I hope everyone out there who sees this post will have a good year to come. Thankfully, 2020 is over and done with, and I don't think many people will miss it. I have been so housebound and starved for people to connect with, and hope it won't take much longer to get back on track to normal.
A couple of puppies have been added to my kids' families the last few months, Jeannie acquired a little scrappy dog - can't remember his breed(s) - and his name is Tito!
Ara is in town for the holiday season with her Australian Cattle Dog, Simone. And Steve and his family added another dog to their family - a baby they are going to call Coco. Mike's family in NY adopted an older dog that I believe is a Yorkshire Terrier, whose name is Olivia. While it puts me in the mood to get a puppy, my Rocky is still technically a puppy - I think I've heard that puppyhood for Black Labrador Retrievers can be anywhere from 2 to 5 years, and one of my nieces swears her lab "puppy" lived to age 13 and never did get to the adult stage! I just hope if the mood strikes me to get another dog, that my kids will do a quick intervention!
I would say we are having our "cold" weather now, but I'd be laughed off the internet by some of you who live in colder climes. It's cloudy and 55 degrees here right now, and I'm freezing. I wear a warm hat, jacket, and gloves when I walk Rocky and I still get chilled.
After having my garden absolutely ruined last year by planting some seeds I received (unasked for) from China, I swore off gardening forever. But I am now in the planning stages of what I will plant this year and how I will arrange the plants. Tomatoes and squash will be the main veggies, although I will add a few more plants to see what grows and if it's worth the effort. I will have 5 or 6 varieties of tomatoes, plus zucchini ad yellow squash. Last year I grew all the plants from seed and it was so much fun to watch them sprout and grow. This year I'm thinking of buying established plants, but haven't yet decided for sure. At my age I should be trying to make life easier for myself!
I wish you all the best of years ahead, and hope if you have found my blog post, you will accept my belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!