behind the veil

by | Monday, January 13, 2014 |

this post has been ruminating in my head for a while and i haven’t been sure whether i should share it or not…whether anyone would care or not.  in an effort to lift the veil on my life what you’re about to read is a) likely to be a bit of a jumbled mess and b) painfully honest but it’s where i currently am and i’m putting it out there - if you decide to continue reading you’ve been warned.  i’m issuing my apologies up front for the whining and complaining and then i’m letting it...

off to a good start

by | Friday, January 10, 2014 |

it probably won’t come as a surprise that i was not a fan of 2013 - we lost too many family members and things were overall too hard to feel bad about it’s passing. because i consider myself a positive person and would like to be bigger than 2013 would have me be i will say that i am grateful for the additions of estelle, merle and ronan to our family; for the ability to stay in the house that we love and that all of us are currently healthy. i’m feeling much more enthusiastic about 2014 and if...

gratitude

by | Friday, May 10, 2013 |

i am humbled, gracious and overwhelmed by all the comments and emails you sent in response to my plea for help. i got a lot of fantastic suggestions and questions and will begin incorporating all the ideas into the blog. today i just want to quickly comment on a few things i read. i received a lot of comments and questions about behavioral issues and i will answer those more specifically in future posts but i did want to quickly address it here as well. to me the most important part of living...

say cheese

by | Wednesday, July 18, 2012 |

back in october (i’ve never claimed to be timely) we had the pleasure of being photographed by adrian hitt, an accomplished nashville pet photographer.  i should start by mentioning that i absolutely hate having my picture taken - the hatred is alleviated only mildly when there’s a dog with me in the photograph.  i’m finding i’m having to get used to it more and more as dave’s interest in photography increases but the idea of a “photography...

everyday heroes

by | Thursday, July 12, 2012 |

a few weeks ago we had a visit from family, including our niece and nephew, jazlynn & tyler, 5-year-old twins who are full to the brim with awesome sauce.  we had many activities planned but there was also a hurdle we were hoping to clear.  ty has been scared of dogs since infancy – he’s fine with all other animals, loves them in fact, but dogs are a no go for him.  can you imagine he scored us as an aunt and uncle???  what are the chances…an aunt and...

look who's coming to dinner

by | Thursday, March 18, 2010 |

my parents came over for dinner the other night (for a delicious vegan meal) and flanagan really enjoyed their company.  this probably shouldn’t be acceptable behavior at the dinner table but we tend to allow flanagan to get away with things he really shouldn’t.  really the one in this picture in need of discipline is my mother for petting him at the table…sheesh.    ...

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