Happy 2019! Do we have a new president yet?
Well, all that garbage aside, lots of things have actually happened! I got a foster dog! I turned 41! I cut my hair off! I took my kids on a boat! I went to a New Year's Eve party and talked to people! Then I lost my phone and found it the next day out on my street! I slammed my ankle (yes, that ankle, it's always the same damn ankle) in a car door!
The biggest development (besides my swollen-ass ankle) is definitely Jake the Foster Dog, better known (by me and only me) as Goobs. He was found as a stray in Georgia and then spent an excruciating SEVENTEEN MONTHS being overlooked in a shelter.
This was him a week and a half ago, getting loaded up for transport.
And this is him now!
He's a sweetheart. He gets along very, very well with kids, dogs, cats and couches.
We think he's about 10, but he's really perked up as he's settled in and can get downright playful and butt-wiggly. Vet said he's in excellent health. He's starting treatment for heartworms (which were caught early) in a couple weeks and after that's cleared up he can be yours! Your couch is gonna love him.
My new haircut, and my first not-super-amazing attempt at self-styling it. I'm getting better, though the non-ponytail/messy-bun life is a bit jarring.
(The color is at-home DIY henna, by the way! I finally got over my snobbery/terror of at-home color and I'm very glad I did! Also! What is with all the exclamation points!)
Noah's "big" Christmas request was to ride on a real ship of some kind. So we bought him a lunch cruise on a local tourist-y boat. It didn't come with proper tickets beyond an emailed receipt so I made this and wrapped it up for him:
(We didn't get a good photo of Ezra in the captain's seat because he said he was seasick, He wasn't. He was just very, VERY excited about the buffet and anxious that the other passengers were going to eat all of the dessert.)
And also my birthday! I decided to ignore my injured ankle and wore boots with heels, so the next day I gifted myself with an X-ray at urgent care. It's just a bad sprain but it's important to treat yourself sometimes!