Tuesday, January 27, 2009

There seems to be a wolf in my closet

Well, it occurs to me that it has been a while since I have blogged.....I guess I was a little shell-shocked after the whole move and buying a house experience. When you are geared up in your mind to do one thing and then something completely different happens, depending on the scope of the problem, it can be hard to adjust for some of us! Things are better now so we can all breathe a collective sigh of relief.

So Jim Paul and I are incredibly happy with our purchase. We bought a brand new house in Palmer, Alaska - a little town 38 miles north of Anchorage. It couldn't have been a better "accidental" choice - Palmer is terrific. The people are incredibly nice and warm and the scenery is , of course, beautiful. Our house is awesome - it's very energy efficient and cute - I have brand new stainless steel appliances - I am so excited!!! It's a big change from where we came from.

As you may or may not know, our dog Scooby Doo came up here with us - she's the one that rode in the bottom of the ship for days.....it was almost a 4 day ferry trip from Southeast Alaska to Anchorage! Scoobs is part timberwolf and she is digging the walk-in closet in a big way....for about the past month, she has figured out how to open the door and get in there by herself. Then, she fashioned a comfortable bed for herself out of dirty clothes, various bones that she steals from the other dogs when i pass out treats, and my shoes. Everytime I open the closet door now, all I can see coming out from underneath the longer stuff that is hanging down are these two "wolf eyes" looking up from the dark - and then she snorts at me like, "Will you please close the door?" So I'm just letting her do it - she's kind of a weird animal (go figure ) and marches to the beat of her own drummer, who is off tempo a little bit.....

This is the same animal who , after being spayed last summer, continuously sought out and ah, introduced herself (backwards) to every male dog in the neighborhood. She got stuck to 2 different dogs a total of 12 times in a week - yes folks, sometimes twice a day - and one of those male dogs had been neutered. Talk about having a funny look on your face - that was the most humiliated looking animal I have ever seen. And I mean the male - not Scooby Doo - she was not ashamed of herself at all! As a matter of fact, she seemed quite pleased. So, that is my report for the day. My friend Michelle told me I need to get busy writing something so I'm going to try and be more dilligent with my postings. She has been really inspirational to me - I haven't talked to her in 20 years and we found each other on facebook lately - little did we know that we were kindred spirits! It's funny the things we miss when we are young because we are so consumed with what's going on in our immediate little world. The tragedies and comedies that play out in high school sometimes take the focus away from where it should be - on each other, making friends, and having fun. So I encourage you to do something out of your comfort zone today - who knows? You may make a great friend by accident! My comfort zone involves shutting people out before they have a chance to hurt me in some way - but I decided not to be that way and let someone in and it was a great decision!

So that's it I suppose - I just had to tell someone about the wolf in my closet who has serious hormonal and libidinal issues. http://www.cityofpalmer.org/ Oh yeah, and there's a link to the city of Palmer - check it out!

1 comment:

michelle said...

YAAY! You wrote! It was cute, light, and funny. At the same time, I am waiting for my left eye to dry up, because of the tear that is still lingering from what you wrote about me. We are kindred spirits! :) I think this world is more comforting, just because we are a click away, ALASKA to Texas in seconds. HOW COOL! Congrats on your house and pretty new stainless appliances!