Wednesday, August 23, 2006
  If i had a tail, it'd be wagging.

baciamano, originally uploaded by slimspider

Sorry I've been so quiet. Busy at work. I've been feeling run-down the past couple of days, so have pretty much slept the past couple of nights away. Feeling better now, though; phew. I was worried I was getting sick (although, come to think of it, it would be the first time this year, so I'm doing pretty good - knock on wood).
Wailey got out again - on a day when I made them a nice, yummy, huge salad! (Mustard greens, squash, zucchini, peaches, kiwi...) He'll turn up in this field of weeds we have going on in the backyard, I just hate it when he's gone. The low-enclosure-walls situation will be remedied soon. And I would like to expand the enclosure to give Wailey a nice, covered burrow-type area to hide in.
Despite brushes with illness, Wailey being M.I.A., and my present fluctuating hormone levels, I feel very content right now. You know, if this works out, I may just have to turn Hoelscher on y'all and start trying to set everyone up; after all, this is a really nice feeling. Wish me luck. :)
By the way, tomorrow is my beloved Dawny's 29th birthday. She is really just one of the best people I know. My best friend, even though I'm pretty sure that chick with all the cute kids beats yours truly out for that title. I honestly have to just stop and shake my head every once in a while at what an incredible, caring, trustworthy, sweet, loving, and very strong person she is. I hope I'm just like her when I get to be her age.. although I only have, like, five months, so I don't think it's going to happen.

Dawny & me, back when we were young'ns.
I sure am glad our moms decided to get us together when we were, what, 14? Love you, girl. :)
seriously.. could you be any sweeter?

you rock, girly. i love you dearly.. and thank you. (really, really.. thank you.)

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I'm Stacey. I'm a 31(!)-year-old Wisconsin girl living in sunny South Florida. The highlights in my life are my lovely boyfriend, my aloof cats, my adorable/adoring stepdogs, my two lumbering tortoises, select family members, being outside, being underwater, taking pictures, yadda yadda. Stay tuned for lots of babbling!

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States


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Making a difference

A small boy lived by the ocean. He loved the creatures of the sea, especially the starfish, and he spent much of his time exploring the seashore.

One day the boy learned there would be a minus tide that would leave the starfish stranded on the sand.

When the tide went out, he went down to the beach, began picking up the stranded starfish, and tossing them back into the ocean.

An elderly man who lived next door came down to the beach to see what the boy was doing. Seeing the man's quizzical expression, the boy paused as he approached. "I'm saving the starfish!" the boy proudly declared.

When the neighbor saw all of the stranded starfish he shook his head and said: "I'm sorry to disappoint you, young man, but if you look down the beach, there are stranded starfish as far as the eye can see. And if you look up the beach the other way, it's the same. One little boy like you isn't going to make much of a difference."

The boy thought about this for a moment. Then he reached his small hand down to the sand, picked up another starfish, tossed it out into the ocean, and said: "Well, I sure made a difference for that one!"

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