Tuesday, May 31, 2011

ER Visit

Not for Caden though.  Kona had her first emergency room visit tonight.  Oh what the "Google" can make us do.  A small box of raisins left on Caden's floor was discovered by the dog.  She didn't look at them and say "I don't like raisins".  No - she thought they went down fairly well.  The problem can occur after dogs eat said raisins.  Suffice it to say - she has now experienced forced vomiting.  $150 later she arrived home safe and sound.

Trying to calm Caden's concern as to why Daddy had to rush his dog to the vet at 8 PM, his immediate response was a little colder than I expected.
"If she dies, can we get another dog?"

Glad all has turned out well since I wasn't interested in getting another dog.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Best Intentions

Really - they were.  I had it all planned out.  I was going to write each night while in bed.  That was the point of the super light-weight computer.  It's like air sitting on my lap.  Typing out drivel each evening would be easy.  Ha!

As Caden reads these posts years from now, I hope he figures out that just because I wasn't writing every day, I still had interesting thoughts in my head.

The weekend here was busy.   Friday was a no-school day and I took Caden and a friend to see Kung Fu Panda 2.  It might be hard to believe - but you don't have to have seen Kung Fu Panda 1 to get the gist of the storyline in the sequel.   A birthday party for a 3 year old was on Saturday.  The highlight of the party for Caden were 5 baby chicks that the parents of the birthday girl now have.   Sunday morning was spent at a rock climbing gym with Caden and another of his friends.  Yes - they have a rock climbing gym that 5 year olds can have a blast in.  I didn't know that rock climbing existed when I was 5 years old - and now my 5 year old considers it a normal play date.

I'll try to keep this a little more current in the coming weeks and months.  Political campaign season is nearing.  I'm sure I'll have plenty to write about.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Weekend Update

or maybe I should say "End of the Weekend" update...

Fun time was had with great new friends at a party that shall remain confidential.  Let's just say, what happens at "Beelicious", stays at "Beelicious".

We had an overnight at a downtown hotel without Caden.  Thanks Erin and David!  I still woke at 6:30 but didn't have to walk a dog or manage a 5 year old.  Breakfast in bed came at 8:30.  I could do that more often.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Follow The Leader


No lie!  The Vatican actually sent out a letter telling their bishops that sexual abuse is not a good thing.  Who knew?  I love the part where they tell them that "sexual abuse of minors is not just a canonical delict but also a crime prosecuted by civil law".  I swear it actually says that.  "Canonical delict"?  Oh no - not the dreaded Canonical delict.  Anyway -  I've read numerous reports in an attempt to find something about this letter that actually makes sense.  No such luck

It is 2011 and the big wigs of the Catholic Church feels it is necessary to tell its' employees that sexual abuse of minors is against the law and they should tell someone besides themselves about the abuse, like the police.  Is it just me or does this seem like something you would read as a spoof in The Onion?  I mean seriously, it makes the bishops seem like dunces that need to be told something that everyone already knows is the no brainer thing to do. The bishops that are being treated like ignorant children are the same ones that are revered as the wise leaders of the Catholic church.   I just hope that the Bishops (and Catholics in general) are embarrassed and insulted upon reading this remedial letter from the Vatican.

To me this is indicative of the overall problem of most organized religions -  the leaders feel the need to tell followers what is right and wrong, even on something as basic as this -Can you say "Cultish"?  

Monday, May 9, 2011

Even more randomness...

She won't let us take her picture while wearing the cone.  She is the dog - Kona.  The cone is the one all dogs get to wear after having the "procedure".  You know about the "procedure".  It's the one we make her have to guarantee that this house stays "mom-free".  Besides the indignity of ridding her of the necessary reproductive parts, she now gets to wobble around in that time-honored laugh inducing plastic shield.  Has there ever been a simpler way of getting your kicks than watching a poor dog who is still in a half-stupor try to make her way throughout the house?  I haven't found one.

I am the class representative to the Parent Faculty Association for Caden's upcoming kindergarten class.  Actually, I'm one of two.  We get to organize parent and class activities throughout the year.  It's just like Student Council - but for adults.  I was very active in Student Council in high school - when it meant kids were led to believe they had power to do something, but in the end, nothing ever really got accomplished.  Not this time!  Now I feel like I'm that former high school athlete who always wanted to go back in time and replay that championship game - but this time come out on the victorious team because he catches the game-winning touchdown pass.  Maybe this time someone will actually agree with my theme for the prom.  Oh - you think kindergarteners can't have a Prom?  Like I said before - things will be different this time.

Monday, May 2, 2011

President McCain?

In July 2008, Larry King interviewed then-presidential candidate John McCain and asked him if he were president and knew that Osama bin Laden was in Pakistan and specifically where, would he go after him.

"Larry, I'm not going to go there and here's why:  because Pakistan is a sovereign nation."

Hmmm...guess I voted for the right guy.