Adventures in Puppy Sitting

My parents and I are in the middle of a two-week puppy sitting assignment. This puppy is staying with us while my friend is in Japan with her boyfriend and his family. We’re the only family she knows that has a yard, so that’s why she asked us.

And I’m surprised my dad said yes because whenever I mention that I want a dog, he says no. Yet he’s all for watching one.

I bet he regrets his decision now…

This puppy is 6 months old, and she’s a bit spoiled. She’s cute (German Shepard), but chews on everything, always wants to play, and likes to jump on you. And she’s a terrible walker, always sniffing the grass, eating rocks, etc.

But despite all of that, she’s bringing us closer. My parents have figured out a schedule to take her out, and I walk her whenever I can. It’s a nice shake-up to the usual routine.

One more week.

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I Feel Dumb

I realized that I can be self-centered. I sometimes think that my problems are more important than anyone else’s.

Until recently.

A friend of mine told me bad news, and for a while I felt stupid for thinking that “I” was having a tough time, when she was clearly having it far worse. There was a moment where I forgot about what was going on in my life, and focused on her. It made me sad to know she was sad. My problems didn’t matter.

We may think we have it bad, but someone always has it worse.

Take that statement as you will. Good or bad.

Dreams

Dreaming

Anyone else have weird dreams that don’t make sense?

I have them frequently, and when I wake up it’s hard to shake them because they’re so weird that they felt “real.” So I spend a few minutes in anticipation waiting for my dreams to suddenly happen, since they were so vivid while I was asleep. Why are they not real?

I used to believe that dreams meant something. It was fun to look up what different “symbols” in my dreams meant, such as my teeth falling out was a sign of me saying something I shouldn’t have.

Well, according to HowStuffWorks, there are many theories on the meaning of dreams, but nothing definite. It’s still interesting.

So, I guess there’s no reason for me dreaming that I’m in a house, then the next I’m running a marathon, and finally end up in a cave? (That’d make a great story…)

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Today in America we celebrated the life of Martin Luther King Jr. He was an activist of the civil rights movement, and his speech I “Have a Dream” is his most famous work. In these stressful and chaotic times, his words are greatly needed.

Here are two of my favorites:

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” Strength to Love, 1963

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” “I Have a Dream” speech, 1963