Luna’s First “Camping” Trip

Our family has lived in this beautiful state of Washington for just over a year, and to my chagrin, we had not taken time to just “get away” and go camping.  Well, as of last weekend, I can now remove the subtitle “Has never been camping in Washington” from the story of my life.  Not only was it our first camping trip, but it was our first camping trip with Luna.

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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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