What Does a Dog Think About?

What does a dog think about?

Henry and Josie, the Airedales, were in the driveway when I was getting out of my car the other morning. They looked like they were thinking deeply about something.

Here’s Henry contemplating his shadow.

A dog across the street? The weather? Breakfast?

Let the day begin.


Lacrosse Game in Berlin

Lacrosse game in Berlin.  Berlin, Ohio!

Not to be mistaken for Berlin, Germany.

Waiting for Jack’s game to start.

FCBF58AD-4B4A-457A-A5F0-2F6E0EC086073FF4417D-4163-4A2C-86EA-C464CF96E4B7The morning drive out to Ohio was gray skies and rain so it was good to have sun and blue skies in the late afternoon.

I Learned to Sew in the ‘60s with Simplicity Patterns

Saw this Simplicity Patterns display at the local JoAnn store.

Immediate recognition of “the look” and then some nostalgia surfaces.

I took Home Economics at Morris Plains Borough School in the mid 60’s.

Mrs. Phelan was our teacher.
I remember one project being given a B instead of an A because I didn’t take care of all the loose ends of thread inside my blue and red polka dot dress.

Mortifying. I think of her when I weave in loose ends of yarn or tie knots in threads and trim them oh, so neatly.

We made an apron, a skirt, a blouse, shorts, a dress and the other half year we cooked and baked. I graduated to Vogue Patterns eventually but I think all of my early basic efforts were Simplicity.

The Airedales Sense A Trip

And they were correct. a car trip was about to begin.

The only thing is they were not going to be included on the drive from Ohio to Pittsburgh.

They saw the luggage.

They felt the excitement.

The kids were putting on shoes and coats and leaving the house. With suitcases and pillows and backpacks.

It was a trick to get them out of the car so we could be on our way today.

Almost Twelve Years Ago

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Throwback Thursday. One of my favorite family photographs.  Mark reading while  Erika’s holding baby Jack and Anna and Michael. Before Maura was born.  We were on a road trip in May 2007, staying at our friend Joanne’s home in Omaha, Nebraska. 782 miles from Columbus to Omaha in the minivan, that’s one way.  I sat in the back with the kids and was the Granny Nanny while Mark (and sometimes Erika) attended meetings at a convention. The word of the week this would illustrate might be Exhaustion.  Oh, that’s right, they don’t have the word of the week anymore. 🙁