I have found it comforting to read about other people's experiences with their families. These sort of posts let you know that you are not alone. Since I don't feel the need to expand upon my own estrangement recently, I have decided to share some interesting blogs and writings that I have found. As with medical issues that I have, I have found that estrangement is not the worst thing to happen to me in this world. I have a great husband, enjoy my dogs, do what I love for a living, live where I want to live, and have good friends. My life by my own definition is successful in the most important ways, as I am sure my reader's lives thrive. Recognize your successes, and find the comfort that you are not alone by a long shot:)
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Maine had a pretty hot summer season this year. The weather was definitely for the beach. I was at home most of the time with 11 or more doggies to supervise and entertain, but I did make it out there on occasion.
Now, in typical Maine weather fashion, Fall seems to have slammed into us with chilly breezes in the late afternoon. Still beautiful out though, just need to recalibrate the old body to the temperature change. I am actually pretty thrilled to be able to layer in stuff to keep warm. Even by stuffing my bra with ice cubes, I was unable to keep the heat away, except by hiding in air conditioning. Training and watching dogs for a living, you do eventually need to come outside. The poor dogs this summer, they had nothing in the afternoon heat.
Now that it's Fall all the dogs have found their energy and play drive again. I am able to exercise and train outside, and actually be comfortable doing it again. I do love Fall.
And the best part is, IT'S ALMOST HALLOWEEN!!! I am just a "little" nutty about the Halloween season. My decorations are already up.