Thursday, July 19, 2007

Okay, I have not posted on here in a very long time. I tried LiveJournal, but it annoyed me in some ways. I post sometimes on MySpace, but it just doesn't seem to be the proper forum for anything of "substance." Since, you know, someday I'm going to dazzle you with my truly magnificent writing ability. Look out publishers, here I come.

Seriously, though, on the "update of my life" side of the coin - things are going fairly well. I still do NOT have a job, and it is certainly not from a lack of looking / applying. I have begun to wonder what is wrong with me again...this stuff is not good for mental health!

We have moved to Albion (January), love it here. Ray is working at Starr Commonwealth.
Starr is only two miles from the house that we are renting, so that is great. We have joined the YMCA in Battle Creek, and this summer I am taking an Ethics class at Kellogg Community College.

Driving through Battle Creek is interesting. Having grown up in the Flint area, I'm used to seeing factories and smelling the "odors". Battle Creek's odors are MUCH better - especially by the Post plant! Today it smelled like that Blueberry Morning cereal. Don't know if they make it there or not, but that is what it reminded me of!

We are attending church in Battle Creek, at First Wes. I really enjoy the services, and especially the music. Brendan begs to go to church, so he must be enjoying the nursery!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Oh yeah - I almost forgot to include this, in the midst of my ranting.

Little man loves the potty chair. Got a great pic of him sitting on it watching TV. Told him he was living every man's dream.

He really seems to be getting the idea - he hasn't used it yet, but he says "Potty - go pee" and tries to take his diaper off!!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006


Why do people get pets and then just ditch them when they decide they aren't so cute anymore? I mean - I know that sometimes circumstances change and things happen that are out of your control - but how many times has someone you know gotten a cat or dog because it was "cute"? Only to realize that they don't have time for it, can't (or won't) take care of it, or just because it grew up???

Yesterday Brendan found a kitten in our garage. Mind you, we do not have a cat - ours died in May, and it was male anyhow - so where it came from - who knows?? Ray asked the neighbors - not theirs.... Unfortunately, people often drop off animals out here - I remember several instances when I was growing up. I couldn't understand how someone could do that then, and I don't understand it now.

On that note - why the **** can't people get their pets spayed / neutered????
I am a firm believer in that, as well as adopting rescue dogs. :) Both of my dogs were rescue, as well as my cat, and I love 'em all. Plus - they were ALL altered. I really get sick everytime I see a puppy / kitten that is lost / dumped / homeless because people don't get their pets fixed. The thing that REALLY bothers me is that in many many places, if you can't afford it, there are programs / donations that can help you!!

Anyhow - people - as Bob Barker says everyday at the end of his show - "Help control the pet population. Have your pets spayed or neutered." (Okay, I'm not sure that those are his *exact* words, but you get the drift.)

If you know anyone that may be looking to adopt a kitten, the one we found is a cutie. Friendly, cuddly, not scared of little Brendan, and was even calm around the dogs. :) Or - if you don't know anyone, but you know of a rescue group - please let me know. Right now we are really not in the position to keep a cat. Finding a rental house is hard enough with what we've already got!!

Friday, September 29, 2006

Happy Happy Friday to you!

It's been a pretty good day - spent the day w/ Mom getting her car fixed. Bought a potty chair today for the little man!! I'm kind of excited about that - but it means he is growing up!