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Oh Trotz!

Having a service dog is very different from having a pet. If Trotz were a pet, likely, we would not have gone in to the Vet’s office today, maybe.  There are plenty of topical treatments and home remedies that we may have tried before loading him up and heading the […]

Coming back…at last!

Well, folks…I’m almost back! It is such a relief to have both hands working again.  It’s four weeks post-op and I am healing amazingly well. Trotz is happy to be back at work also. We are home from a trip to Georgia so many posts are about to come up…so […]

It’s my birthday!

I’m 51 years old today. How awesome is that? I’ve made it past another year and am so very lucky. There are so many people and things that have made the last year pretty great.  As always, my Auntie Deb has been right there giving me great advice, bailing me […]

Life happens!

Finally, able to write again! While working on my tiny cabin in the woods, I popped a tendon in my hand, my left hand…I am left handed. Sigh. Did I do this in some fantastic manner?  Nope.  I was stapling a piece of insulation up in the loft, the staple […]

Still the weekend?

One of the worst things about not having a job is not keeping up with time very well.  When you have a job, you value your “weekend” or days off, on Friday you know that tomorrow is Saturday, on Sunday, you know you go back to work the next day.  […]

Rainy Summer Mornings

Fell asleep last night with the phone on my pillow.  I was listening to an audiobook as I dozed off, instead of leaving it on my nightstand as usual, I put it on the pillow next to me. This was necessary because Trotz, still a bit doped up on Benadryl, […]

Lying to myself is working

There are just some days that I just don’t want to do anything at all.  I don’t want to work on the deck.  I don’t want to repot a plant, work in the garden, trim the “lawn”, put up a piece of drywall, pick up trash, clean the cabin, or […]

Some days are diamonds….

Well, some days are diamonds and some days are dirt. Trotz did the big no-no yesterday while working off leash.  Right in the middle of a  command, he scented a deer and was gone.  Fifteen minutes later, he was at the door, looking ashamed. I’m at a loss.  Disappointed.  All that […]