In April I read:
Cruising Attitude: Tales of Crashpads, Crew Drama, and Crazy Passengers at 35,000 Feet
The Night She Disappeared
The Scorpio Races
The Child Who
We Need To Talk About Kevin
Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain
The Song Remains the Same
I have been incredibly lazy this month on keeping up with my stats, so you're not getting any of those this month. BUT, I do have some fun pictures to share!
Chiefer says "hello" to all my Reader Friends. He just keeps growing. You can see in this picture, the baby's tongue is bigger than my hand. But he is such a gentle giant. He and I are still walking regulary, although not every day like we were. We have encountered some problems during the day with neighbors letting their dogs outside unrestrained.
Chief always walks on a 2 ft leash to help me control him and to give neighbors a sense of security, knowing that he's being kept close to me. It doesn't give anyone security though, when smaller dogs approach him. A neighbor's very small dog (under 5 lbs I'd guess) ran up to Chief and bit him while on a walk this month. Thankfully, Chief is a big baby and his response was to run away.
It scares me because he could unintentionally do some serious danger to a smaller dog. And while I wouldn't hold him responsible for reacting poorly to being attacked, in the case of big black dog vs. cute little fluffy dog, I think Chief would shoulder the majority of the blame, regardless of the fact that he is leashed and not aggressive. So our walks have been limited to days when I can get out of bed early enough to avoid neighbors who are letting their dogs out to play for the morning. Please leash or fence your pets, people!
Luke and I FINALLY had the giant shrubbery that I'm allergic to torn out of our front yard. And we planted a ton of flowers, which are now dying because I have a black thumb. But we tried! That's worth something! AND I put in solar lights, so our sidewalk isn't so dark when I take the trash out (hahahahaha - as if that happens!)
Dexter helped us with our planting by attacking and destroying any wayward plastic planters.
And, finally, I participated in World Book Night by giving out 20 copies of A Prayer for Owen Meany to students and faculty at my school. It was an amazing experience. One of the highlights was giving the book to a teacher who told me she can't afford to buy books for herself and got teary when I told her she could have one.