Friday, August 19, 2016

We Love Lucy

Another week has passed.  A rather uneventful one for us, and that can be a very good thing.  Traffic is much reduced as we enjoy a brief respite between the summer tourists and the leaf peepers.  We feel as if we have our town back for a while.

Lucy is pretty much back to normal although she has a new routine.  Her water dish is downstairs and I wanted to make certain she was drinking enough when she was taking the antibiotic.  So I got a little bowl and filled it with cool water from the refrigerator when she came inside.  In addition to providing cool water, the refrigerator filters the water as well.  Lucy loves it.  Now, whenever she comes in from a walk or break, she stands in front of the refrigerator door waiting for me to get her some of that cool refreshing water.  Yes, she has us trained all right.

You most often see Lucy lying among several pillows.  But she doesn't always nap with her pillows.  There is another bed and sometimes she decides to snooze there sans pillows, with her head lowered to the floor.

Victorian-era writer Samuel Butler (best known for The Way of all Flesh) provides us with two appropriate quotes for today.

"He that complies against his will is of his own opinion still."

"I believe that he was really sorry that people would not believe he was sorry that he was not more sorry.

And from motivational speaker and entrepreneur Jim Rohn:
Jim Rohn

"We must all suffer from one of two pains; the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.  The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons."

And from Claire London:

 "I have learned that sometimes "sorry" is not enough.
Sometimes you actually have to change."




Barbara Rogers said...

I'm always surprised to see that full moon...she's a beauty. Enjoy your week too!

Ginnie said...

I seldom go out at night anymore but Wed. I had to and was awarded by that beautiful FULL moon. I just stopped and gazed at it ... lovely.

Arkansas Patti said...

Ha ha, she really does have you trained. Now you have me feeling guilty about giving Callie room temperature water. Loved the quotes about "sorry".

The Bug said...

I'm glad your week was uneventful! And I love that Lucy has you trained. I'm trying to drink more water myself & it really helps if it's cold :)

Cheryl said...

I am pleased to hear Lucy has you trained right :) Don't you just love 'em'

Sorry quotes are great.

Poppi and I were moon gazing the other evening.
Her words as we stood there 'It is so beautiful Nanna it makes me tingle'
Summed it up perfectly.

Vicki Lane said...

Anyone can say sorry. It's actually making amends that takes character.

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone.

Barbara - It was cloudy most evenings but several times I awakened in the night and enjoyed the moonlight flooding the living room.

Ginnie - I was indeed beautiful.

Patti - Yes, she does have us trained.

Bug - My husband has to have ice in his water. I much prefer it cool but not cold.

Cheryl - What a lovely thought from Poppi. She is absolutely right.

Vicki - And I can pretty much assure you there won't be any amends.

Lowcarb team member said...

So pleased that Lucy is back to normal ... I love her new routine!
I do like the sorry quote you've shown here - it is making amends that is the real deal!

All the best Jan