Sunday, August 30, 2009

Cactus Sculpture

These cactus are out side the pottery studio. How long have I walked by without really looking at them. This time though they looked so sculptural to me.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Morning Nap

We went to the vet this week for her annual visit. She must have had 16 cookies; I lost count. Vet says she is perfect and doing very well for a 14 year old dog. This last year she has started to show her age. She has slowed down but can still run like the wind in spurts. She is now partially deaf. Vet told me to stomp my feet when I come home and use hand signals . Funny though, she seems to hear the word "carrot". Maybe she lip reads

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Family Visit

Just got home from a short visit with my family. It was my Dad's 82nd birthday. People ask how does it feel and he says he doesn't know; he's never been 82 before. I'm glad he is doing so well; happy, healthy, and enjoying life.

This is a picture of my Dad and niece bonding over chicken wings! They didn't leave many for the rest of us.

My family lives in Southern California, in a beach town. I forgot how much cooler it is, more humid and foggy than where I live. Even the weather brought back memories. Aria came with me. She is a good traveler. Sits in the back seat, looking out the window, like a passenger. Though she doesn't give any warning when she needs a pit stop!

I also visited with a friend from high school who was in town the same weekend. She lives in another state. We keep in contact via phone, email and now Facebook but haven't' seen each other in many years. It was great to hang out and reminisce. It's also great to know someone for almost 40 years. We've changed and yet we haven't. We met in our high school senior year and couldn't wait to get on with our lives. I'm now happy to take life at a slower pace. I like getting older. I wish I looked like I did when I was younger but I am so much happier, not so self-conscience or worried about the future. I like feeling secure enough in myself to be able to care more for others.