Yesterday I took my Mom and Gran to Linens N Things (my Mom still can't drive, since her eye surgery,) because I had gotten them gift cards for Mother's Day. Just as we were pulling up, I saw someone walking through the parking lot wearing a black T shirt with the logo that has become so familiar to me over the last few months: Green Cloud. But the thing that made me recognize Lao Shir was her walk. It's very distinctive. I don't see her much outside of class (only a few times when she comes into the animal hospital with her huge black cat wrapped in a blanket,) so I've only seen her walk to and from the training room. Her walk is very slow, deliberate, and says, "try me." I've caught myself telling people, "you'd never guess this little blonde woman could hand you your ass," but that's not true. I think you would know it.
Anyway, then I saw her in Linens N Things right after that and went to say hi. She asked if I would be in class and I told her of course I would, that I couldn't wait. I wondered aloud what she had planned for the class and she said, "I don't know; I'll think something up tonight. I never have anything planned until you guys are halfway through warmups." I made a mention of, "gah, I hope it's not, like, abs or something tonight," and then laughed it off, haha, because everyone hates that excersize. (You lie on your back and someone stands above you, pushing your legs to the floor while you push them back up, first straight up and down twenty times, then to either side forty times.) She laughed and said, "it'll be fun," and I laughed and then we chatted a minute and then I left to see what my Gran was looking at.
So later that night, warmup is going well and I'm thinking, "I wonder what Lao Shir is planning." Then she comes in and says, "okay! Time for ab work! Hey, Jules, I remember that you asked me this afternoon if we could do some of those today." My response: "You have got to be kidding me! AHHHH! Because I was pretty sure I said the word 'didn't'
at some point!" And later, "Jeez. remind me to never meet up with you at Linens N Things again." To which she just laughed. Hoho, very funny, haha, it is to laugh. ;)
But actually it was pretty fun in a way. After that, we did all sorts of mad hard workout stuff, and I felt like I was going to drop dead after class. Staying in the horse stance with your arms out at your sides while holding weights for three minutes, that's a whole hell of a lot harder than it sounds, even with breaks between the minutes.
That was yesterday. Today wasn't much more mellow, but not as strenuous. Work started off really slow, but then just steadily increased. I brought my dogs in for baths and nails and other maintenance work, which they both despise. Trisky howled the whole entire day, and once even pushed the cage door open (it hadn't latched properly) and decided to come walking out. If I hadn't seen her walk past the lab, she would have been wandering around the hospital, probably looking for a way to get out to the car. My own dog! Being bad! Actually, my dogs can be naughty sometimes, and I rant and rave about "My dogs are so bad! I don't have any animals that are good!" but everytime I say it, I'm giggling inside. I love them for their occasional insolence.
Guys, I am getting a Saluki puppy, one way or another. And I'll tell you all something crazy. Lately I've been telling my friends and family that, if I'm not married or at least with someone nice in two years (or so) time, I'm going to go the single mom by choice route, and no two ways about it. I mean, I'm not in any huge hurry; I know I'm still young enough to be in the thinking stage, but I've always wanted a baby, and I'm not going to miss out on this kid just because everyone I happen to meet is butt ugly and bughouse insane. So, when I tell my family and friends that I might end up being a single mom by choice, they are firmly behind me. "You should. You'd be a great Mom. Why wait? Start now, while you're still young! If you wait till you have enough time and money, then you'll never do it. Just go for it." But when I tell the same people that I'm in the market for a third dog? They wince. "Ooooh. You should really think about that before you make that decision. That's a huge commitment." It's called "perspective", people! ;DLove the baby suki
.OMG with the love!!!Love so much about to SQUEEE!
Ooh! Ooh! Remember a few weeks ago I had mentioned my aunt and uncle, and how, over the years, I'd gotten more of an appreciation for deadpan humor from the both of them? This is my aunt in the newspaper.( saved for posterity and behind a cut for length )
Ahhh, I do love my family. ^_^ And, from experience, I can tell you that pigs truly are this way. Whenever we have pigs come into the animal hospital, it's like a freaking rodeo. (FTR, I work in a town where you can drive down the main road and see a wooden sign with the legend "PIGS 4 SALE" painted on in sloppy strokes. Yes, we get pigs.)
And that was today. Tomorrow is Friday, which will be crazed and hectic, but... AHhh, Friday.
Oh, hold up. Before I forget. Dress up Jesus!
I might have to own this for my fridge.