Watched the UA basketball game today, again – on purpose and in the absence of my friends who take it far more seriously than I. We watched as a family, in fact, with the parents. It was peppered with wiggling puppies and such, but it reminded me of the handful of memories I have of watching Nebraska […]Read more "Fans and family"
I decided when Kuiper arrived that I had finally come up with a compelling reason to use the Instagram account I set up just so I could try Hyperlapse when that first came along. I’m going to try posting at least one picture of at least one of our animals every day. Seems a cliché […]Read more "Dog a day pics"
Kuiper joined our family today. He flew in from Oklahoma, and he’s taking over, as one would expect from a puppy. Adorable doesn’t begin to cover it, and Lyra is handling her jealous big sister thing reasonably well. She’ll get the hang of it eventually, I think. Watching them, however, I see so much of […]Read more "Enter the puppy"
Most of today’s pursuits were based on prepping for the new family member arriving tomorrow. There’s plenty of minor worry over him fitting in with the existing rhythm and vibe in the house, but mostly, there’s just barely contained giddiness at finally getting an actual puppy. Lyra’s the best dog there is, and I can’t […]Read more "Last day packless"
A pair of meetings were the only things that compelled me to be at work today, otherwise I would have taken the whole week off. They were productive (or at least useful) enough meetings, and I sandwiched some productive fun stuff in between them. Still, it wasn’t my choice to be there at all, and […]Read more "Bookend meetings"
Spent a lovely day with my parents. They joined Lyra and I at the dog park, followed by lunch and a trip to the Subaru dealership just to look at their crossover line (where we met a salesman who used to live in Wimberly and Marble Falls, of all places), and finally refreshing my rainbow […]Read more "Rainbows and Subarus"
So there was the crazy speculation from yesterday that turned into more rational possibilities, though still with pins and needles waiting. Planes. Also, Squirrel Brain just spinning out trying to imagine every possible future and make the one it wants most happen. Then my parents got to town for a visit. The timing’s a teeny […]Read more "Planes, trains, and automobiles"