Tuesday, July 17, 2007


I think it is time to start actively blogging again. I've had a busy few months and Just Golden has taken a back seat. Obviously. How about a quick recap of what I would have written if I'd been updating regularly...
  • Business is good, but that's all I have to say about work.
  • I went on a 7-day cruise with my entire family on my mom's side. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, parents, nephew and siblings. Everyone. It was probably the first time everyone has been together in 10 or 15 years. Family time was great, but "family game night" EVERY NIGHT? Some folks think a cruise is the perfect vacation. More power to them. Enjoy. Me, I have been on my first and last cruise. It became perfectly clear that I'm not cut out for cruising when I took a bathroom break while at the casino. I got to the men's room door and there were 3 scooters parked outside. I went in and saw 3 scooter driver's feet with their slot cups full of quarters carefully placed between their velcro sneakers. They had the common decency to close the stall doors. I wish I had a camera...it was too perfect. Needless to say, my next vacation will not require a coat and tie for dinner.
  • Took the dogs to the lake a few weeks ago. Molly loves the water and jumped right in. Tess loves the water too and followed right along, but apparently forgot how to swim. I gave her the benefit of the doubt for a minute or so, but eventually had to make an open water rescue...twice. The next morning, I put my hangover in my back pocket and taught that damn dog to swim again. How embarrassing? After Tess was seaworthy again, she had a wonderful time swimming after duck decoys with Molly and her brother from another litter and a neighbor Golden. Yep, 4 Goldens, a cooler of beer, some decoys and good friends. Good times.
  • What is up with those ankle biters in some of my previous posts? Oh yea...I have a lady friend. That's working out great. Tess has only tried to eat her poodle 3 or 4 times and the schnauzer has only been opened up twice. I think all the dogs tolerate each other now. We've only had to go to the emergency room once. The schnauzer (Daisy) stole a sock from Tess that Tess had stolen from me earlier and a fight broke out. Turns out that my best girl (besides Molly) threw out her back breaking up the fight. Emergency rooms are even better than airports for people watching, but the e.r. people watching only only makes me mad on so many levels. At least there was a less than educated couple there with the woman sick to her stomach. She had been feeling sick for a few weeks and when asked when her last period was, she guessed that it had been about 10 weeks ago. While I'm not a mathematician or a gynecologist...but I digress. I like her dogs, she likes mine. She is "good people." Here is to never going to the emergency room again.
That's plenty for now. More soon. Until then...SLAP FIGHT!


Snow White said...

I'm glad to see you postin' again. I've missed you and the girls. Good to hear things are goin' well in your life!

Duly Inspired said...

And I like all the photos of the four dogs. Except for that hump train one... heh.

Glad you're back around again.