Sunday, February 27, 2011


It's funny how some moments drive us nuts at the time, but a day comes when we would give anything to get them back. This was the day after Christmas this year. I just wanted a nice pristine snow shot of my family. But Princess was so excited and wanted to be with us so she pranced all around in our two inches of snow. All I was thinking was how our pictures were not going to be as pretty, because my crazy dog couldn't sit still. They are treasure now, much more so than perfect snow family pictures. Princess was our family.

I got the call today that Princess had died. She got hit by a car yesterday. I still remember the day we got her. That was almost 11 years ago. I was 13 and my friends and I were at the mall shopping as part of my birthday party. The Humane Society was there, and my mom, who had been standing firm for no dog, melted as the girl told us, "We just don't know how much longer we can keep her." She was adorable and never barked until the second we got home. :)

I am hyper-sensitive to animal suffering, which is why I don't think I could ever own my own animal. I can't even stand the thought of some of the people around my apartment complex owning these big dogs that they hardly ever take outside. Soap box for another day. Anywho, Princess has almost died on two least. The first was when she was a puppy. We kept her in the back yard and had to put chicken wire up on the gates, so she didn't squeeze her skinny body through. One night we heard her yelping, not uncommon for puppy Princess. It slowly started to fade until I couldn't take it. We went out and found her hanging from the top spokes of the gate. The crazy thing had climbed the chicken wire and almost got away. From then on my heart would skip a beat and I'd be the first to fly out the door if I heard a yelp.

Her second near death experience happened on a day when we had joined our neighbors to shoot off some rocket or something that shot out these little paper parachutes with plastic men attached to them. We would shoot them off, and the dad's had a four-wheeler to run and get them. Princess would run out there follow alongside of them. But one time she ran right in front of them. I watched in horror, too far to do anything, as Princess got run over. The men had to get off and lift it off of her. She ran out from underneath without so much a scratch. Miracle.

My last story is no surprise to anyone who has ever met her. You see, my dog had talent. She could jump up on our six foot brick fence and walk up and down it. It amazed people. She had springs in her legs. Well, one day I took the brunt of those springs. I was going out to see her in what used to be the area she stayed in. Of course, she was ALWAYS excited to have anyone out with her. She made a flying leap at me, and although it was no surprise, I was surprise when she knocked me right in the face. The dog busted my lip open as I was standing straight up! I would have been upset except that it was so unbelievable. She is not a huge dog!

I miss her already.
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Monday, February 21, 2011

Whirlwind Month

Like the new header? Those pics came from my weekend visit to North Carolina to see my precious friend Kayla. Her co-worker gave her free passes to the Biltmore Estates, and we had fun making fun of the old pictures throughout the house and trapsing the grounds in what felt like a wind storm.

We had a fantastic time and wish I could have stayed longer. Then back to real life. Every semester I just get busier. The semester I graduate I may have to take a hiatus in a mental facility. School is one of my top priorities, but I sure wish it did not have to be. I have to remind myself it is a means to an end. So, I thought it was high time for an update on resolutions, seen as I haven't blogged in a month....a few posts shy of my hopeful 3 blogs a week. hehe.

I am very proud to anounce that this week I will be halfway through my sewing classes. I love them!! I have learned sew much :)! This week I will make a pillow awesome one of course. Be excited for me. I have only wanted to do this my whole life.

My other resolutions have been on and off again. So many of them are daily and weekly things that I can conquer some days and some days not. I'm still dedicated to keeping as closely as I can to some. Others have just been a little out of reach for the way this semester/year is turning out. Three blogs a week? Not possible really. It was ambitious, and I hope to be better about writing once a week.

I will end with a random list of things going on in my life:

1. I have heard 3 references to Mr. Rogers this week.

2. Even wierder, I have heard 3 references to Star Trek in the past 3 days. Not elicited by me.

3. I made some awesome cupcakes for Valentine's Day, and you should be jealous if you didn't get one. I was still receiving compliments today.

4. My parents took me to Peter Pan @ the threesixty theatre this weekend, and it was one of the coolest experiences ever, never mind my undying love for Peter Pan.

5. I thought I was going to have a panic attack today, when I realized I was the only one in my class who has not had an interview for their internship starting this summer. I haven't even sent out my resume! I am in serious denial. (Note to self: This is a problem)

6. I spent about four hours collectively on a craft project (when I probably should have been working on my resume) that I want to show you soon.

7. I took a personality inventory for a class project and found out some very interesting things about myself, like I scored extremely high in fantasy. What this indicates is that I have a pretty wild and crazy imagination. It's part of my creative side. I make stuff up. I'm a day-dreamer with my head in the clouds. This in combination with a very low score on openness to ideas, measuring intellectual curiosity, makes total sense when I talk about my trip to Biltmore. I am not the girl who soaks in every detail of the house. I did not wear the headphones and listen to all of the historic details. In fact, I was the girl making fun of the slow-moving head phone wearers. I wanted to go not to learn but to imagine what life would be like to live in a house like that. When I was stuck in line behind the slow movers, I was making fun of the people in the old pictures, with their now outdated hairdos and ensembles. O mutton chops.

8. I am currently flipping between stressed to the max and not caring at all. Hoping that spring break will actually be a break and not what a professor of mine does to us on our class break. "On break, I'd like you to..." I could use at least 2 days in the low 80's to be outside all day, no books, no cares, just freedom and rest.

9. I have class all weekend, and midterms start Monday. Enough said.

I thought I'd go for ten, but I'm bored. So you probably are too. :) Have a wonderful week!