Now you’re all caught up on the last month!
Kenai is growing & growing & growing. He weighs in at 42lbs at not quite 4 months. He gets snipped in 11 days & I am excited he gets to stay at the vet’s overnight!
It’s actually not going too badly. Puppies are a lot of work, something I knew, but now I KNOW it. He’ll be worth it, someday ;-) Kenai loves to snuggle up on a lap, he is enthusiastic about everything, he loves a good nap, & he’s a lot less mouthy than he was a week ago. We are just about done with Puppy Preschool. Pretty sure he’s going to fail. He does ‘sit’ & ‘down’ just fine but he’s not great on a leash & is indifferent about coming when he’s called. We’ve been working hard this week on those two things & maybe he’ll surprise me. Some weeks he does great in class, other weeks, not so much. Probably the biggest hurdle with the dog is his constant diarrhea. We’re on our second round of antibiotics & things are firming up nicely. Hopefully it’ll stay that way…
I started my seasonal job at J~’s office right after we got the dog. I’ve only been able to do a few hours at a time because of the dog & my other commitments but that’s worked okay. This year I’m not filling seed, I’m putting them away. I thought I would hate it, but I actually really enjoy it. Putting the planting packets away is like a humongous puzzle. It’s nice & mindless.
The weather is above 20 most mornings so we are now walking to school. It’s really nice to have a dog in tow again. He cries when the kids cross to the school & we turn around and head home. The kids are all doing well. G~ is in the middle of his huge State Fest project. He’s very excited because his state is Alaska. T~ is plugging along & E~ is doing fine too. Although Track just started so I fully expect his schoolwork to come crashing down on him at some point. Which brings us to
I am not a fan. I love the events but the meets take FOREVER!! His very first meet was 3+ hours. 3!!! And he only ran 3 races, none of which I actually saw because I arrived late (Running Club) & had to leave early (Puppy Preschool). He has a meet tomorrow & I’m hoping to make all the races. My sister loaned me a book so I’ll have something to do.
I have a love-hate relationship with this organization. E~ seemed ready to quit but then he finally made some friends in his troop & now he’s working his tail off to get his ranks done. G~ is a year away from joining E~’s troop & is ready to go. He went on a campout with E~ & J~ a few weekends ago & loved it. I enjoyed it too because not only were all 3 boys gone, T~ went to a friend’s house for an overnight too. I really enjoyed the peace & quiet of my own house.
Which was sorely needed after sharing a hotel room with my sister who decided not to bring her CPAP & snored for 2 nights. Plus all the brain prodding that went on. But we’ll discuss Mayo in another post.
I’m half way through this years Running Club, which is now called Stride Club (so we can incorporate walkers). I enjoy it. I do not enjoy having to plan for all weather conditions. Last week was gorgeous. Today it snowed. Such is April…
Spring Soccer is the worst sport ever. Even worse than Track.
G~ is doing Chess Club at school & loving it. I think there are more kids in Chess Club than in Stride Club.
G~ is also doing Art Club. He’s at school late 3 days a week now. And he’s just fine with that ;-) E~ is also taking Art this quarter. It’s his favorite Quarter Class. He’s thrilled because he gets all the make-up snow days in Art instead of in the class he initially missed because of the weather.
I think the two readers I have left are now mostly caught up. See you in May!
Or hopefully sooner ;-)