Monthly Archives: January, 2011

Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you’ll look back and realize they were big things. ~ Kurt Vonnegut

The dogs and I hit the park yesterday. It wasn’t very cold, but there was a heck of a cold wind blowing. I kept my gloves on most of the time to make sure my fingers didn’t freeze. I only snapped a few pictures of the dogs.

Both dogs enjoyed the cold water. Sadie loves to take a big gulp of water and then let it trickle out of her mouth. This is very cute while outdoors (not so cute in the living room).


Luka was playing with a tennis ball and it drifted underneath the ice. He obsessively searched for it.




Sadie watched him for a bit.


Then she grew bored and settled in to wait.


This next picture isn’t the best quality but I love the expression on Sadie’s face.


And, a final thought for today:

My creation

Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories. ~ From the movie An Affair to Remember

The arctic temperatures moved out in time for the weekend and we took advantage of it. I had some errands to run and then we ended up at the dog park.

Being cooped up in the car for a couple of hours meant they were ready to run.







Sadie notice Luka overtaking her

Once they burned off all that energy it was time to explore.

The stream has started to freeze.


Both dogs enjoy exploring the ice.


Sadie explores


Sadie loves to eat snow.

Sadie loves to eat snow

Luka splashed in the freezing cold water.


Sadie preferred lying in it.


But not for long.

Sadie shakes

Exploring the woods is always enjoyable.



When Sadie took a break I was able to snap a nice portrait of her.


My portrait of Luka didn’t turn out as well as I’d hoped.

Sadie's tail

This one is better.

Luka winks

All of the running was exhausting. Here’s how Luka spent the evening.

Luka super close up

The kitties continue to (literally) sniff each other out.

Romeo sniffing the new guy

And I will soon have a new pair of socks.


Finish each day & be done with it. You have done what you could. Learn from it; tomorrow is a new day. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I’ve been knitting socks but the pictures are still in the camera. The socks I’m knitting are from one of my favorite sock blanks.

88/365:  Today's dyeing adventure.

I love dyeing sock blanks. The problem is finding time to knit all the socks!

I have been snapping pictures with my phone so I’ll share those.

Sadie is a snuggler. She sleeps on the bed with me all night and most mornings I wake up to this.

Sadie snuggles

We’re supposed to have a snow storm tonight, but for now there is only one patch of snow left in my yard. Luka is a fan of snow.

Luka found the last patch of snow

I spotted this last night.


It didn’t last long, but it’s a start. The new kitty is still without a name. I figure he will tell me his name at some point. Hopefully soon.

As always, Sadie has been excelling at holding down the couch.

Sadie snores

She tried to nap on the floor earlier today but was plagued by an itchy nose.

Itchy nose

Both dogs supervised me while I was eating lunch today.

Supervising me while I eat lunch


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