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:)

….thank you for visiting my blog…until next time:)

Doggy Photo Shoot Day #11

 

Oh my, Sir Thomas! Tell me what you are thinking.
Oh, Sir Thomas, your eyes, they say so much!

Your eyes, they talk to us, they watch us, with a love touch.

Thanks for staying with us!

You changed our family and the way we love.

Tail up high, wagging side to side, expresses your happiness here,

This is a family, always; and our love is strong, so do not fear!

Oh Sir Thomas,

When we see the love in your eyes, there is no doubt, it’s totally clear!

 

 

…thank you for visiting my blog…until next time…

 

Doggy Photo Shoot Day #10

Your ears!  I love them Sir Thomas.  They are so very soft!
Your ears! I love them Sir Thomas. They are so very soft!
If Thomas was a human, he would definitely be an Englishman.  He is deeply reserved:)  And, boy is he cute!  I look for opportunities to give him a big squishy, cuddly bear, all American hug!  And, every opportunity fails to materialize:(  He wiggles out of the hug, shakes himself and quickly sits upright far away from me.  But, then I start to rub his belly,  and he is a goner:)

 

 

Am I a dog person?

No, I’m not a dog person!

It’s a beautiful afternoon, today. ¬†Today is July, 9, 2015. ¬†I’m enjoying this afternoon. ¬† It’s quiet. ¬†My two dogs are asleep – the way dogs sleep – up one second, down one second, then up again and then down again, the cycle keeps repeating. ¬†If I slept like my dogs, I’ll never get my full human sleep. ¬†I’ll be going crazy! ¬†I’ll be biting anything in sight!

Right now I’m sitting on my couch writing this article, and the dogs seem like they are fast asleep. ¬†As a matter of fact, they seem to be in deep sleep! ¬†I really need to get off this couch, like right now. ¬† But I don’t want to disturb the dogs! ¬† But I can’t wait ANY¬†longer! ¬†Without making a sound, I pull myself up from the couch. ¬†Quietly, I begin to take my first step toward my destination. ¬†And, before I’m able to complete that first quiet step, the dogs have made a giant leap and I find them right beside me! ¬†Wow, that was faster than any super heroes I know of! ¬† Tails wagging, eyes all brightly lit, and faces looking up, asking me, “Are we going somewhere? Let’s go, let’s go…hurry, hurry, hurry!” ¬†They realize I’m not paying attention to them. ¬†They bend their heads down, and march back into their beds. ¬†From their beds, with their eye lids pulled upward, they see me heading towards the john. Oh, so much disappointment in their faces! In their eyes! ¬†Then slowly their eyelids close on them again.

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My heart sinks. ¬†I feel bad. ¬† But something tells me not to feel this way. ¬†Then, I hear myself saying to me, ‘Seriously, these are dogs, darling! ¬†You needn’t worry. ¬†You do not need to feel bad about not entertaining them when they want.” ¬†“You are too busy with too many things.” ¬†That’s true. ¬†I ¬†do have a lot on my plate! ¬†I have a book to finish for my book club meeting next week.¬† I have phone calls to make. ¬†I have dishes to clean from last night. ¬†I have pictures to frame; baby blankets to sew; run to the store. ¬†Then, I have dog-bios to write. ¬†I write them for my daughter who volunteers at a local animal shelter. ¬†Then there’s dinner to be made; and laundry to be done. ¬†The list in an ongoing one.

At one point in my day, I put all responsibilities aside. ¬†And, it’s for one thing only! ¬†And that is for the daily walk my husband and I take with the dogs. ¬†I walk our beagle, and my husband walks the pit bull. ¬†I love these walks. ¬†I get to see nature up close.

No matter where I’m in the house, my dogs are following me around with ¬†their tails¬†wagging. ¬†When I come home after being out, they greet me with their tails wagging. ¬†They give me kisses and follow me around. ¬†They lay on the kitchen floor and watch me while I cook. ¬†They watch me work on my sewing machine, read my book, and do laundry. ¬†They give me constant companionship. ¬†Suddenly, they seem super cute, cuddly and simply adorable.

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Dogs! Dogs! My dogs:)

 

Dogs, dogs, dogs! ¬†At the end, it all keeps coming back to dogs! ¬†I guess there’s no denying that my life somewhat revolves around dogs. ¬†It’s all okay. ¬† If you have a dog, you know how it all works out at the end – We just fall in love with these creatures. ¬†I am in love, too! ¬†With mine – My beagle, Thomas, who lives to eat; and my pit bull, Dixie, who lives to love.

Back to my question:  Am I a dog person?  Correct answer:  YES!  I AM A DOG PERSON!  And, I love it!

…thank you for checking out my blog…until next time…

 

Doggy Photo Shoot Day #7

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“A-r-e y-o-u a d-o-g?”

Thomas finds a fascinating breathing being on the deck in his backyard. ¬†He happily, curiously and cautiously sniffs and circles-around this breathing being for several minutes trying to figure out who this is? ¬†Best part of this experience – Thomas’ gentleness! ¬†He made sure he did not hurt this breathing being! ¬†Mom is proud of him! ¬†Question is how did this thing even make it to our deck on the second floor? ¬†I’m still wondering:)

Doggy Photo Shoot Day #4

“I want to get up there!”

“Come down my dear friend. We can play together, I’ll chase you and I’ll catch you. ¬†You need to just run in front of me,” pleads Thomas to his buddy squirrel. ¬†Not ready to give up, he intently keeps his gaze upwards for his friend’s descent.

…still waiting! …thanks for checking out my blog…until next time…hugs!