Lorie's Catch-All

Saturday, November 13, 2004

Take II

Yep, it's been a long time coming again. I've been busy living and planning for my latest endeavor. The children are all okay and have settled into school nicely. My Jr. man loves going to school and hates to even think about the possibility of missing one day. His teacher reports that he gets along with everyone and is energetic and optimistic. She says he has so much energy that he walks with a bounce in his step that's sort of a hybrid between walking and running. He is such a big boy indeed.

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

'Been a Long Time Coming

Sheew! It's been busy. I've finally finished class. The test was relatively easy...I received a 97. something something. Now I only have two credits to receive my Bachelor's. I'm happy because it's definitely been a long time coming. On the job front....there's lots of interesting jobs out in the market but so far, I haven't had any bites. I was aching to hear something from one of those college recruiting positions but I guess it ain't in the cards for me.

The children are starting school in less than two weeks. My oldest is off to college. The baby has her first cold and she's miserable trying to figure out how to breathe through something other than her nose. She continues to develop her personality...she's giggling out loud. Simply amazing! I'd forgotten how fast they develop in the first year. The 10-day quarantine period is up for the dog(s) that bit my daughter...they're living so she doesn't need to go through those dreaded shots. Thank goodness for that because I was really concerned about her health and the possibility that she would have to have the shots.

'Seems as if Mark Hacking confessed to killing his wife. That whole situation is sad and totally screwed up. I say to myself...it wasn't that serious. What was the worst that could have happened: Divorce and/or his secrets being outed. No big deal when you compare it to the reality of what has happened. His going to jail or getting the death penalty (I don't know if Utah has this) and her death. I'm hopeful that the authorities will be able to find the body and give closure to the families involved.

I wonder about what made him tell the lies that he told. On the surface one could conclude that he was trying to be what he thought others wanted him to be. Why else would he fake completing undergraduate school and being accepted into medical school. Using the information that has been revealed in the media...it just doesn't make sense. I guess it's not meant to make sense.

Blog on!

Saturday, July 31, 2004

Say it Ain't So

Well I've spent the last couple of days handling my daughters dogbite needs. As it turns out the dog's aren't licensed and aren't totally up to date on their shots. As a mother, I'm really concerned about rabies especially since it's 100% fatal. Folks have tried to assure me by making various comments, i.e., "the dog most likely doesn't have rabies," "the hard part (the bite) is over," "you don't want her to take the rabies vaccination if you don't have to," etc. However, none of this serves to soothe my mind, in fact some of it pisses me off quite frankly....especially that comment, "the hard part is over"...come on now! I did learn that generally, owners are allowed to quarantine their own dogs (what a stupid law) unless they otherwise can't/won't do so. After the end of this quarantine period the local animal control officer will observe if the animal is still alive and kicking and otherwise healthy looking...if so, this as I understand, apparently means that the animal is rabies free. Meanwhile I feel as if I'm playing some risky life threatening game of russian roulette...except it isn't a game...the life of my daughter is very real.

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

See for Yourself

Nhandi at 1 day of age I thought I'd add one more so you can see the changes for yourself. This is Nhandi at 1 day old.

Meet the 5th Addition!

Nhandi at 8 weeks Here's my wonderul fifth addition...her name is Nhandi. She's coming into her own by smiling and doing lots of cooing! It's amazing how much they change in such a short period of time. She's really tempermental, that is, she's very vocal and knows how to "kick in the four barrels" (as my husband says) when her needs aren't being met.

This afternoon has been very hectic. I had to take my daughter to the hospital as she was bitten by one of two neighborhood dogs. Lucky for us the dog's owner was located nearby. Understandably, my daughter doesn't know which dog bit her as she was too busy running when one of the dogs bit her on the back.....poor thing. Now the dogs have to be quarantined for 10 days to determine if either of the dogs show any signs of rabies. In addition, their immunization records need to be verified. The screwy thing about this is that the owner is allowed to quarantine his own dogs. My question is, how is the owner qualified to determine if the dogs are okay after 10 days. At this point, I'm assuming that an Animal Control Officer is going to come out and make that determination. However, you know what they say about the word ASS U ME. Hence, I'm going to confirm the precise procedure with the Animal Control Officer and the Health Department as soon as possible. Blog on!

A Totaled Mess

Well the adjuster came out to look at the truck and it's indeed totaled. Hell, he'd only had it for three months. We're hopeful that the vehicle will be paid off. The payoff doesn't exceed the worth of the truck; however, there's apparently all these factors to consider that determine how much the value of the vehicle is. Is that total bull or what?

I missed the DNC last night as I was attending class...I wanted so much to see Teddy Kennedy and Barack Obama. Speaking of Obama...everytime I mention or think of his name...I think of...you guessed it Osama. It just can't be helped...the names are too close.

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

I Will Follow Him...Follow Him Wherever He May Go

Wow! I watched the Democratic National Convention last night and I tell you.....former President Clinton hasn't lost his touch. Damn! He knows how to move a crowd. He's the greatest public speaker I've ever seen. In my opinion former President Reagan couldn't touch him with a borrowed hand. My daughter couldn't believe that he utilized a hard copy speech and a teleprompter as it was hard to decipher those moments when he occasionally glanced at those aides. It's too bad more folks can't perform public speaking as well as he can. Gotta go...the baby calls....Blog on!

Saturday, July 24, 2004

It's a Wreck

At around 12:10 this afternoon I had an aching craving for a cigarette, I got dressed and attempted to find my husband to ask him for one. As I opened the front door I saw him backing his Ford truck out onto the main road. Needless to say, I just missed him so I stood at the door and watched him as he drove up the road. As he went out of sight, I shut the door and went off to the bathroom cursing at myself for missing him. I really was craving for a cigarette. After using the potty I worked my way to the kitchen and was headed back through the house when the phone rang. It was my husband saying that he'd been in an accident. A lady had run the redlight right in front of Dave's Market located just around the corner. He was shaken and was very concerned about the little boy that had been in the other car. The little boy was bleeding from the head and had some other bruises and such. I hung up the phone, gathered myself, and rushed around the corner. The police and fire and rescue was already on the scene treating the little boy. They took him away in the ambulance. The officiating officer determined that the lady did run the redlight; thus, she was charged accordingly.

I was thankful that my husband was okay. Although I couldn't help but think about the possibility that watching him drive up the road this morning could have been the last time that I saw him alive.

Friday, July 23, 2004

The News

Perhaps it's only me...but there appears to be a rash of strange things featured on the airwaves lately. The latest news tells of a husband from Utah that reports his pregnant wife missing after she fails to return from a jog. Apparently, while volunteers are out looking for her....he's tossing away their mattress and buying a new one. To make things even stranger....he previously reports to friends and family that he was enrolled in med school this fall at UNC; however folks discover that he's not. Apparently he and his wife were scheduled to move to NC yesterday. The latest as of yesterday: He's checked himself into the psych ward of a local hospital. Question: Why do we pressure ourselves to be something we're not? What's with these men accused of killing their pregnant spouses?

What about the 16 year old in NJ (?) whose best friend's father (?) is accused of killing her. Police reveal yesterday that he was the number one suspect because he asked an acquaintance of his this question: How deep should you bury a body? What gives....get your blog on!