Category Archives: my life

Puppies are so much fun

I’ve been up for 4 hours.    During that time, I’ve accomplished this much – I read a few pages about creating something for my class, I read emails for my class and I tossed a ball, endlessly tossed a … Continue reading

Posted in Maverick, my life, puppies | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Late nights and keyboard catastrophes

Note to self – do not attempt to edit your online courses after 2 am. I teach online, and on campus.  I am an adjunct, which translates as “peon.”   I have basically no rights and nothing is guaranteed.   I was … Continue reading

Posted in my life, teaching | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Beginnings

It snowed last night.   It was only about an inch, there’s talk of a blizzard this weekend, and so my winter anxiety begins along with the talk of snow. Classes start tomorrow.  I have an afternoon class this semester.  Afternoon … Continue reading

Posted in dogs, Maverick, my life | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Planners and plans

About a month ago, with the grand idea of getting totally organized about this puppy training thing, I bought a planner just to record our progress and our failures, to write down what worked and what didn’t. I started out … Continue reading

Posted in Maverick, my life, puppies | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Another year older, another year wiser, another year gone

It was not the best of years. There were too many losses and not enough victories. My best friends lost parents, had spouses diagnosed with strange illnesses, had surgeries. One is still dealing with a medical issue that has been … Continue reading

Posted in family, Maverick, Max, my life | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

A sparkle of light in a pile of darkness

It’s been a long, sad, week. The backstory – my sister and I haven’t spoken in several years. A lot of stuff went on when my mother died, a lot of lies were told, a lot of lies were believed … Continue reading

Posted in family, home, my life | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Melancholy

I miss Christmas. I miss spending time looking for the perfect present – hoping it was perfect, anyway – and the look of joy when someone opened a package and delighted that I knew what to get for them. My … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, family, my life | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Oh Little One, must you scare the Mommah?

Maverick and I went to visit our favorite doctor today – he has a “something” on his foot and Mommah worries.   I thought it was a tick but it’s not going away, he’s licking and it’s red and it looks … Continue reading

Posted in dogs, Maverick, my life, puppies | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Judged

I’ve thought about this all day.   I shouldn’t have let it bother me, but it keeps coming back to me. Thousands of people marching across a border is not a caravan, it’s an invasion.   I don’t invite strangers into my … Continue reading

Posted in family, my life, politics | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

Leashes, walks, and other fun stuff

I learned several things this past week. First, don’t try to walk the puppy when you’re pissed off.   I was not pissed at the puppy, I was just pissed and took a walk to not be pissed.   Saturdays are days … Continue reading

Posted in Maverick, my life | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments