I think I have blogger’s block.
I have some pictures I took in Utah that I want to post but my laptop still hasn’t been repaired and I am just too lazy to reinstall the software on another computer. I could go to Rite-Aide and put the pictures on a disk but that requires way more effort and actual money. So they will sit in my camera awhile longer.
The most exciting thing of late is that I am buying a puppy. Elyse’s dog Roxy had two puppies and I am getting one. I am beyond excited.
First, I have to say that I do have a dog already. Her name is Obie and she’s a German Shepard, Rotweiller, Husky mix… not a small dog. She’s an “outside” dog and just turned 13 years old. I love Obie. She’s sweet and goofy and and gentle and when she’s being extra cute we call her “Obie my love.” She’s just a really great dog. I say this for 2 reasons. #1- It’s true. #2- I feel a teensy bit guilty getting another dog. I’m not replacing her and there are lots of people in the world with more than one pet. Right? Right.
With that said, I am very excited to have an little “inside” dog. She’s a black and white Shih Tzu and is pretty much the cutest thing ever. When Elyse and I were roommates Roxy lived with us for a little while and I loved it. I was always a little bit of an animals-belong-outside kind of girl. I never thought I’d love having an “indoor” pet so much.
The other thing is that I move a lot. A lot. So Obie has always lived at my mom’s house since she wasn’t exactly “portable”. It wasn’t something I planned but here’s the way it’s gone since high school:
96-97: Santa Barbara
98-99: Santa Barbara
01-02: Santa Barbara
07-now: Santa Barbara
It sort of makes me cringe but at the same time, I’ve enjoyed every place I’ve lived. And moving sort of gets addicting and it’s really hard to break the cycle. But do I even need to break the cycle? That is yet to be determined. But back to the puppy thing. It’s kind of a big deal. This may sound silly but let me just share one little story.
A year ago (well maybe 2 actually) I wanted to buy this cute “oyster” chair from Peir 1. I’ve since learned that the real name for the chair is a papasan chair but I still like oyster chair better. Because then, as Billie says, I can sit in it and be the pearl. My gosh I ramble. So anyway I really wanted this chair and it wasn’t really expensive but it took my forever to decide because it was big and all I could think was “If I move again there’s no way this is fitting in my car.” That was all I could think about and it really did take me a while to actually decide to buy it. And even as we were loading into the back of Chelsea’s truck I was having a mini panic attack about it. But then I got it home and and I loved it. The end of that story is that I did end up moving several months later and brought it with me and I feel very good about it.
So now that I am able to commit to home decor I am ready to commit to a living being. And even if I do move a little (or a lot) she’s small and she can come too!
I think I’m getting her in June and I can hardly wait. All anyone at work has heard me talk about is puppies and puppy names. And there may even be a paper chain hanging off of my desk.
Thanks Elyse! (and Roxy)