Puppy Name announcement amount other random sick ramblings
|April 15, 2011||Posted by Melinda under Uncategorized|
I think the moment I fully realized that this was something beyond allergies, was when I sat in my truck yesterday staring into space. For 1 ½ hours. I may have even napped. Just sat there, without any desire to do anything except sit there with my eyes slightly unfocused.
OK. So the coughing, sneezing, snorting, sniffling, sore throat, might have a temperature but refuses to check symptoms might be allergies+cold.
In other random facts, things have gone terribly wrong when your “counter butter” (set there for easy spreading) is as hard as a rock. Maybe heat should be a consideration at some point.
Also, things are not quite right in the world when you are cleaning your ears with the water thingy and the oil, and you decide (for no discernable reason) to check the expiration date on the earwax oil. And it expired 15 years ago.
In other news, I’ve given notice at work. At the urging of an HR person I trust, I gave a WHOLE 4 weeks. Two weeks in my situation could be construed as “uncooperative”. I won’t go into the details, seeing how this is my ENDURANCE blog, but my needless to say, I’m not happy with the person I’m becoming at work, and it’s not the person I want to be. So, better to get out sooner with my dignity and sanity intact. Last day is May the 13th. Which, ironically is Friday the 13th. I didn’t plan it that way – I swear.
Ah yes, the name of the puppy. It’s Tess of course. After “Tess of D’Ubervilles” by Thomas Hardy, one of my favorite high school books (although I reread recently through librivox and can’t for the life of me see how I got through it). BUT, it could be “Tess”, as in “Tesseract” of Wrinkle in Time. Also a very valid entry. And since I didn’t know I was getting a girl when the names were bandied about, I wasn’t diligent in getting the “who submitted what” straightened out between Carolyn (mom) and Aarene. Do you know what that means? It means that we have 2 winners…..Congrats Mom and Aarene – your prizes will go out when I take the puppy home on May 14th.
A “T” name isn’t ideal for agility for reasons Crysta pointed out, but if it was a girl, it HAS to be Tess. All the names you guys submitted were really really good. I’ll be keeping the list for future additions to the family. (smiley face). A very close runner up for a boy name was “Pie” – from “National Velvet”. I was actually shocked that none of you suggested it….I didn’t care for the book, but the movie was incredible. My favorite of all time. Maybe. I would actually have to put some thought into that statement to be sure and my cold-riddled brain isn’t capable of real thought right now.
Which is making it difficult to do anything that I’m SUPPOSE to be doing right now. Like write my CBA column. Mmmm….
Wheeeeeeee! It’s the perfect name!
I can’t wait to see more pictures and learn more about her.