May 5th, 2011

hound of heaven

Prayers for the Pink Puppy Princess

Prayers for Sassafras, please. Our doggy was finding it hard to get up on her legs and stay there. Don't know what's going on with her, but her various health problems are getting worse. She's ageing very rapidly. Deanne has taken her to the vet this evening to get her checked out.

In other news, Jeffrey (one of our Venturers) came over this afternoon, and we've spent the last two hours making a plus-sized Black Forest Cake. I'm waiting for the layers to cool enough to de-pan. The other stuff is chilling over at the church. We'll finish assembling it tomorrow afternoon.

We baked over here today, because there was a funeral dinner at the church earlier, and tonight is the Mothers Day Banquet, which they are decorating for as we speak. Cinco de Mommy-o, or something.

Tomorrow is the wedding rehearsal for which the Venturers are cooking the dinner. Which is what the Black Forest Cake is for. Then comes the wedding on Saturday, church on Sunday, and I'm heading out for Virginia. I just hope Sassy is feeling better before I go.

UPDATE: Deanne returned with Sassy. It's arthritis in her back (rather typical for long-bodied dogs). The stiffness leads to a pinched nerve that makes her back legs tremble. Kinda like sciatica, I guess, and I sure know what that feels like. Anyway, she'll need a series of shots over the next few weeks. Good old girl never complains. Gotta love her.

Oh, come on

So, there are Indians who are upset because the operational codename for the attack on Bin Laden's compound was Operation Geronimo. It is being said that the name makes an equivalence between the Apache warrior and Osama bin Laden.

Me, I thought they called it that after the shout soldiers give when they jump out of airplanes. As an airborne attack by a very gung-ho kind of team, I thought the name was meant to show their instant readiness to do or die.

I guess the Scriptures are shown to be right again: Unto the pure, all things are pure. (Although, in my case, maybe it's just, "unto the oblivious," but whatever.)
pirate ship

Full speed ahead

I secured our Crew's last camping reservations this morning. I called Fort Wilkins Historic State Park and got two unconsecutive nights' camping spots for ten people for only $58. Nice. And with that, our dates are all booked. It looks like all our spots are filled. I need to see if I can put my clamshell on my car, and that would guarantee we could make it with two sedans (though I wouldn't turn down the offer of something bigger, now).

So, we need people to put their remaining money down, update their gear, and make sure their physicals are current. And when I get back from my jaunt to Virginia, I'll go challenge for my CPR card, and all my credentials will be up to speed, too.