too funny about cruising the names! i do that to, but then i realize that 'igor' just doesn't fly for a name around here (although if i really loved it i would use it, but... you know, gotta think about the tease-factor in grade school...).
i missed the dressage. what channel are you watching it on- are they on more than just regular old nbc? i watched some bicycle racing and swimming. i get those mixed feelings too... any time there is a big party at the same time as a lot of world is suffering, it is hard to get into the spirit of things, yet, for most of these athletes, the political climate in the world is separate from their dreams and talents... mixed feelings.
ok, our dog was born in suriname- she is a mixed breed, probably mostly terrier. my sister was with her boyfriend on a peace corps stint, living in a saramakan river village, and someone had given another one of the p.c.volunteers a paper bag, inside was a puppy rescued from the street in paramaribo, and this puppy had puppies, one of which my sister took care of, and somehow i ended up with her! she has some issues! saramakans do not keep dogs as pets, so sally doesn't like little boys with sticks/spears (2 of her littermates were killed this way
), or snakes (2 of her littermates were eaten by an anaconda!). she is very smart and sweet, she'll be 8 this year. i also have 2 other dogs.
i think with a new baby, she will be very protective and want to 'run the show'... she is very alert and observant, so i imagine she will be like 'alert! alert! the baby has poo in his diaper! alert!' and 'code red! code red! the baby is now awake and needs immediate attention!'. i am hoping there will be no issues! all the dogs are submissive/beta to my husband, so what he says/shows will go. not too worried about it, although it should be interesting! i know our golden retriever mix will be more than happy to be the 'baby cleaner'! 'mmmmm... smashed peas? let me clean those little fingers for you!'
we're on the mid-coast, downeast region of maine. think national park and there we are. where do you take your family vacation each year?
when i used to plant a garden, i did summer squash, pole beans, tomatoes, lettuce, beets, and a pumpkin. my mom put in some things but it is looking a little weedy out there!
sage, your garden sounds impressive! corn! hardly anyone plants corn around here.
aviva, i am sorry you had to watch those other pregnant ladies walk on by... this time next year it will be a very different wonderful time! baby in sling, helping you do the u-pick!