The high fly by….

  Has been caught and the stretch of endless work days came to a halt unexpectedly today. Out of the blue Scott and I were offered tickets to the Reds game this afternoon and the folks at work were more than supportive for us to go, go, GO! While technically at work for a few […]

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July 30th, 2014 by dogl2324

The fly by…day twenty-one/twenty-two.

Lets just say I am 8th day band camp tired and there were only 7 days in band camp back in the day, so that is saying a lot. Both Saturday and Sunday were completely nuts and when I sat down to write, I had nothing but whining on my mind, of which you were […]

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July 28th, 2014 by dogl2324

The fly by…day nineteen/twenty.

So last night I came home, took a shower and settled into my favorite chair to write a post. I woke up at 3:40am, with the computer still in my lap and Tully sleeping on my feet. Needless to say, my well intentions simply did not happen. I think you will understand. Tomorrow is a […]

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July 26th, 2014 by dogl2324

The fly by…day eighteen

It was a long day, not the longest of the week but after 12 hours, I was done. Stressful night, ticketing printers didn’t work and when they finally did we were down to only one person who could actually print a ticket, on a show night, with a crowd. Blah, blah blah. I could go […]

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July 23rd, 2014 by dogl2324

The fly by…day seventeen.

Beyonce (yes, that is what I named my boot. My friend Krista thought I was looking at it all wrong and I needed to embrace the BOOTY not the BOOTIE) and I went to Petsmart tonight because every animal in my house was in need of something so as I am lugging a 30lb bag […]

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July 22nd, 2014 by dogl2324

The fly by…day sixteen.

I have not seen my mom much lately, I realized it’s been over two weeks and other than a glimpse when she is  sitting on her front porch reading the paper in the morning on my way to work, I have not been around. She lives on the same block, comes over and lets the […]

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July 21st, 2014 by dogl2324

The fly by…day fifteen.

Didn’t sleep well last night but boy did I sleep in well this morning. I didn’t get up till 9:00am and I could not tell you the last time that happened. I had the morning to myself, no obligations, no commitments and I didn’t have to be at work till a bit later in the […]

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July 20th, 2014 by dogl2324

The fly by…day fourteen.

The old tattered shoebox lives under my bed. Sometimes I lie above staring at the ceiling then slowly slip my hand down along the cold metal frame brave enough to graze the edge of the flimsy lid with my fingers before retracting them to safety. Once a year or so I dig out your favorite […]

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July 20th, 2014 by dogl2324

The fly by…day thirteen.

Today was a reunion of sorts. While Pierre was not one of my foster dogs he holds a very special place in my heart for many reasons. He was rescued by Recycled Doggies but as with many dogs you don’t really know what their past experiences have been. Pierre struggled, he was aggressive and acted […]

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July 18th, 2014 by dogl2324

The fly by…day twelve.

You could smell it before you ever entered the area, a putrid combination of cheap booze, urine and stale marijuana which became the norm if you walked anywhere near the park across from where I work five years ago. Back then  I would see dirty needles, used condoms, half eaten food and human waste scattered […]

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July 18th, 2014 by dogl2324

The fly by…day eleven.

Day two of the boot, and let me tell you no love has been lost between us today. I almost stepped on the cat’s tail this morning and with that sucker on and poor Chance probably would never have come out of his secret hiding place, it’s actually not so secret he likes to burrow […]

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July 16th, 2014 by dogl2324

The fly by…day ten.

This is the Good and Bad list for Tuesday 7/15/14   Good: Tristan was full of kisses this morning, I always get a few but this morning he was like Richard Dawson on the old Family Feud TV show, it was adorable. Let’s see, oh Lauren had on the coolest pants ever, they were like […]

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July 15th, 2014 by dogl2324

The fly by…day nine.

I woke to rain this morning, gloomy and grey the kinda day that is meant for back porch reading and morning happy hours with a pot of coffee. That was surely not this morning. I came downstairs to find one of the cats had puked in the middle of the floor, and it suspiciously looked […]

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July 14th, 2014 by dogl2324

The fly by…day eight.

Well 7:00am came around pretty early this morning, but there was no time to sleep in or lollygag around I had big plans this morning. No matter how tired I am, no matter my mood, there is one thing I am always up for, and that is cooking for people. My great love affair with […]

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July 13th, 2014 by dogl2324

The fly by…day seven.

I left my house to to go work at 11:00am. I just got home at 1:00am. I am exhausted.   I did not succumb to the food trucks that were parked out front of work, with their come hither looks promising cheesy grilled goodness, or Koren BBQ euphoria or salted caramel gelato happy ever afters. […]

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July 13th, 2014 by dogl2324

The fly by…day six.

It was an indulgent day for sure. Work was a little less crazy because we did not have a performance tonight, so I took this opportunity to do something very indulgent at lunchtime. Most of the time I don’t even take a break during the season months from May-July of course I can if I […]

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July 11th, 2014 by dogl2324

The fly by…day five.

It’s 11:00pm, I just got home from work about a half hour ago. A fourteen hour workday of complete stress and anxiety for opening night. I looked up at one point and it was almost 2pm, I thought hmm maybe I should eat some lunch. It was that kind of day. Stress on that level […]

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July 10th, 2014 by dogl2324

The fly by…day four.

My alarm went off at 6:30am, and I thought about the gym, the treadmill and “ugh” was my first thought. As I drug myself down the stairs and out the back door with the dogs. I sat  down on the bottom step of the stairs sipping hot coffee and scratching Tristan’ s ears and he […]

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July 9th, 2014 by dogl2324

The fly by…day three.

Dear Universe, When I wrote at the end of yesterday’s blog post that I “welcome the challenges of tomorrow”, it was not a dare. Thanks, Lori   ******** I could sugar coat it for you, but I won’t( because I am cutting way back on sugar) and because it’s just life, sometimes your day just […]

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July 8th, 2014 by dogl2324

The fly by…day two.

Last week this would not have happened. Even if I had taken my gym shoes, even if I had the workout clothes neatly folded in my bag, I would have come up with a reason to deny making  time for myself, somehow after all I have worked on, there are still moments (sometimes months)  I […]

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July 7th, 2014 by dogl2324