By beckysdad on Mar 15, 2014 at 6:33 AM
Does 7:00 qualify as eating early for you? My folks like to eat at 5:00. I shoot for sometime after six but before seven. Becky would prefer six...and five...and seven..eight... I do wonder at times what it would take for her to be "full". I think I'd be alarmed. I suspect it would look a lot like a vigorous ball session where she just goes full out and has a blast and then wakes up limping the next day. I can picture her laying on her side groaning from all the noms. Ah well... off for the dawn walk. It's dark now but it will be light by the time we get home. And then Becky will get to eat...happy happy joy joy!
By buyerbware on Mar 15, 2014 at 6:26 AM
This Red Green clip taught me that lying, like psychopathy, is an inherited trait passed down from mother to son! I was just on youtube searching song titles with the word "bluegrass" behind them and came up with some pretty good stuff. That might be a way for you to find some tunes that you really like. Also there's an album which is a modern masterpiece titled "Moody Bluegrass."
By buyerbware on Mar 15, 2014 at 5:00 AM
Kewl! So between you and Luvmy8catz and Cataff, I will know how to do if I'm at a bluegrass performance if I'm in the Southwest, the South or Illinois. I've never bought a bluegrass album, but that's weird because I've always liked it. Here's Red Green. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aYoihMjW2k
By beckysdad on Mar 14, 2014 at 2:58 PM
Any restaurant calling itself The Butcher Shop shows a great deal of promise. At least their intentions are clear. You just expect their aspirations lead to results and clearly they have for you. I'm sure dinner will be great...even at 4 o'clock. There was no ambush today. I'm grateful for that. How cool is it that they picked Betsy as Featured User? It's so nice to have her back.
By beckysdad on Mar 14, 2014 at 10:23 AM
One must always be vigilant against the forces of the leaf gods. I waged a small scale war myself against yard debris earlier this week. The yard does look much better but I could still spend a bunch more time out there. We'll soon be headed off on our second walk. I hope we don't get ambushed again. There's a home we pass on our walks that has very nice elderly people living there. They have care workers helping them out and I've chatted with all of them as we cross paths. I think I mentioned one interaction with the gal about to be a grandmother and her son has three pitbulls in the home. She was nervous about that and wanted to talk about dogs with me. Yesterday one of the other gals was out front with the owner and as I approached they said "Oh, someone wants to see you." It was this same gal and she wants to do some walking but isn't comfy being out by herself so she wanted to join us on the walk. It wasn't so much a request...they used the "assumed close" and never expected that I might have an objection. Actually, I do have a minor one in that the dynamic of walking Becky changes when someone joins us. Becky becomes even more insistent on being out front and that requires frequent corrections on my part as that's not allowed. Walks become much more labor intensive and less fun when we're not alone. There were many questions about my schedule as she looked to join us more frequently. I'm not overly worried as I suspect it will be a short-lived desire to walk. Most exercise regimens pass quickly. She's a nice enough gal and I would welcome chats with any of them as I pass but I hope the walking thing doesn't become an issue. Have you picked out a restaurant for this evening?
By beckysdad on Mar 14, 2014 at 5:32 AM
I'll have a whole different set of challenges to deal with while shooting in Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Glacier. Some of them I'll be better equipped to deal with than others. I'm sure I'll have fun trying to adapt and will no doubt find all kinds of things I'll wish I'd done better or different. That's the nature of the way I deal with photography...and cooking, for that matter. Susan has made lots of progress but she sure still has a path in front of her. Your observation about rehabbing now rather than in the summer is spot on. That would have raised the misery index a bunch. Being out of the cast will make a huge difference though. You should have another nice day today before it gets yucky again. I hope you're able to make the most of it.
By Sylviag on Mar 13, 2014 at 11:51 PM
Yowza, Chuck really won big time! So where did he take you to dinner? Sounds like you're getting some yard work done too. Glad to hear Susan is doing better. For how much longer will she need to wear a cast? At leas she will be on the road to recovery before sumer. Nothing worse than being laid up during the nice weather part of the year. I'll have to tell BD that he won't be dragging me to no Half Dome hike LOL
By Sylviag on Mar 13, 2014 at 9:54 PM
Hiya Paws. Thanks you for your concern fren :) Some pics I took of what turned out to be a total break from everything which we sorely needed. We extended our stay at the ocean a day as it was so beautiful and didn't get back until late yesterday, The concert was ossum! We met people there from all over the West Coast - they tour very seldom. At the ocean we met a couple and their friend from So Dakota who had also been to the concert and wound up staying at the same motel as us. They decided to go to the ocean as they had never seen an ocean before. They talked Grandma back home to watch the gkids for an extra 5 days :) We take it for granted as we go to the coast usually at least twice a year. They had a ball and were playing on the beach during the stormy and nice days (Sat eve felt like hurricane force winds but we were snuggy with a fire going in the fireplace and hot chocolate and a picture puzzle - we really know how to party LOL). On their last morning they all took a dip in the freezing water and recorded it on vid - what a memeory for them. Lots to cath up on in RL and here. Have to ED you and BD. Hope all has been well for you an Chuck, Oh and I got to dig in the dirt all day today and sweet talked Bryan into helping me clear scrub and weeds off over half of the terraces in back - all ready for planting! It was almost 60 today and shame to waste the weather. http://cheezburger.com/8105851392 http://cheezburger.com/8105855488
By beckysdad on Mar 13, 2014 at 5:10 PM
Wow...Chuck really scored! I guess, by extension, you did too. A nice dinner is a great way to celebrate. Have you talked to Susan? How's that new cast? If I'd known how I was going to treat all those photos from Tunnel View, I'd have decided on one framing and just taken periodic shots. The scene jerks a bit as I changed the framing. Ah well....live and learn. I always learn a couple things on these outings. I hope it comes together on the trip in September.
By beckysdad on Mar 13, 2014 at 1:00 PM
I liked those segments, too. The shots of the coyote turned out better than I thought. My initial assessment of their potential wasn't too high. Becky poses very well. Other people in that area were surprised to see me tell her to sit, I dropped the leash, took a few steps away and then laid down on the ground to take pictures. I don't know if the dog sitting calmly surprised them more than the old guy playing on the ground or not.
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