Saturday, September 28, 2013

Warm and Cozy

We’ve had our first fire of the season.  The pellet stove has been serviced and we’re ready for come what may as the cooler weather approaches.  I anticipate this change with the same enthusiasm as I feel for spring when its time comes.  There will be beautiful days and dreary days, but any day is good when I’m home with my family.


I’ve spent this past week on a staycation.  I honestly have no desire to venture far from home.  After 30 years on the job, very stressful at times, it means more to me than anything to simply enjoy the quiet.  Monday morning I’ll be back in the middle of a pile of work I can’t finish before the end of the day, and all the while I’ll be surrounded by a cacophony of ringing phones, multiple simultaneous conversations, babies crying, questions coming at me from all directions. . . I’m so ready to retire, but that’s not in the picture for a few years yet.  Today I’ll enjoy the peace of home and hearth and stock up on enough Wally and LuLu love to see me through that first day back at work.  I hope you have a good day, as well.  Love to you!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

What Goes Under Must Come Out

Oh, my goodness, the ball rolled under the deck and not another single thing can be done until it comes out.






And this is how important the ball becomes when someone’s making a sandwich in the kitchen.


What we don’t do for our furry families!  Have a good day!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Beating the Heat

Are you ready for some cooler weather?  I am.  Living here on the Oregon coast I don’t say that often, but I’m a lightweight when it comes to heat and it’s been unusually warm and humid for the past month.  LuLu’s paw is all healed up now and we’ve been giving the dogs a chance to beat the heat whenever possible.  They’re in the shallows here, but there’s also a nice deep swimming hole at this spot.  You can bet we were right in there cooling off with the dogs.



Of course, there’s always the baby pool for a quick backyard cool down.  Not quite the journey of discovery as a trip to the swimming hole, but they still enjoy it.


Wally loves the toweling off almost as much as the getting wet.


All fluffed up and it looks like LuLu’s ready for a nap.  See those sleepy eyes.  She doesn’t have Wally’s stamina by a long shot. 


I hope you’re enjoying these last days of summer.  They’ll be gone soon enough and we’ll be hunkering down for winter.  Take good care, and I’ll see you again soon.