To all dog owners out there: We learned an important lesson last week. If you are going to board your dog, first be sure the facility has well trained and supervised employees and a policy of not allowing large dogs near smaller dogs. We boarded our two Shelties (Shetland Sheepdogs) for the weekend last week and during our dog’s exercise time a new employee let a large American Boxer out of its cage to play with them. This dog came with instructions from the owner to keep it in its kennel and “not” put it with any other dogs…..so they [Read More...]
It has been a slow steady journey, not anything like the bootcamp treatment on shows like The Biggest Loser, but yesterday I was awarded the “Lifetime Membership” award by Weight Watchers. I have gone from 205 lbs to 173 lbs, …..my goal weight was 175…. and maintained that weight for six weeks in a row. Now I’ll never have to pay a membership fee again, as long as I stay at the goal weight. Hmmm, what can I do with the extra $39.95 a month? New clothes? New guitar strings? Vacation fund?
Due to a variety of circumstances I was on a bit of radio silence on my blog for the last several months, but (bug correction! I must have been thinking of a John Candy movie….Uncle Buck….”Bug? Gnat? You’re not a Gnat are you Bug?”) as you can see I am attempting to fire up my blogomotor again. Besides lack of blogging activity I have not posted much in the way of new music for several years. That was due mostly to having undergone a minor little medical procedure….aka..brain surgery in mid 2010 along with the recovery that that [Read More...]
I have never seen the Duwamish River in Seattle this low. I wonder if it was due to the “super moon” influence on the tide levels? And I learned some interesting history of the river system after reading the Duwamish River entry in Wikipedia: Until 1906, the White and Green Rivers combined at Auburn, and joined the Black River at Tukwila to form the Duwamish. In 1906, however, the White River changed course following a major flood and emptied into the Puyallup River as it does today. The lower portion of the historic White River—from the historic confluence of the [Read More...]