Thursday, December 31, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
She was 5 months old, and they told us she was a Rat Terrier. We now know that she is in fact mostly Border Collie (according to the DNA test I had done a while ago she's 60% Border Collie, 30% English Springer Spaniel, and 10% Yorkshire Terrier), and she certainly has the Border Collie's intelligence and energy!
If you average it out that we walk about 3 miles together every day (well, I walk about 3 miles- sometimes more, sometimes less- she probably runs closer to 5 or 6) then we've covered over a thousand miles over the last year. I certainly feel a lot better for it, and she looks pretty good on it too!
She can be sweet, infuriating, and underfoot- and often all at once; and although Jackie likes to call her "Your dog", I think she likes her really, and Crispy adores her. I'm kinda fond of her myself!
So, here's to many more "Years of the Dog" with Holly!
Friday, December 25, 2009
My favourite moment- the pew candles are put away, the carpets have been swept and church is all cleaned up and reset for the Christmas morning service; everything went well and I can go off and play Santa now with a satisfied feeling of a job well done by all concerned.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight!
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
really lovely- although there were lots of footprints we didn't run into
another soul. And I didn't take my iPod, so the only sounds were the
crunching of snow under our feet and the jangle of Holly's tags.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Up at 4:50 this morning, coffee, then snowblowing and shoveling from
5:15 'til 9:15, quick shower, then normal Sunday 10am service etc. Set
up for the Pageant and the Potluck Dinner after Coffee Hour, then off to
the park with Crispy and the dog so he could sled and me and the dog
could play in the snow. Back upstairs from 2:30 to get ready for the
Pageant at 4 (went very well!), then Potluck supper and cleanup 'til 7.
Reset the church for nursery school chapel tomorrow, dig out the garbage
cans for the garbage men in the morning and then in and sitting here
Just got to get the garbage men's Christmas bonus ready for the morning
and wrap my secret Santa gift for work tomorrow- and then I'm going to bed!
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Friday, December 04, 2009
I love reading things like "bright, hardworking student", "good citizen", and "shown fine growth". But I think my favorite bit is over the page where his art teacher has just written "A total pleasure!"
So it looks like I can go to his parent/teacher meeting next Wednesday without any trepidation :)
He gets to pick whatever he wants for dinner tonight!