As It Should Be…

The tourists are just about gone. The day is warm with a chance of rain later on, so what’s a Mom to do?
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We went to the beach and got our paws wet.It was almost high tide, as our seagull friends let us know.
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It was unusual to see the pilings in the bay without being able to see the bottom:it didn’t stop the gulls though, as they were waiting for their fish special for lunch!

We almost walked a mile and a half, not quite, but it was good for the three of us to be together while Jim tried to sleep.We love walking during the tranquility of the morning and thanking God for getting us on all 2 or 4 paws in the morning!

Exhausted

Here is what one tired girl looks like.

We have been out walking in our “balmy “30 mph winds today and totaled up a little over two miles. We walk at the pace of the Bataan death march, but regardless.it is walking.

We were at the bay this morning and windy was not the word. It is funny how the bay mimics the ocean on days like this.The whitecaps we  seldom see here all of a sudden appear. Even when we were down there, the girls gathered close to me as if they were afraid of blowing away!

In all, a really good day for the three of us!

Knock, Knock…anyone home?

This morning’s walk took a little bit of a different turn.
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The girls didn’t want to go to the beach today. I couldn’t say I blame them, as it was a little nippy this morning.However,just because frost is on the pumpkin doesn’t mean there is any flames out in my girl’s hearts.They wanted to see Kale, Zush’s boyfriend and Kasia’s “wanna be” boyfriend.You could imagine the chagrin when we walked over to Kale’s house and saw he was in the front window, looking rather mournfully out at the girls.We talked to him and promised we’d come back and see him.

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Zosia seemed no worse for wear, and was enjoying her walk regardless.

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Kasia had other thoughts on her mind.She wanted to get back in our house and plan an escape plan to get Kale out:after all, that’s what little devils do, right?

New Day

So, rather than giving in to pain, I got up at 6:30am this morning and, as a result, had a heck of a lot more time to do things during the day.

The girls got a few walks, everyone who needed medicine got it, worked in baking an apple cake and a pork tenderloin, and also did a little bit of wash.
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As I haven’t been back to work yet, I figured I’d try to get some older clothes together and bundle them up for charity.The week will end up on Friday when I have to go back to the infectious disease doctor for an update.I would assume that after that, I’d go back to the orthopedic doctor one more time for a sign-off.It is an assumption, because realist that I am, I KNOW that anything that CAN go wrong, will.

Today, however, was a Blessed day.

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Fall in and Wait…

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We were treated to a first blast of fall red this morning when we were walking,but didn’t need the color to announce the season. I was a little chilly, so that is enough of a fall announcement for me. We had our 1 and 3/4 mile walk and it was quite pleasant post storm. Dare I even suggest it that the sun was brazen enough to try to poke it’s head out…

Today we are anticipating a call from our vet for Zush, to see what the results will dictate for her care as we help her into her senior years, which I pray will be for a long while. I have to work from 10 to 6, so, it was nice having the ability to walk in the light, post nor’easter, and take in the beauty around us.

Please hold good thoughts for my Zusher: she is my BFF.

Dancing in the Dark…

I am climbing on my soapbox again,beating the drum of how shift work really throws your body into a loop.

Today I am working 7-3,which translates into this 

   
You are used to normal light,getting up in the morning walking the pups,admiring flowers..,then you get streetlights and stars and the light of the cellphone to guide you as you walk.

To add insult to injury, I am working 10-6 tomorrow and tonite is the Eagles game.Sure I could stay up for it, but my money is crash and burn by 9.

Stay tuned.