Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Whatever makes you happy

Well now. I hope I can remember how to do this . . . it's been so long since I've been here that I'm a little rusty.

But I missed it here. And I thank you for the kind comments you've made over the past year since I've blogged. Well, nearly a year anyway.



George is still here (thank heavens). And we're still living at the old manor house on the hill. This evening after work, I spent some time in the yard with my buddy, throwing his favorite frisbee. The weather has been surprisingly lovely for February and we've hardly had any snow at all here in Maryland. I'll stop now before I jinx it.



Rather than posting here, I've been uploading photos to my FB page and occasionally on IG. I was actually going to post George's photos on FB tonight but I remembered a co-worker who is going through an illness with her beloved Great Dane and I thought it would be unkind of me to post photos of a happy dog, just in case she's browsing Facebook tonight and it comes up in her feed. So rather than the possibility of hurting her feelings, I decided to come here and try this.



I guess not a whole lot has changed in the past ten months since I've written. I can't remember the last time was that I visited a blog . . . and I don't understand that.



Sometimes when I look at this tree, especially from this angle, I remember [this].
It's a good memory. And who doesn't like a good memory, eh?



The owner is planning on (eventually) selling the house. And last fall, had someone come cut all the bushes down to nothing so that they could sandblast and paint this spring.



George and I will find somewhere else to live . . . eventually.



He looks like a crazy boy going after that frisbee, doesn't he?!



He's still sweet as ever.

A bit lonely while I'm away all day at work, I'm sure.

But I thank God he's still in my life.

Until next time,


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39 comments:

joeh said...

That is one handsome pup!

The Furry Gnome said...

So nice to hear from you! George is looking healthy. Thank God for the memories, eh? Our son would have been 40 today, but we do have those wonderful memories.

Hedy King said...

Great to see you here, Kate. I've wondered about you. I understand the break from blogging, I haven't posted forever and don't feel the urge too Anymore. Widowhood has taken its toll and my life is much quieter. George is such a pretty boy, good company too, I suspect. Our cats passed away, I've moved house and don't have a pet. I've considered one but daughter lives in OZ and I'd have to leave him for months when visiting her. Take good care.

Linda said...

It's always good to see George. FB has been the destruction of many a blogs I'm sure. Mine included.

Blondie's Journal said...

So glad to see you back and get an update. That George is just beautiful and still looks like a puppy! I wish they lived as long as elephants.

Take care and wishing you the best as far as the farmhouse.

Jane x

Michelle said...

I imagine I'm one of many who have drooled over that lovely manor house on the hill from afar. You've shared magical pictures from inside and out, and I will miss it when you must move. But maybe there is a cabin in Maine with your name on it? ;-)

Winters End Rambler said...

Oh Kate...good to hear you're ok...and sweet George...keep in touch!! x

Mersad said...

George is adorable, funny, cute...simply amazing. You can't post enough images of him when I'm concerned ;)

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Lee Owenby said...

Nice to see you make a post here. I follow you on facebook so I've kept up with you there but I've missed seeing your photography on the blog. It's a much prettier format for photography, especially if you want to say something about the photo. It's also a lot easier to look back through it.

Anyway, I've always thought your blog was really lovely.

Debbie From Illinois said...

What a pleasant surprise to get an email notification that you had posted. It's great to hear from you! George looks great. Do you still have the cat?

Daryl said...

what a lovely surprise to find your blog updated in my feed AND photos of GEORGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

donna baker said...

Glad to hear from you and George.

Christie - Fine Lines said...

What a lovely morning surprise!

Elaine said...

What a breath of fresh air to find your blog this morning. Nothing should ever replace a good blog!

MrsB said...

I was thinking about y'all last night. So good to know you're still here, as is George.
Keep blogging .....

Karen Ann said...


Well, a new chapter for you! I'm sure leaving will be bittersweet - lovely place, so many memories...and a new adventure for you ahead. George is still the handsomest dog I have ever seen.

Hilary said...

Lovely to see your post come up in my feed........good to hear from you. I have also been blogging less......but geesh...doesn't it feel nice when you blog and realize that all your old friends are out there reading it....and glad to have you back.
Life changes....yep......but you've survived, and you will continue to.
George looks great...
Roy is still here as well.......pretty rickety, but here. Loving him while I can.

Mary Ann said...

How nice to see your post and, of course, George as well.

JaneK said...

I was so excited to see a blog post from you!!! Thanks for popping out and saying hello. Your pictures and narrative are as wonderful as always.

jo said...

It's so good to have you back. For the first several months I checked for a new post every day. I'm glad you and George are both well and happy. Please don't leave again!

Connie in Hartwood said...

Lovely to get this latest peek into your life with George in your manor on the hill. Life moves on, situations change, and blogging sometimes goes by the wayside. Whenever you are here, we are here with you.

Cloudia said...

I just love you both so much! All the best Dear

Cloudia said...

could you face book friend me?

Patty said...

Oh I am so glad to see you and George are still doing well! I've thought often about you both over the last year and would check to see if you'd posted. It does my heart good to see this. :) I'll be sure to look for you on Instagram!

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Annie said...

So happy to find a recent post from you and an update. I have missed all your beautiful pictures and love hearing how you and George are doing. My best to you as you deal with a possible move. Take care.

Ruth Andre said...

So good to see this blog post. I have thought of you and George often. Glad to see all is going well. Missed your posts.

Gert's Mom said...

So happy to see this posting! I'm happy for you that you took a little break. Glad to hear that you and George are doing well. Thank you for the update, Kate.

Devon said...

So nice to hear things are going well. George does look very healthy! My sweet pup died last year... now I am in the midst of training my new (3 yr. old) german shepherd! Things are always changing and there are adventures around every corner!
Good luck on your next adventure!

Emma Young said...

So good to hear from you! Happy to hear all is well and that George is handsome as ever. Take care and let us all know if you move (eventually).

Mary said...

A pleasant surprise this morning when I decided to see if you had posted here. About 3 years ago I stumbled upon your blog, and became captivated by your story and creativity. I've missed your updates and photos. George is still a beautiful spirit inside and out!

His Song to Sing said...

You remembered well, my friend!! I haven't opened up my Blog Feed in months until today and was so delighted to see a post from you there. Glad to see you and George are doing well. I follow you on IG too. I hope you will continue to blog now and then ... when your soul calls you back to this space. Until next time!

alphabet soup said...

Oh no!! I nearly fell off my chair when I saw a post!!
And George does look crazy doesn't he?
Good to hear from you again.

Ms Soup

Ellen said...

Missed you and your blog posts. And George too.
All the best in your home hunting.

Jessi Lashakmitis said...

It's so nice to read your very nice post!!! George is such a handsome dog!!! Love all his beautiful pictures:)
Jessi

thotlady said...

Nice to see this post. I love that boy George. Such a sweet puppy.

Donna S. said...

This is first time I have looked at any blogs in a looong time. Good to hear from you. Life marches on & I hope you are having a good one.

Cloudia said...

Gosh I've missed you both... am missing you both...

sharon said...

boy life has been a crazy one but a good one. Too busy sometimes. Good seeing you and George. I need to visit more often. life needs to slow down a little sometimes. have a good summer. :)