Last year this time we had just adopted our second Olde English Bulldogge from the same breeder in California we got Lucy, Rio Bravo Bulldogs. Carly arrived on a plane in a little crate. We worked very very hard with training her. And she was a handfull to house break. But we fell for her…fast and … Continue reading Less is more.
Donny had to miss golfing today because he had seven hours of studying to do. He complained a little. I pointed out he is taking four AP classes which means he’s actually taking college courses at 16 years of age, and it’s a practice round for the real thing next year. I also reminded him … Continue reading Donny is missing summer already.
Ok. This is so funny I don’t even know what to say about it. When I was in Glen Arbor Michigan I strolled by this “totem pole” of lost soles. I did a double take and then aimed my camera. That was the funniest public display of a problem I’ve seen in a while. When people lose their … Continue reading Lost Soles
Last Thanksgiving my father and Audrey came to spend the week with us. It was really the first time since the boys were old enough to make solid memories that they had so much time with them. We discovered how closely Jordan and my dad relate and respond in the same ways. They were an … Continue reading Daddy’s Girl
Lucy officially started her “job” today. After training several months to become an official therapy dog she took a vacation before actually beginning her work. She was scheduled to visit the nursing home today. Getting her ready for it really is an ordeal. She needs a couple days practice with perfect obedience in public places. … Continue reading My Therapy Dog
When we moved into our house in Scottsdale, almost five years ago, Jordan was in fourth grade. He liked wearing the Penn State winter coat that Uncle Dave gave him, even though it was easily three sizes too big for him. The truck unloaded our household goods on a Saturday. Imagine me in mid-September when … Continue reading Boys and their need for Adventure
This afternoon I felt like a goalie who had four balls on the court at once in a soccer game. All four of my players (boys) were shooting into the net at the same time but being one mama I can only handle one defense at a time. Chaos prevailed. Getting off to school was … Continue reading Chaos is inevitable for the first day of school