We are a dog loving family. We have four dogs; a Rottweiler, a Bassett Hound, a Beagle, and a German Shepherd. The Beagle and the German Shepherd are both under one and a half years old. It can be quite chaotic in our house at times.
Today, we took our German Shepherd, Freyja (pronounced Fray-ya), to a friends house to play with their German Shepherd puppy, Stella, who’s a few months older. I was a little worried at first, Freyja had never played with anyone her own size and never on anyone else’s turf. Freyja isn’t the best behaved pup in the sandbox, she tends to bully her Beagle sister around a bit and doesn’t realize that she’s a 75 pound bundle of fur and energy.
We introduced Stella and Freyja to each other slowly, in the back yard, keeping the leashes on. They seemed to be respectful of each other and there were only a few times when snarls and fangs were exhibited. After about ten or so minutes we unleashed them and eventually they got comfortable, their tails started wagging, the frisbee started flying, and happy pups were running around the yard. Freyja chasing the frisbee — Stella chasing Freyja.
All in all it seemed to be a successful morning of socialization and spent energy. A nap was definitely in order when we got home, after she said hello to all her sisters of course.
It was nice for Freyja to get out and play with a dog her own size. Hopefully we can make this a regular thing.
Today was election day. It was the first time in fifteen years that I didn’t have to send in an absentee ballot. I didn’t wear my sticker, I chose instead to keep it on it’s plastic backing tucked safely away in my wallet. It’s a funny thing, it’s just a sticker, but it means so much more, it connects you to others across the country who also exercised their right to vote.
If you chose to vote today, I hope you wore your sticker proudly. If you decided that you didn’t want to vote today, I think that’s okay too. It’s your right.
Blogging is more difficult than it looks. Adjusting your blog theme, making sure it looks just right, while also trying to find interesting, post worthy things to write about is much more challenging than it sounds.
How do you keep your blog fresh? Do you have any WordPress hacks to share?
I love books! I can spend hours in a book store roaming through the aisles, or on Amazon downloading books to my Kindle app, but I have a confession.
I don’t read as much as I’d like.
Currently I use the excuse that I am in school and rarely find time to sit and read a good book, but the reality is, even if I am on a break, I don’t read. I have every intention to read during my breaks, but I don’t.
I think much of it has to do with the fact that I started reading late in life. I don’t recall reading my first chapter book until middle school. That coupled with the fact that I read very slowly, gets me discouraged when I meet people who can finish a book in two or three sittings and I am still stuck on chapter one. But, I don’t let that stop my from buying books. I am convinced that one day I will have nothing better to do but sit around a read.
I am motivated to change that though. I started reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn a few days ago (I know, I can’t believe I haven’t read it yet either!) and have managed to steal away a few minutes a day to read a few pages. It’s not much, but it’s progress.
Do you have any suggestions on what I should read next? What are you reading right now?
It’s November 1st and the first day of National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo). The idea is to write a blog post every day during the month of November. I am excited for this challenge because I’ve neglected my blog for quite some time now and am hopeful that this will help me get back into the blogging world.
I’ve got a few ideas for blog posts already, so that’s a good thing. So, if you don’t see me posting this month, feel free to call me out!
Are any of you out there participating in the NaBloPoMo??