Unraveling This Life

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Posts from the “Pets” Category

Santa, Baby

Posted on December 1, 2014

Dear Sadie – Technically, you’ve been a Greenwood for exactly two full weeks today. I say technically because we adopted you on November 16, 2014. But on that day, I was pretty sure you might have been the biggest mistake I’d ever made. On our drive home from Last Chance Ranch, you quickly figured out how to get out of the back seat and come up front with me. You spent that drive alternating between standing in the passenger seat and looking out the window or sitting half on the passenger seat and half in my lap, licking my hands. At one point, you decided you were car sick and very nicely jumped in the backseat to puke. Once we arrived home, you peed…

Puppy Love

Posted on July 21, 2014

Our annual trip to Ohio has been occurring for almost as long as we’ve lived on the East Coast. For nearly 20 years, I’ve made the trip home during the same two week time frame in July, give or take a few days. The beauty of Time Hop? You can see what you were doing for the past five years, thanks to social media, and for the past week, it’s been a rehash of the trips home. Pictures from wine-fueled trips down memory lane with my sisters. Posts about a great game of Scatagories. Tweets about something only one other person will “get.” I’m pretty sure that when I look back next year, the days will be filled with images of Lucy and Maggie. You…

The Good Kind

Posted on March 24, 2013

A few weeks ago I chaperoned our school’s webpage design class for the regional computer fair. Our district has remained rather steadfast in its commitment to technology, and our students are the chief beneficiaries. The students I was with are chosen to participate in a class that focuses on various computer applications, programs, and design, but the students in our district have access to different types of technology throughout their academic career. At the computer fair, the webpage design class took five out of the six first place awards as well as the majority of the second and third place awards to boot. By far and away the most impressive award was a first place win for the mobile app game that one young…

Dog Days Are Over

Posted on February 7, 2013

My birthday was really hard for me this year. Not because I turned another year older but because we put our dog, Livie, down. That day was perfect storm of everything that could go wrong and a testament to the power of friendship. In the end, we made the right decision for us and our dog. And I swore – vehemently – that I would never get another dog. Famous last words. The following Monday, the Girls were back at Temple and Dave was on a business trip. I came home like always, walked in, and said hello to Livie. Instant tears. People would post photos of their dogs on Facebook. Tears again. My sister, Bridget, adopted a black Lab mix from her local…