There were some specific things I wanted to do this trip. Getting to see the beautiful trees of the Redwood forest has been a bucket list item for me for as long as I can remember. The forest and evergreen trees in particular draw me in like a magnet. Much the like ocean, being in … Continue reading Trees Please!
When the rep walked up to the house we were about to turn back over to the military housing company, I bristled at her container of Lysol wipes. The wipes wouldn't have been a big deal, but paired with her attitude, I got a little defensive. I get that they have to make sure the … Continue reading Adventure Awaits!
I was able to escape my family yesterday for an outing (with masks and social distancing, of course) and took my 2 little dogs for the adventure. I met up with my mom and our friends and walked nearly 3 miles around Coupeville, WA - which is a lot for little dogs with short legs! … Continue reading Corona-Style Visits
You know that SNL sketch where the verbiage of a "deep thought" with the Jack Handy voice over lays out a bunch of nonsense? That plays out in my brain in real life whenever I am on a solo bike ride or run or walk with the dogs. I think my best deep thoughts while … Continue reading Deep Images….with Jack Handy
I have loved the ocean as long as I can remember. It's unknown depths, countless lives beneath the surface, and breathtaking beauty are simply mesmerizing. I always come away from the beach stunned and in awe of this extraordinary planet. We've had the distinct privilege of living near many oceanside locations: Beach on NAS Whidbey … Continue reading Those Moments
Fall is here and with the change of season, for our family, comes football. My husband has umpired high school and college level games for years and loves it. With our move to the city with no yard for the dogs, it has become necessary to walk them more frequently and that job falls to … Continue reading It’s Fall, Y’all!
It was predicted to be a Category 3 hurricane. We evacuated Corpus Christi as Harvey intensified over the gulf; reached Cat 4 status and then hit the Texas coast. The storm has slowed, but flood watches and warnings remain. For now we sit, watch and wait. Neighboring cities in the direct line of fire have been … Continue reading Chaos, Gratitude and Harvey
With a prompt like "friend", writing about it could take many directions. Having previously contemplated adult friendships, this time I immediately thought of our dogs. These 3 have changed our lives in so many ways. I am forever grateful for Hannah's insistence that we needed a pet. Then both kids' persistence that they needed a … Continue reading Friend
I see people with their dog babies at dog parks, on the beach, off leash, pulling skateboards (which is awesome by the way!) walking with dogs who don't pull, bark or generally act like lunatics when they see other dogs. Enter our 3 dog babies. Shortly after we had adopted Hippo, someone came by (as … Continue reading Brain Bombs: Canine Edition
Walking the dogs yesterday and today, we've been working through some issues. One of the littles tends to be a little on the "worrier/alarmist" side. If another dog is out and about, she's whining and pulling trying to defend her turf. Or me. Or her two bros. In our backyard we have a boxer neighbor … Continue reading You, Amplified.