial fur-trimming and matt-removal!

Wow! Just got off the phone with Gordy Jr. In Baghdad! What a nice surprise to hear his voice this morning. He sounds so good and grounded in himself. He gets to come home for leave next month, hopefully will get to see him! He said that they are in a record stretch of not being bombed -since the beginning of January. Will be so glad when he is back state-side for good.

Well... have to go do my chores and go to work, lots to do yet for the big show in Austin next week. With any luck at all we will get a favorable response to the next version of our software.

One last thing before I go... Mom! I am sorry I missed your birthday yesterday. I wasn't until LATE last night I even realized what date we were on. It was much too late to call you when I did realize, so had to leave a sleepy message in your blog. I'll try to call you today.

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