No Pushing; Stop Pulling

  Calvin is nine in dog years, translated to human time - he is about 52ish.  Maybe because he lived on a leash in hot Florida for the last three years, maybe because he is older and not as strong anymore, he wiped out in the MI winter snow.  Result:  torn miniscus or ACL.  Either …

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Pizza Floats

I have an issue with getting started.  Its just plain hard to get going on anything.  My issues shows up first thing in the morning; getting out of bed; putting on my swimsuit to do laps; getting all the necessary car paraphernalia together to go somewhere; sitting down to write something; dialing a phone to …

The Doors Calvin Opened

The trademark of an official Floridian is that one will not go in the ocean during the 'winter months because one thinks the water is too cold. After 18 months, I am officially not a Floridian.  Though the water is chilly at first some days, if you stay there a wave or five, it is warm …

Day 27: The Origin of Tea Time

Most of the people I first met in Florida were fellow dog owners in our Apartment complex.  The dogs gave us a common interest and reason for conversation.  A few of those women have become more than just a fellow dog owner.  I am thankful and know that as we get ready to finish the …

Top Ten List of Things I Didn’t Expect, Part 2

I did not dream about this list.  On one of my daily potty walks  with Calvin, (I walk, Calvin potties), I realized there were below the surface things I didn't expect.  Here is the deeper counterpart to the list in part 1.  (see July 23, 2012) 1.  The rhythm is missing.  Seasons of weather give …

Top Ten List of Things I Didn’t Expect

I have a very active imagination.   Maybe that is why I dream so much.  I don't use it all up during the day, so it continues into the night. I dreamt about this list - even the title.  I saw the list in the dream but have no idea what it said. In one of …

Calvin’s Menu

I mentioned to my mother-in-law, that there are not a lot of similarities between Colorado and South Florida.  The blue sky may be one exception. It is necessary to acknowledge the differences and find ways to adapt to the way things are here. Our Colorado home, (still for sale folks - great house - great neighborhood …