Friday, October 28, 2011
In the meantime, I have my therapy dogs. No, they haven't gone through the official therapy dog training, and frankly, Princess wouldn't make a particularly good one. She's too aloof. (Quite a few people have told me that she has a cat-personality.) But she can, at times, be very loving, especially at night. She snuggles up along my back and it's very comforting to feel her there, especially now that the weather has turned colder and I have my flannel sheets on the bed!
|Dan and I connected in the MN River Valley for a |
couple days just before he went back to China.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
The past several months have been consumed with caring for my parents who are struggling with some serious health issues. I have traveled to Michigan by train, by plane and most recently by car, which meant the girls got to come along. They have always been good travelers, but they were on 'off the charts' good behavior this time. I am convinced that they picked up on my stress and decided to be extra good. Dee Dee, who has not been able to be in the same room with her brother Elvis for years without snarling at him, got along with him fabulously. Last year, I had to keep a muzzle on her when we went to the beach, but not this time. Princess endeared herself to my Mom by sleeping with her, pressing up against her back and giving her comfort while Dad was in the hospital. The condominium where my folks live does not allow dogs, so we had to be somewhat discreet in our comings and goings. I made sure they got out for a good walk or swim each evening, and they were content to be left alone all day. A mom couldn't be more proud!
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
This holiday season wasn't good to travelers. That's an understatement. It didn't matter where you were going or how you were trying to get there; the journey was destined to be a nightmare. I had planned to drive to Michigan with the girls in December, but an 'active weather pattern' (to use the term of our meteorologist) caused me to re-consider. In the end, I took Amtrak and went after New Years to get a lower fare. A couple of days before I was to leave, I was notified that Amtrak had suspended travel between Whitefish, Montana and St. Paul, MN and canceled my trip. Ugh. Fortunately, I was able to go a couple of days later. Amtrak was dealing with a major backlog and some significant delays so it wasn't an easy trip, but I'm glad I went. I think that, for this year at least, it was the best option.