Thursday, November 27, 2008


Where did 2008 go? Here it is, Thanksgiving already--the end of the 11th month of the year.

I have a lot to be thankful about. For one thing, our older son and his new wife have joined us for the holiday. Our younger son is now on vacation in Japan. Of course we miss him, especially because of the holiday, but I’m thankful that he has communicated fairly often by e-mail, as anticipated. Mostly when he needs something.

I took our puppy Mystie to the vet yesterday, not for the first time. I call her our nutcase, since she leaps on sunbeams and is more interested in them, and in chasing her ball, than in eating. Her tummy has some issues, and she has been in pain for some injury she can’t describe and we haven’t located. Perhaps it moves with her whims. But we know it’s there because of her frequent, but not consistent, yelps when she leaps and goes up and down stairs, and when we pick her up. She apparently has colitis, which explains some of it. I’m extremely thankful it’s not worse and that she seems to be feeling better already, and that Lexie’s health is so good (not perfect, but what ails her isn’t a big deal).

I’m thankful for my husband Fred. He’s retired and underfoot a lot, but he takes on projects to improve our home and lifestyle. And I’m thankful for my writing, which definitely keeps me occupied, especially when I work on three projects at once.

Oh, and I’m also thankful for the Internet, when it works. Our connection is currently iffy, so I hope I get this posted...



Janie Emaus said...

Hi Linda,
I'm thankful for many things, including good friends like you.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Betty Hechtman said...

I'm with you on being surprised it is already the end of November.

How nice that your son and his wife could join you for the holiday.

I hope your puppy gets better. I've been through yelping and not knowing why and know how upsetting it is.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Linda O. Johnston said...

And I'm thankful for good friends like you, too, Janie!

My pup is acting almost normal today, Betty, although she is jumping only on one sofa and not the other. Because she's so finicky anyway about her food, I'm having a hard time finding something to hide her pills in so she'll eat them. Thanks for your good wishes about her.

Happy Thanksgiving to both of you as well!

And I'm delighted to say that a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel just won the Toy Group at the National Dog Show in Philadelphia (on TV after the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade).


Joanna Campbell Slan said...

Linda and all,

I'm thankful for this blog--and Linda, yesterday on our "walkies" I saw the cutest King Charles Cavalier and thought of you!

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