Saturday, February 13, 2010
pups, pouting, and yes more sparkly vampire-talk
meet dolores. the newest member of our clan
dolores has fleas, awesome. we can't tell if she had them when we got her (she was with her litter so...?) or if the apartment somehow had fleas when we moved in. either way it's a big pain in my butt. well actually it's more than that. i am pretty terrified of fleas. i feel like my whole house is "infected", i feel weird picking dolores up, and im constantly thinking about every thing she touches and how i want to set it on fire after she's moved away from it. they did a puppy version of frontline on her today and i bought some carpet spray from the vet. meanwhile i am getting scalding hot water and scrubbing down ev.ery.th.ing. all of our bedding, towels, clothes on the floor, pillows, GAH INFECTED!!! overall i am loving this little girl. olive has really been taken by her and they spent about an hour "playing tag" yesterday - you know running and chasing from one room to another. the first night dolores yelped in her crate the entire night, david attending to her need to go outside off and on. maybe one of the reasons im liking having a puppy is because i dont have to do anything at night? i rationalize that i spent 95% of the nights with the kids (hey david had no lactating breasts, not his fault!) so this is his baby now. not that im not up just as often hearing the yelps but yeah, no way im putting on boots and trudging out into the snow to watch this baby pee. today she hasn't had a single accident, which is saying a lot because she's only 6 weeks old. as soon as i find my camera cord ill upload more pictures of this puppy. she is ridiculously cute and im not even a dog person
david took augustine to ikea today to spend some of our tax return money. im kind of bummed that i wasn't able to go but we couldn't leave dolores with a babysitter at this point. so it made sense but im still feeling a bit frustrated. it's kind of euphoric to go through all of their endless aisles and displays, though oddly overwhelming and anxiety-inducing too. hmm... i can't wait to see what he comes back with!
my mom is doing better. she went home wednesday, was tended by my dad on wednesday and thursday and felt well enough to be home alone friday. the biggest news: she is quitting pepsi. i dont know if i've ever talked about this here but my mom is a 3 (maybe more?) a day pepsi drinker and is in all honesty physically addicted to the stuff. even through her pancreatic and gall bladder pain last week she could feel the withdrawl effects of not being able to have one. thankfully (?) she was able to face the withdrawl with heavy meds for her gall bladder/pancreatitis. i mean if you're going to get off a drug might as well do it doped up, yes? im really proud of her for taking a crack at "sober living" without pepsi. i have no memories of a time when my mom wasn't swigging on pepsi. i kind of love that i find pepsi so endearing because it is so heavily associated with my dear mom. she hasn't really had much to eat yet (since oh, 13 days ago) - some broth, jello, a nutrigrain bar. i think she was going to try some mashed potatoes soon. im so glad they were able to do the laproscopic procedure instead of the full incision. her healing rate will be significantly less painful and long.
yesterday i finished up the Twilight series. for the third time. in a row. i need to stop but like, is there some AA-like meetings i can go to? HALP! i must return them to the library. i must return them to the library. i must NOT buy them. until christmas. definitely not until my anniversary in june. hey! valentines day is tomorrow *rocking back on her heels whistling*