Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004 - 7:50 p.m.
Cost of the War in Iraq
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Blood and Bugs on a WooHoo Day
WOOO HOOO WOOOOOOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!
It suddenly occured to me upon dropping off the car (used to pick up the post-op doggies) at 4pm this afternoon that I HAVE NO DEADLINES OR WORK TO DO IMMEDIATELY!!
We'll just forget for a moment that I haven't made Christmas cards, started on the finals for the Leo's Dog book, washed the bathroom out, gotten the Christmas tree, put up the Ikea Billy shelves yet...
The thing is I DON'T HAVE TO DO ANY WORK FOR TOMORROW!! Nor the next day nor the next. Last night I even drew two pages of comics so I didn't have to do that today.
Up at 12:30 (zzzzz) and picked up the doggy. Thank god it was freezing rain. Yes, you heard that correctly. Thank god I was late, cuz I got a warning call from the carshare people saying that the car I was using was out of wiper fluid AND the previous driver couldn't get the hood open. Thank god there was freezing rain, cuz it replaced the missing wiperfluid (non I could not get it open either... it is at the car doctor's now) so I didn't drive off the highway or the bridge into the freezing river. Yay for freezing rain!
Doggy was THRILLED yes THRILLED to see me. She never pulls on the leash (she stops walking and *I* pull, but she doesn't pull)... but when the guy brought her out from the back room at the vet she was totally dragging him across the floor in her enthusiasm. Her ear doesn't look as bad as I thought it would. It is very funny looking, with a sort of spiral of little stitches all over it, so it looks like a quilt for a doll house. Unfortunately for once I have not a single roll of film in the house. Tomorrow.
Now she's having a big sleep.
The woman on the phone at the vets said "oh she was so CUTE yesterday!" and I was like "what did she do?" "when she came out of anaesthetic, she was crying like a little baby for like three hours". Poor puppies! I fail to see how that is cute, and I am very glad I didnt have to hear it. Dang. Now she's home and doing fine. And the vet said not to worry about her ear, that it won't freeze without a hat. Fortunately , you may guess what with freezing rain that it is no longer minus 23°. In fact tomorrow they are predicting plus 9 (that is in the forties for those of you who don't know Celcius)... I don't think she'll freeze! Yay! So no funny pictures yet of her with a hat!
Christmas is not really the time to bring up issues along with the greetings. Or I COULD pull an "ob" and send an email saying "Merry Christmas" as the subject and then write "do not contact me, get out of my life" as a nice passive aggressive putdown on a supposedly cheery day. I of course would be expected to call to wish Merry Christmas on the 24th or 25th, but I fail to see how I can do this while steering away from addressing the fact I asked him to leave my house, that he has sent me a 12 page letter about it and my life, and the fact that I have remained incommunicado for the past two months since then. Dang. Anyone have any brilliant wonderful advice for plans of action I have not considered?
WEll, I'm having a sudden brain blank. I think I will try to catch up on a bit of sleep, and then write another entry about several things I read about or heard today, including "why when we keep fighting poverty, does it not go away?" (I think this one is up there with the war on terrorism and the war on drugs... but that is yet another topic)
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Goodbye Michael. May your next life be kinder to you. - Thursday, Jun. 25, 2009
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