Finally the seat protector arrived and the Golden Girls got their first ride in the new car.
They are not at all sure they are allowed to get in.
But if they are Lucy is going to be first.
My husband had to encourage them to get inside.
Lucy jumped in and then Ellie climbed up.
As they settle in, Lucy notices that the seat protector is the wrong color.
The one we wanted was back-ordered and this one, while not matching the car, does match the dogs fairly well.
Yeah! We like it! We like it!
Ellie found her usual spot and we're ready to go.
The girls ran and ran and ran. It was such a beautiful day.
Exhausted, they head back in tandem to the car for water.
The rest of the afternoon they spent flaked out but happy.
We didn't see Venus passing in front of the sun, but I did follow it on my computer. (Actually there was an app for it to view real-time but I thought that was a bit much.) It is fascinating to know that we witnessed an occurrence that will not be present again until 2117. Even more amazing is the genius of early astronomers who used the passing of Venus to measure the earth-to-sun distance and estimate the size of our solar system.
The quote for the week comes from Marcus Aurelius:
Concentrate on what you have to do. Fix your eyes on it. Remind yourself that your task is to be a good human being; remind yourself what nature demands of people. Then do it, without hesitation, and speak the truth as you see it. But with kindness. With humility. Without hypocrisy.
While the wise words apply to all of us, I wish they could be sent to every politician in the country. Especially the mid-west governor who deliberately polarized his state and now proclaims he wants to bring people together. And most especially for our North Carolina Senators who have ignored scientific research and passed a bill allowing fracking in our fragile shale. And the NC Senate committee that has a measure to ignore the scientific research about the effect of rising sea levels on our coastal area. They say stricter regulations would hurt the coastal economy. The full Senate will vote on the measure next week.
Perhaps Grover Norquist might want to make the words of Marcus Aurelius into a new pledge. One that will have far more meaning that is current one. And have the Democrats sign it as well.
HAVE A MOST WONDERFUL WEEKEND, EVERYONE!