Wednesday, April 08, 2009

This and that

Oh, people - if I could transport you all here and take you back in time, I'd love to bring you back to yesterday. It was so sunny and glorious, Gracie and I spent the day going in and out the slider to the back deck. Inside the house to do some chores but then back out as soon as possible to sit on the deck and drink in the sunshine. It was actually WARM out there. Amazing what a little sunshine can do for one's soul. I even got to hang the clothes out on the clothesline. What bliss!

Of course, this happens every spring in Spokane - an early warm day or two and we're all excited and thinking it's summer. But there's more cold in the forecast and I wouldn't be surprised at ALL to see more snow falling here and there. It's just WAY too early to get out the summer skirts and shorts. I know that. But it was SUCH a lovely day and I'll take whatever I can get.

I took Gracie for her first walk in three weeks last night. She has a torn ACL in her back left knee and is supposed to stay off it as much as possible, but I just couldn't resist. Her leg hasn't been bothering her as much the past few days and I miss walking her SO much. We just went around the block - but you should have seen her - she was SO thrilled to be out. She literally quivered with excitement when I asked if she wanted to go for a walk. I'm praying her leg will heal without the $800 surgery the doctor is recommending. Ouch. There are a lot of things I could do with $800 - none of which have anything to do with my dog. But if it comes down to it, I'll find a way to make it happen. I can't imagine having a three year old dog who can't take walks for the rest of her life. Still, I know God can heal her - so that's what I'm praying for.

Asia is in Seattle this week - back to his old job and his travel schedule after being home since before Christmas. It's good to talk to him on the phone and hear him excited about his job again. He's been doing computer support for five months and hated it - it's SO not what he was hired for. So being back to his regular job is a good thing. And I can cook some fun stuff while he's gone, which makes me happy.

I was in Portland all last weekend for Weight Watcher's Leader Training... there was so much information to retain - but it was really helpful in terms of familiarizing myself with the program and getting the practical experience I'll need to lead my meeting. I'm looking forward to getting going next month...

Easter - trying to figure out if I'm going to cook a big meal or not. As far as I know we don't have any plans to have anyone over... but it's been awhile since I've prepared a nice big fancy meal, so I'm leaning toward maybe making something. We'll see.

Time to drive Kyler over to his first track practice. Love Spring with all it's activities and busy-ness... keeps me on my toes, for sure!

Happy Wednesday, friends!


  1. Hugs to Gracie! Zoey is 5 weeks out of her ACL surgery. Getting better every day. This week she is up to 30 min walks...and as Gracie was yesterday, was ecstatic to be out that long. Our vet has high hopes that Zoey will be chasing balls again by summer. That is all we want...she is just a year older than Gracie.
    Prayers that things will heal real soon.
    And could you please keep your Spokane weather out of Pa? The weather has been bipolar here for two weeks and we have had enough! :) I NEED spring to come to stay!

  2. Hey Cathy,

    When and where will you WW meetings be? I absolutely detest going to meetings, but I think I could get into them if you were my leader!(And I sooooo need a leader!) : )


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