Sunday, July 27, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
I'm sure many of you remember when I first posted this picture. He was so filthy. He was covered with ticks and fleas, and had massive mattes of fur hanging loose. Plus, he was super skinny.
This is what he looks like now. I took him to the groomer and we took care of the matting hair, and the fleas and ticks. And he is looking much better now. He seems very happy here.
Although Javie dog is jealous, I think she is happy to have Apollo around. She is my shadow dog. I have had Javie since she was 5 weeks old. I have always been her "protector" from the kids. She greets me at the door every evening when I come home from work. She will follow me and snort at me until I sit down and pet her. She gets very verbal if I don't acknowledge her. She is such a princess.
The lighting in the L.R. cast an eerie effect to this picture of Apollo and the boys. The boys love him and it seems Apollo loves them back, although I don't see how. He is always trying to nuzzle and lick them.
Yep, dogs are amazing. Because they always make us feel loved.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Tomorrow is Theresa's birthday. She will be 51 years young. As all of you know, she has battled cancer for 10 years now. And isn't it amazing how she is still able to smile. Her journey started out as stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. But it quickly metastasized to her bone. From there it has migrated to her brain and liver, and it has shut down her production of red blood cells in her bone marrow. But yet, she is still able to smile. She is still able to have faith, and she is still able to show kindness to those whom she believes to be less fortunate that her. Less fortunate that her. I asked her today what makes a person less fortunate that you. This is her reply. " Almost everyone is less fortunate than me. Not everyone has you for a sister. And not everyone has the family support the way I do. But most importantly, not everyone has the faith that God will take care of them, the way I do. "
She's right, not everyone, or anyone for that matter, has the faith in God that she does. I think it is this faith that amazes me the most. I struggle each and every day to obtain it, but it shines within her. It shines in her eyes, in her smile, and in her laughter. Today her church sponsored a surprise birthday party for her. And I could tell that her heart was deeply touched. She cried, and laughed and we cried and laughed with her. She was very happy to have all of us there celebrating her life. Afterwards, I went back to her house and we just sat there and chatted and visited. She was tired from this little excursion out, so she laid on the couch and I sat on the floor and rested my head on the couch beside her. I have enjoyed my day with her. It was a good day. And although my heart is overflowing with emotion, I feel happy and at peace. I know that my time with my sister is short, just as it is with my dad, but they have both made their peace with God and they are ready for him to take them home whenever God sees fit to call on them.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Now on to my post.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Where I work, we are considered a "teaching hospital".
Well, it is my month to instruct the Pathology Residents.
Please keep in mind that these people have already completed med school
and are now doing residency, therefore, they should be reasonably intelligent.
We have two path residents this month, and both are of Middle Eastern decent.
One is Egyptian, and the other is Saudi Arabian.
So, I have to give a bit a leniency for the language barrier.
Yes, they do speak English, and they do understand it, but
I don't always understand the English they speak.
Anyway, I was trying to explain to them how we set things up.
They have 5 unknown samples that they will have to identify the
microorganisms spiked into them.
They only have a week to do this, so today we were setting up their unknowns.
I explained how to set up a particular sample twice.
They were shifting plates around and obviously
only listening to every third word I said.
With a very confused look on their faces, they asked again how to set the culture up.
I lost my patience.
I raised my voice just slightly, and with severe agitation I said,
"For the THIRD TIME, you set the culture up THIS WAY.
It would really make it much easier if you would listen to me,
because you are wasting both your time and mine if you aren't going to pay attention."
They looked at me as if I were a three headed monster about to swoop
down out of the clouds and devour them.
they told me that they would be back tomorrow
with their listening ears on.
Instead of laughing at their rude attempt of a joke,
I simply gave them my most serious look and said,
"I need you to come in here EVERY DAY
with your listening ears on."
They solemnly walked out of the lab with
thier lab coat tails tucked between their legs.
I'm sure they were muttering certain obscenities
in a different language under their breath.
But they should feel lucky, because,
at least there isn't a full moon tonight.
So, I won't be turning into the werewolf and eating their souls after all!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
My husband wasn't too wild about it, but after I went swimming and "fixed" it, he thought it looked much better. But he says I still look better with long hair.
Anyway, I just thought I would share my new do. I got lots of compliments on it at work,
And one guy told me I got it cut too short. So what do you all think?