I recently read Debbie Macomber’s new novel, Cottage by the Sea. I reserved this book at the library as soon as I saw it on the new book list. I had to wait a bit to get it, but it was worth the wait. Debbie Macomber is one of my favorite writers, and this book… Continue reading A Thoughtful Book…
In 1794, the poet Robert Burns said his love was like a red, red rose. Dale agrees. Mr. H. and I are celebrating our anniversary this weekend, so I'll start with a story that happened the evening before our 31st Anniversary, less than a month after Dale had come to live with us. I was… Continue reading Dale Dog and the Roses
It's the first Monday in September, which has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1894, to celebrate American Workers. Before its creation, many workers worked 12-hour days, 7 days per week for basic living expenses, sometimes with children working in the factories also. Traditionally, Labor Day is a relaxed day to either… Continue reading Labor Day Thanks
This is another story from my dog journal. It happened a little over a month after we got our big blind dog Dale from Atlanta Lab Rescue. Mr. H. was out of town on 9/16/16, and daughter Lucy was still living at home. Maggie, our elderly "mini-lab," still reigned supreme, sleeping upstairs with us,… Continue reading Dale Explores the Pantry
Dale, the big blind Labrador, had been a naughty boy. Very naughty. The Dog Mom needed a break from Dale. So, Dale went to Jail. It wasn’t actually Jail. It was more like a three-week playdate with his dog-cousin Ivy, at our daughter Sarah’s house. “Dale goes to Jail” was a bit of a family… Continue reading Dale Goes to Jail… But He thinks He’s at Camp and Makes Some Art
Right after school was out, I decided to bypass the electronic catalog and make a trip to my local library. Usually, I just reserve books on line, then run in to check them out when they come in, but this day, I enjoyed looking at the displays and finding a new book series for the… Continue reading Beach Reading? Nope…Texas Hill Country!
There's a furniture store chain with a new ad campaign which starts with a young couple standing in their dining room complaining, "We can't have our friends over with this outdated furniture!," although it's their turn to host. The ad follows with enticing deals and colorful photos of modern dining, living and bedroom furniture, then… Continue reading Friends Before Furniture (every time!)