Doggy Photo Shoot Day #50

Doggy Photo Shoot Day
Sir Thomas! I hear his soft whisper to me, “Just be. Just breath. Feel your breath rise and fall, and just stay with it. Don’t even think about anything, just follow the rhythm of your breath. Go inward and just be.” I followed his advice, sat down beside him quietly, and focused on feeling where my breath was in my body. Thank you Sir Thomas for quieting me down…

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Doggy Photo Shoot Day #33

Doggy Photo Shoot Day
“Nothing tricky about this folks! I believe, I’m getting wiser.” Sir Thomas reminds me everyday of how important it is to be patient, calm and understanding. And, he shows me how to co-exist with love.

Tricky

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Moment & Motion: I almost missed it!

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I just happened to walk into this moment. Camera in my hand to photograph flowers outside. Saw Dixie, our pit bull, in this big tub. My daughter went to hug Dixie, and Dixie made this giant leap out…and I instantly clicked my camera knowing I won’t get anything. But, surprisingly, this is what I caught!

Photo 101, day 13

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I’ll go for a walk… with who?

When I crossed our main street to get to the sidewalk, Thomas, my beagle, pulled me to the left, a path we rarely take, as I, automatically, turned to the right, a path we usually take.  I decided to follow his lead.  He seemed happy.  His tail wagging, he took his time walking.

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Nice cool breeze on a warm wintry day kept embracing us. And, the mostly cloudy day felt more like spring, not winter.  I felt my mind happily hopping.  I heard a complex symphony of sounds in the background РThe chirping of the birds flying over us; the humming of the cars whizzing by us; the soft bark of a dog coming from nearby distance; the rustling of  leaves on trees around us.

As Thomas and I sauntered, I couldn’t help but chuckle remembering an encounter with an acquaintance – I had asked her about why she preferred walking alone. ¬†She had blatantly answered, “Sweetie, because I can fart freely!”

I, too, realize walking by myself is immensely satisfying! ¬†An accurate definition of myself would be ¬†– me and my dog! ¬†These walks are exclusive – ¬†My conversations with myself remain private; my quiet times remain absolutely and phenomenally soothing; my silly but unavoidable burps, spits, and farts become one with the nature :). ¬†Thomas and I walk completely immersed in our own worlds. ¬†I walk leisurely at my own pace. ¬†Actually, leisurely at Thomas’ pace :). ¬†But, both walking, joyfully.

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Happy Place in Many Places!

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Happy place is – the beauty on Earth!
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Happy place is – being with family and friends ‚̧
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Happy place is – Where food is ūüôā
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Happy place is – Where I get aromatherapy ūüôā
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Happy place is – Where I get to see the snow *
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Happy place is – Where I find this quote – A happy couple: he does what she wants and she does what she wants! ūüôā
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Happy place is – a place where I can take a great nap ūüôā
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Happy place is – Where I find PASTA! ūüôā ‚̧

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Happy Place.”

No question about it, no explanation need to be given – Happiness is with you at all times; ¬†it’s yours to grab whenever YOU want!

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Boundaries

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“I have been calm. ¬†Calmly sitting and watching Sir Thomas. ¬†What’s he doing? ¬†I want to get to where he is………nope…….no luck!” Dixie thinking and planning hard to figure out this situation:)

In¬†response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Boundaries.”

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Doggy Photo Shoot Day #20

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“Hi you know what? I feel lazy and I’d like to rest now. You know why? You did not give me a snack this afternoon!” Thomas being a Sir Thomas.

It’s true, I did not give him a snack this afternoon. ¬†Guilty as charged! ¬†But did he tell you what happened during today’s mid morning walk? ¬† He did! ¬†Hope he told you the truth.

Here’s my side of what really happened: ¬†I had no idea what was about to happen, until it was too late – ¬†Thomas had already grabbed a full size Snicker’s Chocolate Candy Bar in his mouth. ¬†And, before I could finish screaming my words, “NO, THOMAS,” he had already inhaled the entire bar in one swallow! ¬†It all happened so fast! ¬†¬†And, that’s the truth.¬† ¬†(“I still love you Thomas.”)

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A good day, today!

No reactions, no hot headed-ness, no judgments, no arguments, no attitudes.  Kept my cool and did not react instantly.  Was a busy day, but ended up having a good day, today!

8 AM: My husband dropped my daughter to school.  Gave me extra time to enjoy my breakfast.

8:30 – 10:30 AM: Workout time!

11:30 AM: Checked out my daughter from school for physical therapy for an elbow injury.

12 PM: My daughter had lunch at a local restaurant.  I filled out paperwork for therapy session.

1:00 PM: Therapy time! ¬†The therapist asked my daughter her expectations from the session. ¬†I quickly answered, “Good news. She wants to hear that she can go to gymnastics again.”

2:00 PM: Therapist said, “She’s all good to go to gymnastics, but she still needs to be back for two more sessions. ¬†That’s to make sure everything is going good as she eases into it.”

2:40 PM: My daughter goes back to school.

2:45 PM: I had my lunch Рlate!  Salad with chicken, strawberries, dried cranberries.  Yummy.

4 PM: My daughter returned home from school, played with the dogs, then got ready for gymnastics.  Totally excited since she had missed several weeks of it.

4:15 PM: I called a photo studio to register my daughter for her senior picture session.  After holding for 15 minutes I got a representative.  But our connection cracking!  Heck, I was not going to call again and wait again.  Finally got good connection, I had to be outside my house.  I felt a big relieve!

5 PM: I called the gymnastic place to make a payment. ¬†The director said that she will not charge me until she sees how my daughter does today. ¬†I was impressed…great customer service!

5:30 PM: Took my beagle for a walk.  My husband took our pit bull.  Great walk!

6:30 PM: Dinner time!  I skewered marinated chicken.  Then grilled it with peppers, onions.  Baked a potato and split it in half.  My husband sautéed peas.  He loves peas.

7 PM:  Had dinner out on the deck.  Gave dogs chewy treats.  Lit a candle.  Enjoyed a beautiful cool evening.

8 PM: My daughter returned from gymnastics. ¬†All went well…she can continue. ¬†Good news! ¬†She had dinner…Edamame Pasta and Fruit smoothie.

9 PM:  Daughter started on her homework.  Dogs decided to rest.  Husband went to play tennis.  I sat to blog.  Son rehearsing saxophone with a group of friends, should be coming home soon Р15 hours at school!  Yikes.

Day is over.  Evening has gracefully given into quiet sleepy night.

I really wanted to blog about this day. ¬†Everyday can¬†be like this. ¬†Advice: Need to keep my cool, and not react instantly in any situation! ¬†Since I want good days like today, I’ll be reminding myself of this advice frequently. ¬†Good days to you all too:)

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Doggy Photo Shoot Day #19

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“I’m so happy…I’m where I see FOOD…you are where you see me…now give me what I want, you big DUDE!” Sir Thomas’ thought – loud and clear. ¬†He lives for food:)

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