This is completely out of character for this time of year! We are the top snowy cold state! Yet against all odds, this is the view from my window, I will be going out for my run in less layers this morning, and walking Winnie without a jacket! It's my birthday, today. 48 years old. … Continue reading February in Minnesota?
My Valentine Puppy - courtesy of popyourpup.com Of recent, nothing seems to be going according to expectations. Certainly not school, where I have to make some big decisions about my job. Not my students, who don't seem to buy what I'm selling. Not at home, where I am constantly wondering what comes next. Do we … Continue reading Nope
Winnie has been a chewing, eating, getting into everything ball of (seemingly) endless energy. She is demanding every second of my attention and it is wearing me down. She is losing puppy teeth rapidly and I know the replacements hurt on their way in. This, too, shall pass, I know. I will admit, though, that … Continue reading Something to grab on to!
"Mama? What are S-H-O-T-S?" I've always been the mom that tricks my kids into doing things. When they were little, knowing they hated potato peel in their mashed potatoes yet being too tired to stand, much less peel potatoes, I announced before dinner that any red chunks they found in their potatoes were special. Each … Continue reading Care and Feeding
"I heard you, Mama. I'm just not listening right now." Winnie is an incorrigible 16 week old that hears me calling her and has to take a moment to decide if she's available to follow directions. She has an energy level that is comparable to the Energizer Bunny. It is amazing the difference a … Continue reading Seen and Heard
I recognize a bad mood when it's starting. I don't consider myself someone who gets crabby for no good reason (although, I have never asked anyone else's opinion about that, either 😂😂😂). A lot of the time, my bad mood comes from being tired. It makes my body and brain feel like the set of photos … Continue reading Uh-Oh
Winnie had no interest in having her picture taken today. It's really cold so she's not been outside enough the last couple days. AND her cousin Lulu is here so they have been playing non stop. This was the best shot I could get. Tomorrow she turns 16 weeks! 😍 As the title says, I … Continue reading Coming Clean
My normal Winnie picture has been replaced to show her as she really is right now. WOW is all I can say. Just wow. Puppy teething is scary. Did I just write last week about the fact that I'm was always a failure by Tuesday? Not this week!!! I ran today and had another healthy … Continue reading Tuesday
The sun ☀️ It's a big yellow orb in the sky. I haven't seen very much of the sun recently. My job keeps me inside for the daylight hours most days. If I am lucky, it's dusk when I head home. The weather is not a big help right now, either. Typical winter days in Minnesota … Continue reading The Sun
I wake up on automatic pilot most days. My morning routines are pretty solid. Get the dogs up, feed them, make my coffee and breakfast, and they go back outside. I get a few moments of quiet to enjoy my coffee. This morning, however, being on automatic pilot caused me to miss one very important … Continue reading Automatic Pilot