Sunday, November 22, 2015

In the sunlight

Sam corrals the dogs into the sunlight. Koda is not amused.

Friday, November 20, 2015


Yesterday was not a good day in terms of the eyes, but today was much better. I had a friend visit me for lunch and then the boys came over to stay for a few days. Axel is always ready to say hi.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

In the waiting line

There's nothing like waiting for two hours for a required medicine that was supposed to be here already to show up.

I'm pretty sure the Valium was not supposed to put me to sleep before my procedure started. At least I'm not nervous anymore.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015


Tomorrow I am once again putting my eyes under the laser to correct what didn't quite work last time.

Tonight I am enjoying the funky notes of a sour beer from Colorado and braving the wind to go curling.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


Who doesn't like giant dog noses on their screen?

Monday, November 16, 2015

Last swim

I heard a rumor of snow later this week, so I let Millie have one last swim today in the La Crosse River. Maybe she'll get one last bath for the season tomorrow as well.

Sunday, November 15, 2015


Once again we had such a wonderfully unseasonably warm day, and I thought how nice it would be to be out hiking or doing something fun outside.  I did get some painting accomplished, though.

The second of the choir concerts went better than the first, and I was very happy that a couple of my friends could come and enjoy them as well.  I guess it was a successful day.

Saturday, November 14, 2015


Tonight is my choir's first concert of the season. The highlight is that the La Crescent High School choir is opening for us and we will sing one song together with them.

I love how my choir provides opportunities for young singers to participate with us. I never had such an opportunity in school.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Do some research

Every year, the public library has a fundraiser where people can go and "buy" books to donate to the library. In reality, the library has already purchased the books they needed and you just get to pick which one your money goes toward, but it's still fun.

Most amusing is that you can choose to write a book plate to put into the book you have purchased. I go every year with a friend, and I usually pick out something I'm interested in, and then make a related comment on the book plate.

This year, my friend couldn't go, so I took Sam. We decided on the book "Herbs & Spices: the cook's reference." And somehow Sam convinced me that we should put what you see in the photo as the inscription. Whoever looks it up will find it is not quite in the same subject area as a cooking/gardening book. Expanding horizons?

Thursday, November 12, 2015


It's funny the things I remember, like that clown doll on the bed and the trellis with morning glories outside the bedroom window. I don't remember the hat, though.