Sunday, February 28, 2016

Snuggling Up

If Sojo had her way, she'd sleep with us every night. Not that there would be room for all of us with the mountain of sleep friends she takes with her, but she would do it if we let her. Instead, we have our beds situated in such a way that we can see each other down the hall, and that works for her. She does have a big fear of being alone, and being able to see each other eases this worry for her. 

However, this week has been weird sleep-wise. I was gone for a night at a middle school overnight trip, and now Dale is in the US for a few days to attend his mom's 75th birthday. So, Sojo has been sleeping in our bed. And taking up a lot of room, I might add. Here she is with all her friends and all her pillows and all her loveliness. She's like what I imagine sleeping with a dog is like: all cuddled up next to my body warmth and giving me little room. The best part is when she stirs in the night, she usually says, "I love you" every time. 

Friday, February 19, 2016


Ok, so now we have a number of members of our family with the prefix 'Gilga': the original Gilgamesh stuffy, Gilgakesh, Gilgazesh, and our newest member, Gilgaflesh.

The third graders recently finished a unit where they studied crayfish, and each person was able to take home a pet from school to keep. Our gal, Gilgaflesh, is feisty and has a mean right hook/pincer.
She is bringing us lots of joy, and Sojo reports that she is more exciting than that boring goldfish we had once.