Thursday, January 31, 2008
We have yet to find Gilligan. We are all pretty torn up about him not being here. Sam told me the other morning, "It's just not the same around here without him here". We all agree. I have been busy this week looking for him. I've gone to four animal rescue centers daily (one being the humane society and the other three were what you would call the pound), two vets offices that are near us, two PetCo stores, two PetsMart stores, posted on Craigs List, have put up signs in three neighborhoods, have posted on PetFinders.com and a few more websites like that along with getting emails out to a lot of dog rescue groups. I don't know what else I can do except for going to the shelters every day. In fact this afternoon while surfing on the computer I found yet another shelter that I can add to my list. The sad fact of the Humane Society of North Texas is that they get 150 - 200 dogs DAILY! So sad.
I know that I shouldn't live in the "what ifs" right now, even my my reminded me of that on the phone the other day...but...I keep thinking in the back of my mind, what if I had just let them in a little bit earlier to feed them. Maybe this wouldn't have happened. I was the only one home that morning and I keep replaying those last thirty minutes in my head and wonder what I could have done differently. Then there is the fact that I'm out there every day looking at all the shelters and seeing all of those lost dogs. I get back into the car and just cry. Not only for my own dog but for all those other dogs that don't have a warm place to call home.
I'm just so heart broken. We all are. Especially Sam. He's helping as much as he can by hanging the posters. I won't take him to the shelters at least not yet.
Monday, January 28, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
After cutting the car we needed to sand it. Here it is pre-sanding.
Sam sanding away on the car. It was a lot of hard work and we both took turns.
The car after several coats of paint. Quite a few more to go before the night was through.
Sam's car winning one of the 6 heats for his rank.
Here is a short video with more pictures that I took during the making of the car and also the race. We all had a lot of fun and are already planning next years race. You will have to pause the music on this blog to the left so that you can watch this video. Also I couldn't change the speed at which the pictures change but there is a pause button with each picture if you need to use it. Enjoy!
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Wednesday, January 16, 2008
I am asking you to do the following: Go to her site and read through her posts for all of January at least, watch the video below (there are a few more videos of hers on her site if you want to watch those too) and then you do what your heart tells you to do. It's really amazing as they rescued over 400 animals last year. She is truly an amazing person.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
The second sock that I started is just a good ole Stockinette Stitch sock.
I hope that I can finish both of these in the next couple of weeks. We'll see!
Post the 1st sentence (or 2) from the 1st post of each month of 2007 - This should be a great way to look back on the year. I did however link the whole month and then linked the first post of each month. Enjoy!
January 1st: I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year! May 2007 bring you joy and happiness.
February 2nd: I've started on Bunny's Tail.
March 1st : I have finally finished the "Ruffled Scarf". It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.
April 1st: I'm off again. I know that I said that I might take a break this week in my walking but once I was here my Mom stated that she wanted to walk every day.
May 2nd: I have finally started my first sock. I started it last week and Sam's soccer practice and I've been mainly working on it at his practices.
June 1st: I did it! I can't believe that in two months I have walked/biked 101 miles! I still have a full month left to go.
July 3rd:Here are some more pictures of our time at VBS last week. Sam and I both had a lot of fun.
August 3rd:What is it about a child in just his shorts with some pants on his head singing "We Are Family" and dancing around the living room.
September 2nd: We are here in Texas now!
October 6th: I've missed blogging but have been either busy with Sam, running errands, going to activities for myself, keeping up with the house, unpacking, or getting sick.
November: I didn't post in November...bummer. But here is something that happened in November that I blogged about in December: Last month Sam and his second grade class put on Seussical the Musical Jr. They had a lot of fun putting it all together and we had a blast watching them all.
December 11th: Welcoming Home the Troops
I've had fun going back through this past year. It's always good to reflect. I hope to do more walking/biking this year, craft more, finish unpacking either this house or another one depending on what happens with that, blog more, and of course stay involved not only in my family but also in my church.