I'm sitting here smelling eau du skunk this a.m. -- a few minutes ago, Dakota was "oofing" (her quiet bark) and now I smell this lovely odor. Don't worry, she is inside, but I wonder if she saw something get skunked? Is it evil and wrong that I hope it was my neighbor's nasty little schnauzer that they let run loose all the time?
We had a good day yesterday, celebrating Mom's birthday. Busy but fun, started with a road trip to Trader Joes and it ended with a seafood meal, so what's not to like?
DD did have a complete breakdown again last night. She has terrible self-esteem, and I truly don't understand why. "I'm ugly, I'm stupid, I'm fat, I can't do anything right, everyone yells at me all the time." And copious amounts of tears.
I suspect her problems about her appearance are coming up because of school. I've already promised her a new haircut and a manicure. I think we might do that today. Of course, that means I'll have to get her a new manicure right before school starts. We'll see... she also needs new glasses. So, I'm making an appointment for that today, too. Hers are kid sized, and she really needs to have grown up sized frames now.
I swear, I'm not going to survive the teenaged years. Or she isn't. One or the other... it's all drama, all the time.
In other news, she named the smallest of our indoor tomato worms ... I think it was because I kept trying to get rid of him and this was her way of making sure I didn't. His name is Bob. I joked and said the other four (they're all about the same size, so I can't tell them apart) should be Larry, Darryl, Darryl and Darryl.
Ignore the fact that whoever posted that video can't spell, please...
And so, another day filled with work and drama begins. :-)
Hope you have a great day!
You Are a Dreamer
People usually totally love you or totally hate you. You are extremely intense.
You aspire to great things. You dream big, and you have the self-confidence to make your dreams come true.
You are a total brainiac who enjoys learning new things. You think studying is just plain fun.
You try not to go overboard on anything. You are down to earth, and you aren't easily swayed by emotions.
Um... hmmmm.... this is almost completely right.