Saturday, March 26, 2011

What's been going on!

It's been a busy couple weeks. I presented at my first ever conference and it was good. I attended two days of policy development work on Social Justice and Equity for the Teachers Federation. I watched the Canadian government fall and two budgets, one provincial, one federal come out, showing no understanding of the issues in Education right now. I read some pretty heavy journal articles. I hung out with some pretty crazy dogs. I also worked. I finally cracked yesterday and the dogs went to Rebecca's for a few hours to burn off some energy while I worked.

It helped, and everyone is looking like this, this morning:

Spike in his sunbeam, half in the hallway, half in the office. He looks like the picture of contentment this morning.

Sophie, cuddled up in the dog bed, under the living room window. She can keep an eye on me from there and I suspect she is planning to drink my coffee the minute I get up to switch the laundry loads over.

Murphy and Ringo, cuddled up on my blanket, on the loveseat. They are wedged in next to me as I am studying this morning.  Say goodby to Ringo though, he's heading off on an adoption trial today, PHEW! I love that dog, but I seriously need a break from fostering!!

And, this is what I am doing: frantically getting papers written that are due, and my thesis proposal tightened up and ready to go in. I am presenting/defending my thesis proposal within the next couple weeks so I am ready to get on with getting on! Between that and finishing up my final class (I hope!) for this degree, I am BUSY!  Ah well, at least the dogs are content this morning!! :)


Pamela said...

There is no picture more beautiful that a tired out dog (especially when you have work due).

Mango said...

Love seeing all those tired, happy dogs.

Mango Momma

achieve1dream said...

Good grief! You are crazy busy! I'm glad Ringo is going to an adoption. I don't know how you handle a foster dog with everything you have on your plate. I hope he finds a great home.

I've been sooooo procrastinating and not nearly as busy as you lol. The last time I worked on Jackal's get the leash trick was on the tenth, then I started back up the day before yesterday. We have five days left, but I'm making good progress so I hope it turns out well. I hope you get a spare minute to try it with at least one of your pups, but if not it's no big deal. When classes are done you'll have more time to join in the fun. :D

georgia little pea said...

No wonder you haven't been posting much. That's a serious amount of [human] work! I don't blame you for wanting a break from fostering. I hope Ringo's adoption works out well :)