Dear Lauri...sorry this is a day late, but haven't been around much lately! We just recently got my youngest (and the grandbaby! Ouch!) off to North Carolina, so I was on and off work, taking Bri when I could so her momma could pack (and pitch! lol) without interference, and going and doing all of our "summer" things in 3 weeks instead of 12. Let me tell you, Dobbe is one tired puppy! And speaking of puppies, I've had two grandpuppies for the summer while the other DD is up in Cleveland on an internship, and the other grandpuppy and 2 grandkitties for the last couple of weeks before DD got moved. Add all that to my three, and we had MORE than a full house! For the first time ever, I kind of missed the old monstrosity we used to call "home." To top it all off, good old Pudge decided to eat some huge, coated ball bearing (for god knows where), and he had to have abdominal surgery in the midst of all the chaos.
Anyway, DD1 will be heading back to Louisville in a couple of weeks to prep for another year of school, and picking up her puppies on her way. She'll actually be teaching her own classes this year, and she is so excited. She has been working fast and furious on getting things published the last few months. She called me the other day and told me that she is going to be in an encyclopedia. She's apparently co-authoring an article on "sex and the internet," and the encyclopedia is "Encyclopedia of Sex and Human Sexuality." LOL. I guess that's what I get for talking about "boobs" so much when she was in her "formative" years! My mother wants to know how she knows so much about sex and the internet that she can write an encylopedia entry on it! DD said I should tell her it's "lots and lots of research!" I think we won't tell her that.
DD2 and DGD are now safely and happily ensconced in Greensboro. DD2 got her much coveted competitive assistantship, so she is thrilled. DGD has made friends in the neighborhood, which she has never had opportunity for before.
And my house is VERY QUIET these last couple of weeks!
Anyway, hope you had a great birthday, girlie, and here's to Many More of them!!!
Love and hugs...
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