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Friday, January 15, 2010

Lynne's Lowdown

The lowdown:

Saw the movie Precious last week. Difficult to watch, but the acting is a-mazing!

Looking forward to the movie The Hurt Locker. It came out in DVD on 1/12. Supposed to be the best film of 2009.

KC had her first obedience training class and did a great job. Trying to practice with her at home.

Have had severe back pain for the last week. I was reading on the couch with my legs tucked under me with my back kind of twisted, and when I got up I could tell something was wrong. Eric thinks it's hilarious that someone could hurt their back while reading.

Eric practiced parallel parking with trash cans for his upcoming driving test and he did it perfectly on the first try. He did it again about 10 more times and totally had it down pat. Must be hereditary.

Jason, who graduates from USC in May, finds out January 21st if he got a position with Teach for America, and if so, what town he'll be in. He applied for jobs in Chicago, St. Louis and Los Angeles. I hope it's St. Louis; he makes us laugh, and I love watching the camaraderie between him and Eric.

When Jason left after Christmas break, Eric started drinking weight gainer shakes, even taking powder in a bottle to school every day. Jason is a great motivator and wants to see Eric succeed in basketball. He's already gained about 6 pounds.

I decided to collect newspapers for the Animal Protective Association, but when I brought in a stack to them I came out crying. I am such a wimp! At the front desk was a guy who was all teary-eyed because he was giving up his two dogs. His landlord wouldn't allow them. He said it was the hardest thing he's ever had to do. That and a darling yellow lab/retriever mix in a kennel who wanted me to take her home so badly she cried. Me and stray dogs with big sad eyes don't do well together. I spent the next week obsessing about whether or not she got adopted. So much for that recycling endeavor.

For my niece Alana's 7th birthday party, she asked her invited guests to donate to Stray Rescue in lieu of presents. She's my hero.


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