Friday, April 27, 2012

Would it have been better to wait a whole year?

Would it have been better to wait a whole year?  Or perhaps a rounded six months. Nope, missed that milestone.  I suppose eight months would be May, so can I delude myself into thinking I'm publishing this new post "early"?  

I hated leaving the blog so unfinished.  I cherish what Walt Disney said: "Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world."  But my blog did not continue to grow.  Life got insanely busy with a new job, homeschooling, sports, activities, and a highschooler!  Not to mention our Two and a Half Dogs.  (why would I mention them; this is only a blog about them, right?)  My imagination was on fumes.

Looking ahead to summer, I am optimistic imagination will flourish.   Between driving lessons, swimming, surfing, and relaxing days in the backyard with the dogs, life should once again lend itself to chronicling the life and times of Two and a Half Dogs

Post-Script:   As I pensively gaze out the window with great expectations for future blog posts, I notice the little dog is making a meal of an earlier regurgitation.  Nice.  I hope to find much more attractive topics on which to blog.  Promise. 


Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Things have been moving at about Mach 5.0 around here as we round out our summer and embark on the fall train.  A few highlights of the past several weeks can be summed up in a picture.  Well, a picture and some bullet points.  Perhaps I'll number them.  Here's the picture:

Here are the bullet points.  I went with the numbers...
  1. Had nails done for Anniversary (15 years, baby!)
  2. Ken took me to Disney World for said Anniversary
  3. We came home and painted the house.  It's sort of Taupe.
  4. I am now so tan/pink/borderline OompaLoompa that my "dark" summer makeup actually looks just right!
Now, from what can't be summed up in the picture...
     5.  My daughter started High School classes at our homeschool co-op today.  Parents, as co-educators, are required to attend the first class.  This is all well and good, except I was in a great hurry this morning and accidentally swiped my eyebrow brush in my espresso eyeliner powder rather than in my light blonde eyebrow powder.  I looked like Charlie Chaplin.  A very tan Charlie Chaplin.   Well, sans mustache.  {thanks to the nail salon appointment where I also had my lip waxed, I was mustache-free}  Thankfully, there is no picture of this.

     6.  Oh, you thought this was a blog about dogs?  Yes, it is.  But since they are transcriptionally challenged, I help write the column, therefore reserve the right to wax on about why the blog has been so dead lately.  {Jack and Indy's paws are just not dexterous enough to hit one key at a time, and Lucy's only 1 and can't spell very well yet...}

     7.  The dogs had a lovely time while we were in Florida, Jack and Indy with our dear friend and Lucy at the Grandparent B&B.  It's been a week we're home, and Lucy still looks insulted when we eat chicken in front of her.
     8.  Jack has been in a perpetual state of Happy since we've been painting the house.  We're all outdoors, all day long. 

     9.  Indy does not like the side yard rocky ground cover, but will put up with it to be close to whoever's painting.  He just lets out a sad "hyrumph" and flops down.  Yesterday he adjusted himself three or four times, each with a successively louder "hyrumph".  At that point, I called the kids to come play ball with him.  Sweet.  Loyal.  Not the brightest bulb in the box.

    10.  Curious dog that she is, Lucy's nose is now a sort of Taupe.

That's about it from our hypersonic lives, how about yours?

Hope your Back-to-School is a safe, fun one;
remember to watch out for kids & buses!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Breakfast of Champions

Wheaties has nothing on this:
turkey sausage
(minus the chocolate)

When it's travel day fridge clean-out, everybody wins.


Monday, August 15, 2011

The Hills Were Alive

I'm still going through memories {and digital pics} of our recent trip to the mountains of Washington State.  It was a glorious weekend, surrounded by the most incredible views.  Ever.

Funny thing about hills... they echo. Funny thing about Labs... they have yet to figure this out.

Indy would bark, then hear the echo, then bark more ferociously, only to be met in kind by the echoing dog. {It was like in Disney's Brother Bear, where the moose are yelling, "You shut up." "No, you shut up" to their own echos.} This went on a good... well, the whole weekend. He might not be the brightest bean in the bunch, but he sure is stoic in protecting his territory, no matter how temporary.