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dodorunrun said: So sorry about Lily. It’s hard to watch and even harder to know when the time is right.

Thank you everyone for your comments about Lilly. I’ve included this reply as a means to replying to all, it seemed to address the whole topic.

For those of you that have never had dawgs, its a tough thing to know when to make ‘THE DECISION’.  You want to give them as much life as possible, but you don’t want them to hurt/suffer.

And there’s the problem.

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  • Still humid as Hell here. Temps have been bouncing from the low 70s to the upper 80s. 
  • Tried running for an hour Saturday with a bit of a migraine; not the smartest thing in the world. I cut the run short after 30 minutes.
  • I finished the run on Sunday with a fast 3 miles. Run along with a neighbor.
  • Afterwards, 45 minutes on my trainer splinting my legs out.
  • We found we can run at the seminary. We’ll need a permit I’ll check on this week. It’s a gorgeous three (3) mile loop and isn’t flat. 
  • Enjoying the new Doctor.
  • Catching up on some reading.
  • Lily is getting old. I know I’ve posted about her getting old before, but she peed twice on the bed last night. She’s also eating less. The time is approaching.  

Meet the world’s loudest sandwich eater. I’m in an empty gate area and she showed up to eat her sandwich.

  • Today is a travel day. I leave DC about 5PM and will land in Chicago about 6PM. Exit row, window seat and I’m a happy camper.

  • Today is a rest day per the coach’s schedule. I’m glad for that!  These trips do get tiring and I don’t sleep well in hotels. For all my travel, you’d think I’d be over that. 

  • Tomorrow is a hour long relaxed run. There will be a short window when it is forecast to NOT rain tomorrow. Hopefully I’l be awake for it.

  • Been watching ‘The Strain’ this week. I enjoyed the books quite a bit. The shows good, but the books are richer. 

  • Good to hear y’all like the police stories. I’ll work on the new one this weekend. Seriously, there’s international intrigue, a stripper named ‘Bubbles’, safe houses, being smuggled across the border, and airport meetings.

I’m thinking of a long-form police story. It was a big case from about 12-14 years ago and involves international intrigue, sneaking across a border in a car trunk and an executive assistant named ‘Bubbles’. If y’all are interested in it, I’ll probably write it over the weekend.

I’ll write it on my other site and will post the link here.

Any interest in reading it?

They are so tiny!

Baby Alice is off her respirator. Baby Rose may come off hers this weekend. Both are responding to touch and the doctors are very optimistic.

Seriously, they are little-bitty.

Strength training is done. Tracking food this week is going mostly good. Although today we had some Chinese food brought in, so I’m not sure how many calories. I simply said 750 calories.

I received an anonymous message last night and wanted to take a moment to address it. 

David! You’re such a crack up. I appreciate your posts so very much. You have given me so many smiles and laughs and some days very few people can do that, let alone someone that I only know from the internet. You seem so happy and I know that you’ve known the struggle of depression and it’s inspiring to see how it can be beaten. Thank you for your honesty and thank you for sharing vulnerability. A lot of men refuse to do so, but it’s so important. -With love from your friend, B


This is Melanie, isn’t it? What am I saying? Melanie’s conversations toward me always start with the words “SHUT UP DAVID!” Besides that there are multi-syllable words present, it can’t be from Melanie.

To the person that sent the message: Thank you! I was touched by your message. Please feel free to contact me anytime if you need to chat. 

—Baby ‘King David Rose’ had her first transfusion yesterday. ‘King David Alice’ is doing well.

—Babies were due the first of December. They’re a bit early.

—3.5 easy miles this morning

breatherunlive replied to your post:Oops
Do you have any relatives named after you?


Not yet and isn’t that a crime?!?!? 

That said, Middle has promised a child will be named after me. The child’s name will be ‘<Yet to be decided> DAVID Fill in the Blank

melanietris replied to your post:Oops
I’m curious as to what you would have named them?

uh…..King David Alice and King David Rose.  D’uh

Additional information:
King David Alice is the larger of the two at 1LB 14OZ.

We all were premature babies. I was 13” long and 3.5 lbs.  In 1960, that was   a big deal.

oops…..that is Baby Alice, there is also Baby Rose. They are my new grandnieces.

(before I knew their names, I asked if I would blush if I asked their names.  I was disappointed when I was told they were not going to be named after me) 

Beaming  :)

—Speed work this morning. 3x8:00. The last interval was only 7:00 as I’d screwed up on my watch. Oops.
—It was cool and not killer humid!!!
—Food tracking is going well. I had a gourmet burger last night, it was so good. And it fit within my allotted calories.
—Did I mention it was cool and non-humid this morning? :)
—Planning on getting caught up on some sleep this week.

Is “slower traffic to the right” a concept that is that hard to grasp? You wouldn’t think so.