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24 July 2009 @ 01:44 pm
The Minutia of Life  
Not a lot to tell, lately. Simple facts, are, I haven't been doing much.

We try, most nights, to have dinner together as a family. Honestly, this is like an exercise in torture for the most part. It's nothing like anything you've ever seen on TV, where we talk about our day and the kids bring up life issues for the parents to solve. Ususally it has to do with me saying repeatedly, "Use a napkin," and "Get your elbows off the table," and "Please chew with your mouth closed."

Sidenote? Not ONCE last weekend, did I have to ask Celeste to chew with her mouth closed.

Anyway, I asked AJ to set the table one night, and when I walked over, this is what I saw.

Upon closer inspection, I saw that it was a note that he'd written, presumably to his brother.

"Dot (sic) take this spot or els (sic)," With a fierce skull and crossbones. I'm not going to lie. I shivered.

Ethan, however, walked over and untaped the paper from the table and stuck it to another spot. Punk. Chaos ensued. THAT'S supper at our house.

Then, Stephanie and I found this little sweetheart when I made her go out on the four and a half mile death march yesterday. I swear I told her to "Shoo!" about 50 times, but she ended up following us home, anyway. (The dog, not Steph.)

I'm completely in love. It looks like a german shepherd, and she's definitely a puppy, but she's timid and sweet and shy, and sits immediately when you approach her, then lies on her back for a belly rub. She's ADORABLE. Ask me if I need another dog. Go on, ask.

*sigh* I've been calling her Eliza. Katie is not amused. Abbey's happy to have another dog recognize that she's there.

And I got a sweet surprise in my mailbox yesterday! Thanks so, so, so much for the letter and the goodies, heyurs! You're a darling!
Nokomis: lyn-z precious heart-clutchnokomis305 on July 24th, 2009 07:16 pm (UTC)
Your boys are precious!

That puppy is BEYOND ADORABLE. I'd bet on her being part lab or golden retriever in addition to the german shepherd. But her ears are still floppy! The most ADORABLE phase of german shepherd puppyhood is when the ears start to perk up and one stands up all the time while the other flops adorably. *misses the days when my puppy was that cute*
Carrie Leigh: Extremely stubborn and suspicioucarrie_leigh on July 24th, 2009 07:18 pm (UTC)
The boys have their moments.

And I know. Isn't she so, so cute? I can't stand it.
maureenmaureen on July 24th, 2009 07:52 pm (UTC)
You are so having three dogs now. Look at that little thing! Plus, she followed you for MILES.

The boys crack me up. My guy friends STILL act like that.
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on July 24th, 2009 08:02 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm going to put up signs.

But yeah, if no one calls. Three dogs. :)

Comic Book Goddess: Escher Catrainpuddle13 on July 24th, 2009 08:24 pm (UTC)
While, I am not a fan of dogs, that one is a rare exception - it's adorable!

You SO need another dog!
seegrim: my friend... you know too muchseegrim on July 24th, 2009 09:13 pm (UTC)
Yikes! You're being overrun by dogs. Just remember me and the cats, Carrie. That's all I'll say. (Although Eliza is a cutie pie!)

Also, I'm glad I managed to not offend you with my table manners. (Seriously--between the sloppy burgery thing that first night to eating while Paoloing that second night, to room service the third night...)

And yay for goodies!

Ooh, p.s. Jame was delish. Paul actually used some in a marinade the other night and he said to tell you 'yum'. Except I don't think he said yum exactly because that doesn't sound very manly, does it? *g*
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on July 24th, 2009 09:18 pm (UTC)
Oh, weird. I used some in a marinade last night. :D
shady121 on July 24th, 2009 10:07 pm (UTC)
That puppy looks awfully familiar...

Y'know... she did have puppies... and well, they might be old enough to have puppies themselves...
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on July 24th, 2009 10:09 pm (UTC)
Re: Erm...
shady121 on July 25th, 2009 01:05 am (UTC)
Re: Erm...
I'm too young to be a great-grandma to pups! lol. They do look alike y'know...
shady121 on July 25th, 2009 01:06 am (UTC)
Re: Erm...

My dog was the same way, very smart, was told to sit and obeyed, very mild mannered, but had her moments as playful
Kate: Kitty:  Over shouldermugglechump on July 24th, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)
So cute! (Both the Very Scary Note and the puppy. As the mom of a shepherd mix, I say you totally need another dog. ;D
Carrie Leigh: Meh dead like mecarrie_leigh on July 25th, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
Nolan said no. :(
nbaeker: sam hi fivenbaeker on July 25th, 2009 12:03 am (UTC)
I want that puppy! Oh my is she sweet!
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on July 25th, 2009 04:30 pm (UTC)
I wish you could! I'd give her to you in a second!
nbaeker: Bobby badassnbaeker on July 25th, 2009 05:40 pm (UTC)
*plots how to get to Texas*
dragonsangel68: TW - Edward/Bella laughingdragonsangel68 on July 25th, 2009 01:07 am (UTC)
Is family dinnertime ever like it is on tv? My meal time repertoire is about the same as yours, along with take your Ipod back to your room and don't hit/kick your sister *g*

The note thing never works *giggles*

Eliza is just adorable! If I could I'd take her!
Carrie Leigh: carrie blue bowcarrie_leigh on July 25th, 2009 04:32 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes, I forgot 'turn off the television,' and 'quit arguing.'

I wonder how much shipping her to Australia would be?
dragonsangel68: TW - Kellan & Robdragonsangel68 on July 26th, 2009 12:24 am (UTC)
And there's always 'don't watch the tv through the glass door!' and 'turn around in your chair' or 'sit up properly' *g*

Probably a small fortune :(
O Demanding One: Urs: I Got Mail! Charlie Brownheyurs on July 25th, 2009 01:25 am (UTC)

Not to shatter your hopes, but my punk still has to be told to do those things, and using a napkin? *snerk* He's 15. I'm still looking forward to the focusing. Although, I'm told that might not happen 'til around 30?  >.<

Do you need another dooog?! hehehe! PUPPY! Eliza is a sweet name. Katie tickles me. Bless her heart. *g*

YAY! You got mail! I'm glad you like. You're welcome.   ♥

Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on July 25th, 2009 04:33 pm (UTC)
*headdesk* I'll implode before then.

I think Eliza was sweet, too. Leah and Belle were also bandied about.