surviving Max’s death

Max is the tan/white one sitting behind the black mastiff. I have to say this is so much harder than I thought it would be. I hear him even though I know he isn’t there. I regret every time I got short with him or told him he was driving me crazy. I miss his…

Maximus Andreas

My dog Max came in the house last night shaking. I asked him what was wrong and he just wanted to be left alone. minutes passed and his shaking got worse and he was breathing hard. I called the vet who did not pick up the phone. within thirty minutes of him coming inside he…

my mountain

The first time I saw Mount Rainer I called it my mountain. And while the people of Seattle may disagree with me, I still claim it as my own to this day. I was there at the base of Mount Rainer in 1997, 18 years ago now. I will have to return to it one…

learning something new

I am rather bored with face book and often think of deleting my account. But every now and then someone puts something like the above information that I find interesting and think it should be posted for others to see. If I gave up face book I would be giving up all the pictures my…

step on up, step on out and get it done

Depression is an evil force. I believe it is the work of the devil. I also believe I am the only one of my mother’s children who has not been on depression medicine. Not that I am bragging, because I am not. I sometimes think I need to be put on it. But my depression…

sick

While I am at work I would love to be home. I am sick. At first I thought it was allergies but now I have a bad sore throat so that makes me think it is a cold. Ugh. I suppose it could still be allergies. All I know is I am very tired, have…

6 weeks

6 weeks from today school will be done. I wish it was tomorrow. yes I work harder in the summer time but the kids here are very rowdy and disrespectful. and it will be so nice to clean something and have it stay cleaned. that is a huge plus in my book. another thing I…

crap

Crap here, crap there, crap crap crap everywhere! I have been going through things to get ready to move. Man do I have a lot of crap. I have a lot of stuff,  a lot of things that I don’t need and rarely use. Yes I am going to have to downsize even more. Why…

eleven to go

so since we are going to be buying a house I have resigned myself to the fact that I will be working till I am 65. I could easily retire next year but with my IPERS I would only be bringing home a little more than $500 a month. that just isn’t enough. the longer…