Friday, February 06, 2009

essay

(star, if you want to talk bird, catch me at church on sunday!)

well, faithful readers, another week draws to a close. another week where curtis' car died (again.), a kid got sick (including throwing up), there wasn't enough sleep (is there ever?), our roof is still holy (hole-y?) and it was too frickin cold (stop saying "but you're from canada!" there's a reason i left, people.)

but there is hope i am holding on to.

i am a girl with a dream... a dream of winning an essay contest with a big cash prize. and if i win said miraculous essay contest, before i blow it all on a snazzy new roof, i am going to buy a beagle puppy! yes i am! this is the deal i have with curtis - no prize, no puppy. i understand completely, cause they're expensive, especially initially: puppy, shots, neutering, accessories, et al. BUT ... if i win... victory all around! i will name him "essay" (imagine ... "c'mere, essay!" ha!) or maybe "st. francis" (the patron saint of animals, and call him 'frankie') so come one, come all, and pray with me for essay contest victory... mamma needs a new roof... but mostly, Essay!


12 comments:

Anonymous said...

awwwww!!!! she's so cute! I want her.

JC's gurl

Krissi said...

Go with St. Francis. I think that sounds like the most amazing name ever for a dog!

syrinx said...

A dog?! Now you KNOW I'll be pulling for you!

Breezy said...

I love St. Francis (aka Frankie) soo cute! You could always have a full name for him/her "St. Francis Essay" (my dog has a first, middle and last name, plus a nickname) I mean, when he's in trouble you gotta have a full name to call him by.

Marilyn said...

RAchel! A beagle????!!! They are endless dumb. They are always racing around ...they are not tame-able. Granted, great family dog, but I thought it was a pug you wanted? Not a beagle.!Don't do it! A
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rachel said...

marilyn, you have no idea what you're talking about! :) beagles are traditionally hunting dogs, therefore very trainable and smart! and sweet, sitting on teh couch with you dogs! i've done some research here... silly girl!

Mamie Hall said...

That is an adorable picture!

Annie said...

fyi, I had a beagle once and it was the whiniest, noisiest, accident prone (and I mean poop) puppy EVER!! you are forewarned!!

rachel said...

that's the opposite experience of most people i've spoken to, but i will consider myself warned. :)

syrinx said...

Let's not forget Snoopy was a beagle - and who doesn't love Snoopy?! Don't listen to the naysayers, Rachel!

Cynthia said...

Friends of ours just got a Puggle (beagle/ pug). Cutest little thing ever! I support your desire for one, even though I'm not a "dog person". Besides, you're already the essay winner in the minds and hearts of your friends.... Go get your pup!

Star said...

Best of luck with the essay!
And I like the name "Essay" best. :)
It sounds so neat and original. :D