Friday, September 30, 2016

We Love Lucy

Finally.  We are having wonderful Autumn weather.  Cool and crisp mornings and warm and sunny afternoons.  Lucy does thrive in this weather.  She forgets that she is eleven now and she still runs like a puppy, then sinks to rest.

She even curls up like a puppy, head between her paws.

 But she is on her feet when I open the pill bottles.
Always ready for a pill sammich.

I will be taking a blogging break for at least two weeks.  Our daughter is coming for a visit and we will be hitting the mountain roads.

We don't subscribe to THE NEW YORKER, but here is their clever cover.  Like a determined terrier, a certain politician simply cannot let go, even when it's in his best interest to do so.  I understand he was up in the wee hours this morning still tweeting away.  So this cover is appropriate.  In case you cannot read the sash, it's "Miss Congeniality."

I get rather depressed sometimes thinking about all the problems we have in this time.  The damage we inflict on our mother earth, the damage we inflict on our fellow humans across the globe.  And I feel overwhelmed with a desire to do something.

In those times, I remember the words of Edward Everett Hale.  I may have shared them before but they are especially appropriate now.

I am only one,
But still I am one.
I cannot do everything,
But still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything,
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.



Barbara Rogers said...

Great reminder, in that quote. Enjoy your time with your daughter and this wonderful weather!

Vicki Lane said...

I adore that cover. Grim though the prospect of a DT presidency is and grimmer still to contemplate that even if he loses, all those people who follow him are still among us, still affected by his hateful rhetoric, in spite of these sobering thoughts, he HAS provided some great humor.

And how wonderful to have some cooler weather!

Lowcarb team member said...

That end quote ... excellent.

Sounds heaven to me "Cool and crisp mornings and warm and sunny afternoons. Lucy does thrive in this weather. She forgets that she is eleven now and she still runs like a puppy, then sinks to rest." Sounds perfect.

Enjoy your blogging break with your daughter, and have a wonderful month of October

All the best Jan

Arkansas Patti said...

Dogs do love it when it is cool don't they? Love Lucy's puppy pose.
That quote is very helpful when we are feeling rather helpless.

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your blogging break. Hope you see beautiful autumn colors and have a wonderful visit with your daughter.

Nance said...

Enjoy your break and your precious time with your daughter. Like you and your pet, I am happy for this more tolerable weather. It was a difficult summer in many ways.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

My pups are liking the cooler weather too!

Enjoy your break, and try to stay away from the political news. It's making me a nervous wreck!

KB said...

I hope that you're having a wonderful break! I love the photos of Lucy - so very content. Shyla now has to take pills 3X per day, and both dogs are learning that the alarm on my phone means a pill for Shyla and then treats for everyone. They come running!!!!

We think that the Donald may finally be losing his grip. He was on another late night tweeting binge last night (?). It's hysterical (to me) to see him digging the hole deeper and deeper.

Busy Bee Suz said...

That's a great quote! Enjoy your family time and the nice weather too. :)

How Sam Sees It said...

Hugs to Lucy!

Have a great time with family!

Monty, Harlow and Ramble

Ginnie said...

I'm behind on checking out my blogger friends. That's a great quote and I always love your pictures of Lucy.

Cheryl said...

Absolutely fabulous quote. I must remember it.

Lucy and I are in agreement, I love this time of year and feel half my age :)

Have a wonderful time with your daughter.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Very true words by Mr. Hale and thanks for sharing. Lucy knows how to spend an afternoon (or morning). Enjoy your time with family as it's always precious.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Lucy is looking good, she likes her bed better than Chance likes his! :)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Just looking through my blog list and thought I'd stop by and let you know you're being thought of in a small town in northern VA.

Hope all is well and you're enjoying your break - Are we going to make it to election day?

Louvregirl said...

Dear, sweet Lucy. Thank you for sharing NCmountainwoman.