I’ve so much to talk about and hardly any of it is related to one or another, so pardon the random as this isn’t in any particular order.
I’m not really that into politics, but I readily admit today was an auspicious day. At work staff were able to watch the ceremony in the video conference room this afternoon and I was pleasantly surprised by the large turnout. Everyone was very enthusiastic and there was a rousing round of applause after President Obama’s oath and an even larger one at the conclusion of his speech. I think a lot of people find Obama supporters (especially those in my generation or younger) to be idealistic, but I really believe that if we truly strive for all the change that we profess we want then surely it could happen. Historically our country has shown we can do the impossible and I personally don’t think the point of the matter is “if” we can, but the simple fact that we need these dramatic changes! I was very pleased to see these points covered in Obama’s speech. (Which you should absolutely read if you missed the ceremony; it’s well worth it.) I’m very eager to see where we go from here. I was less pleased to see the rampant stupidity raging through my Twitter followers and blogroll. I respect others’ opinions that differ from my own and I don’t think it’s much to ask that you do the same even if you do feel Bush can walk on water or Obama’s going to send the country to Hell. But you don’t need to be nasty about it nor do you need to insult those who don’t think as you.
In part this may be why I decided to forego a bunch of social networks I hardly particpate on and deleted a bunch of accounts. If you’ve paid any attention to the sidebar, you clearly know the places I frequent anyway so it shouldn’t be any great loss. This mass exodus may also partially stem from the cleaning/organization spree I was on over the weekend. I feel quite accomplished. Strangely i don’t feel that my bedroom/office is in any better shape and my livingroom seems oddly empty, but these are hardly things upon which to stress. The organization did alert me to the fact I’d amassed rather a large queue of unwatched DVDs and so I also spent a good deal of time over the weekend working my way through an assortment of medicore to downright fantastic films. At the risk of embarrassing myself with a number either too large or small depending on your point of view, I won’t bother listing them all. Suffice it to say, I did venture out of doors and Yara had a nice romp in the park. From which I’m quite sure we managed to track into my freshly cleaned apartment about half of Albany’s mud. I’m nearly positive that I’m more bothered by this than she.
Yara had her follow up appointment at the vet’s today, where she weighed in at an even 61 lbs.! Dr. Gundersen was very pleased with how she looks, extreme shedding aside, and while she did note that Yara is “lean” and shouldn’t loose any substantial weight, she gave Yara a clean bill of health. We were quite seriously told not to come back before mid-May for Yara’s annual exam!1
I decided not to waste the effort of telephone tag to call Fidelco to update them on this. From what I’m hearing from staff and volunteers I can pretty much give up any hope of ever seeing a reimbursement from the school given their current financial situation. I’d say I’m annoyed or upset but I long since stopped caring to be quite honest. I’m more concerned about the news I’m hearing as it’s quite unsettling.
Anyway, enough of my rambling. Dinner is calling my name. Ta for now!
- As any earlier visit would mean that Yara was ill and/or had regressed. ↩