Finally it is February!  It could not come any sooner!  I am so ready to leave January behind.  How could three weeks of school seem like half a century?  Enough small talk, I have places to go and puppies to meet, onto the Farley's Currently!
Listening:  I love my dishwasher, but not when I am waiting on it!  Those newfangled things take forever!
Loving:  For those of you just checking in for the first time, I fell during workouts - chest first into the ballet barre and mirrored wall - during the first week of January.  Let me tell you, a bruised sternum and inflamed chest cartilage (yes, by that I mean my "girls") REALLY, REALLY, REALLY HURT!  A month has gone by and I can finally function at a semi-normal pace.  I thought it was never going to happen.  It was all I could do to get through the day.  My microwaveable bean bag and I have never been closer.
Thinking, Wanting, and Needing: All three of these are regarding my puppy.  During November, I had to say a final goodbye to my beautiful Maddie girl, and Lucy (and me too) have been really lonely.  I especially have missed having a BIG dog, because it is a little easier to sleep at night with a 90lb dog keeping watch.  Today, I am picking up my new puppy! 

He is a compromise puppy.  I was looking for a smaller dog to keep Lucy company, my brother had other ideas.  He kept sending me pictures of giant scary dogs (one of which I am pretty sure was an actual werewolf).   Then we all fell in love with Hank.  My brother and sister-in-law have graciously offered to foster him for me until I am out of school at the end of May.  Not only was my brother a K9 trainer and handler in the Air Force, they raise great dogs, and they are home during the day.  Not to mention that Tex will teach him how to be a great watch dog.  Remember Tex from the great yarn escapade last summer? Aside from the yarn, I never felt safer than when Tex was with me.
And I will have an excellent excuse to drive up the coast to Solvang and visit.  Oh, the torture of a drive up the California coast and winding through vineyards!  How will I ever survive?

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to link up with Farley!  Oh, about the fib...if you are a Stephen Colbert fan, you already know the answer.  I could care less about the Superb Owl, I always watch the Puppy Bowl:).


  1. Congrats on your new puppy. He looks adorable!

  2. Ouch! Those workout injuries can be a beast! I bruised my toes last year running and it has taken almost 6 months to heal. I am glad you are feeling better! Enjoy the puppy bowl!

  3. So glad to hear that you're finally feeling better. And I'm so glad you get to bring home your puppy today. Those are two things that have been a long time coming. I want to hear the story about you getting kicked out of dance class!!!!

  4. The puppy looks so sweet! It looks like you have a lot of love in your future! I confess, I don't know what "Superb Owl" even means!

    Sally from Elementary Matters

  5. OH my goodness, Hank is ADORABLE!!! Pictures, pictures, pictures PLEASE!


  6. Hi Laura! This is my first time visiting - I saw you on the link-up. I'm so sorry about Maddie... it's hard to lose a member of your family! I can't wait to see more pictures of that adorable puppy!

    There aren't too many blogs for the upper grades. I teach 5th right now. I've added you to my blog list, and I look forward to sharing ideas with you!