"Although I speak from my own experience, I feel that no one has the right to impose his or her beliefs on another person. I will not propose to you that my way is best. The decision is up to you. If you find some point which may be suitable for you, then you can carry out experiments for yourself. If you find that it is off no use, then you can discard it." Dalai Lama...

Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Odd mood ,odd socks.....

The game of Caddoo did nothing to lift my mood last night, Emily was also in a tired mood and was very difficult and stroppy so we clashed a little!!! Luckily Al was on hand to referee...
Another strange low energy day today.We had a quiet start to the day and finished the tye dye socks.Milly loves them because they come up to her knees.Even ankle socks have to be pulled/stretched up as high as they can go.Her other thing at the moment is wearing odd socks ,not sure if this is a fashion statement or just the fact that they are all loose in her drawer and it is easier just to grab any old sock!!Any how these will fit both criteria....



We had our local Home Ed group meeting. Emily had a good run around and is gradually easing into the group( only been a year, takes her a while bless her) and then a few off us went off to my friends where the children were able to continue playing.

When we got home Alan was curled up in bed with a fever and shivering.He had said last night he felt as though he was coming down with something and had managed to last through the morning but had to come home at lunch time.

I quickly got changed and took Beauty out for a walk.Al has been taking her as I have found it difficult to hold her when she lunges now that she is so much bigger.I was so tired and was really on edge.We passed one other dog on the other side of the road and she was very good and we managed to get past without the barking and lunging. On the way back home we saw a dog in the distance and we were in a country lane with no escape Oh no!! Thankfully the dog went running back to its owner who had just stopped their car in the lane and it got back in the car,so again I didn't have to fight to keep hold of her whilst she lunged.
Home safe and sound and a quick tea for me and Em and then we played for a while in her room.We discussed her bedtime and she said she wanted to go to bed then and got ready whilst I did her water bottle and I left Al reading to her so I could get cleaned up. He has come down to watch the footy and said she is fast asleep. I am glad she needed an early night.
I am going to watch Masterchef and have an early night as well I think. We would normally go to the food coop in the village hall in the morning but have decided to give it a miss as we have a busy afternoon with a visit to the hospital to see the Peadiatrician then onto the dentist and then Recorder lesson.Milly wants to tye dye the t shirt she got in the kit so we will do that in the morning and then head out to lunch before the Hospital app.

3 comments:

My name is Stacie. said...

What kind of a dog do you have? Have you ever heard of the Gentle Leader collar? It works very well.

I'm still in an out-of-it mood too. It's been rainy here, which wears on me, so that may be it. I hope you are feeling better soon!

Lynn said...

hi Stacie,
We got our dog from a shelter and when we got her we were told they thought she was a lab/rottie but have been reliably informed since then by our trainer that she is more likely to be a new zealand huntaway. She is black and tan and lab sized. she was not socialised as a puppy and consequently is a bundle of nerves and insecurities so it has been a long process to get her to go out for a walk let alone pass other dogs. We have tried the gentle leader and had some success with it but on the advice of our trainer we have been trying her without it.If things don't improve we may have to go back to it.
I really hope this mood passes over quickly but until it does I will keep a low profile and just do the things that need to be done and really must fit in some more meditation time as this I find helps me to find balance.

My name is Stacie. said...

We have a 1 year-old Bichon Frise that we got as a puppy last year. He is small, so pulling was not painful, just annoying. But the Gentle Leader worked well. Now we mostly hike in our woods (12 acres) so he doesn't need a leash. Even on the road we don't use one anymore. We live in the country and there is not a lot of traffic where we walk. But when a car does come, we say "Car coming" and he runs to us and waits for it to pass. But that took a lot of training. Having a puppy was so much like having a baby. I told my husband that one baby and one puppy is it for me. Next dog will be an older one. But I see that older pound dogs can have their share of troubles. I read a lot about dog psychology before we got Truman, and also watched Cesar Millan's The Dog Whisperer.

Meditation is essential for me. Along with exercise and writing time. Hope you feel better!