March 19, 2004
Friday Five

If you...

1. ...owned a restaurant, what kind of food would you serve?
I would probably serve "comfort food" so that people could come to eat when they wanted to feel good.

2. ...owned a small store, what kind of merchandise would you sell?
I've always wanted to own my own small bookstore/coffee shop where people were encouraged to sit down and read.

3. ...wrote a book, what genre would it be?
It would probably be in the "chick lit" or witty mystery genre.

4. ...ran a school, what would you teach?
I would teach philosphy or social studies.

5. ...recorded an album, what kind of music would be on it?
I would have a little bluegrass, a little jazz, and a little piano solo new agey kind of music.


Wow! It's been a long time since I last posted. Time flies when you are unbalanced! :) Things have been busy, to say the least. Work has been a series of changes, since the beginning of the year, so there has been a lot to do. As I know that some people from my work read my blog, let's just suffice it to say that it's been busy! It's been a challenge for me to find that work-family balance lately. I have taken today off to help get ready for Sebastian's big 10th birthday, but it was an internal struggle for me not to go in for at least a half of day! I will probably call in several times just to check in. So bad.....

Anyways, what else has been going on? As many of you have seen in John's blog we are the proud new owners of 2 rambunctious Great Danes. They are so cute and just have the greatest personalities. I had forgotton how much WORK puppies are. Poor John! Between the feedings and the "Quit chewing that!" and the "Don't jump on the kids!" and the poop patrol I am surprised he is still talking to me. I was hesitant about getting 2 because puppies tend to bond to each other and there is always the concern that they won't bond with the humans. Not so in the case of these two! These two just look to us, they don't alway listen, but it's getting better. They both have two individual personalities but still manage to play well, most of the time, with each other. Jackson ("Just Jack!") is more quieter and subdued than Zoe. Jack would just as soon lay on top of you and cuddle then anything. He's already showing a real obedience knack and is "getting" the potty training. Zoe is our little hell-on-wheels. She is hyper, bouncing off the walls, won't listen, will go outside for 5 minutes then come in and pee on the carpeting. Okay, she's not that bad all the times, but she is a trip. You just look at her and know she's planning something! She's a fun dog! They both have added a lot to our family.

I know a lot of people think we are crazy for having 4 dogs, and in some ways, they are probably right! Most people don't understand and that's fine. I couldn't imagine life without George, Emma, Jack, and Zoe. As long as people understand that this is just the way John and I choose to live our lives and don't judge us, I really don't care! We are happy and that's what is important.

What else? Sebastian's party is tomorrow! He is so excited about his birthday and has a few of his friends from school, and the neighborhood coming over. We will be doing pizza and cake and games. It should be fun! John and I have to go shopping today for the supplies. Keegan has been sick all week. We are the sickliest family this winter. It has just been one cold after another. I think it's a combination of it being Keegan's first year in school AND the fact that we are living in a new climate/environment. Hopefully next winter won't be so bad!

All right, enough boring stuff from me....

Brie :)

Posted by Brie at 07:13 AM