Yes, I’m still here. I thought that once school was done for the semester I’d have more time, but factor in extra work hours and a new puppy and free time has been in short supply. I’ve even had a hard time keeping up with my blog reading. It’s also been difficult to find blocks of time to knit or sew. Every time I sit down it seems Maggie is into something or needs to be reminded to go outside. Not that I’m complaining! She’s so sweet and I know this is just for a limited time – she’ll grow up way too soon.
On the school front, I got an A in my Gerontology class, but am still waiting for the grade in my Psychology of Motivation. I’m fairly certain I got an A in that one as well. Several weeks ago, I wasn’t too sure. On my first assignment, I got a 40 out of 40. On the second one, I only got 20 out of 40 – a failing grade!! I was quite upset and the worst part was that the grade was posted late Wednesday before Thanksgiving. I emailed the teacher trying to find out how I could have gone so horribly wrong, but of course she was out of the office until the next Monday. Bill kept telling to relax, that it must have been a mistake. On Monday my teacher emailed an apology. Apparently in a past version of the class 20 was the maximum points you could receive on that assignment. She forgot – my grade was really 40. But it did make for a stressful weekend.
When I have had a free moment or two I’ve been doing secret Christmas sewing and knitting, so I can’t show anything. So, what better way to distract you than with puppies and babies?
We had gotten a little basket to put Maggie’s toys in, but she had a better idea:
We’re off to the vet this afternoon. Last Saturday she got sick and threw up her entire dinner. After that she started refusing to eat and since then has only eaten about half of what she should. Yesterday she started getting diarrhea, so it’s off to the doctor today just to be sure she’s ok. She’s still lively – I lost track of how many times writing this post I had to get up and see what she was up to! So I think she’s ok.
Only four more days of work, then a whole week off for Christmas! Next Saturday should be loads of fun. Remember last year my sister took me backstage for the ballet Sleeping Beauty? Next Saturday we’re going backstage for the Nutcracker. This is the great Pacific Northwest Ballet version with sets by Maurice Sendak. My friend Jan is going with us too and it should be great fun. I’ll be sure to get lots of pictures!
P.S. Just a quick update – Maggie is fine. She has giardia, easily treated and the vet said she is otherwise in excellent health. We are very relieved.