Meet Sadie!

Sadie the puppyThis is my puppy, Sadie. We found her at the Owen County Humane Society.

She was in a fenced-in area with her brothers and sisters, all of whom seemed to knock her around and step on her. I guess she was the litter’s runt.

We got her on Sept. 15, 2011 and she’s been growing and getting more confident everyday.

Puppies are difficult. They have accidents in the house, they want to chew everything, they make you get up at three in the morning to take them outside even when it’s cold or rainy or cold and rainy. You can’t relax and do your regular activities in the house because you have to follow them around to make sure they don’t get into trouble. It’s exhausting and I think I should get maternity leave from work. I’m a new mommy after all.

I love Sadie very much and I think she loves me; that’s why I put up with all the trouble. My husband Ernie helps a lot with her. He is much better at disciplining her when she does something she shouldn’t, but he also gives her love and encouragement. He says that one day when life gives me bad times, Sadie will be there for me and she’ll make things better.

I look forward to having a grown-up dog as a companion, but for now I’ll cherish her time as a puppy.

Oh and the cats are not happy that Sadie is running around the house. The chihuahua is a bit miffed as well. Someday hopefully everyone will get along.

Make my mark?

Me the little girl.

I used to think that I was destined for greatness and fame. Part of me still does but then I think “what am I going to be great at?”, “What will I be famous for?”

I’m 40 now so it feels like I’m running out of time even though I really feel like I’m just getting started.

I wrote this tweet the other day: 

All that was right and true about me as a child is coming back. At last I’m taking root. I’ll be ready soon to bloom.

You know how they say little girls are full of confidence until they reach a certain age and then the world starts chipping away at them? I believe I’m getting back in touch with that little girl who thought she could do anything; who wasn’t afraid of life. That little girl is me  and it’s time she got on with the greatness!

If I have one dream it’s to be a movie star. I’m not doing much of anything to make that dream come true but you know I somehow think that one day it will happen because things come to me in life. Right now I’m here and I’m happy to be here.

I dream also of being a writer and I’m working on that right now.

Hand doodle.

Hand doodle.

I long to be a semi-serious artist, just for myself. My waking thoughts and sketchbooks are filled with lines and doodles. I create things that are interesting to me and I try to learn as much as I can about drawing and mixed media techniques. Maybe someday I’ll create something that someone wants  to buy. Another possible dream.

I’m getting my very own puppy tomorrow!!! I met her at an animal shelter and I think she fell in love with me. I’m in love with her. When I saw her I thought Sadie. Turns out Sadie is a diminutive form of Sarah and means princess.

My first pet was a cat. I met her as a kitten at my recorder teacher’s house. She was the only one in the litter with blue eyes. I called her Princess and she lived to be 18 years old.

Now I’m going to have another Princess and I didn’t even plan it that way.

Things in life just come to me you know.