Saturday, December 15, 2007
That's Fang, Christmas 2004, once again being encouraged in some bad behavior. Everyone in my family is pretty lax when it comes to dog discipline. I like big dogs that are willing to wrassle. One could take that sentence so many ways (yeah, tell me you didn't).
It is looking like I will be flying out of Newark today after all, heading back to Indiana for two weeks with my family. Two weeks of noisy talks and laughter over amazing food, often having just a little bit too much wine, accompanying Mom and Fang on their walks (Dad when he can) as we go by to visit my mom's tree friend (she hugs a catalpa every day, and I believe she's going to introduce me to a new tree this trip), watching Fang incarnate joy as she runs and runs, all long lines and ground-eating bounds, bowling with my baby brother (who is 39 years old, 6'1" to my 5'8", but I CAN STILL KICK HIS ASS), who loves Tweety-bird so much he has him on his bowling ball, watching bird TV (ie. the bird feeders outside the dining rooms) with cats Cleo (at the parents) and Eddie (at Mary's and Tony's), staying up too late and laughing till we weep with my sister, visiting 'my' woods, where maybe I'll see deer, and great blue herons, among other less startling fauna, touching base with some old friends, meeting my friend Rebecca's
BABY GIRL, falling into a coma the first 36 hours I'm there because my body can't believe how quiet it is, seeing stars at night.... oh joy joy joy.... I may be able to check my email periodically, but I don't know if I'll be able to blog again before the 30th... I wanted to say thank you to my new blogging community. Your humor, sympathy, insight and appreciation has leavened my odd little Autumn. Special thanks for the joy that is Cooper for introducing me to so many of you, and an early Christmas goose for him and fellow Elf Joe (have you heard his sonnet reading? Now a sexy voice to go with the face), hope this season is a time of blessing and renewal in whatever way you're hoping and needing.
(Written in about 90 seconds with no proofreading so forgive me if I don't make any sense.)