Jun 24, 2009

Stinky puppies and baseball

Wow, I'm a bit exhausted. But definitely happy :) This morning I slept in a lot more than I usually do (about... 9:00? huh.) then Peter and I walked the dogs around the greenbelt. There are two dogs - a boxer/lab mix named Merlin (one of the strongest dogs I have ever tried to keep under control) and some little fluffball named Lucy. They're super calm till they see other dogs, then they FREAK OUT. I'm glad Peter was walking Merlin, cause he..... yeah. I don't know how he held on!
After walking the dogs Peter went to a water park with one of his friends and I went to visit Aunt Melanie. Last week there was a fire in her apartment and pretty much everything got ruined. Everything that was in a closet or box or cupboard was fine, but all the furniture and TV and stuff got nastified. So I went over there and helped her clean up and get things organized in her new apartment, and it was crazy but way fun :) Tommy and Sam are NUTS. We sang opera the whole time, I'm sure the neighbors are so excited to have people like us around, hehe.
Peter had baseball practice tonight, so I went to the park and watched for a while. He's on an all-star team, and they're amazing. Seriously, I've never seen kids play baseball like that before. Awesome!
I sat on the grass and read my book.... aaahhh... it was so nice. I've been reading a lot since I've been here. Not really out of boredom either, I just really like to read all of a sudden. I bought four novels at Goodwill yesterday ($1 each! Woot!) and right now I'm reading one called A Painted House by John Grisham. It's farntarstic :)
Welp, that's all for tonight! Ciao!


Diana said...

I've gotten bruises before trying to keep Merlin under control. It's time to call the Dog Whisperer.

Jayne said...

I'm jealous that you get to hang out with those two yahoo cousins of ours - I miss those guys.

Amanda said...

A painted house. What a great book. The way he describes growing up on that farm makes me nostalgic for a life i never had. Hopefully you enjoy it as much as i did.
If you get the time, read Gilead by Marilynne Robinson.
I'm glad your liking Cali. (Its still raining here)