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Sunday, January 7, 2018

2017 In A Nutshell

Well it's been a while since I last made a post, so I am going to make one today. Probably won't be a long post. But I thought I would look back on some of the things that happened in 2017. The biggest thing being I got Mya! I am still so very happy with her. She is definitely the love of my life! I no longer can imagine life without her. I'd say me and Mya have bonded very well. That was actually one good thing about my encounter with the INXS SJW liberals back in 2016 right after my father passed. It inspired me to get Mya. I always believe everything happens for a reason. Well, that must have been the reason that happened. I guess I should at least partially thank Kelly Poulter and Tess Obrien for that. If it hadn't been for Kelly faking cancer and Tess spreading a rumor around about me and false people whom I thought were friends believing her and turning against me, I would never have Mya. Or I'd still be dogless. And I have NO regrets about getting Mya! Now, I am working on getting her a playmate.

I'm still trying to decide what breed I want next. I've got an idea, I just need to settle on one. It'd have to be a breed similar in size to Mya, and with her energy level. My sis says I should get another sheltie, but I think I want something different. Everyone thinks they know what breed I should have. I've even had one person tell me to get a pit bull. I don't want a pit bull!!!! I'd never want a pit bull!!! They're OK, for those that love them, but pit bulls just are not my breed. Personally, I wouldn't have any bully breeds at all. They're just not my type. I like cutesier dogs like Mya. And I like the smaller dogs. Nothing too big. Nothing over 20 pounds. And I don't want a pug!! In fact, the only truly brachycephalic breed I'd even consider would be a japanese chin, or maybe even a pekingese. Katrina has japanese chins. She raves about them. Maybe that will be Mya's next playmate.

I spent most of last summer trying to heal my busted leg, I still have some problems with it, but I am getting somewhat better. Slowly. It still gets weak on me, but it's getting better. I'm at least walking better on it now. Maybe by next summer, I will be able to take long walks again. I hope so! I feel so fat just sitting here and not going on walks. I've been calling myself Jabba the Hutt because that's what I feel like!!

Another thing that happened this past year, ma got me into mormonism. Not that I particularly care for it. You know how I feel about organized religion. And the Joseph Smith thing still bothers me. The fact that he was only 14 at the time he claimed to hear GOD talking to him, just does not make sense to me. But I don't want to hurt my mom's feelings by telling her I just don't want to become mormon! She's so dead-set on me being mormon. For Christmas, we were each supposed to surprise one family member with a special gift. I gave my mom ideas about what I wanted, all of them INXS related. I told her I REALLY wanted this Dirty Honeymoon poster and I was hoping she'd take the hint and get it for me. But what does she give me instead? A 4-in-1 mormon bible! Well, in all fairness, I did say I wanted one like it. I thought it looked cool to have. But since I am not serious about becoming mormon, it's not the best thing she could have given me for Christmas. Although she did give me this cool blanket that has my drawings of the guys (from the INXS Goes to Mount St. Helens story) and I do LOVE that blanket!!! It still would have been nice if my main gift had been something I was more seriously into like that poster. But mom did mean well, and I do give her props for the Bible she gave me. That was the name of this game. It's just a shame she gave me that and I was never that serious about becoming a mormon.

This is the second year in a row I've gotten rotten Christmas presents!! Well, except for the blanket mom gave me. But I hope this year's gift will be spectacular!!! Maybe for this year, I won't play that same game. I always played it because I thought it would be better than getting gift cards for stores I am not close to (like Walmart), or each of us spending a lot of money buying gifts for everyone. Instead spend a little and buy one gift for a particular person. I was supposed to buy a gift for John, and I got him a smartwatch. He LOVED it!!!! He told me sometime last year he bought a smartwatch from China and paid $5 for it. It only worked for one day and he had to throw it away after that. LOL! I told him, you get what you pay for! But the one I got him is quality, and built to last.

I don't want to sound too snobbish, but I am a person who demands quality. You can tell when you see my dogs, I don't get anything that is not good quality. Mya looks just like the breed she is supposed to look like, with very few flaws. In fact her biggest flaw is her ears. But I can deal with that. But I never would have settled for a cheap sheltie from a backyard breeder! By cheap, I mean dogs from people who only charge a few hundred dollars, do no health testing, do not show their dogs, or participate in any kennel club trials. Likewise, I would not have settled for a smartwatch from China I paid $5 for! You know it's garbage then! If you're gonna get something, get something quality and it'll last you forever with fewer repair bills.

Well heck! That was my year. I went to Reno for Christmas this year and came back. I didn't come back unscathed. I ate at too many casino buffets while I was there, and got myself so sick I am still trying to recover from it! I've also seemed to develop sneezing fits I never had before. It's so unusual, and it started when I got back here from Reno. But again, it's nothing I can't deal with. It'll pass I am sure. But at least I made it back here in one piece, and my sis and mom are also safely home. I thank GOD for that much! And that was my year. It's 2018 now. Time to build some new memories.

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