I should have known that I was tempting fate when I set my alarm for 8 A.M. today.
Sure enough Riley was up at 5, “requesting” my attention.
I had to get up…
I carefully made my way down the stairs and opened the door to the back garden.
A few minutes later she was back in the house.
I foolishly thought we would go back to sleep.
To her credit, she did lie down but just could not settle into sleep.
A few puppy kisses later, I was up for the day at 5:30.
She went outside again and I made coffee.
Now she is asleep by the fire.
I am wide awake sipping coffee earlier than I had planned.
I heard a train’s whistle blow as it passed.
At least someone else is awake!
How it is
I learned years ago with my children that I had to adjust my life to meet their needs.
Some were easy adjustments, others more demanding.
Such is the price of loving and caring for others.
Have a wonderful day!
I was startled and then amused to have this little face staring at me this morning.
Eighteen pounds of Riley, my sweet mini AussieDoodle.
Time to get up!
Sometimes I am really tired and want to sleep a bit more. Rubbing her tummy or stroking her back will usually send her back to sleep for a bit.
Years ago my Husband brought me a cup of hot tea every morning as my wake-up.
How do I train Riley to do that?
Just a quick note to say hello and wish you well.
I have a “to do” list that is a mile long and keeps me running.
Even though I am busy with work, isolated from my friends and, worst of all, my family, I am still grateful. Continue reading “Hello there”
It is cold and raining in Portland tonight.
The end of a long and sweet day.
I was not sure how the day would be. I just wanted to get through it. Continue reading “Christmas Day 2020”
I’m going to dictate this post very quietly into my phone.
My sweet 3-month-old puppy, Riley, is asleep on my lap.
It is a wonderful.
Outside the weather is cold and overcast.
Earlier we went for a long walk where she interacted with other dogs and friendly people. I find most people can’t resist a baby or a puppy.
After our walk, I sat down for a minute to relax and catch my breath. She drank some water and came immediately asking to come up in my lap.
I could not resist her sweet little face. So here we sit.
There’s no place I would rather be. Stroking her as she sleeps fills me with peace and love.
Through my window I enjoy seeing the trees with their changing yellow and orange leaves.
A large bluebird lands on the fence with what looks like a nut in his beak. Earlier, squirrels had scampered along that same fence.
I have things to do. People to call and email.
But here I sit at peace with the world.