Wednesday, March 23

Are you a good neighbor?

(trying not to sound like Mister Rogers) haha!

If you get your neighbors mail in your mailbox, do you throw it away or take it to them?

I am always conscientiously trying to be a good neighbor. I am not very social (I detest small talk) but when it comes to being a good neighbor I try to be conscience of how I live in my home will affect them. If we get others mails or packages we take it directly over. If Ted is blaring music in the garage while he is doing yardwork, I will say, "Ted turn it down... they have a new baby nextdoor who might be trying to sleep." If the dogs are barking in the backyard over a squirrel or at a neighbors dog, I will quickly go out and get them in or turn the hose on them (yes I will do that. A quick squirt never hurt anybody.)

I don't attend block parties. I will however wave or say hello while walking down the sidewalk with a dog or two or three or four. :-)

So it really bothers me when other neighbors do not return the favor. How could you not want to be a good neighbor? Maybe it has a lot to do with how I want other people to think of me. I don't know. All I do know is I want to be a good neighbor whether they are friendly or not and in this day and age... neighbors are getting less and less friendly.

Thursday, March 3


Remembering you is easy

I do it everyday

But theres an ache within my heart

That will never go away


"When he is gone, his place is forever sacred."

Once a dog has entwined himself round your heart

he is not only yours for life, but you are his.

When he is gone, his place is forever sacred.

Other dogs are just as precious

but they all have their allotted spot in your

affections kept for them or their memory.

A heaven without one's dogs

would not be the heaven we hoped for.

A dog is always man's best friend.

Written By: anonymous


Tuesday, March 1

love this . . .


Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn's rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die...



Susan Rothschild

Years ago, we went to Salmon Days in Issaquah. Salmon Days is a yearly event on the first weekend of October. There is food, gifts, music, salmon swimming up stream to spawn and a salmon hatchery to go watch. Anywho.... one year an artist asked if she could take a picture of Nina'. I said, Yes! :-)

The following year or two, another visit to Salmon days there was Nina' staring back at me from her booth! Nina' was now on magnets, greeting cards & tiles. I was thrilled!!!

I asked her the other day if she still had Nina's picture and that I would love something else for Nina' to be on. And this is what she made me:

I love it!!!!!!!!!!!

Susan's etsy link: