Tag Archives: sophie


2011. wow. hard to figure out where to begin. it had amazing high points but also far too many low points. like the lowest of low. there was way too much loss… i lost my super sweet grandfather on august 29th. 6 short days later i lost my amazing great aunt on september 4th. and if those […]

winding down…

it’s hard to believe that 2010 is winding down and a new year is about to begin. where in the world has the year gone. better yet, where has this decade gone? apparently they’ve gone away with my youth…. but what is it that every older person says about about age?  that with age comes […]


i went out at around 8pm to walk the dogs and immediately felt like i was walking in a cloud. or my glasses were super dirty. i could barely see. it got a little better up at the intersection. and then really bad. bad enough to not be able to see across the street. obviously […]

wet dogs and rain boots

that is what my life has become…. it’s days like today that i really miss los angeles. big time. and the california dilemma continues…

good things must come to an end….

sadly, lee (my sissy) is leaving tomorrow for her next rotation in medford, or. she’s spent the last couple of days packing and preparing to be gone again. it’s been nice having her here the last 5 weeks. but it must end…. so we decided to go out to dindin. this was only after having […]


last weekend lee and i took the pups to dogtoberfest. it’s an event held every year to raise money for an emergency vet here in portland. it’s held at the lucky lab brew pub in the SE. they were doing a big dog wash and had food (hot dogs), beer and music. and a million […]

the pups

on sunday, lee and i decided to take the pups to the dog park. you know, the place where dogs go run around like crazy and sniff each other. just getting there is an ordeal. the pups aren’t spring chickens anymore so lee has a ramp to get them in the car. it would be […]

from bad to worse…

that describes my day. i rolled over in bed this morning to find my sister’s golden retriever heavily panting and acting weird. it was 5am. even though she is weird to begin with, this was extremely weird for her. i figured she needed to go out.  i got up, opened the door and she ran […]

what a day…

woke up to thunderous noise in the bathroom of which i thought lee was home and about to do her hair. it sounded like she was digging around under the sink for the hair dryer. it was tons of banging around and it went on forever. i called out to her asking why she was […]

beautiful days

i’m listening to two snoring dogs and grateful i have a few moments without a cold, wet nose nudging my arm for pets.  i love them but damn….nonstop.  especially when i’m trying to get work done.   the weather has been amazing lately with no rain.  today, however, is supposed to be the start of […]