gayle the teacher

a few days ago, gayle once again showed how she is the teacher in this whole experience, and we ‘foolish humans’ need to just take a cue and learn..

i was in the basement on her computer, while don was upstairs working on paperwork.  the basement door is always kept shut, due to the stairs.  in order to go to the basement, gayle was strapped into her ruff wear harness, and a tight hand was used to help her hop down the steps.  it was, she understood, the only way she would be allowed to go up and down the stairs….

anyway, 1 was pecking away on my keyboard and the phone rings.  i ignore it, but don answers (might be a buddy calling with a tee time).  it’s my younger brother, bruce, on the phone.  don yells down ‘pick up the phone, but i don’t hear him… so he  opens the basement door, and comes down to get me to answer the phone….bruce has something really funny to tell me, and don was standing there laughing as well…

after about five minutes of chatting, we end the call.  it was about this time, that i realize, that sitting to my left is gayle – she’s been enjoying the laughter as well!!  without the ‘human intervention’, she was easily able to climb down the stairs, and up again…much faster and more confident than when she had to drag along a human!!

so now, the door to the basement still stays closed, but when we go down, we give gayle the option to join us – she always does.  what a smartie she is!!

this ain’t no pawty…this ain’t no disco!!

well, what a day.  i woke up this morning, thinking to myself…gayle this is your three month ampuversary – congrats girl, no doubt there will be a pawty.  i was barely out of  ‘nap phase’, when i heard the leash and thought…maybe we’re going for breakfast, wow that says pawty all over it…

but..what do you know…not my kind of pawty.  i went today for my fourth chemo treatment.  at least today i got home by three, but i’m exhausted and now i don’t feel like a pawty girl at all…  i know there’s only one more to go, then i’m gonna pawty like it’s 1999!!! (or maybe 2000, since that was my birth year). 

there better be some ice cream or something yummy for me after dinner (and after my after dinner nap)… 

i guess life IS like a box of chocolates..and you never know what you’re gonna get!!

may 5th – my lucky day!!

today marks ten years with my wonderful family.  it was rainy, dark and stormy that evening in 2000, when my charon came down that road by the lake and found me trying to fight my way out of the muddy ditch.  i was but a wee little girl then, but what an adventure it’s been.  good fortune for me and for our entire family.  here’s to many many more fortunate times!!!!  lets celebrate!