Poor guy! He finally gets a day off, and he gets sent out to shovel snow and ice. Don't let the bright sunshine fool you. It is bitterly cold, below 0 wind chill! Winter has definitely arrived! It will be a white Christmas. Just watch out, cause that's all ice under the inch of fresh snow. I spent my 40th birthday on Monday, holed up from the weather. Personally, I think Mickey has the right idea. Curl up in a warm, cozy bed and hibernate for the winter!
I am a huge fan of dog trainer and agility competitor, Susan Garrett. I was reading her blog today about walking her dogs in the winter, and how good it is for dogs and people alike. There is beautiful sunshine outside today, so I figured I should crawl out from under my blanket on the sofa and walk some dogs. After all, Susan Garrett lives in Canada, surely I can handle some Nebraska weather. I bundled up in hat, coat, gloves, and scarf, and tucked Maverick into his high tech, high priced dog coat. Papillons have no undercoat, so he has a wind proof dog jacket. Annie got by with her god-given Aussie coat. We were all pretty comfortable, other than my nearly frost bitten thighs. Next time, (next time?!!) I'll remember to add long johns under my jeans. I decided to check the temperature when we got home. 21 degrees F, with a wind chill of 5 degrees. The sun may be shining, but southern California this is not!
We spent Thanksgiving week having a wonderful vacation courtesy of Nana and Poppa. We spent the week in warm, sunny southern California at Disneyland and Sea World. We hung out with my parents, Nana and Poppa, and my brother, his wife, and their two boys. We had such a good time being with family we hadn't seen in a long time. It was such a great week. We came home exhausted!
I'm the mom to a 15 year old Son, and a 10 year old Daughter. I'm married to my long time best friend, Duane. We live in a suburb of Omaha, Nebraska. We have three dogs. Brynley the sheltie is my current agility dog. Mickey and Maverick are the papillons. Heath and Cali are my Maine Coon cat kittens. I am currently working as a substitute teacher while I finish a Masters of Education in Literacy. I love reading, taking pictures, playing dog agility, snuggling with my kitties, and watching my kids in their many activities.