Thursday, July 24, 2008

Long night

Last night we had a storm come through about the time we went to bed. I don't remember hearing much rain but the lightning and thunder was bright, loud and often. This made for a long night for me. Rusty (my Yorkie) is VERY VERY afraid of storms. In fact, he is afraid of the rain. He shakes uncontrollably and cannot be consoled. He pants and can't figure out whether he wants to be held or just left alone. This is what I dealt with last night. He snuggles up to me (panting and shaking) and then jumps off the bed. This continues for at least an hour. I finally hold him under the covers (this seems to help sometimes) and finally we fell asleep. I woke up to go to the bathroom about 2am and Rusty was not on the bed (he sleeps on the bed every night). I went looking for him and found him under the bed. I think I am going to have to talk to the vet about getting him some medication. I hate to dope up my dog but he really does freak out and I don't think it is good for him. And of course this time of year in NC with 100 degree days and cooler nights the liklihood of thunderstorms is well...100 percent usually.

The cleaning up is coming along slowly. I did clean out the Sunroom. I need help cleaning out Scott's room because there is furniture we are getting rid of (hallelujah!). The Scrapbook room (well that is what I'm going to start calling it!) is sort of cleaned. Guess when the windows show up I'll actually get myself in gear to do it!

Brian is doing great on his way to better health. Wendy is lazy. I don't eat alot to start with so my issue is I need to exercise. Yeah that is just not happening at the moment. Lazy lazy lazy....that would be me. update you on my sister-in-law. She finished the swim and the bike part of the Ironman (swim 2.4 miles and bike 112 miles!)then she told Brian that about mile 13 in the run (which is a marathon of 26.2 miles) her knee blew out. She tried to keep walking to finish but was told that she could do permanent damage if she continued. Therefore she did not finish but signed up for next year! I think she is amazing....period! Actually she is WICKEDLY AWESOME (that is just for you Angie! Love you girl!)

Well time to get off my duff and do something.

May today be a great one for you!