ahhh, mercury… sweetest of the transition metals.

Newt took his meds as well as could be expected… he promptly went to nibble some kibble to get the taste out of his mouth, I think.

Man, I am such a pod sometimes that it boggles the mind.

People’s motivations and drives are a total mystery to me at times…this just came to me in a flash… Danny’s going to be 40 this year! holy cow… I didn’t know how much older than me he is….7 years+.. he’s such a goof, it’s hard to remember that. I need to get his birthday presents… lotr stuff.

Sealab 2021 is on.

Taken from The Girlfriends’ Guide to Toddlers by Vicki Iovine.

You can curse like a sailor, pick your nose or eat nothing but Doritos for breakfast, lunch and dinner around a baby and he will not pick up your bad habits. Once you have a toddler in the house, however, you’d better be ready to see your worst behavior mirrored….
…If you wish your child to behave in a certain way, the very best thing you can do is behave that very same way….
…In the long run, it will not be the little quirks your toddler inherited from you that really matter. Your challenge lies in not setting examples that can ruin his life. What follows is a list of the most important behaviors to cut out of your life before they are woven into the fabric of your toddler’s life:

  1. Don’t smoke
  2. Don’t hit or allow yourself to be hit
  3. Don’t demean or allow yourselt to be demeaned.
  4. Don’t lie
  5. Don’t hate

If you can master those things as well as toss in all the good stuff like:

  1. Love freely.
  2. Be enthusiastic.
  3. Honor commitments.
  4. Read together.

Then you’re already miles ahead in the parenting game.

It seems to me that this would be an effective way to cure the world of it’s ills.

Sรณlo quiero estirarme en la arena.

ack! I must’ve forgotten to hit send on my early morning post… it’ll show up later… when I get home tonight.

back from taking Newto to the vet…. he has a little virus and is on antibiotics… 1 & 1/2 droppers worth, 2x a day. hearkens back to when I was feeding him as a baby, and when he got sick from Fritz a while back. went straight form the vety to work, so I can babysit him more in depth today, and give him all sorts of loving. ๐Ÿ™‚ He’s busy sniffing the areas where the puppy was yesterday… a golden retriever at about 3 weeks old… “Dexter”… adorable little thing, even if he’s a super peeing machine. Newt’s taking great interest in Dex’s wee-wee spots. (only fair… Dex was fascinated by Newt’s litterbox here yesterday, too… we had to cover it, to keep the puppy from rooting in it… it’s clean but sand everywhere is not a desired result. )

Newton’s trip…. weight – 12.75 lbs… a good weight.. he’s not as fat as he looks, I guess.

got a fecal exam, physical, an antibiotic injection, antihistamine injection, and two bottles of amoxicillin suspension. with the biohazardous waste fee, it came to a grand total of $97.50.

not bad… Newton is now 2 years and 11 weeks old. ๐Ÿ™‚ he’ll return for his bordatella booster in about 2 weeks.

from this morning, forgot to hit send circa 8am

Getting Newtie ready for his trip to the vet today, before work. Last night was full of odd dreams, more surreal than real.. flashes of imagery instead of a plotline that I can remember. Going fishing, reading a colorful book to a lot of children, seeing a friends teeth fall out. strange colors and textures… anyone who says that you dream in black and white forgot to mention that you have a very real sense of what the colors are…(I honestly think that I dream in color) Ragged swatches of cloth on a makeshift flag and the beautiful brown eyes of the girl I adore can certainly attest to that.