Thursday, October 31, 2013

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Where the heck I've been

Well, I had the best intentions of keeping up with this here blog after having taken a bit of a break, but so much for those intentions!

Since the last time I checked in here we've had some fun times.

A plane ride almost always means fun times.

This time it meant a trip all the way across the U.S. -- diagonally! -- to Portland, Maine to visit Darby's mother, Bryn, and her family.

Other people's vacation photos can often be somewhat boring -- especially if the person spends five minutes on each photo relating fond memories of people you don't know!

So, I'll spare you the narration and just share the photos!
Bartlett Yarns, Harmony Maine
Portland Maine Eastern Cemetery Tour
Glenn's favorite spots at Wendy's and Mike's

Olson House, Cushing Maine

Owl's Head

Portland Head Light

Penobscot Narrows Bridge and the other Fort Knox
Shaker Village at Sabbath Day Lake

We had a lovely time with Mike and Wendy (and Bryn and Dinah, of course!)  They were wonderful hosts -- thinking of everything for our comfort.  It was hard to say goodbye, but we have their visit to San Diego this coming February to look forward to! 

P.S.  If you don't know the story of how we met Wendy and Mike, check in out here.  We're still amazed!


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

(A few more than) One Word Wednesday


So, I guess I took one.  A hiatus, that is, from blogging. 

Taryn emailed me this morning and asked if everything was OK. 

Everything is OK.  Or almost OK.

I seem to have lost my blogging mojo. 

I have a new work schedule -- working shorter days which gets me home earlier and instead of blogging and reading blogs, I've been cooking and gardening and reading books about moving to the country and chickens and goats and growing clean food. 

I'm still taking photos, but few of them have been of the dogs and the others haven't inspired me to put them up here on the blog and talk about them.  

But, here I am now, so I'll show (and tell) you a bit of what I've been doing for the last two weeks.

I've been the site of more than one competition between Harry and Darby for lap privileges.

I've been charmed by the sweet Pumpkin-girl's habit of curling up in Glenn's previous day's laundry every morning.  (I considered doing a photo every day for a week but kept forgetting to bring my camera upstairs.)

I've been marveling at how Harry lets me make his claws pop out.   Makes it very easy to trim them.  Sweet Harry.

I've been decorating for fall.  (Watch out for that TSA-declared lethal weapon!)

I've been planning and planting my fall garden.  

I've been deciding that white bath mats aren't very practical with dogs who love to lap up water off the shower floor. 

I've been eating nothing but homemade granola.  No store bought cereal.  MUCH cheaper and MUCH tastier.  It's time to make more. 

I've been thankful that this very close brush fire burned away from us rather than toward us.  Fire season almost never goes away here in very southern, Southern California, but the really serious season -- hot days with single-digit humidity and strong winds -- is upon us now and will be until the rains start (if they do) in November.  

So, there's a little of my past two weeks.  Precious little about the namesakes of this blog!

I'm not ready to call this blogging thing quits yet, but I've given up trying to keep up with the "daily" aspect of Darby's and Pumpkin's Daily!

See you around next time I have something fun to share!