Jane is getting big. We haven't been to the vet in a while, but my estimate is that she's somewhere around 55 lbs., and growing by the day. When I take her for walks and she gets hyper, I'm hardly able to contain her anymore. This is why I took the drastic step of buying a training collar for her today. These particular collars have metal studs that grind into a dog's neck if the leash gets too tight, so it encourages them to stick close by.
I'm laying in bed right now already feeling a little guilty for having to begin using it tomorrow. I just have to keep reminding myself that it's for her own good.
In other news, I put in a request for a vacation at the end of this month. My plan is to hole myself up in places East of here and church out some chapters of a book. Not the book I've been talking about for a while, but something different. I'm hoping to spend several hours each day writing. In my free time, if any of you are in the Marshall/Longview/Tyler area, I'd love to visit. I'll have a fairly wide open schedule. I'm hoping to reconnect with some of you during that time.
That's it for now. I've actually got the whole weekend off, which would be prime writing time. I think, though, that I may stay away from the computer and find a book to devour before the Super Bowl on Sunday. If I don't check in, I hope you have a good weekend.