February 27, 2008


Posted in Guide Dogs for the Blind tagged at 4:36 pm by smilinshell11

Last night I once again had the opportunity to hang out with the most adorable yellow and black lab puppies. I have started working with Guide Dogs for the Blind. They are a great organization that started in 1942. I have been attending meetings and outings for about two months now. Last night I had the opportunity to hang out with Alvin: A 14 month old black lab who is due for re-call in March. That means he is ready to head to the campus in Boring, OR and begin his formal training to be placed with a blind person. If he does not make it, he will become a career change dog. I turned my paper work in last night to start the process of becoming a puppy sitter. Above is a picture of what a working guide dog puppy looks like at 8 weeks when they are first placed in a home.


February 11, 2008

Posted in Jury Duty at 1:11 am by smilinshell11

Yesterday my check for jury duty came. $44.24 ($10 a day plus milage). Thanks King County!

February 2, 2008

Strep Throat

Posted in Sick tagged at 8:15 pm by smilinshell11

So Friday (yesterday) I woke up and my throat was killing me. I went into work and called the doctor and was able to get in. My regular doctor didn’t have any openings and at that point, I really didn’t care who I saw. Well, he said my tonsils were swollen and he was going to do a culture swab on my throat and he would call Monday if anything came back but to call him if it got worse.

This morning (Saturday) I wake up and I’m feeling better but slept for about 11 hours so hopefully I would be! I get a call around 11 am from the doctor. “Your cultures came back positive for strep so I would like to get you on antibiotics ASAP”.

Yeah, I knew I something wasn’t right. I just hope I didn’t infect everyone at small group on Wednesday or everyone serving on jury duty with me on Monday and Tuesday.

I don’t like being sick. 😦

February 1, 2008


Posted in Sick tagged at 4:27 am by smilinshell11

I swear if I have mono again I might hurt something. I had it back the end of October/beginning of November of last year. Not something fun to have during the Holidays. Anyways, I had been feeling a lot better but this past week things seemed to not be right (as in the symptoms showing up again). This morning I woke up with a bad sore throat. That was the first sign last time. If I don’t feel better by Monday back to the doctor I will go.