On a much cheerier topic (or not as the case may be) I might have just mentioned that Daughter #2 and her husband Alex relocated to our area this fall. Winters in Chicago are challenging at the best of times and not fun at all if you are trying to manage to keep your feet while walking a rambunctious dog on ice and snow.
So they are out here, temporarily in our house.
Actually, having talked with several of our friends in the area, this is not at all uncommon. Adult children moving in for various lengths of time sometimes with spouses, partners, off spring and pets. Friends over in Marin mentioned that with the recent move out of daughter & husband they found themselves missing the dogs.
Me? I could very easily live without these two.
Both obviously look sweet and innocent. Not a pup that would attempt to climb on a table, or a counter or dig through the trash. Oh, no, not them…..
Did I mention that one of their favorite activities is barking? Since we replaced the windows this past year traffic sounds are just about absent. But that doesn’t mean that we still don’t get squirrels in trees hanging there laughing or deer strolling across the grass discussing which of my trees they are going to decimate this time.
The third book in Nora Roberts Guardian Trilogy was released yesterday. I am partway through in audio. Mike Lewis’s new non-fiction book – The Undoing Project was also released. I had already placed it on my list of books to get; reinforced by an interview on NPR. Unfortunately he isn’t reading his own work this time, but the reader seems to be ok.