New Year Blog Upgrade

January 27, 2017 § 1 Comment

Hard to believe January is already coming to an end. Not sure I would have even noticed if it weren’t for the Valentine’s crap clogging up the store aisles the other day. There really is no end to it is there?  Before one holiday is barely over we are inundated with endless of displays candy, cards and trinkets for the next.

Anyway, that’s not the point of this post…well, maybe it is in a way. I have in mind to change the way I blog. I figure since I’m obviously still (sort of) doing it, I should get off the fence and decide to either put my heart into it or not do it at all. So, I’ll give it a real go and if I lose interest then meh, no biggie.

I’m thinking a weekly update covering various topics. No clue yet what those topics will be of course. Still working on that. For now I put up a new header and byline.

I’m interested to see what I come up with. For now the blog appearance and format will remain as is, I won’t remove what is already here.

😀

 

R.I.P. Again

January 17, 2017 § 2 Comments

darfDarth (aka Mr. Fuzzy Pants)
(1998/99? – Jan. 11, 2017)

Yep, at almost 20 years old, Darth finally headed to the Rainbow Bridge.  We’re not exactly sure, like most of our rescued friends, how old Darth was when he came to us in August 2001 needing a home. He was however, the longest surviving pet we’ve ever had at 15 1/2 years.

He was deeply loved and will be dearly missed.

How Was Your Day?

December 2, 2016 § 1 Comment

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An Ode to Joy Anne

November 29, 2016 § Leave a comment

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Joy Anne Tomkinson
(1952 – 2016)

This is my step-mother Joy and her service dog Joel. They were companions and best friends for four years. Joy had lost her legs to complications from Diabetes yet was determined to live her life as independently as possible. Joel was able to help Joy meet that goal.

Joy had a heart attack two weeks ago and never regained consciousness. Surrounded by her loved ones, she passed away peacefully on November 15, 2016.  She will be truly and deeply missed, no doubt by Joel as much as her family and friends.

Forty Two Plus Three

November 4, 2016 § 4 Comments

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Clearing in the snow
That is shining in the sun
Love being alone

Thinking Out Loud

June 8, 2016 § Leave a comment

I’m turning 45 this year.
Wow!

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I painted my toenails
Never cared before now

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About taking a good selfie
I never learned quite how

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I find myself contemplating
How much of life is just for show

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Going on thirty years a parent

And I have only recently figured out
That while we look behind us for guidance

It’s our children that teach us
What we really need to know

I’m turning 45 this year.

And Just Like That…Summer

May 27, 2016 § 2 Comments

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Lilacs

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Red Flower Vine
(I have no idea what its name is)

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Open Pool!

I have been taking advantage of the warm weather and spending as much time on the deck as possible. Though winter was late in leaving it seems summer showed up early.  I’ll happily take it. Who needs Smarch anyway?

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