Friday, August 27, 2010

Some stuff

Sometimes, after great storm, the sky outside the back of our house is unequaled.

I love it. I have to admit that some of my thoughts, very oddly, are trending to excitement for fall. The cool evenings and morning sharing breakfast outside are some of my favorite times.

We have a new addition to our family--at least until she decides to find a new home. Her name is FatBetty. She's fantastic and we have an excellent lead on a new home so she may be gone by next week. But she's been here a month and we've loved having her. She may be our last foster of this year. I'm sure I haven't shared but we had to put our lovely, family dog Duke to sleep last week. It's taken more of a toll than I anticipated. But on to happier are the two resident dogs. FatBetty is on the right. On the left?

That's Mandy. She's our hospice care pug. She's 7, has very small lungs and she'll be with us until she decides to depart this life. So maybe as long as another 13 years!

That's most of the news from here. We're quiet. I like it. Bring on fall.

Friday, August 13, 2010


Six weeks (about) without posting. Six months of marriage. I've thought quite a bit over the last couple of weeks about writing on the blog again. The point of taking out the writing in the first place was so that I didn't share too much of what was going on in our young marriage. Not from the stand point of excluding my tiny audience from drama--no, he did not say "I have six children in Cambodia. I hope you're ok with that."--but from place of wanting to learn what was just 'ours' and what I wanted to share. It's an interesting balance. I don't think that I've quite achieved everything I want in that arena but I feel like I know where the fences are. So! In short, words are back!

Yes, I still think that marriage is weird. I can't remember if I've written about that here before but it's true. I'll probably write about it more later. Should you confuse 'weird' with 'I'm unhappy' then you ought not read this blog.

Now, to that six months of marriage bit with just a touch of sap. I went walking with friends this morning, I'm working on getting into a more elongated shape, and (because they are both skinny, fast walkers) I collapsed back into bed for a short nap after. When I woke up there were three dogs on my bed and a cat staring down at me from the headboard. I turned over and I saw this...

I chuckled because it's the prefect expression of what I feel. All sorts of elements, a few surprises and lots of light. And that's just about how all the last six months have been.