• 4 am is prime time for doggie zooming and puppy pouncing.
    • The garbage collector is stealing our stuff.
    • After a dose of Pepto Bismol the couch or a lap is your face towel.
    • Every time the refrigerator door is opened be positive that your head belongs in there.
    • To help with laundry steal underwear and play keep away with it in the back yard.
    • Even though there's no doorbell bark every time you hear one on TV.
    • Chewing up a red crayon will convince the neighbor's kid at the door that you're hemorrhaging.
It's been a very demanding week. Gen has been a joy, but has an upset tummy. Neither one of us have slept much. The vet says if it doesn't clear up in a couple of days I need to bring her in. She's a busy little body. I'll be glad when she's got all of her puppy shots so we can go for walks and run off some of that energy.

Unconscious grief.

    Strange men drive Datsun pickup trucks that are lining gray streets with dead black labs under yellow skies. We're trying to catch them but the license plate number is blurry. Suddenly a castle appears in the sky Kiki sits up looks at the sky and both vanish.
    Treacherousness stains the scene and wood rots and falls through the driveway to the new house Hubby bought. A blue station wagon is stuffed with things from the old place. A dead dog lies in the middle of the street. I stop open the door and Kiki sits up and I pet her, she hops in the back seat. It's so hot and stuffy. The A/C on the green dash board has a white silhouette of a Golden Retriever. I turn that on to keep Kiki cool.

Laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants

    Number One Son was jumped by three worms who beat him so badly he ended up in the ER with a mild concussion, stitches and several chipped teeth. A CAT scan was done and he was sent home. I took the stitches out for him yesterday with my handy dandy dissecting kit from college days. He was at a friend's house when one of the neighbor's drunk as a skunk came out yelling. My son went down there to calm him down. The drunk grabbed his shirt my son pushed him back then two others jumped him. The biggest part of his injuries was to his face because they rolled him over and stomped on his face.

    Meanwhile his neighbor and friends stood there frozen Three days earlier another friend had been shot and killed. He's pretty mad at them right now. One friend said he was stupid to go down there. He's never been around drunks so how could he have known?

    The police were called but he refuses to press charges because of retaliation. He may change his mind when the hospital bill arrives.

The true meaning of speeding tickets

    I asked God to keep an eye out for Number One's Son's speeding, so his license was suspended. I drove him down to the courthouse to get it reinstated. He got a nice little lecture from the judge. He swears to me that he's slowed his driving down sticking to the back roads for speeding. That's why he got that Camaro. He loves it.

    We had a very nice lunch afterwards. We got to sit down and talk. He's had a really rough couple of weeks and I wanted to make sure he was okay. I had to laugh when he told me he has a ticket to settle in this little po'dunk town of Eloy next week. Poor guy never saw it coming. The officer who pulled him over said there was airplane tracking his speed overhead.
    Pretty sneaky Lord.

The revisiting of unintended consequences.

    Number Two Son's MESA group has not been having meetings and according to the two students who have been pretty much left in charge there won't be any more. This is alarming to hear since the U of Az is using his records of attendance to determine eligibility for tuition wavers and scholarships.

The revenge of unintended consequences.

    Yesterday we found out that hubby miscalculated how many vacation days he was due and it meant $300.00 less in his paycheck so things are really a mess. That's the grocery and gas money. Hubby feels bad, but I told him it's an honest mistake. I walked down to the store and picked up a few groceries with fifty bucks I borrowed from my son. I don't know what we'll do until next payday. At least the mortgage is paid.
    I so tired.

When my heart is faint

Even while you sleep the wings of my dove are sheathed with silver.
-Psalm 68:13