Saturday, December 02, 2006

AIDS, here?

Yesterday was world AIDS Day. I live on the continent with the most AIDS deaths per year, yet I found out about it on the Internet a day later. Not very promising. I want to make a difference... I just don't know how. I hate it when you read about programs like Bono's "Red", which say that a "portion of proceeds will go towards..." Whatever. Where does the other portion go? I find the AIDS orphans are deserving of all of my contribution.

On a similar topic, I want to do something special this Christmas. I'd like to start a family tradition of doing something for those "less fortunate" than us around the holidays. The only catch is, I'm not 100% certain that I want to bring Lukas to a homeless shelter at this young age. Tobi could take care of him while I was helping out, but there are all sorts of sicknesses that he could catch. Then again, why wouldn't he be able to catch those same sicknesses amongst those with homes? Are people without homes sicker than those who have one? Sounds kind of silly, I know, but I don't think they have the same medical care. Anyway, something to think about.

Today Tobi's doing something special for me for our (6th) anniversary (which was last week). I'm not sure what, but it should be fun. Yesterday I made him dinner (also in honor of our anniversary), and gave him a neat little scrapbook that I made for his desk at work. It has photos of our first year together as parents (with Lukas and Felix of course).

Speaking of Felix, we're getting really worried about him. Most days he's a wonderful dog, but he has growled at us several times in the past couple months. We thought having him neutered might help, but he growled at Tobi again 2 nights ago, when Tobi tried to get a toy away from him. And he growled at me as well recently. So we want to get him into a doggy "boot camp", but most doggy trainers take the month of December off. I don't think we can afford to wait a month. If we can't break him of that, he's off to Germany to live with Tobi's parents. Wish us luck!

I better start getting ready now. Ciao!

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