Sunday, April 26, 2009

Marley and Me!!

I'm still here - barely!! To start with just wanted you all to know I'm still reading but most of the time that is all I can squeeze in. Work is crazy - busy -hard - stressful and I don't have a handle on it yet. I will say I am with a really nice group so far and some of their practices are a bit unbelievable - in a good way - we'll see what happens.

I have had some time for knitting and have been making progress on my socks. I bought this book from Knit Picks and I think it will help me in the whole process. Well written, great instructions and illustrations. I think I will even be able to make a simple lace pair after these 2 pairs are done. I'm hoping for a Fall finish on these. The weather has been great - 80 degrees yesterday!! I've been trying to get the yard cleaned up and have decided to keep it really simple this year, especially with the work situation. You know keep all that stress down. The chickens are doing their jobs and we have had lots of fresh eggs.
Easter saw the whole family together and the grandkids had a great time. Lots of playing outside and a game of capture the flag was going on. Those 2 at the end of the couch were enjoying chocolate pie - I could go for some of that.

Now for the title of my post. We have gotten a new dog!! I saw her advertised in our local paper yesterday and decided to go take a look at her. I have been having some trouble with my blood pressure and the verdict was more exercise, lose some weight or else we you are going to end up on medication. How do you take away the stress of a day - a nice long walk with you dog, of course!
Annie was my motivation for walking all those years and walking by yourself is a little boring and you tend to make up excuses why not to go.
Sorry I'm getting off track here. The dog shelter is right down the street from us right next to the park I walk at. The people there told me she is around 2 years old. She most obviously has just had a liter of puppies as she still has milk sacs. They found her running lose in the Metroparks in a nearby town. More than likely they got rid of the puppies and turned her loose, which is really surprising because she is such a nice dog. I really think they could have advertised her and someone would have taken her. So far the only problem is she has lots of energy so she's keeping us really busy. We were out walking before 8 this morning to take that energy off of her before we leave for church.

I'm going to try and get back here every week but you never know what's going to happe - so I'll close with hope to be in touch soon. Today is another 80 degree day and enjoying the weather day - after church and I work for a little bit. I'm not a fan of working 7 days a week but in this economy how do you say no if there is work to be done.
Until next time.......


Lib said...

Love the new furry kid:o)
Have a great day!

QuiltedSimple said...

LOVE HER! She will keep you moving!

Mary Q said...

Your new companion is GORGEOUS!! Our Sunny has brought us 14 years of such happiness. Labs are simply the BEST! She will definitely keep you moving and help you get that BP down. You made a great choice for yourselves AND for her! (You didn't say what you're naming her. Will it be Marley, as in the title of your post, or something else?) Keep us up to date on how everyone adjusts.