Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Bits of goodlies

To make up for yesterday's (much-deserved) negativity (see below for the sad, sad update), I'm going to post a few things I'm happy about today:
  • My stomach is finally back to normal after its usual travel sensitivity. I had a (veggie) ham, egg, and cheese sammich on a pretzel roll with coffee this morning. Mmm...pretzel roll...insert Homer Simpson-style drool sound effect.
  • Today is the fourth anniversary of our adoption of Meadow Cheddo. This is what she looked like the day after we brought her home:

I call that her "Dubious Face." We were her fourth home in one month. There was her first foster home, then her first adopters, who brought her back after one night because "she whined in her crate." (They are no doubt now the proud and happy owners of a pet rock.) Then came her second foster home, then us. She was quite reserved with us for the first month; she probably figured we were just another way station.

Today she looks like this:

Her full Lakota name, by the way, is Meadow Two Bears.

  • I'm reading a delightful book by Gena Showalter, Playing With Fire. It's the first of her books I've read, and I'm hooked! I met her last week, and she's a total sweetie pie.
  • Spring came while I was in Houston. Trees have leaves (shade on the deck at last!) and the lilacs are blooming. I swear, I could get drunk off the scent of lilacs. It should be a controlled substance.
  • Happiest of all, I'm finally revising my vampire novel, which is now called Wicked Game.

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Happy Anniversary! We celebrate Arrival Day with Gracie as well. Next August 28 is #9!

Gracie had a similar pose for her shelter mugshot.

Posted by: Blogger Dave S. at 5/02/2007 11:21 AM

Today's fourth anniversary is a better one than yesterday's.


Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 5/02/2007 12:34 PM

That's one happy looking puppy dog! Good to see you back. Oh, and spring has been in bloom here for weeks, the lilacs are already dying. There's a hot one on the way!

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 5/03/2007 7:56 AM

Happy anniversary, Meadow.

My cats just passed their own milestones: 15, 14, and 13 years old. Suddenly, I have geriatric cats.

Posted by: Blogger Sharon GR at 5/03/2007 10:06 AM

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