Lucy, my wonderful beagle: the vet we went to the other day said, don't bother doing surgery on the hematoma in her ear. She's too old and better to see if it goes away on its own. She did a series of blood and urine tests to see if Lucy has Cushing's disease or diabetes and the results were both negative, although there is a kind of diabetes that they can't really test for, so we're going to watch her and see how she's doing. Her symptoms are drinking water all day long and peeing often and occasionally in the house (which she has never done in her life.)
Oscars: I enjoyed the presentation of the best actor and supporting actor awards. It was fun to see the past winners, although Goldie's breasts were hanging out of her gown, what was she thinking? It would be nice if they gave awards for more important things and if these actors stopped talking about "how lucky they are to do what they love" (and make so much money doing it.) It's very very annoying.
President Obama's speech: He's an amazing speaker, he cheered me up although I have no idea how he's going to accomplish all that he's talking about. I just like him and I have to believe that some of it is possible.
I went to a workshop yesterday about helping people learn public speaking and it was interesting. I'm going to see where it leads.