Our weather has been rainy and foggy all week long. Rivers are well above flood stage and many roads are closed. The dryer has been running often as I try to keep up with the wet dog towels. So I decided to use some photographs of the Golden Girls in better weather. They both look rather shaggy given the number of times they have been soaked this week. I wouldn't want you to think we don't groom them.
Lucy stops to think about something.
Ellie is her happiest when we are on the trails.
And they lie together on the floor.
Today's quote is a somber one but one worth heeding:
Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day...Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.
Pope Paul VI
On Sunday night, the last night of a terrific winter vacation, a good friend and neighbor died in his sleep. He was only 61, trim, active and apparently healthy. When his wife called me from Mexico I was shocked beyond belief. And as I told our other neighbors and friends they could not believe it either. His death has definitely made all of us think more about our own mortality. And so we should.
Godspeed, dear Joe. You are gone way too soon and we will miss you.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND, EVERYONE!!!
HUG YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR FRIENDS
LIVE YOUR LIFE TO THE LIMIT