March 26, 2007


Stress is slowly starting to abate here. I was in Orlando this weekend for a conference. I was helping to run it and it was absolutely insane, leaving me drained and physically spent.

The Quilt is finished for Bone’s Holy Communion class. I’d have taken a picture…but… my camera was destroyed in the great camping adventure of Spring 2007. Which reminds me… trying to save that tent really left me bruised up. That Monday when I took a shower and was actually not zoned out, I found bruises all over my torso from having thrown my body against the tent to save it all.

Anyway, Holy Communion is this weekend. My folks are coming in town and we’re going to have about 20 people over for lunch. We’re all excited about it. Bones has asked for ice cream sundaes for dessert, which makes my life easy.

Meanwhile, the dog is not working out and it has caused significant stress in my life. It is unfortunate. We all so wanted it to work, but the myriad problems, that I won’t go into here, will take a significant amount of time to overcome and I just don’t have the time to deal with it. So he may go back.

I will know soon.

Fortunately, I lucked into a GREAT vet who has met my boys. As he put it, “People can love each other and not be able to be married, hence there is divorce. You can divorce yourself from this relationship too.” He doesn’t think it is probably a good fit, but has given me some great advice and in the event this dog goes back, I will wait until summer, and then work with the vet to find my family a dog that is a great fit. He hears things and sees things and this may be the way to go.

We’re just going with the flow for now. Some hours I’d like him to stay, and then hours later I’m ready to drive him back.

So we’ll see.

Ringo is starting to become a great source of entertainment for me. He has the same sense of humor as I, and I am seeing him more and more as the son the most like me. He and I get to laughing so hard at things, we’re both nearly crying. We have little inside jokes now that we’ll poke at each other, starting the other to laugh.

I’m going to miss him when he goes to college in 7 years. Heh. Not that I’m already dreading it, but he’s a good kid, with a good head on his shoulders and he thinks like I think.

And he surprises me by the mathematical thought.

For instance, we are in a drought here in South Florida. We’re on water restrictions and are under a burn ban. South Florida is a tinderbox right now.

So we were driving down the road of our neighborhood and my son said, “Look at the canals. They are down two inches. And that doesn’t count the width of the canals. A couple inches and then all those yards across… that’s a whole lot of water we’re down…”

That’s something I would do. I would look at a situation and assess it mathematically. I was just surprised to hear my 12 year old do the same.

Posted by Boudicca at March 26, 2007 08:26 PM | TrackBack

That's pretty cool, you and Ringo.

Posted by: Sissy at March 26, 2007 09:21 PM

Oh my... another 'one' in this world. ;-)

Posted by: vw bug at March 27, 2007 05:37 AM

Sorry the dog isn't working out. :(

At least you are thinking of "driving him back" and not driving him over. ;)

Posted by: Roses at March 27, 2007 07:37 AM

I'm sorry about the dog not working out. And that you were too bogged down over the weekend to call me, you big meanie! Glad to see you found time to post something, though.

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at March 27, 2007 07:37 AM

Yeah, volume-wise that's a lot of water! cool that you guys are on the same wavelength. That should be come in handy.

Posted by: Marie at March 27, 2007 04:00 PM