Sunday, January 07, 2007
  much-needed lazy weekend :)
wow, i have just had no energy this weekend. i think the past few weekends have taken their toll on me...

yesterday, i read (angela's ashes). i gave the dogs baths. i laid outside with the dogs. i re-organized the kitchen cupboards, a closet, and the bar. i watched a little tv. i went with chris to lowe's. we watched a movie while sebastian snuggled with us.

so far today, i slept in (10) and have since read. later we're taking the dogs to the park and then much later have a party to go to for captain squid.
i've just been super-duper tired this weekend. and a little bummed that there are no more 3-day weekends to look forward to. maybe i'll have to start figuring out when i will be seeing costa rica so i have something to count the days towards.

i've been taking the dogs jogging lately, which has been fun. it gives me a little more motivation to go out and run when i know what a good experience it is for the dogs. they pretty much lose their mind when they see me grab the leash. the only troubling part is that i can never choose which to take. i want to take all three more than anything, but then gretchey spends all her time trying to bite sebastian and i don't make it out of the front yard. the other night, i had a compromise - gretchey & buddy for the first half, then sebastian to close it up.

classes start on tuesday. i scored schedulewise and found an online version for one of the two classes i'm taking. that means, i go every tuesday night to the one class, and just once per month to the other, on saturdays. and the tuesday night class is 5-7:45, which is much better than the 6:30-10:20 class i thought i was going to have to take. so, this shouldn't be so bad. :)
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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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