Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the National ADA Symposium. The annual conference brings people working in the disability field together to learn from and network with each other. I really enjoyed the conference. I hope I get to go again next year. I came back from the conference energized and excited to use what I have learned.
Obviously, it has been too long since I posted. I have a lot to say.
It looks like spring is finally trying to spring. I won’t say it has sprung, because cool rainy weather may return this week. At least we have had a few nice days lately.
This update has news about Ufi, Emma, my job, and some needed home improvements.
In this personal update I discuss:
- Ufi’s adjusting to steroids
- My recovering from illness
- The best book I have recently read
- Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process
- An important anniversary
This personal update has the following updates:
- An update on my battle with insomnia
- Thoughts about why I have trouble sleeping
- What’s new with the animals
- An online dating update
- A few other items
This is the last night of my vacation. Tomorrow, it’s back to work. I truly got a ton out of this vacation. I did things I haven’t been doing lately, I learned some important lessons, and I forgot about work for 10 days.
Last weekend, Mom noticed that Ufi had a sore on the inside of each of his back legs. I missed the sore, because he loves it when I scratch his tummy. She tried trimming the matted hair around the sores and we applied some Neosporin. We would have done more, but Ufi is a terrible patient. He cries at the slightest touch when it’s a touch he doesn’t want. The sore got a little better, but Ufi kept wanting to lick off the Neosporin.
I’m another year older. We celebrated with a barbecue at Mom’s. As always, the food was tremendous. I’m very much looking forward to the leftovers I will be eating after I publish this post.
As a teenager, my mom was the first girl trainer at Multnomah Greyhound Park. While she was pregnant with my twin and I, the greyhounds were one of her biggest sources of support. For decades after leaving the track, Mom thought about adopting a greyhound.