Happy Monday everyone! I hope you are all enjoying a day off from work (possibly?).
I’m trying to take advantage of today to spend some time with Lucia, running errands, and relaxing. Of course, I never seem to accomplish everything I set out to on a free day like this. I always end up adding new things to the list, and run around all day without actually getting the “relaxing” part in.
Lucia recently had her yearly checkup at the vet. She left with a clean bill of health (hooray!), but that didn’t stop me from worrying beforehand. I am sure the feeling is even worse when you have kids, but boy oh boy can it be nerve wrecking to wait on results. I should probably state up front that I get worried at any type of appointment…I am always terrified my dentist is going to tell me I have a cavity (even when I take care of my teeth religiously), or that I need to get my wisdom teeth extracted. The fact that I brace myself for the worst is probably a bad habit I need to overcome.
Anyway, I was pleased to find out that Lucia is perfect weight-wise, ear-wise, and eye-wise. The only thing we have to go through is a teeth cleaning; she’s 5 1/2 years old so it is a pretty normal situation to be in, apparently.
One of the advantages of spending a lot of time at home over the holidays is the ability to have quality time with my furry friends. At one point (for Christmas day), we had six dogs together in one house. Crazy.
It was so funny to see how my parents’ dogs loved the Christmas tree…especially Stuart. He turned the tree skirt into his own personal dog bed. I guess I can’t blame him: looking up at the sparkling lights of the tree sounds pretty nice to me! Didn’t you ever do the same when you were a kid? He definitely had the right idea.
One of the fun things about teaching/working at a school is that every once in a while I get to act a bit like a kid again.
Last week, we happened to have some furry and feathery visitors at the school. A petting zoo set up in the school yard, and many of the smaller students were able to meet the animals up close and personal! There was a cow, a sheep, a goat, ducks, a rooster, rabbits, quail, and a piglet! I have to say: being able to pet a few animals myself was quite a fun time. I mean, how often do you get the chance to pet a 5 week old piglet? And yes: it’s just as cute as you’d think it is and I definitely wanted to take that cute little guy home with me. Anyway, today I thought I’d share a few pictures I snapped of our animal visitors – so cute, right???