I know I have not been posting very often here on my blog. Our computer did its last bit of computing last week and is now totally out of commission for good. I knew it was coming, it's been giving us problems for awhile. For now, I'll have to share my teens' laptops - which means my computer time will be quite limited. I really don't think we will be able to afford a new computer until after the first of the year. We have also been without a dishwasher since June, so it's a tough choice which I would rather spend the money on first (washing dishes by hand for a family of six gets old real quick - what can I say, I'm spoiled and really miss my dishwasher). I'm thinking that while I'm without a computer of my own, I should get busy with my fall cleaning and such. It's no telling what I could accomplish when I'm not distracted by being online all day. I have visions of myself becoming Susie Homemaker and cleaning, baking, and decorating up a storm (I'm not saying it will happen, but I can dream, right?)
In other news...yesterday I was in the car with my 16 yr. old daughter. We were having a nice little chat (I love those times when we are in the car alone together - it's a great time for talking). Anyway, we were talking about college and careers and how she has no idea what she wants to be "when she grows up." She is so funny because she said her minimum income standard is $150,000.00 per year (I said, "you go girl!). In my sage and motherly wisdom, I advised her to get a good education and a career that she loves, that also pays well, before she ever considers getting married. She agreed with that advice and then proceeded to lay out her plan - after finishing college and getting her dream job, she intends to travel the world, having a love affair in each of the countries she visits. Then, when she returns from her travels, she's going to write a memoir, detailing her adventures. That girl! I had to laugh and appreciate her lofty ambitions. And, I think she just might really do exactly what she says!
Update on our puppy, Piper. You may remember that soon after we got her I was having "puppy remorse" and not really bonding with her at all. Then, her behavior started improving a little, she became more affectionate, and I started to actually like her. I can now report that I'm back to stage one and I do not like this dog. I feel terrible saying it but it's just the truth. She is so wild, bites and chews on everything in sight (seriously, she will walk up to the wall and try to chew on it), she follows at my feet constantly, and if I'm not giving her my undivided attention, she barks and barks. We
So, what's been going on in your corner of the world? Are you having nice fall weather yet? Do you want a puppy?
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