Sunday, September 03, 2006
  hoo-boy, i'm tired

Who are YOU?!, originally uploaded by Cora.

and because my job has weird rules, i will be AT WORK tomorrow. (i could've taken it off but didn't have much reason to. the default is to work; you have to take off for everything but, um, thanksgiving and christmas, i think.)

so this is quick. nice weekend.. um.. didn't do much? meant to go out on a boat with chris, but both afternoons were rainy so that didn't happen. it was nice anyway, though. duh. :)

buddy, the little dog, fell in the pool earlier today. luckily, chris saw the waves from inside and went out and rescued him. the fact that something really bad could've happened bothered me a lot, and chris too obviously. so we spent a while this evening trying to teach the dogs to be comfortable in the water and how to get over to the shallow end. toss the dog in the pool, clap a lot near the deep end, give him a treat when he makes it. gretchy is a superstar, buddy is getting better, and poor sebastian, the grown-up dog, is still terrified. at one point, he went behind some bushes and refused to come out. enough swimming for one day, i guess. but they're doing better!

mamacat & kittens are doing just fine. the kittens are a week or so old now, so eyes will be opening in a few days. that should be fun.

ok, time to sleep.

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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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