Let me start by saying “Thanks, but don’t worry.”
I’ve been a bit absent of late. Not so far gone as to be completely invisible, but enough to provoke the imaginations of friends who in turn sent emails and other forms of communication after having created their own stories as to why my truancy may be so.
No need to worry. I’ve just been taking a break and holed up watching bad movies, working, and catering to a persnickety poodle who does not share my love of all things black and white B Movie. I got a bit overwhelmed since NJ ( you remember NJ?) It was really awesome to meet everyone in person and I wouldn’t have traded it, but turns out the car accident I got into on the way there took a greater toll than I previously thought. I’ve had to make some adjustments because of a physical injury and because sometimes stuff like that can challenge your thinking… y’know? I’m still dealing with the physical fall out and other after effects like …you know… totalled car… my new respect for duct tape… and the challenge in my faith both negative and positive in human nature. A good friend’s father was killed on the same day in a fatal car accident in CT, and it made me realize how lucky I was to walk away from this one with manageable problems. I have to say that I can’t even believe I am still talking about this and dealing with it this far down the road from when it happened. I am typically a “get over it already” kind of gal and this seems to be lingering. I got the car back two weeks ago and the final repairs were completed this week with new passenger side tires. I’m thinking it looks pretty damn good!
So in the mean time I have still been going forward with my private practice… when time and medical allow. It is slow going as I knew it would be because of insurance panelling and the bureaucracy of the American health system… but I DID get my first copay this week which was kind of exciting! I also get to turn in my first time sheet to my billing person this week which is also pretty stinking cool.
On other cool notes… the rest of the Great Unsticking Project is still working. I am finding a challenge with a few things, again due to changes in medical and financial after the car accident. I am doing my best with both of those. I am still finding the spirituality thing a great challenge, but a few folks have taken me on as a bit of a project and that is most helpful as well.
Doug, Doug, Doug… I am so happy that Doug is still around and happy. He is approaching 16 this month and we all hope to celebrate it with him. He is pretty stinking out of his gourd, but he is happy… He still greets me at the door all tail a waggin’ and barking his goofy little head off . He still runs to meet Judy and Mike every morning and afternoon cuz SHE’S HIS GIRLLLLLLLLLLLLLFRIEND! HE WANTS TO MARRRRRRRRRY HER! He is still staying busy when I am at work , and he is still running around the yard at least daily, although trying to get him to take a walk is a challenge… he is just one lazy old man. At 135 he’s tired, I suspect.
All that said… I am sooo very grateful for my man Douglas. He represents the end of an era around here… hopefully it won’t be drawing to a close anytime soon, but I suspect otherwise. I mean really… facing reality is tough but, who do you know that’s 142?
On another note my buddy Richard … the guy who takes all the great photos… is coming out with a new book. This year is a firm-covered paperback and that in turn is making it a lot more affordable which to me is key… it’s got great shots and a photographic story of Eagles in our area. I suspect Richard knows far too intimately what it is like to watch eagles sleep. He has spent many hours, and you can tell he has because he managed to get shots I have never seen before. Anyhow … this is the flyer I put together for the book… Eagles .
Also of interest this week is our very own Clark of the Wakefield Doctrine has been exploring his author side… I gotta say it’s really, really good and worth a look. It captured my interest pretty quickly…all kidding aside (cuz i have a tendency to rag on Clark,) Im hoping he gets moving on the next chapter cuz I wanna know what happens. He has a couple chapters penned out and I think it’s gonna be totally worth following… fun read. Here’s the link… go check it out.
Ok nuff said.. here is a repost of a ridiculous poem I wrote about the infamous vampire poodle that ravages the French countryside… Have a ridiculously fun Halloween…
IN A RETURN TO THE UTTERLY STUPID…
THE *BUSS OF THE VAMPIRE POODLE
Lurking along the Parisian countryside
Under misty moonlit cover of night,
To the peak of the Tower Eiffel he flew
In hopes of a kiss with a lethal bite.
Thus was the buss of the vampire poodle!
Upon his hideous manifestation
The damsel faint with vaporous throes.
Less panther than frightened feline,
He transformed her angst to vampiric repose
Thus was the buss of the vampire poodle!
Amongst the French villagers, in passing conversations
“Cést la vie” is heard far less often these days.
No one roams moonlit cities very long past the dusk
If they do they come prepared with fraise*
Because of the buss of the vampire poodle!
* buss : a kiss
*fraise : a fence stake…also a strawberry but I meant the former