I’m planning and packing as we get ready to go to the Great North Woods of New Hampshire. Why you ask, would we be going to Northern New Hampshire when it is supposed to rain and possibly snow (gasp) this week? To fish of course! Now I am not a big fisherman, in fact I could hold a fishing rod, but I wouldn’t know how to do anything else.
Anyway, I digress. We are going because Hubby and his college Roomie want to fish. Rain or no rain, snow or no snow, they will fish. And I will be the dutiful wife, back at the camp with the three fur children awaiting their return with hot coffee and gourmet meals cooked over an open flame!
There are phone lines there, so I will be reporting on our trip during the week. I have packed my boots, mittens, rain coat, snow parka and the dogs sweaters. All that’s left now is my heavy comforter and my book.
So while I am freezing my tookus off, think of me and smile. The things we do for love!
Today was one of those really nice days. I drove down to Concord, NH where I met my daughter AM and spent the day. We both have the shopping gene and really enjoy doing this together. We both have this pocket book thing going on and we love a good deal. So we wandered the entire mall, shopping here and there, and actually came away with several really good thrifty purchases.
AM took me for lunch, and a yummy dessert of a waffle cone with oreo cookie ice cream! Oh man, after nearly a year of being really good on my diet, this tasted so good and extremely sinful!
And she even brought me roses! Beautiful white and yellow roses! I felt so special. Thank you sweetie!!!
The day ended far too soon. I could have talked longer and listened more, but we both had places to be and things to do. So off we went. But this was one of the nicest Mother’s Day’s I can recall in a very long time.
Megan’s Questions for Friday:
1. Do you think you’re lucky? Nope.
2. Did you think you would turn out that way you have? You’ve got to be kidding!
3. Would you rather wake up early or sleep in late? I keep dreaming of the day the dogs let me sleep later then 6:15! So, late.
4. What was a kindness shown to your recently? A little someone set up my Blog for me! Thanks Megan!!! And then Janet helped me understand how to work it! Thanks cousin!!!
5. What was a kindness that you’ve shown to others recently? I stopped to talk to an older neighbor of mine. He’s in his 80’s a widower and just a real sweetie. I know he gets a little lonely so I stopped to give him a hug and shoot the breeze.
6. With whom would you trade places? My dogs! They’ve got a great life! hihi!!!
7. What is a secret you keep from almost everyone? I’m not telling!
Ever notice how good that first cup of coffee tastes in the morning? My three fur children wake me at an unholy hour almost each day. (today it was 5:15 am) I am not one of those people who can just fall back to sleep easily. So, I got up, walked the girls, and came in. I ground the coffee, (Eight O’Clock Columbian) and got it going. The smell brought me back into the kitchen a few minutes later where I poured my first and best cup of the day! Mmmmmmmmm! There is nothing as good as that first cup!
A year and a half ago my old girl Shubi got very ill. In a week she went from being a normal 7 year old dachshund, to a very ill pupper. It was terrible. We were on vacation in Florida when this happened. We brought her to a specialist in Orlando, who gave us the news that she had GME and the chances were good that she would never recover. GME is not curable. It is a progressive auto immune disease of the Central Nervous System that usually claims the lives of it’s victims in less than one year. We hurried back to New Hampshire and saw another specialist. She suggested an experimental treatment. Chemotherapy. So we gave it a go.
Meanwhile, I started my search for a new wirehaired dachshund. A woman I had written to in Germany suggested I contact a breeder she knew there. Fortunately Hubby is fluent in German and we called and arranged to get a female pup from his dogs.
So, last May we flew over and picked up our Greta and brought her back. She is a feisty little girl and she immediately took over our house and our hearts.
Then something amazing started to happen. Shubi started to get well! Her last chemo treatment was in November, and since then we have reduced her Prednisone and she is well. She runs around like a puppy and plays with the other two dogs.
Shubi is now 9 1/2 years old. I can see her making her 10th birthday and I am happy!
As this is the opening day of The Dackel Princess, I would like to welcome everyone to my site! As I write, spring is upon us here in the mountains of New Hampshire. With temperatures on the high 70’s my apple trees are starting to blossom and the trees on the hill are starting to leaf out. It is so beautiful! All three dogs have been running around in the yard this morning. Currently the two dachsies are taking their second nap of the day, (more like one long, long nap) and Fritz is outside asleep on the patio. His favorite spot to be. Me? I’m sitting in front of my computer trying to figure out a new bit of software. So here’s to the first entry! With many more to come!!!
This is Shubi!