Jazi knows her name! She is responding regularly and well to Jazmyn, Jazi or Jaz. She seems to like Jazi best, and I think I do, too.
This morning she was sleeping on the back of the couch with her head sorta hanging in the space between the pillow and the couch. She has no trouble relaxing!
A few minutes later, I turned around and apparently the pillows had tipped forward!
Ali has seemed to enjoy being in the living room and playing with toys again over the last few days.
I've noticed that the whole pack seems to be calmer and more quiet. I'm wondering if the addition of our last baby, Jazi, has put some kind of balance in their world. Don't get me wrong, The Boys still run and wrestle, growl and yelp, but it seems to be at a different level most times. I know I have felt a balance, as if it is complete. It feels right!
Yesterday I saw my grandmother's shoe in the sky!
It looked almost as if there were snow on the mountains, but it was just sunshine and shadows of the clouds.
This is the more mature grass, the patch that was planted first.
A close-up shows the bare spots. Not enough to worry about!
This is the other end of the yard, the part that was planted later. You see a lot of bare ground, but there is actually almost full coverage with tender new blades that have sprouted and are filling in.
I think that by winter, the roots will be well-established and healthy enough to give a decent lawn for new summer.
I did about two hours of yard work this morning, and got rid of a lot of the thistles. I'll do more tomorrow or the next day. A little at a time is safer than trying to do all of them at once. As it was, I was red-faced and miserably hot when I can in. I sat on the deck and had a glass of iced water in a wonderful breeze, then came in and showered. That cool shower was excellent!!
Then I fixed another glass of iced water, and gave the dogs some ice. They love ice, and I put 8-10 cubes in a dish for them at least once a day. They really went crazy over it today. Wonder if they felt my discomfort!!
I needed to take it easy for the rest of the day, so I spent most of the afternoon at the table sorting pictures. I have family pictures dating back into the early part of the last century, and my task is to organize them, scan them, and copy them to CDs. I need to get rid of surplus in the house, and by doing this, I can save the memories handy but have them in a fraction of the space. Currently, there are 2 huge totes + filled with photos. The photos themselves will go to the kids, giving each of them a few to put into albums if they want, and they will have copies of the CDs, of course. I made it through one tote and have sorted them by decade. This will make it easier to find them on a CD, I think. When I get around to scanning, I will probably post a few of them here.
I found pictures of my parents as children and teenagers. Of course, I've seen them before, but what a delight to see them again. I have snapshots that were my parents' that I will sort out and share them with my siblings. Some are really fun memories, and some make me wonder why they were taken! It's good I never take pictures that make people say "Huh?" LOL! I found a photo of my friend and her hub who passed away about 4 years ago. What a treasure! I'm going to scan it, then frame the original to give her.
I'm loving getting so much done around here. I have too many things needing done, and I'm really good about putting it off! I think I'm finally in the right place at the right time!! Much like I feel that my little four-legger family in in place and complete, I am feeling time to catch up with myself. I'm loving this!