Thursday, February 17, 2005

real pain in the neck

Here we go again, Patrick has a new ailment, he has a sprained neck. It started Sunday night after no apparent injury. He stayed home on Monday so that I could take him to see the doctor. He was back at school and hockey on Tuesday, but that only aggravated things. Yesterday, the school called and asked me to pick him up because he couldn't concentrate through the pain. So I told them to send home tomorrow's homework while they are at it. I am considering taking him back to the doctor's today. Friday is a day off, so hopefully he can use this time to totally recover.

Matt's parents were planning to come up Friday and visit us, but his dad thinks he might be coming down with something. I have a back up plan now, DO NOTHING. Nothing at all. It is sad though, due to our weekend hockey schedule and his mom's cancer treatment schedule in January, we haven't seen them since Christmas. We were going to go out to dinner to celebrate Kira and Damon's birthdays!

Oh and I have to correct myself. I was shocked and dismayed to find that Patrick's team has to take part in a consolation round. Even the players aren't really excited about the sound of that. We still don't have the schedule for that. But in the meantime we carry on with practices 3 nights a week (down from our 6 day a week schedule), and the other 2 boys each plays an hour of hockey on Saturday AND Sunday. Until Super Saturday, March 29th. *sigh*

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Mixed blessing

A German Shorthaired Pointer won BEST IN SHOW at Westminster Kennel Club's Dog show!

This is a mixed blessing for the breed. Sure breed recognition is nice. I would love to be able to STOP explaining that Puck is NOT a skinny chocolate lab with a docked tail. But at people involved with GSPs are concerned that this will mean that lots of uninformed people will be getting them because they are trendy. GSPs are not an easy dog! They are beautiful, intelligent and affectionate, but very demanding, energetic and potentially destructive. If they aren't exercised enough or stimulated enough they are a nightmare!

k, getting off my soapbox now.

Puck's mother's sister Schomberg's Some Like it Hot "Monroe" won an Award of Merit in the Best of Breed competition. Pretty good considering that the only other bitch that beat her ended up winning the whole thing!


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Monday, February 14, 2005

Silver lining

Well Patrick's team lost their game yesterday and today. They were outplaying the other team and both times there were goals that weren't counted. Now they are out of the playoffs and their season is over. Patrick is sad, and I feel badly for him. BUT....

THEIR SEASON IS OVER!!!!!! That means no more time conflicts with hockey! That means I don't have to go to the rink as a single mom of 3. No more strollers in the dressing room! AHHHHHHHH.

Tryouts for next year's team are just around the corner though.