Is everyone on the right time today? I remembered to set my clock forward THIS MORNING – even after being reminded twelve times by Ted.
You see, Ted is away for a few days, and you should have heard all the instructions before he left. Like – setting the clock forward on Saturday night; emptying the garbage every evening (that was actually one of Blake’s instructions); don’t forget to lock up at night; don’t forget to get the newspaper in every morning; don’t forget to get the mail; don’t forget to let Maddie out around 7:30 because she’ll need to “go” between her walk at 5:00 and her last walk at 10:30. I mean, really. He does realize we live in the same house, right? Like all this is new!? Ok – I’ve vented. Thank you very much.
Ted has a meeting in Macon (Ga.) on Monday, and he’s getting our taxes done in Georgia on Tuesday (hard to break those old habits), so he decided to leave on Saturday and spend a little time with the gang at the ri’vah this weekend. SO WISH I could have gone with him, but there’s another volunteer meeting here at the hospital on Monday (lots of red tape involved in hospital volunteering). Good news! I got just what I wanted – an Emergency Room shift – Thursday from 8 a.m.-12 noon! The bad part is I can’t start training until after an all-day orientation session on March 30. Patience, patience, patience!
In the meantime, I run out to the Flagler Humane Society twice a week with my trusty camera. When I arrived last week the empty room they’ve been letting me use as a “studio” was full of kitties because THEIR room was being painted. So, I decided to try my hand with a few dogs . . . not as easy as I thought it would be. First, I have to glue myself to one of the dog walkers (because we know what happens when I try to walk them myself). But – everyone was very friendly, and after all, it’s all about finding these babies homes.
Even though Flagler Humane Society is NOT a no-kill shelter, they work very diligently to adopt out their dogs and cats and are certainly in no hurry to euthanize. Last week I was witness to the reunion of a pit bulldog mix with his family – after having escaped from their yard over six months ago. He was such a nice dog the humane society removed a fatty tumor from his side and neutered him during his stay with them – they were determined to find him a nice home. The owners (who did not live in Flagler County) had not checked shelters outside their county, and the dog was not micro-chipped. Then last week – almost as a last effort to locate their dog – they started calling surrounding county shelters. And there he was. The reunion was such a joy to see – one big wiggling body and a tail wagging so hard it was a blur! Yes, I cried.
IT’S BEEN MIGHTY WARM
The next morning after the above photo, the wind started blowing like crazy, it rained, and never got out of the 50’s. Due to warm up again this week though!
Oh – it’s BIKE WEEK down here. I’ve never seen so many Harleys in my life. They are literally EVERYWHERE! What is Bike week, you may ask. As far as I can figure out, it’s when folks who love motorcycles drive down to Florida from all over the U.S. just to ride up and down the beach highway for hours on end. Great for the economy – bad for your ears! Sounds like an old woman talking, doesn’t it?
Update: Molly McGreevy. On Friday afternoon Molly underwent nearly 5 hours of breast cancer surgery. We’ve chatted several times online, and she is so thankful to be over that part of her journey. She has been in quite a lot of pain since the surgery and is hoping that will lessen soon. Now. Imagine having had ANY kind of surgery and then having to go home over 5 miles of ice on a snowmobile – OR try to maneuver yourself into a tiny plane for a flight from the mainland to the island. Either way, it’s not going to be easy, and we all need to add that element to our prayers – getting Molly safely, and as comfortably as possible – back to Mackinac. A huge thank you from Molly for your continued prayers and for the donations that are helping her and Ed through this scary part of their lives together.
I think that’s all for tonight – except to say “thank you” to my trusty companion Bear, who had my back on Thursday night. Believe me, he got extra Milk Bones the next morning!
Love y’all! God bless.
P.S. Blake and I went to the movies this afternoon to see McFarland, U.S.A. with Kevin Costner. If you haven’t seen it, RUSH to the theatre. It’s based on a true story, and it will make you stand up and cheer at the end. Loved it!!