Tuesday, April 22, 2008

This girl has made an impression on me...

Since Marley and I are leaving for Malawi in August, we need to find a permanent home for our dog and cat!  This post is about our dog, Juno, whom we named after Ellen Page's hilarious character in the movie bearing that same name.  
Juno is a beautiful, energetic short-haired German Pointer.  Juno came home with us from the Humane Society about three months ago, when she was already six months old.  Even though we couldn't have her as a tiny puppy, I knew I wanted her the moment I saw her. Juno has a brilliant white coat dappled with chocolate brown spots.  
She is our first dog and has made quite an impression upon me!  Not only has Juno changed the rhythm of our life, she has influenced some of my ceramic work.  She inspired the vigorous, muscular rims on some of my plates and platters.  Every day this dog fills our home with the beauty of creation.


Juno has already had all of her necessary shots, and will be spayed in a couple of weeks.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

well, i have learned that packing for a year is no easy task! i hope to have most of what is going on the carton done by the end of this weekend. but i mean, we still have to live at our current apartment for 1 1/2 month, so we need some stuff. like should we take our microwave? and what towels should i pack now? how many sets of pj's does one really need when going to malawi? i guess these are all sort of silly questions, but i love to plan stuff so this is what my mind is filled with.

an update on our situation for next year is that we won't be on campus! they don't have enough short term housing for nextyear. we were really sad at first, and still are a little sad even now. but really we are mostly excited now. we are very blessed in that we live in mississippi, so we can drive furniture to the crate. also, a lady i work with has offered to give us free furniture! its old but its furniture! so that will work out great! we just have to u-haul it down to the ABC offices in clinton.

and on a final (and totally unrelated note), i just finished reading charles dicken's The Mystery of Edwin Drood. i don't normally like to read the back of books ever, but i think i just might start after this little reading adventure. i bought the book in 10th grade while going through a dickens phase. i never read it then, and decided to read it this week. it was very very good. a man disappears (is possibly murdered) so there is definately lots of suspense. well if i would have read the back of the book, i would have learned that dickens was in the middle of writing this 12 part installment series when he died. he only made it to the 6th part, which means i only made it to the 6th part. it was VERY disappointing. so unless you love not knowing how a story ends, dont ready this book...