8 Photos of Happiness

Thank you to Chasing Dog Tales for nominating us to post 8 Photos of Happiness, created by Ariel’s Little Corner of the Internet.  It’s no secret that my family (including my greyhound) brings me the most joy and happiness.  It occurred to me, however, that you really don’t know my family.  Rather that write a long blog post, I’ll use this photo essay to show you:

family happiness

My family is the air that I breathe


…and the song that I sing.
(my daughter singing with Train in Atlantic City, NJ)


My family teaches me to laugh…

…be curious…

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…and sometimes just chill.


My family keeps me grounded…


…and reminds me not to take life so seriously,


…because every once in a while, you just need to share your crazy with someone,
and it might as well be your family.  

Thank you Chasing Dog Tales for tagging me.  I despise Mondays, and this post was a wonderful little pick-me-up (along with my coffee!).  I now nominate the following to participate:

A Sorta Fairy Tale
Travel Animal Doctor
Greyhounds CAN Sit
Bell Fur Zoo
Walks with Rama

Participating is easy:

  • Thank your nominator/s (that’s me!) 😉 and link them in your post
  • Link the creator (Ariel’s little corner of the internet)
  • Post your 8 photos of happiness
  • The photos can be anything that represents a moment, object, place or feeling that makes you happy
  • Pop in a brief description of the photo, why you chose it or let the photos do the talking
  • Spread the happiness and tag up to ten other bloggers!

If you’ve already participated, no problem!  I look forward to seeing your “happy”!


Life Lessons from a Greyhound: Take Naps

take napsHow many times have you struggled to get through the day, wanting to just ignore the work on your desk and put your head down and fall asleep for just a few minutes?  How many times have you, instead of giving in to your body’s needs, reached for that cup of coffee, bottle of soda, or sugary snack?  In all likelihood, you are doing more harm than good.  Yes, gone are the days when we came home from kindergarten and were made to take naps.   Today’s world is full of hustle and bustle, rarely taking the time to rejuvenate and refresh ourselves, but all that hurried folly doesn’t meant that we should ignore our need for rest throughout the day.  Many famous people took naps: Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, John F. Kennedy, Winston Churchill, Eleanor Roosevelt, and John D. Rockefeller, to name a few.  I find it hard to believe that these people are wrong.

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Pet Friendly Weed Killers: Is There Such a Thing?

pet friendly weed killersUpon moving to Washington a year ago, my husband and I decided that we would first find a school district that we liked for our kids (for their short time left in high school), and then look for a house within the district.  With that in mind, we decided that the smartest thing to do would be to rent initially, and then buy after we had lived here for a bit and had explored the area (and after the kids graduated).  With a house to sell in Pennsylvania, that made the most sense, since we didn’t want to have to rely on contingencies or the house not selling as quickly as we would have liked.  So here we are, in a rented house, with our kids and our greyhound.

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