Aug. 23: Daybook


Outside my window... it looks like it’s going to be a beautiful day. Blue sky as far as I can see, and no clouds. Right now I have all the windows open and am loving the smell of the fresh air. It’s covering up the stench of puppy vomit quite well.

I am thinking... that it’s a mystery why dogs move around from one spot to another to puke. Why can’t they stay in one place, so I can scrub one spot of carpet? No, they make trails and then big spots and then more trails. Me no like.

I am thankful for... good rug cleaner.

From the kitchen... I would really prefer that you not mention food right now.

I am wearing... a robe. I would like to shower and put clothes on, but the puppy gets nervous when I’m out of his sight and I’m afraid his nervousness could induce more vomiting. That is why it’s 10:30 a.m. and I’m still not dressed. (I’m blaming it on the puppy today; on most days when I’m still not showered or dressed at 10:30 it’s just me being a lazy-ass.)

I am creating... a scenario in my mind in which all my PTO duties are done, the puppy has no accidents, and my Loveliest Lori is awake and on the mend. I am creating this because I am desperate to leave the horrors of last week behind, and thinking positive is hugely important in making that happen.

I am going... to Salem today, I think. I need to see my girl. I may have to wait until tomorrow, depending on her condition and the length of the line of people waiting to get in to see her. I know it will be long; Lori is quite well-loved.

I am hoping... so many things right now. Almost every one of them has to do with Lori. Maybe a little bit about the puppy’s stomach settling, once and for all.

I am hearing... my phone beeping and ringing and buzzing, dogs snoring, the Wii and the kids playing it, and birds chirping outside.

Around the house... there are several extra-clean spots on the carpet.

A few plans for the rest of the week: football practices for Jack, lots and lots of PTO stuff and then more PTO stuff, work on Wednesday, and whatever I can do for Lori.

Here is a picture for thought I am sharing...

Kim F’n, Loveliest Lori, and me—March 2010 girls’ weekend.
Sweet memories.
We’re going to make lots more!

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  1. Hope things start looking up soon! Thinking of all of you. I know how much you all love Lori. She is a gem isn't she?

  2. Love the "Simple Woman's Daybook" idea. You get the greatest stuff online. You're not a simple woman, and I love you anyway.

  3. Hope that poor puppy feels better soon - and Lori as well of course!


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