When I sell a puppy, I always tell the new family that I would be happy to board their dog when they go away on vacation. It gives me a chance to see how they are growing and it gives the family a little piece of mind, knowing that their pet is staying someplace familiar to them.........and it saves them a little money.
As you can see in the photo with her new family..........she is very well loved.
It was such a nice visit!!
We are fast
(not fast enough in my book) approaching my favorite season......Autumn!! Woo hoo!! Usually, I am sad to see summer come to an end, but I am not quite sure that I am going to feel that way this summer. It has been one very long, hot and humid summer.....ick!
As the fall approaches, so does my interest in color and dyeing. I love the golds, russets, greens and deep plums of Autumn.
Autumn also means that Rhinebeck is not too far away. A group of us are going to take over a B & B......it is going to be fun!! After this long summer, I am soooooo looking forward to this weekend in NY!
What was I doing....ten years ago?
I had recently come thru an excruciatingly difficult and emotional time.........shortly after I met my current husband and 2 years later, we were married. Ten years ago, I gave birth to my youngest daughter, Hannah. At that time, we were deep in the everyday drama of raising 5 children. Definitely a roller-coaster time.....lots of good ...baseball games, theatre, plays, and general good times. Bad.....a little marjuana, fighting, staying out all night and typical kid going ons.
I had also discovered Cavaliers, which as you know has become a huge part of our lives and especially Hannah's
5 years ago?
Still raising kids, but now one is married and has a daughter, and the other is flunking out of college. Sensing that same roller coaster action??.....LOL.
I also at that time got the job that I am still working at. The registration supervisor for the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club, USA.. How fortunate for me that I am able to have a job that I love. One of the things that I love to do the most, is study pedigrees and watch how successful breeders, breed. It is so nice to look forward to work :-).
I also discovered the big wide world of fiber, beyond knitting! Five years ago was my first trip to Rhinebeck and my first bunny purchase, ISeeSpots Dandy (she was 2 years old). Spinning and knitting and fiber, oh my!
1 year ago?
I discovered the world of blogs . I have made so many wonderful new friends over this year. There have been some wonderful highs, such as the birth of my grandson a little over a year ago and some heartbreaks.....losing Dancer and Dandy, but all in all, it has been a wonderful year!
Playing in the dyepots and creating fun fibery things.
A little housework......a little work.........and a lot of fibery stuff
Cleaning bunny cages.......ewwwwwwwww.
5 snacks I enjoy
5 bands and singers for which I know most of their stuff
Sting, Nickle Creek, Cowboy Junkies, Nancy Griffith, Robert Cray
What would I do with $100,000,000?
Like Chris, I would like to buy a farm, with a custom bunny barn and a house with the perfect set up for the dogs......a few alpacha and the Volvo that I have been wanting all my life..<grin>
5 locations I'd run away to:
5 bad habits:
Oh dear......do I have any?? hehe.....
leaving my shoes all over the place.....gotta get them off when I have a hot flash quick!!
my aging and selective memory,
(clutter) filling every bare spot with fiber, and fiber books and fiber tools
not listening to my children when using the computer
5 things I like doing:
Fiber stuff, traveling, dining out, dog showing and playing with bunnies :-)
5 things I would never wear:
Real fur of any kind that the animal was killed in order to get. Polyester pants, knits with metallic, stilettos or bikini (those days are over)
5 TV shows I like:
Law & Order shows, CSI shows, Nova, This Old House and Saving Jordan (the fake Boston accents give me a good laugh every week), given that I grew up outside of Boston in a big Irish family..hehe
5 famous people I'd like to meet:
I don't know that there is anyone famous that I would really want to meet......I would hate to be disappointed if they turned out different than I envisioned them to be.
5 biggest joys at the moment:
Air conditioning, my family, my family of dogs, being surrounded by wonderful fiber both on and off the animal and my collection of spinning wheels
5 favorite toys:
My new carding machine, my Lendrum production wheel, my robin wheel, my computer and my dye pots.
Tagging three people - I learned the Norma way.......not to do this......hehe
and there you have it.....pretty boring...LOL......but pretty boring to me is so much better than some of my earlier crazy years....and there were some wild and crazy ones There is something to be said for the quiet saneness of life these days, that I wouldn't trade for anything.
The UPS man delivered that naughty Birch back home. We are going to be working on a happy ending soon :-))