Friday, May 13, 2011

Half Full Friday!

Half Full Friday is a series of weekly posts that Eyegirl originally started in June 2009.  We believe that a lot of our happiness is determined by our attitude about the things that happen to us.  So by participating, I'm deciding to see the glass as half full instead of half empty; I'm choosing to concentrate on the positives instead of dwelling on the negatives.  The Half Full Friday posts are a way to do just that.  They're a list of the things in my life that have brought me happiness over the past week.  I'm determined to find something good in each day.  Are you?

For the next week, I'd like to challenge each of you to keep a list of at least one thing that brought you happiness each day.  Be sure to link up here once you've posted your list!  (This isn't a blog hop so please only link up if you've participated by posting your happy list.  Thanks!)
~I'm happy because...
Blogger is finally back up!

I made it through the semester!

I got B's in my Psych, Government and Theatre class!  Still waiting on my History grade.

My History professor agreed to accept my report!  And she said I was a joy to have in class!

I'm going to my friend's graduation party tomorrow!

Another friend from school sent me a really sweet email at the end of the semester!
I got my free BBW stuff for the month yesterday!
I got a book and cards in the mail from Deborah!  I'll show them off next week, along with some other goodies I was lucky enough to receive.
I'm a little ticked at my Theatre grade.  We had to write 2 reviews.  I got an 86% on the first one and admittedly, put very little work into it.  The second one I'd worked on for several days and was quite pleased with it when I turned it in.  I got the same exact grade as on the first one!  I really felt like I deserved an A on it.  I got a high C on the final because I didn't really study for it.  It was an easy class so I chose to put my focus on other classes instead.  But the important thing is just that I passed!
Once I got back into town yesterday from taking my Psych final, I went over to my parent's house and from there, we all drove over to the vet's office.  They had a very old beagle named Angel and my father decided it was time to put her down.  She hadn't been doing well and he felt it was in her best interest.  She sat in the back with me and immediately peed on the seat as soon as my dad closed the door.  I didn't say anything to anyone about it though because I didn't want her to get yelled at in her last few minutes of life.  She cuddled with me on the way there and I kept telling her how much I loved her.  It was so hard to let her go.  We think she was about 15-16 years old.  My parents are having her cremated. 
The worst part of it all was when we returned home.  My parents have a young beagle and he was extremely upset that we didn't bring Angel back with us.  He just howled and howled and wouldn't let anyone comfort him.  I felt soooooo bad for him; Angel has always been there his whole life and he's lost without her. 
RIP, my sweet Angel

13 showed me some love:

Katie S said...

Awww, poor doggie :( I almost cried...I hate when animals die, even if it's in their best interest...I'm sorry for the loss of Angel...

Poor other beagle...He will be sad for a little bit, but then he will get back to himself...We had a dog die and our other dog was mopping around for about a week, then he was fine!

Good job on the classes!!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Oh I am soooooo proud and happy fur you. THOSE were GRRRRREAT grades!!! Congratulations.

I am also very very much sorry that your sweet ANGEL needed to go to the Vet fur the last time. It was very considerate of you not to mention the accident. I am sure she couldn't help it.
Rest Peacefully Run Free Angel.

Deborah said...

Hi, I'm so sorry for your loss and your so sweet not saying anything. That was so nice of you to do that for Angel.
On a much lighter note, I'm glad you liked the book and cards.
I'm glad blogger is back up but it erased my posts and comments. I was having my blog transformed and it all got erased...
OK, enough of my rambling.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Congrats on your grades - great job and as we said the other day, just think how much you accomplished and how nervous you were about it all at the beginning.

Poor Angel. Very kind of you to keep her company on her last ride. We feel badly for the young beagle, hope he adjusts soon.

Kick back and relax this weekend, and have some fun.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

The Daily Pip said...

Congrats on finishing your semester and doing so well! Way to go! We knew you could do it.

I am so very sorry that Angel has passed away. I love your final picture. I hope the younger Beagle is OK.

Your pal, Pip

Kim@stuffcould.... said...

Congrats with the school! So sorry for the little Angel. It is sad to lose a pet...

Melissa said...

Congrats on the awesome marks!

That's so sad to lose a pet. They become part of the family. :(

Kristen said...

Congrats on finishing your semester!!!

The goodies I sent should have arrived by now... but who knows. The mail is called snail mail for a reason!

And I'm so sorry to hear about Angel :( Sending hugs my friend.

Scooter said...

Hey Wylde One!
Wow, I'm so happy you finished your semester! Congrats on the grades! I'm so sorry about sweet Angel. At least now she is really an angel and can watch over her young furiend. He'll recover and will probably enjoy being the only pup in the house. Sending you some mournful howls in your sorrow.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Lorenza said...

Congratulations on your grades!
Sure it was not an easy decision to let Angel go.
I hope the young beagle will be fine.
Have a nice and relaxing sunday!
Kisses and hugs

Zuzana said...

You certainly have a lot of things to be happy about - and I am happy for you.;)
Sorry about your parent's dog... These kind of events are always very difficult...
Hope you had a great weekend,

the booker man said...

miss sprinkles,

gratsers on finishin' the semester and gettin' totally awesome grades! you rock!!
i'm sorry that miss angel had to leave for the bridge. even though ya'll are makin' the bestest decision for her, it's nevarrr easy. run free, miss angel! i hope mr. younger beagle will be okay soon.

the booker man

Velvet Over Steel said...

Oh how sad for the other Beagle! They do get 'lost' without their friends and companions. We had a cat that saved another one in a blizzard many years ago. When the first one died it was like the other one gave up. So heartbreaking. I am so glad YOU were the one to comfort sweet Angel and I hope the other dog's heart heals soon.

Thank for your visits and nice comments on my blog. I wanted to do the Friday post with you as usual, but Blogger was down the only times I had any time. :-) I will plan ahead and post Half Full next Friday for sure!

Have a Wonderful week my friend!!
Coreen XOXO

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