Friday, July 25, 2008


So much is going on around here and then it seems like nothing is happening to move things forward one little bit. Have you ever felt that way? I still have yet to get the paper work together for our 2007 taxes (partly because I didn't do a good job keeping track of our bank statements last year). I am going to suck it up today and look at the office to see where the statements may be hiding, although, Geoff & Chris have both looked and minimal finding has happened. UGH! I hope we can file another extension, sheesh! I wish it was due to the fact that we earned so much money last year, but alas, it is just laziness, or denial, or probably both!

On the knitting front I have cast off my Undulating Scarf/Shawl, but have decided to go back and add as many more repeats as the little bit of yarn and beads I have will allow.

I am looking forward to having this one done, but it has been a fun knit and very quick.

We did get a chance to go camping last weekend and we didn't have to go far to find some amazing country! Geoff and I had done a 250 mile ride a couple of days before, through Hope Valley, so I said let's pack it up and GO!! We had a GREAT time and the dogs loved it too.

Many years ago, I had mentioned to my too stressed out husband, Geoff, that he needed to stop and smell the flowers. He has done a terrific job and here is one of his lovely collections!

So with that I will take my leave and wish everyone wonderful moments, because isn't that all life is? Just a collection of moments?

Saturday, July 19, 2008


This Monday, the 14th of July our family said goodbye to an old friend. Pooh Bear came to us as a puppy with her sister Piglet and was one of the gentlest creature I have had the pleasure to know. The two puppies helped our dog Junior get over the loss of his brother Wolfie and helped all of us when Junior passed on. Of course having to let go of a good friend is always difficult and this was no exception.

We will miss Pooh Bear, but are of course glad that she is not suffering from her bodily failures any longer. Gifts come in all shapes and sizes and this dog was a real gift in our lives.

Thank you Pooh Bear for letting us know you for almost 12 years.