I had no idea that when we started tearing up the carpet last May that I would be sitting in my living room on the first Sunday of Advent looking at an air compressor and nail gun and everything else that is cluttering the space. Of course, projects always take longer than expected, but this … More Dust, Disorder and Dis-ease
The plan was to get a puppy when Denali was around 8 years old. We figured it would give her a boost in energy and give me the boost I’d need when the inevitable happened. It was a good plan, but I figured it would never come to fruition because of the other plan — … More An Angel Covered in Fur
On Monday morning I was walking the dogs like I always do. It was before the sunrise, so house lights and two streets lights were the only points of illumination along the street. We reached the turnaround spot and were headed back to the house. We came up to an odd intersection – where three … More Is it a Sign?
Like last year, rather than focusing on a resolution at the New Year, I’ve chosen one word to help guide and direct my actions and thoughts throughout the year. In 2017 I focused on gratitude. I really needed that to help counterbalance the depression and grief I was dealing with. It made quite a difference. … More One Word Check In: Explore
As the Camino approached I knew I needed to make some adjustments in my schedule. For the last year or so I’ve had the unlimited package at my yoga studio. Knowing that I would be gone or very busy for most of June and anticipating the arrival of our puppy in July, I decided to … More My Eye Kept Twitching
The last post I wrote about a puppy was about how we weren’t getting the one we picked out in early May. But, somehow between finding that out on June 26 and flying home on June 28, we found a puppy on June 29 and picked him up on June 30. A bit of a … More Meet Steve
A friend/teacher of mine often writes about how we each have lessons to learn in this life and how those lessons will keep popping up giving us opportunities to practice working through them. I’m starting to get the feeling that one of my lessons is “loss” and I’m so over it. In May we found … More I Get It…Enough Already
My Facebook memories for today are full of Denali birthday posts (Andrew too, but I guess Denali is more photogenic lol). I can hardly believe she’s ten. We’ve been together since she was 9 weeks old. As I’ve been thinking about her birthday, I’ve come up with a few lists about my baby dog. What … More She’s 10!
Thanks to Daylight Savings Time I’m waking up early right now – I haven’t adjusted to my new wake up time. Rather than waiting for the alarm to go off this morning, I decided to just get up and take a longer walk with Denali. Although it was cold, it was a beautiful morning to … More A Walk in the Dark
I’ve learned the gift of joy from my dog. She’s coming up on nine years. We’ve been together since with was nine weeks. Aside from my immediate family, we’ve been in the longest, consistent (daily) relationship I’ve ever had. What I appreciate about her is the joy she experiences when she sees someone she knows … More Joy