And suddenly, she gets bigger!
One of Allie's favorite activities is ripping things to shreds, be that stuffed animals, cardboard boxes, or pilfered tissues and paper towels. We have two toys that have withstood her loving attention, Alligator (pic 3) and Octopus (pic 2). They were made by Tuffy Toys, and I'm thinking of getting her another for Christmas. She particularly likes ones that squeak. ^_^
Tired dogs are best for cuddling. Her favorite place to be if we're both on the couch is sprawled on top of me. She makes a warm blanket but can be a bit bony. ;)
and below, for some photos of my beloved Hannah, who is currently 7.75 yrs old. ^_^
Hannah prefers to have a tennis ball with her at all times. Never bypass an opportunity for retrieving. *g*
my curvy redhead. ^_^
In other news, I am pleased to report that I have gotten in to Simmons' GSLIS program (graduate school of library and information science), and will be starting class in January. Simmons is based in Boston, but they offer courses on a part time schedule on the Mt Holyoke campus in South Hadley, MA (known as Simmons West). I'm going to start out by keeping my job and commuting to Simmons West for a Saturday class, and see how things go. I worked on the application to Simmons all summer, with much wracking of nerves, so I'm very pleased that I got in. ^_^ Even though the job market in libraries is grim (as it is in so many professions), I feel gaining education & experience in the field will benefit me, no matter what happens next.
The lead-up to Christmas at the store has been harried, as usual, so I fear I've spent my spare time burrowing under my rock and reading. I had a sinus infection some weeks back, with lingering cold symptoms (grr). This caused me to miss a few events with friends, which I regret. Ah well, forward steps. My current wish is to spend more time reading blogs and articles each week, reengage with the world. Feel free to drop me a note and catch me up. ^_^