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Happy November!

Hello and good evening to you. Last year in December my family adopted a golden retriever puppy, Allie, and I thought I'd post some pictures to show you how much she's grown. First, a flash back to Allie at 9 weeks of age:

1. Allie - (1-01-10) ball wrestling 8

And suddenly, she gets bigger!

2. Allie - toys 1

3. Allie - w gator 1

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. ^_^

4. Allie - sofa 1

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. ^_^

5. Hannah - ball mouth 1

Hannah prefers to have a tennis ball with her at all times. Never bypass an opportunity for retrieving. *g*

6. hannah - sofa 1

7. Hannah - lovely hips 1

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. ^_^


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Nov. 20th, 2010 01:58 am (UTC)
Oh, Allie is adorable! As is Hannah, of course. It's nice to hear you are doing well, and I'm glad you're over your cold.
Nov. 20th, 2010 02:23 am (UTC)
:D!!! Allie and Hannah are beautiful! And omg, congrats on the accpetance! *beams*
Nov. 20th, 2010 02:59 am (UTC)
What beautiful dogs! I just want to hug them and pet them and tell them how lovely they are.

Hurray for your Simmons acceptance! I hope this means you'll have the chance to spend some time at the Eric Carle museum--I know that's the site of their Simmons West children's lit courses. And of course I am pleased that we will have this connection now too. :)
Nov. 20th, 2010 03:00 am (UTC)
yay dogs! & CONGRATS on the simmons acceptance!!!!! if you ever feel like coming to the boston side, let me know & we should meet up!
Nov. 20th, 2010 03:50 am (UTC)
Darling dog!
Nov. 22nd, 2010 07:56 pm (UTC)
So cute!

Congratulations on the LIS acceptance! WAHOOOO! *throws confetti* That is such great news. :D
Nov. 23rd, 2010 05:35 am (UTC)
Congratulations on the library school acceptance! (Also your dogs are adorable.)

Nov. 24th, 2010 04:50 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh Allie is HUGE. And still so cute.
Oh my gosh Congratulations! That's great news!

OH MY GOD I don't think I've talked to you since you visited about 7 months ago! Bad, bad Lisa. I will call you.
Jan. 12th, 2011 12:59 pm (UTC)

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