Monday, December 24, 2007

ZOEY

I've posted before about our dogs that we got when we lived in BC. Floyd was a black lab, total spaz, goofy, and loving. He died this past summer. It was very hard for all of us, we got Floyd the same day we took possession of our house in BC. A few months later, we got Zoey. She's half-wolf (both parents were half-wolf, I'm not really sure what that makes her). Zoey is a beautiful dog, very timid, doesn't like man-made stuff, and an excellent watch-dog. She's tiny for a wolf-cross, only about 65-70 lbs. Since Scott was taking the girls for a week over the break to visit his family a few hours from Toronto, I asked if I could take Zoey. It works out well for all of us. I'm not all alone, Scott doesn't have to worry about her when they are away, and the girls know that both Zoey and I are going to keep each other company. I thought that Scott was going to bring Zoey on Boxing Day. He told me that a couple of days ago. He shows up today to get the girls, and who does he have with him? Zoey. That's great, I'm happy about that. Problem is, he didn't give me any time to get the house ready for a dog. He also told me that he 'just' ran out of food. Great. The girls left and thank goodness our grocery store is open until 6 tonight. I went and got Zoey some food and treats. She is THE pickiest eater I have EVER seen. I got a couple of different foods for her, but I also know that she loves 'people' food best. In BC, when we fed the dogs, Floyd would gobble his up within a minute and Zoey would take an hour to eat her food. That's just how she is.
Another small problem is my sister and her family who live next door. My sister and her business partner own my house and she's told me any time I have asked that we are NOT allowed to have pets. When she finds out that Zoey is here, she's going to flip. Thing is, I don't really care. They have pets (2 cats), that's fine. If my sister finds out, I'll just deal with it at the time. I will be honest with her and tell her that I didn't want to be all alone, and Scott could not leave her alone for more that a day or two. I can also tell her that this is a bad time of the year for me...it was 2 years ago that I was at my 'bottom' and I was introduced to AA. It is a hard time for me. I have come a long way, I know that, but it does scare me when I think about it. Part of my 'bottom' was knowing that I was alone for a week over the holidays. I enjoy being alone, I do, but it's nice to know that I have some company while the girls are gone.
Anyway, I'm very happy to have Zoey here with me. She's a good dog and I missed her. If I get my digital camera working any time soon, I'll take pictures and post them.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays to my friends in Blogland. Not 'Merry Christmas', 'Happy Holidays'. It's against my religion to say 'Merry Christmas' and those who do say it offend me.
Michelle, I'm joking!! Merry Christmas AND Happy Holidays!
I have taken a bit of a break from writing this blog. It's not that I'm tired of it, I really didn't have anything new to say. Life is busy, work is busy, home is busy, rush rush rush. I've been reading other blogs and trying to comment when I can, but haven't had the energy or new thoughts for a post.
Poor me...I'm going to be all alone from x-mas eve until New Year's eve. My babies are going with their father for an entire week. All alone.
I have all of next week of work, exept I will go in for a couple of days on my own time. That means I likely won't get there before noon. During the week I'm up before 6 and at work around 8:15, after dropping the girls off at daycare. Weekends are my time to sleep, especially when the girls are not with me. Originally, Scott asked me if he could take the girls for x-mas. Since I'm Jewish, it doesn't really matter to me. The girls and I had our Hanukkah with my family. It was great, they got tons of stuff. I told Scott he could pick the girls up x-mas eve, around 4pm. He is going to Chatham, about 3 hours from Toronto, to visit his family and stay with his sister and her family. Since next weekend is his anyway, I told him that they could stay with him on the Thurs as well. He's taking them Tues and Wed, then has Fri-Sun, that made sense to keep them Thurs. I asked him to bring them back Sun afternoon. Then I found out that I had to work on the Mon, Dec 31. I asked for the day off, but that's a 'no'. I asked Scott if he wanted the extra day, to bring them back on Mon afternoon. Now, that's the plan. Although it sucks that then entire time I'm off work the girls will be with him, it feels good that I'm doing something good for them.
Christmas night, I have been invited to my ex-brother in law's for dinner. My sister's ex husband invites my sister, their kids, my mom and her 'friend', and me (plus my kids if I have them). There's an entire soap opera right there. My sister's ex is gay, he has a boyfriend who lives in San Fransisco. Yep, soap opera.
Kids are yelling for me. I will try to post later.