Archive for February, 2003

Puppy Scare

Thursday, February 13th, 2003

Yesterday I decided to work from home so that I could take my dog to the vet and have her groomed. The day went really smooth. I dropped the dog off at 8 then came home to sign in to the work network. I got my reports done, sent them out, and did some development on a couple projects I have going on right now. Everything was going great. My brother stopped by and we made plans to go to dinner at Outback as soon as they opened. I signed off from the work network, having worked half a day, and no sooner had a closed my laptop then the phone rang telling me Tillie was ready to be picked up.

My brother rode with me in case Tillie started acting funny in the car. She is usually really good, but sometimes when I stop at red lights she will start crying and sometimes try to get into the front seat. Not a problem this ride though she was really good. My brother was impressed by her ability to lean into the turns when she is standing up so she doesn’t fall over. I take the dog into the house through the front then we go back out the back door for her to go potty. We do this because we have her trained not to go through the gate on the side of the house for when my Dad is cutting the grass.

Tillie was crate trained as a pup to help us house break her. She hasn’t been in a crate in years, but she she still won’t go in a crate, so usually when we get home from her getting groomed she has to go for a long while till her bladder is empty. She was standing there for an extra long time this time, so I walked up just to take a gander and make sure things were ok. I think it was at that point that I swallowed my heart.

All I saw was blood. I ran back in and called the vet to be sure that this wasn’t a problem that may have been caused by the vaccination she had to get. He told me to come back right away and they would have a look.

So we went back to the vet and he felt her abdomen. He didn’t feel and lumps that would indicate that there is a tumor or stones and didn’t see any bruising that would indicate a clotting problem. He sent me home with an anti-biotic and asked me to come back in a week if they it didn’t clear up.

About 2 or 3 months ago my dog started waking me up in the middle of the night to pee. I should have known then that there was a problem, but I just thought she had developed a bad habit. Of course there wasn’t any snow then that would cause me to think that there was a problem. Hopefully a urinary tract infection is the only problem and my baby will be ok.

When I get stressed I get the urge to punch and kick, so I decided to do my Tae Bo last night even though I had done it the night before. Surprisingly it was the worst work-out I have had in a long time.

In good news, Ange got home yesterday! WOO-HOOO! Of course by the time I got my workout done and washed my hair I was exhausted, so I didn’t get to go see her. But I did get some more homework done. I figure the more homework I get done this week the more time I will have to spend at the SkullzDotHouse this weekend! 🙂 Come-on Saturday!

Damn the Neighbors

Monday, February 10th, 2003

Whew what a week it has been. My parents went to Disney for their 30th wedding anniversary, which is today…congratulations Mom and Dad I love you. (On a side note today is also Abby’s birthday. Happy Birthday to her!) So they left me home alone, which wouldn’t be too much of an issue but it is so hard because I am in my Spring semester. For those of you that know about my school schedule, work will only pay for so much money towards school a year, so I end up taking two classes in the Spring, then one in the summer and one in the fall.

So yeah my parents left me and my life is a little hectic. I guess sometimes it is good to be single…GAH SORRY I JUST HEARD THE TELL TALE SIGN THAT MY NEIGHBOR PASSED OUT AND I AM NOW BLOCKED INTO MY PARKING SPOT! IF THEY ARE STILL THERE WHEN I GO TO LEAVE AND SHE MAKES ME LATE FOR SCHOOL AS SOON AS THEY REVIVE HER I AM GOING TO GO OVER THERE AND PUNCH HER LIGHTS OUT. ahem…sorry just needed to get that out. Damn the neighbors!

So where was I…yeah, so it is good sometimes to be single because I have a hard time spending time with my dog and my friends let alone a significant other, but keeping busy is doing little to make that little loneliness ache go away. I just need someone to escape to right now. Someone that I can have fun with and let everything else dissolve away for small increments of time. Is that really too much to ask?

Homework Hell

Wednesday, February 5th, 2003

And now I disappear into the bottomless pit known as homework. Seriously though it has only been a week and I already feel burdened. I have a teacher that isn’t very good with the English language, so I find myself trying to teach myself from my book. Which isn’t too bad since this is stuff I should already know, but it is taking time from me working on my homework from my other class. The homework that I really enjoy. Oh well…this is just 1 semester and the Spring is always the toughest because I have two classes in the Spring. Just one more year…just one more year…just one more year.