Thursday, July 30, 2009

It's been a long time

First of all, let me say that I am so surprised that anyone even still bothers checking my blog.  It has been about forever since I have written.  I am always so bogged down with stuff to do, things like this just fall last on my list.  I don't know why that is, because as soon as I start writing, it just feels so good.  I just get hung up on the little things.  My camera takes quite a while to download these days now that I download directly to a hard drive, and by the time I have the pictures that I want to post downloaded, it's just not as exciting to write about it any more.  I don't know... it's a constant struggle.  
So, in order to drag myself out of this blogging drought... I just started looking through my many downloaded pictures from the recent past and came across one that just stopped me.  It is so darn cute and just made me smile and made me grateful for my wonderful camera.  I got this camera as a gift from my parents for Christmas last year and I LOVE it.  I just noticed today that I have taken nearly 7,000 pictures just this last seven months!  Are you kidding me?  That is an average of 1,000 photos a month or rather 33.33 pictures a day... about.  (Yea, I pulled out a calculator... for very simple math :).  Okay... that's a lot of pictures right?  No wonder it's a challenge to get them all downloaded all the time.
So, back to the picture I found.  Here it is.
This is my parents' dog Rudi.  She is still a puppy and she is not mine.  But for a while I did babysit her and took a lot of pictures.  She is a lot of work, because she is indeed a puppy, but so much fun too.  I had her in my care for about a week in June and it was amazing how much you have to do for a dog in compared to a cat.  I was sleeping on the couch for only a few hours at a time and had to keep the cats mostly oblivious that the dog was a member of the household for those few days by trapping her in one room with a sideways door.  Luckily she is easy to contain being only about seven inches off of the ground.  :)  Puma, my bengal cat, was really the only member of the cat household that knew Rudi was ever there.  Puma got a run for her money that week and it was so much fun to watch her get swatted a bit by a creature.  (For those of you who don't know Puma, she is sortof a bully... and by sortof... I mean a total bully.)  Bottom line, I love that dog.  And I love this picture of her.  Let's see how long it takes my mom to read this blog and request this picture in a larger size... I give it about a week or two.  :)  Yes mom, I will print this out for you.  :)
In conclusion, it's great to be back.  I have so much to write about and so many pictures to share.  Right now they are mostly all downloaded, and right now I have the time.  (Today was the last day of teaching summer camp)  Hopefully I can find the time to get it all out and posted.  And to those faithful blog checkers (Eryn I am talking to you)... whoever posts the first comment, gets a little gift from me... maybe one of my necklaces.... :)