Nothing much to report but we are all alive!
Lacey is shedding SO MUCH. However, since I've been leaving her blanket off quite a bit, she's doing a lot of her shedding into the grass/dirt during her daily multi-rolls (I think she must roll at least 3 times, on average, during the day. Silly girl!!), and therefore she's actually really shed out for her at this time of year. It's so great! I can brush her with minimal lung-ingestion of hair. It is wonderful!
She's still ridiculously hairy...pretty sure her mom was a yak, but she's doing better than I had expected.
Hazel and Atti are doing great too.
I'm finding some serious irony in Atticus' name though. It's kind of bothering me - I'm taking a Greek History class right now and, didn't know this at the time, Atticus basically means "Man of Attica"...and Attica was the term for the island Athens was on.
Athens, back when it was "Attica" etc, was a really pain in everybody's neck and was always at war or trying to go to war with someone...basically. Other "people" were always trying to war with Attica as well but Athens was a real instigator/meany.
Um, yeah. Probably not he best name for our boy.
I definitely believe that names should evoke something for someone/something to grow into and...yeahhhhh. But it's been so long, I'm not sure I could change Atticus' name to something else without extreme difficulty. Curses!
Anyhoo, we can just call him Atti and hope he grows into someone better than his name. I mean, Lacey's name means...lace-y and she's certainly smarter than your average lace. Also more BA. She's like leather AND lace.
Then, in life news, I signed up for Spring term classes yesterday and I AM SO EXCITED. I'm taking a photo class and a class on "Pacific Northwest Pre-History", then Sign Language 103, and a historic writing class that I have to take for my degree. On the days I have photo, I'll be getting out everyday at THREE PM! Instead of 4. So I'll generally be getting home around 4 on Tues/Thurs, instead of 5 like it's been for the last 2 terms and since that's about when I'm going to start trying to get Lace back into work... OMG SO PERFECT. I'm really thrilled.
Monday/Wednesday, it'll be the usual of going to school at 8, getting out at 4, home by 5. But Tuesdays and Thursdays are going to be great!
Other interesting story, for those of you invested in the story about the gentleman-friend (the one I've known for 2 years, etc), on Sunday I was supposed to see him at church. Every other week he helps with childcare for the church (so sweet!) so I only get to see him on the weeks he's not doing that - would have been this last week.
Usually we kinda trade back and forth asking if the other is going to church that evening (aka, I don't want to be "that girl" who's just always "are you coming to church????!!!!!!" allll the time, you know).
Anyhoo, this was "his week" to ask me if I would be there but he didn't text me. So I eventually texted him and he said that he was going to the later service. I hadn't seen him in forever so this was a huge bummer.
I texted him as such, etc, and eventually told him basically that I had been having a bad day (you know those days when you can just feeeeel that you're coming down with a cold and you don't want to be?) and had been looking forward to seeing him so not seeing him was not the greatest thing.
Anyway, he was really sad that I was sad and I figured we had moved on.
However, on Tuesday, I open up my Facebook and he posted this really sweet message on my FB wall, with a picture of a herd of llamas, saying that he "and his llama friends" hoped that I would have a wonderful day. I happened to be home sick that day (stupid cold!) so that made it even sweeter.
He's such a nice guy. Even as just a friend, such a boon to my life to have him in it!
Made my day!
Then, pictures from the week! From my cellphone so nothing special but you know!
SO MUCH MUD.
Then Hazel today. She somehow managed to detach the belly strap of her blanket, then stick her front leg THROUGH the neckhole...then walk around like that for awhile.
And yes, she DID "hide" the bellystrap in the pasture so it was basically a Belly-StrapPre-Easter-Egg-Hunt out there this afternoon. Soooo helpful. Haha! Keeping my life fun!
Self-Sufficient Fashionista Goat says:
"I was hot. So I made this blanket into a necklace! It's dirty now. Don't you know? Trashin' IS fashion!!!"
What a dork.
And that, I THINK, pretty much sums up this week.
But oh yeah! I've figured out the first chapter of "Sassypants"...thought you'd like to know. Haven't WRITTEN it yet...but I know how it'll go!