Ooh, look! Did you know I had a blog?
I know, I know! There's so much I have to tell you, and I really do need to get on that, and I've totally been slacking and I'm sorry.
Right now I'm obsessively refreshing poll results to see if Maine gets to keep same sex marriage and if Washington gets "just like but not exactly" marriage rights for registered domestic partnerships (whether same sex or just over 65).
Sadly, it doesn't look good for either state.
In more personal news, SweetPea has caught the Creeping Crud. I was worried today that it might be the actual H1N1 because she had some, uh, gastrointestinal issues this morning. But that seems to have settled down, and I'm hoping she's just got a regular cold or flu. Which is probably totally my fault, since I'm sure I brought the germs home from Oakland.
I am not thrilled with the direction that my feelings about work have taken. I'm not really going to get into details. Suffice it to say that some things will have to change, one way or another.
In other news, Christmas is fast approaching - as is a holiday buying (and selling) season that I've suddenly realized I'm ill-prepared for. Oopsie! I had to make some decisions regarding what to work on for listing and what not to bother with. I'm trying to remain within the capacity of supplies I currently have on hand, but I will be placing one or two small orders.
I plan on listing scrubs and balms, as well as a couple of "origami" scrapbooks, glass pendants, and some new hair jewelry and earrings. I'm kind of excited, but there's a lot of work ahead of me that I need to get started on soon. Which is a little hard when your wife is sick and it throws everything out of whack.
Like I said, I've got loads of things planned for you, including a tutorial-plus-giveaway, a follow up to the lobe stretching primer, and probably at least one good ramble about one thing or another.
Tonight, though, I'll leave you with this:
This pup was left in his crate, in the back, with the hatch up, while his owners were off doing who knows what. He was there for at least 20 minutes that I know of. He was in the shade, and, certainly, had plenty of fresh air, temperature was pleasant and he didn't seem to be in distress (other than boredom and loneliness)...
So what do you think? Is it ok that pup was left like this while his owners went off (I'm assuming to dinner)?
Personally, I always endeavor to not bring dogs places where they're not allowed, and I haven't often been in situations where I've had to figure it out. I guess that's a pretty good system, but it does make me wonder why pup couldn't have just stayed home.
(Sacramento County is definitely not as dog-friendly - overall - as some other areas are... There aren't many places you can go to eat with your pup...)
*With SweetPea down, most of MonkeySee's chatting has been directed at me. That manchild can talk a blue streak, letmetellyou. Did you know there are flavored quarks? And the flavor names are colors? I told him that the Farmer's Market Cheese Ladies would disagree... Quarks come in flavors like vanilla and lemon and pumpkin spice. I'm not entirely sure he found this amusing.