Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Poetry and Puppies and Pensive Thoughts




Apparently January is the month for poetry. I'm not sure why--I would think that the tender blooms of spring would make for better inspiration, but hey--what do I know?

Both of my daughters have hit me up today for help with poetry for their respective English classes. One needs help reading a poem (by Milton--egads!) while the other needs help writing poems--haikus and some other kind I've never heard of.
Okay--we wrote a poem about how she hates writing poems! LOL! I like writing poetry myself--have a bunch that I wrote way back when I was in high school and college.

So I wracked my brain for a few minutes and came up with a haiku about our puppies. I work with what I have, ok?! I was holding my little girl, Jazz, and she was all curled up and napping and so she was on my mind, more or less...

Speaking of Jazz--I have the two CUTEST puppies in the world, I will have you know! Tavi and Jazz are brother and sister Pomeranians and probably two of the cutest balls of fluff you have ever seen! They crack me up most days--Tavi is an excellent little thief and lives up to his name sake, Riki Tiki Tavi, for being clever and sneaky! Jazz, on the other hand, loves to curl up with her favorite person (that would be me!) and take a nap--she's all about the comfort and snuggles! Together they run through the house, growling and fighting like a coupld of Tasmanian Devil cubs. They are constantly on the prowl for a morsel of food someone may have inadvertantly dropped on the floor--they are Einsteins when it comes to food! LOL!

Anyway. So now I have to go read a Milton poem--I don't remember liking him much when I was n school--can't imagine he has improved much with age!!

The little kids went home today with their mother. I don't know how long it will last--they were only with her for a little over a week last time and they had to come back. We'll see how long they stay this time... (sigh) I am sad about letting the littlest one go--I would have liked to keep him. The other two wanted to go home but he wanted to stay. Too bad I can't just put a collar and name tag on him and claim him for my own like I could with a dog or cat (not that I would ever do that, of course, but you know what I am saying!).

The house will be quieter and less busy with the kids gone. Three less people has a way of doing that. Still have all the dogs, however--they more than make up for the noise! And the puppies will keep me busy--ever try house-breaking a Pom? I gave up--they now have a litter box for when they are in the house, and they actually use it!

So life will slowly go back to normal, I guess. The little kids will be here on Wednesdays and Thursdays for church groups--they want to keep going so that is fine with me. I'll just take them home to their mom instead of tucking them into bed here.

This will be strange--they have been here almost an entire year--came to live with us at the end of February last year...And now they are gone.



Saturday, January 24, 2009

Mourning for Lost Blogs

I am not sure what happened, but apparently Yahoo! closed down the 360* site. I have been blogging on there since I don't know when and now I cannot access any of my blogs. All my book reviews, my thoughts, my HISTORY--all gone.

Of course, I have tried to ask Yahoo! what happened to the site, but to no avail. No one has answered my emails, and just trying to find the right format in which to ask the question is about mind-boggling! Seems no one wants to field THAT particular question!

It really makes me angry. I mean, I have had a Yahoo ID for absolutely YEARS--the least they could have done is emailed me and let me know they were shutting down the site so I could copy my blogs here or somewhere else safe. Now they are gone forever and it makes me very sad...

They've started up some new thing which I signed up for, hoping it would take me back to my original blogs, just in a new format, but so far no such luck. (sigh)

So I guess Menageriemom's Musings is no more. It was my very first foray into blogging and I will miss it and all the thoughts that are now lost to time and cyberspace.