#92 – Accidents Will Happen … to me!

My wife and I turned another corner with Prometheus last night. For the first time, we let the puppy sleep without a middle-of-the-evening potty break. And his crate remained bone dry too! Until last night, one of us always set an alarm for 2:00 a.m., so Prometheus could empty his tiny bladder in the yard where pee-pee properly belongs (as I’ve repeatedly told him). Those late-night strolls have taken a toll on both Sophia and me. As should seem obvious by now, I’m not the most careful soul under ordinary circumstances. And waking from a dead sleep to take a puppy out has proved anything but ordinary. I haven’t been at my best, and the periodic blunders caused by my sleep-deprived brain have tasked the poor woman to her limit.

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#94 – What’s for Dinner

My friend, Steve, devised a clever means to address some unfortunate added responsibilities at home. With his wife bedridden for the next couple of weeks (after recent surgery) he’s had to become “Mr. Everything,” family chef included. But he’s jumped into his new role with gusto, even creating a weekly restaurant-style menu from which his wife and kids select their daily meals. I love the concept, but I thought it could work even better with a bit of “Sternifying.” Consequently, yesterday morning I typed up my own fancy looking menu and sent it to Steve for his perusal. As I’d hoped, he loved it and told me it had really brightened his day.

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#104 – Welcome to the Company

In my opinion placing blind faith in anyone, no matter how trustworthy, can only lead to trouble. And after yesterday’s events, I think my wife’s inclined to agree. Sophia’s convinced I’m a genius in terms of writing skills and good judgment. (Only in a professional sense, of course. My judgment in every other area is questionable at best.) As a result, she often asks me to edit her business communications when phrasing and nuance seem critical.

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