A beautiful day in the neighborhood . . .

Posted on January 16, 2010


No getting around it, a little sunshine does wonders for the northern spirit.  We have company, and this afternoon we were all over at Barnes Park enjoying the little dab of balmy weather.  Rob the Firefighter and the Lady Alicia went cross-country skiing on the groomed trails with Lucy the Sleek.  Susan (mother of the Lady Alicia) and I walked sedately around the circle with the Disreputable Duo and told each other outrageous stories that we will never share with our children. 

The late afternoon sun set fire to the shrubbery.  I’m pretty sure this is bittersweet, although I would be glad to be corrected.  Susan thinks that if the birds haven’t eaten these pretty berries by now, they must be poisonous.  The berries, not the birds.  I have no idea myself.

The dogs have pretty much exhausted themselves chasing each other, Susan and I have talked nonstop for a day and a half, and we have all eaten a great many excellent treats.  We are going to bed now.  Tomorrow I’ll tell you all about the remodeling at Sonny’s and the new birdhouses at the Day Park and who knows what all.  I hope that you, too, are having a wonderful weekend, and that you have both sunshine and good stories in abundance.