Well, to say that I’m making adjustments in the last week-and-a-half would be an understatement. We began school on last week, and I’ve already blogged about my lack of preparedness (from my perspective) as we start the new school year 3 weeks before I was ready. Blog? Tweet? Who has time?
I had to make another adjustment as well. It occurs to me that we had become totally adjusted to our 11-year-old beagle, whose biggest activity is to go out and use the bathroom, or bark at the UPS and FedEx trucks. After a summer of mild refusal, then a “we’ll see” type of consideration, we succumbed to the pressure of the children and brought this little lady home.
This is Ginger, the newest addition of our family. Currently, she is ten weeks old, not house-broken, and very active. Right now, our beginning school has been overshadowed with running to the backyard to avoid accidents, trying to toddler-proof our home from the many things that Ginger likes to put in her mouth, and just managing the chaos of this busy little Golden retriever in our home. She plays so very hard until, every now and then, she also does this.
When she is asleep, the household has its usual level of activity. Our younger two, as one example of many, decided that they would practice a few dips and turns as dance partners.
Oh, well. At least, amidst all of her busy-ness, Ginger can also slow down and be a great comforter.
Yes, we did get a puppy 1-2 days before beginning our new school year. Yes, I am the craziest mom on this little rock we call Earth.