Monday, December 26, 2011
Cool and a bit windy, 43F.
It's always a bit bittersweet, going away: I know Holly will be fine, and it's only for a week, but I feel so guilty when I drop her off at the kennels.
But right now we're enjoying this lovely day and walking through the woods at a leisurely pace :) It's very busy here today- I guess lots of people have to walk off what they are yesterday.
Holly and crashed last night in my recliner- I was sleeping off mucho turkey and the effects of working 12 hours straight and then getting 4 hours sleep on Christmas Eve, and Holly was shattered after almost a full day of chasing (or being chased by) Lukob :)
Christmas is All Around
Love Actually soundtrack
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Cool and clear, 33F but Holly has still gone for a quick dip in her stream :)
Home and into the shower after this, then the fun begins!
Still Christmas music on Pandora:
Christmas Was Better in the 80s
Friday, December 23, 2011
Christmas Eve Eve
Thank goodness for heavy duty antibiotics! I feel almost back to normal, so Holly and I took the long loop today to celebrate :)
Not quite as warm, 46F with occasional breaks of watery sunshine.
Christmas music on Pandora, but Crispy would never forgive me for what I'm listening to right now:
All I Want for Christmas is You
Under the Mistletoe
Thursday, December 22, 2011
I've come out to walk the dog a little early so I can go back to work to finish setting up the church later once Crisp and his pals are done with school. I feel quite a bit better than I did, but I still had to take it pretty easy going up and down ladders etc this morning.
Crazy weather for 3 days before Christmas, 59F and I'm walking the dog in a T-shirt!
The Great Gift in the Sky
Dark Side of the Moon
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Snuck out before the big nursery school chapel at lunchtime because Crisp and I are going to try and go see Tintin after school :)
Warm, 51F, but grey and drizzling.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Snuck out for another lunchtime walk as we have to hit the stores to get the stuff for Christmas dinner later :)
Cool and grey, 45F.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Back in the woods, even though it's quite late. Cool and a light breeze, 46F.
Racing Cars (Jet Spotted of the Track)
John Preston and Wild Willy Barrett
The Best of...
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Cooler, 39F, with a cold wind.
Out with the pooch and my 60D, playing with some new "picture styles" :)
The Country's in the Very Best of Hands
Original Broadway Cast
A strangely pertinent song given the current economic climate!
Friday, December 16, 2011
A little walk after a very nice lunch with the Altar Guild and before picking up Crisp and his Omelet buddies. A bit grey and 45F.
The Ricky Gervais Show
Space- is it worth it?
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Warner (53F), but overcast. Another lunchtime walk as I'm going to try and take the boy for a haircut after school.
Tell Me Where You're Going
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Wednesday early walk
Snuck out a little early as I have a meeting at 4pm. Warner and sunny, 51F.
The Special Aka
The Best of the Specials
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Early evening Tuesday
Cool and quite still, 42F.
Listening to Newshour on the Beeb, currently a very interesting piece on the Higgs-Boson.
Monday, December 12, 2011
A bit of a chill in the air, 40F, but there's ice around the edge of the puddles.
I'm trying to walk off the huge steak (and garlic mashed potatoes) I had at Outback Steakhouse for lunch as part of the church staff shopping day :)
The Best of...
Sunday, December 11, 2011
A nice quiet stroll between the service and pageant rehearsal this mornign and the advent dinner this evening. Cool and sunny, 40F.
Transport of Delight
Flanders & Swann
At the Drop of a Hat
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Sunny, breezy and 43F.
Having just decorated the tree at home I'm listening to some contemporary Christmas music on Pandora on a station based on Elf's Lament by Barenaked Ladies from their album Barenaked for the Holidays :)
A Cradle in Bethlehem
The Beautiful Mistake
The Santa Cause: It's a Punk Rock Christmas
Friday, December 9, 2011
I like my walk on Fridays especially because I can relax and stroll leisurely through the woods and not have to be home at any particular time. So I can enjoy this lovely, sunny, cool (50F) and breezy day with a clear blue sky with just some wispy clouds around the edges :)
And my mind can wander in all sorts of directions- for example, today I started counting how many times I throw Holly's tennis ball. I keep her ball in a pocket until we get about 2/3 of the way around as she kind of obsesses on it once I start throwing it, but today, as we passed the old wash-house I pulled it out as usual but started counting throws. I'm up to 41 so far, so by the times we get to the car it'll probably be up around 75... if I was a starting pitcher that would be getting up there (and it's quite a few more than AJ managed in most of his starts last year), and they get 3 or 4 days off in between- I do this every day :)
Boys Boys Boys
The Fame Monster
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Snuck out at lunchtime so the poor little doggy can see some daylight :)
Nice day, 44F, breezy and sunny.
Lost in Highway 46
The Adventures of the Hersham Boys
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
It was very foggy this morning, and it's started to get Misty again now, 51F.
Chinese Adult Diapers
The Ricky Gervais Show
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Still quite warm, 55F, and lots of low sunshine :)
Back to the church for acolyte training this afternoon. Oh, and managed to get Monkey's computer running again yesterday :)
The Special Aka
The Best of The Specials
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Still quite seasonal, 48F.
Busy day- Crisp's computer died this morning and I left a disc utility running while I came out with the dog- fingers crossed it'll have done it's stuff by the time I get back!
The Alan Davies Show
Foxy Protester Babe
Friday, December 2, 2011
Nice day, 52F and muted sunshine.
Having a lovely time with my new Canon 60D (more about that on the main blog soon).
No music, just taking way too many pictures of my dog :)
Thursday, December 1, 2011
More seasonal, 48F.
Listening to a Christmas channel on Pandora as I spent most of the afternoon working on Christmas service bulletins so I'm trying to get into the spirit ;)
Harry Connick, Jr.
Harry for the Holidays