Joe and Jaz.
And then........... What a treasure this one is!!!
That made it worth it all! May I present ........ Ms. Jazmyn, Queen of It All. (Sorry, MQ, but my house, my rules!!! And Jaz rules!!)
Jazi is an independent little thing. Don't get me wrong, she loves to cuddle, to sit on the cushion of the couch behind me and snuggle against my shoulders (I'm gonna love that this winter!), to roll over and let me pet her tummy. But she doesn't seem to need to be glued to my side. It is a very nice balance of herself and her relationship to me. The Boys? Different story altogether!
When I walk around the house, it is common for all three of The Boys to be right with me. That old thing about "if I stop too quickly he/she runs into me" holds true for these little guys. They frequently bonk into my legs if I slow down or stop. When I'm standing still and turn around, I can't immediately start walking. I have to turn, look at where each of them is, then step over/around/past them or wait until they move out of the way! I'm definitely their leader!
Now ..... if you're tired of hearing Max and Sam growl, you can skip these two little clips, but these two guys continue to crack me up over this behavior! They were sitting on the couch beside me, close enough to get their little bitty grumbles clearly on the audio, the camera was right there. I just loved catching this moment. I promise (maybe!!) this will be the last of this kind of video. ;D
In this next one, Sam gets bored with it all, but Max is persistent and consistent .... and an irritant!! But only in an endearing way!
What more could I possibly want in my life????
Oh, speaking of that ..... a couple weeks ago I had a nice lunch with a nice man. Remember that? Have you wondered what came of that? Well, here it is.
I have not heard from him again. I know there was some family stuff going on, so I didn't think too much when he didn't call (as he said he would) about going with me as invited that weekend. However, it would have been nice if he had simply given me a quick call to say he couldn't make it.
But I never heard from him at all. He said as we parted after lunch that he would like to see me again if I was open to it. That's when I invited him to my activity. But now, two weeks and three days later, I can only guess that his phone is broken, beyond repair, he knows no one else with a phone that he could borrow, his car is broken, and he knows no one who would make a call for him. Yeah, that's it.
No, I actually suspect that he got tied up in the family issues (and I would place that first in my life, too), forgot to call (at first), then eventually, it became embarrassing to call. Sadly, that is no excuse in my book. If he is too embarrassed to talk with me, his friend has my email addy and he could go that route. But there was another time when I was told he would call that day, and I didn't hear for several days. For me this second time is over the top. He is a nice man, one with whom I think I could be friends at least, but bottom line .... he said he wanted to see me again but didn't bother to call. I'm worth/deserving of a phone call, on any account. Obviously, it's done.
And in spite of that experience .....
.... Life is beautiful!!!!