Sunday, June 17, 2012

Since I want to get back into writing (for fun) and I also have a new friend of the canine variety, I thought why not merge the two interests into a blog? :)

Meet Hazel. 

She's a one year old chihuahua mix.  We saw her picture on the Tri-county Humane Society's website and knew we had to met her - tell me you wouldn't feel the same!

Unfortunately she was not available for viewing; the first time we visited she was on a road trip to the University of Minnesota.  On top of that, the helpful staff at the front desk let us know that someone else had placed a deposit on her.  Her forever family was scheduled to pick her up in a week.

I tried to let things go - I knew the right puppy would find us at the right time. 

I kept checking the website in search of our new friend.  A few days later I noticed Hazel's picture was still posted. For some reason - call it intuition, or more accurately obstinance - I decided to call and check on Hazel's status.

The kind gal on the phone said she thought Hazel was no longer at the shelter, but she'd double check.  Turns she was back from the U in a few days (standard spaying and microchipping procedures courtesy of the veterinary students) - and the family who had previously reserved Hazel changed its mind and rescinded the deposit...

My belly was full of butterflies when I was told we could meet her on Saturday...and before I knew it I was giving the receptionist my credit card number to make my own deposit.  Somehow I knew it was meant to be :)

Hazel joined our family on February 25th, 2012.
I hope to chronicle Hazel's adventures here, among other things.


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Well hi there, 2012!

It's that time of year.  Time to start fresh, begin again, recommit.  Resolve and all that jazz.

In 2012 I want to find more time for FUN.

And yeah, I am a list person.  And yeah, I think that your thoughts are more powerful when you write them down. So here goes: a stream of consciousness list.

I want to...
Learn to knit.  Cook more at home and write down the recipes!  Go for walks.  Take more photos.  Maintain balance.  Write letters.  Make more music.  Learn to play the bass, sing more, lay down some tracks.  Be present.  Stay organized.  Make connections.  Be.

Say yes more.

Take roadtrips.  Document the garden.  Get outside.  Resist less.  Let go.  Take off!  Feed the birds.  Ride my bike.  Hike.  Plant more trees.

So, on that note, best wishes to you and yours.
Bring it, 2012 :)