Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Chloe The Puppy

When we woke up in Calgary yesterday morning, it was -5 Celsius and the car was completely frosted over. The closer we drove to Kamloops, the warmer it became. We had lunch outside on the patio at a bistro in Salmon Arm, an hour away, and arrived home early afternoon. Once we'd unpacked, we went for a walk around the neighborhood and it seemed like everyone gardened on the weekend. It was +19. This is why Canadians talk about the weather so much. We have some.




We went to visit our daughter and son-in-law to celebrate Easter and to help clean their apartment and cars ready for our not yet huggable grandbaby who is due in three weeks. We also picked up Chloe The Puppy... who is not really a puppy... she's actually over two. She'll stay until we go back and hug the baby. She likes the busy road behind our house and especially the puppy park across the street.




We forgot the part about taking her for a long walk just before bed. She cried and went to sleep only to wake up when Kyle got home and then she cried and went to sleep only to wake up when he got up for a drink and then she cried and cried and wanted to go outside and then outside again and finally Howard got up and they watched TV in the den together. Now that the three of us have given up on sleep and have started our day...




... she's sleeping. We'll be going for a long Long LONG walk tonight although it won't be nearly as difficult... I hope. First nights away from "the parents" are tough on "kids" and then things settle. I have a feeling that she'll spend a lot of time on the couch in my studio, which is fine. It's one of my favourite places too.




While we were away, our youngest son hide Easter eggs all over the house. We're slowly finding them. How fun. This morning, he and Howard have gone to a specialty parts business an hour and a half away to pick up some pieces for Howard's upcoming work in Guatemala. I had no desire to get back in a car this morning. I'm going to read blogs, run, get dressed, journal, take Chloe for a walk, and work on the fitting shell. I sewed in my head while I was gone and I think I have everything worked out. More tomorrow.

Talk soon - Myrna

Grateful - visiting and coming home

8 comments:

  1. What a cute puppy.
    On Saturday it was 11C and sunny and lovely. And this morning? High of -1C and big fat snowflakes falling as I left the house this morning. It's hard not to talk about things like that.

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    1. I remember working on some reports with my sons that included weather information. They studied England, Germany, and two other countries that I can't remember but what really impacted me was how the variation in temperature in those countries over a year was less than the variation we experience in a day - at the time the info was gathered anyway. Weather is changing.

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  2. Sounds like Vermont weather! We had 22F this am and snow and now at lunch time it's nearly shirtsleeves weather. Weather like that does keep one amused, doesn't it? Or, maybe bemused is a better word.

    Chloe is adorable, but then I am recent convert to little dog fan-dom. Enjoy her company and your post-Easter 'finds'.

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    1. Snow in the morning; sun in the afternoon. It is truly strange.

      Chloe is adorable especially when she's doing something she shouldn't and gets that look at me, I'm being cute, face. I found her on top of her crate ready to jump on the dresser earlier. She is totally capable of doing that so I moved her box of treats higher up.

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  3. I sew in my head, too. Hope it works the way you've imagined! Glad to hear your trip went well. We do have some weather, don't we?

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    1. In my head, everything works out - LOL! Real life, not such a high average but I'm definitely going in the right direction.

      We do have interesting weather. You have beautiful blossoms. I'm just starting to see the shoots and buds. Enjoy.

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  4. Chloe's adorable!

    Weather this time of years is nuts. Full sunshine and mid 30's today. Snow flurries on the south side of the house and none on the north while it was sunny! I actually did a double take.

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    1. LOL - she is adorable... and she knows it. She's got the sorrowful puppy eye look down pat.

      Love when the weather does weird things like raining in the front but not the back. It's so special to be right on the line. How fun that you noticed it.

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