Good morning my friends…hope you’ve slept well wherever you laid your head down last night…as you may or may not notice I’ve added some new gadgets to my blog..Live Feed is what it’s called and it logs all the people who’ve been to my page and where they come from in the world…the little map gives those who don’t want to read a quick summary of where in the world my readers are from. I think this is cool- I still don’t know who you are but at least I know where you’re coming from in the world!! When I went to bed last night there was one little dot on the map so it was really fun to see several more this morning- yes, I’m that easily entertained!!! :-))
I’m still learning how this blog world works, I’ve had new people read my blog and actually leave a message and I’ve not been sure where to respond to them, so I guess I’ll take this moment here to welcome everyone to my blog, both the faithful readers and those who just stumble in by accident!
My blog is still in the baby stages, even though I’ve been doing this almost a year- I honestly don’t know when I began this, should probably look back in my archives..isn’t that horrible, some people have blog anniversaries…but I haven’t a clue when I started mine..that shows you how attentive I am to details!! I’ve promised my readers that I wouldn’t just write about my dogs, they have their own website: Seapride Kennel but when you have nine dogs in the house that is usually the dominating topic. No, I do not want nine dogs but next week one of our pups leaves, then we’re down to eight…hopefully the end of August Redman will leave, there is a really great family who has been in contact with me and I’m hoping and crossing everything I have that they want him, I think he’d have a great life with them…then we’re down to 7, the last man to leave will travel the end of September and we will finally be down to 6. Six!!! Yes, you’ve read correctly, but technically old mamma Heidi doesn’t count…she’s 13 on the 4th of September, spends most of her days sleeping, she isn’t as demanding as say…the 7 month old Aussie…so technically…5 dogs..still a lot I know but a passion and a hobby, what can I say?
I’m hoping in the future I can share many interesting things with you, such as the beautiful nature here in Norway….no the above photo isn’t the nature here in Norway…that was taken at my dad’s in Texas…but we have beautiful nature here in Norway and I hope I can share this with you in the future. My oldest is entering a new and exciting phase in her life, she will be starting the equivalent of high school here this fall and next year she is planning a trip to the states to live with my dad and attend a year of high school in Texas. She’s looking into taking Jenny with her for the year and then back again, so any advice on travel with pets is welcomed!! I’m sure that year will give both she and us many interesting experiences and we’ll miss each other terribly but I feel this experience will help Sarah grow and become more independent….and to be honest, help me grow also…when you’ve had someone around you for 16-17 years day in and day out, you get attached to them but one day they move on and you have to learn to adjust and keep going…so I hope I’ll figure it all out, so that when number two goes and number three goes and I’m alone I’ll be able to handle it.
Speaking of number 2…Julia is 14 today!!
Yeah, she’s gorgeous…it’s quite obvious Stig’s genes and mine are a good match!! With three gorgeous kids how could I say anything else!! hahaha! Julia has always been my tom-boy daughter and even though she still retains some of these qualities, she is also becoming increasingly aware of her appearance and right now clothing matters..I guess this is typical for the age but had you known Julia earlier you’d never assume this day would come..I guess I should be grateful, she’s a lot cuter when she looks like she cares then when she doesn’t!! I have a feeling this girl is going to amaze us someday, not sure how but I think she will. She is often fearless, strong, and determined. I think those are qualities which will carry her far in this world..Happy Birthday Julia!! Love you more then I could ever write here..
I’ll leave you with a photo from my corner of the world…the island you see straight ahead here is the island we live on..see, I’m at the top of that island there waving…can you see me?? :-)) Ok folks, enough with this silliness, as you can see this posting was a little of this and a little of that but there isn’t ANYTHING exciting happening really…you don’t want to hear about the thousands of loads of laundry I do….do you??? About how I’m going to wash my floors this morning and bathe puppies…and it looks like it will rain….smart eh?? Yeah…that’s me… in a nutshell!! :-))
Be good people- have a Sunday worth remembering..