Thursday, January 17, 2013

Things That Make Me Happy

A beautiful sunrise.
Taking photos of a beautiful sunrise.
Being able to share photos of a beautiful sunrise with family and friends
on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and my blog.

A hot cup of tea when I sit down to my computer in the morning.
Cracking the spine on a mystery novel.
The delight on my Labrador's face when I walk in the door.
Curling up with a warm blanket on the couch to watch a movie or take a nap.
Walking through nature with my camera.
Spending time with and talking with my boys.
Laughing with my sisters.
Cooking over the holidays with my family.

What makes you happy?


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Moments with My Teenager

Let me start by saying, my teenage son,
who's just weeks away from turning 16-years-old,
has been a responsible, trustworthy and pretty laid back teen.
(even when I mess with him)

However, there are occasionally moments.
Moments where he goes spacey ... or gets moody.

In the photo above, he's about to go into his bass lesson,
and he clearly has the moody bit going on.
I don't remember why.
Actually, there didn't need to be a reason.
He just was. Moody.

As for the spacey moments, here's the most recent example:

Monday, he left out chocolate (milk chocolate and caramel kisses. WRAPPED in foil),
which the dog promptly ate while we were gone, foil and all.

The same day, my teenager also almost started a fire in the toaster.

 I'm banning him from food.
All food.

 P.S. the dog is okay, thank god. (Chocolate is toxic to dogs, just in case you didn't know)

P.P.S I just scheduled his driving test at the DPS for his birth day.
(I may need to be medicated for that.)


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Dogs Disocvered Social Media Before We Did

One of my New Year's Resolutions is to exercise my dog more,  
so, I've been going for walks around our local Town Lake with my sweet Annie.

It's peaceful, beautiful and calming.
There are big trees and lots of geese and ducks.


And I've noticed some patterns.
Annie always pees the minute she gets out of the car and hits the grass.
Then within the first 3 minutes, she has a bowel movement.
And then, as we walk a mile, so continues to pee every 5 minutes or so.


When she stops to pee the first time, I usually check in to the Foursquare app on my phone
and log in that I'm at the Town Lake Park.


And eventually, the correlation hit me.
The dog is peeing all around the park to let other dogs and animals know that she was there.
I'm signing into Foursquare to let my family and friends know I've been there.


We're not so different, her and I.
Maybe dogs are more advanced than we thought.