My day has been packed full and it is only 2:45 in the afternoon! Working my way backwards, I watched Rado play accordion for the neighbors; bought a suit, a hard rock cafe bear, and some espresso cups at the NEIGHBORHOOD YARD SALE; ate the most delicious bbq at Wilson’s Bar-B-Q; and walked five dogs at the humane society.
The dogs I walked today, you have already met, but let’s spend some more time with them, shall we?
King and Dreamcicle: Roomates
after a big wet kiss
I was surprised to see that King now has a roommate, Dreamcicle! So first I took King for a walk, and then I came back and took Dreamcicle.
I am King
Next, I fulfilled my promise to Muffin to take her on her own walk, and we went all over the place to make up for walking just in the parking lot with Ricki the other day. When I took Muffin back, I got her roommate Ricki to go for a walk.
the ol' girls, Muffin and Ricki Divas
Then I decided to walk Buddy. He was sleeping on his cot when I went into the run, and rolled over so I could rub his tummy as he woke up. After that, I was covered in sweat and dog slobber and decided to call it a day.
Buddy's Green Eyes Post-Walk
Keyes was hanging outside, and he looked so handsome in a tuxedo bow tie and shirt collars, and a crystal studded red harness that I just had to take a picture! Somebody give this dapper dude the home he deserves (possibly a mansion)!
All Dressed Up Keyes
This is MY blog, this is RADO’s blog, and now…. (drum roll please) THIS IS OUR BLOG TOGETHER! Ljubov: Love, Rado and Sarah
i miss u every second we are apart maimunka
Things I am Thankful for on Saturday, 28 March
- Seeing Rado
- Hugging and kissing and talking to and looking at Rado
- Not getting hurt when all my books and pictures on my tall bookshelf fell on top of me. Yes, it still works to do an upper block when things are falling on you.
- Almonds. They taste good and will help lower my high cholesterol.
- Red Yeast Rice capsules. No taste, but also supposed to lower my cholesterol.
- Making progress on cleaning the apartment
- Listening to NPR– “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me” and “Whad’Ya Know?” and knowing the umami answer (the fifth taste)
- an english toffee scone (probably not good for the cholesterol, but tasty)
- that i have a car to get places faster when i need to
Week Re-cap: Good things from this week
- change is possible, even if it’s hard
- all the spanish i learned is somewhere in my brain and i am recalling more and more of it
- conversations with horacio castellanos moya, whose mind works the same as mine–knowing i’m not crazy, or if i am, there are more of us
- having a job, if only for another two weeks
- new friends (leanna, jake, lance, jen, horacio i’m talking to you)
- children….their size astounds me as much as their capability for growth. max loves to come to the coffee shop to see me and i am constantly amazed at how smart and funny and real such a tiny person is (he is just over a year old). it makes me know i want to have some someday
- sleep. missed a lot of it this week, so i’m appreciating every minute of it
- driving horacio to greensburg and seeing him see the amish in their horses and buggies for the first time
- meeting new people (camila, james)
- intercultural communication
Rado poses with his blue totem pole
Back a couple of weekends ago, Rado and I went to the Handmade Arcade, this year held at the Armory in Shadyside. That in and of itself was a bit disconcerting because it’s a giant hangar for the National Guard with humvees and military vehicles sitting around and then all these people selling handmade stuff whose politics probably more often veer towards hippies than citizen soldiers. Nevertheless, it was a huge space and seemed to be a huge success in terms of turnout. While we were there, we stopped by the AIR (Artist Image Resource) table, where they were letting people do screen prints. I made a giant copy of the Post Gazette from when Obama won the election and Rado made a little totem pole dude. Awesome!