Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Just a few randowm things to share today:

I'm guess that no one really comes around anymore...and that's okay. My last post was a sad sack pity party, but I needed to get it out.

I've decided that for the next 6 months or so, I am going to work diligently on getting 22 more graduate credits so my pay will get bumped up to the highest step on our pay scale. There are rumors of the credit related steps being removed from our contract during our next contractual negotiations which begin in 18 months. I'm taking a mixture of online classes and double weekend classes so that I can get it all done quickly.

I haven't actively tried to lose weight in quite some time, but now that spring is right around the corner (yeah, right, it's snowing here as I type this) and Alexander is all about being outside and walking around and around the perimeter of the house in his special skull and crossbones boots, I think it's time to approach the subject again and perhaps getting out some of my running gear? Shocking, I know!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Sept 1, 1999- January 25, 2010

Sorry I haven't been here lately.  We had a devestating event here in the Amazon home.  Poor, sweet Reuben passed on January 25th.  He had a huge mass in his abdomen, and our options were surgery, let it go, or put him down.  The surgery would have cost upwards of 5K and recovery would have been long and painful and it only would have extended his life for about 6 months.  Letting it go would have meant watching him every second of the day for the mass to rupture resulting in massive internal bleeding and he would die a painful death.  We decided that it would be most human to let him go while he was still feeling pretty good.  We miss our boy.