A Simple Woman’s Daybook

For Today… Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Outside my window… Green grass, mud, and WET streets. A little bit of sun wanting to peep through.

I am thinking… about why the two dogs are scared of the cat? Especially Goldie, because he outweighs the cat by 75 pounds.

I am thankful for… losing 25 pounds, even if it did take a diabetes diagnosis to motivate me.

I am wearing… Duh… New Orleans sweatshirt, new black jeans, my waterproof black shoes.  Still a bit of a one-hit wonder in the wardrobe department, but I did go shopping while I was “down south” on vacation in Virginia and Texas.

I am remembering… why I love having a dog of my own. Too much fun to train and play with and walk with. I hated to do too much beyond family stuff with Goldie, because I wanted him to bond with my Leah. Harley, however, is mine. All wild one-year-old wheaten terrier of her! What fun.

I am going… to get the last bit of unpacking done from my trip. Yes. I got back two weeks ago, but I had some catch-up to do, some homeschool planning/discussion to do, and a new dog to bring into the family.

I am hoping… Harley and the cat will learn to get along .

On my mind… wanna work on my novel. Which means getting my workout and morning routine finished soon. Need to get “writing routine” worked into my daily schedule.

One of my favorite things… Karen Kingsbury novels.

From the learning rooms… Leah’s working on her oral presentation on Maurice Ravel, due tomorrow, for her online Music and Leadership class.

From the kitchen… going to make some bread today, and planning to FINALLY get those garbanzos ready to try the garbanzo bean bread recipe later this week.

Around the house… routines, routines, routines. Laundry day today.

A few plans for the rest of the week… besides the garbanzo bean bread, I want to train Harley “sit” when I’m not doing a formal training session.   

From my picture journal… My Mother’s Day present, Harley!  She’s soft, lovable, loving, and eager to please.  Come look at my Harley training blog at http://levels.honkersoftware.com/journals/vonitrainsdogs/harley.

We love Susan Ailsby’s Book of Training Levels at www.dragonflyllama.com. It’s a positive, incremental, relationship-building approach to clicker training your dog.