Saturday, August 7, 2010

Serenity on Saturday

It's a beautiful start to the day at Golden Pines! The temps are cool enough that I've turned off the air-conditioning and opened the windows to get in some much needed fresh air. When I was walking the dogs this morning, there were Canadian Geese flying overhead--There has been a feel in the air that summer is coming to an end.
This morning I'm taking Bubba for his 6th session of swimming. I can tell the difference in that he's so much more stable on his feet than he was previously. He can still be a bit "tippy" but not nearly like he was. I'm going to ask the rescue if we can sign up for 10 more session--Swimming is so much easier for him verses taking him for a walk. I did weigh him the other day to see if he'd lost any weight and am proud to say that the scale said he weighed 10 pounds (about 4.5 kg) MORE than he did when he came to us--I'm hoping that was wrong and it was because he was soaking wet...

When I get back I need to find a place in my already crowded kitchen for the set of dishes I brought back from my Mom's. This will mean that I have 3 full sets of dishes to use for 2 people. I really don't want to pack them away. I think dishes should be used and enjoyed. I bought them for my Mom who put them away and never did. I also brought back embroidered linens, dessert cups from when I was a kid and a picture that was hanging in my Mom's bedroom--It once hung in my Grandfather's house (of course!)
Since I've been feeling rather philosophical lately, I'll end my post today with this:

May today there be peace within. (CC)May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. (Hamlet)
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. (Sheba)
May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. (Chub Brothers)
May you be content with yourself just the way you are. (Charlie)
Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. (Rudi)It is there for each and every one of us.

Enjoy your weekend!!


  1. lovely pictures!

    and that picure you brought back is beautiful!! xxx

  2. This is the kind of post that keeps me bloging! Thanks for the smiles.

  3. Kim that was beautiful and really spoke to my heart. Coupled with those precious pictures of your beloved fur friends it has set the tone for my weekend, so thank you! Have a wonderful weekend (how could you not with those faces around you)!
    Tina xo

  4. It's going into another heat wave here, but the creatures know when it's time to he migrating! It will probably be summer one day and a winter blizzard the next.

    It's nice to have your Mother's dishes! I have some very vintage odds and ends that my used. I use them too, no use having something like that and not using them. The dish sets - go eclectic and mix them up or use different ones on different days.

    Very cute picture!

    Have a relaxing day today!

  5. Cooled off? We need to move! Have a great weekend!
    The Road Dogs

  6. Oh...I DO hope you get to take Bubba swimming for lots MORE lessons! (LOL)
    Love the stuff you brought home with you, I love having things thats been passed down, makes it special. Enjoy the water! xxx

  7. And all of woo too!

    Khyra and Khousin Merdie

  8. What an up-lifting, positive post!
    Enjoy the swim, Bubba
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    K and The Pups

  9. What a great post! I needed those words today. Thanks for the reminder and the smile!

  10. Hi Kim
    Were back to breathe in some fresh air from Golden Pines. We can feel the breeze too, and last night we heard the Canada Geese fly over. They must have been on their way to your house.
    Such good news that Bubbba is feeling stronger. I am sure that being wet is what caused the scales to say 10 pounds heavier.
    I have a bunch of my moms things too, ,,,beautiful towels that I had given her, but she never used, because she said they were too pretty.
    I can imagine that you will use those dishes everyday. We love the old picture.
    All the photos of CC,Hamlet, Sheba, Club Brothers, Charlie and Rudi were precious, and the words touch our heart. We are feeling philosophical too.
    Thank you for sharing Golden Pines with us. We feel like were home now

  11. Kim..this is lovely...thank you for this...this was much needed!

  12. Woof! Woof! Happy Weekend to you guys. LOVE the CHUB Brothers photo ... absolutely precious. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  13. What a fantabulous post! Wonderful thoughts, pictures, and happiness. Paws and fingers crossed that you get to do more swimming with Bubba! Smiles all over the place here!
    Hugs xoxoxo
    Sammie and the gang

  14. Oh I love coming over to The Pines if only to see those gorgeous 'golden' smiles!

    Bellaboo ;o)

  15. Beautiful post! Wishing the same to all of you! Lovely pictures!


  16. I love, love that last picture full of smiling dogs -- what could be better than that? Have a great rest of the weekend.--Inger

  17. I loooooooove this post. Thank you very, very much. And always just seeing the Chubb Brothers brightens the world.

  18. Very nice post. Love the quotes and of course the group picture. Hope Bubba get to continue therapy. I believe its the only chance for him to have a normal active life considering his physical limitations.

  19. The dishes are beautiful and of course I love the dogs and all the quotes! They are so lucky to have you!

  20. Great pictures & uplifting thoughts to start the day. Good luck Bubba with the swim therapy!

    Nadine Apples & Neeli

  21. Wonderful post. Beautiful pictures and wise words. Interestingly enough, my grandmother had that very same picture. I don't know who got it but it brings back so many good memories.

  22. What a beautiful, peaceful post! Thank you for sharing!!! That last pic of all the pups just warms my heart!!!

    Miley and Maggie

  23. I love the dishes-of course I LOVE dishes, period.
    So glad you got to bring that picture back with you, so special.

  24. Love your animal pictures.
    What a handsome bunch and they all
    look happy to be there.

  25. I'm in love with that cat...and the last shot is wonderful. ~Mary

  26. What a beautiful blog. Thank you for the good thoughts. I always love it when you have pictures of the dogs.

    I have you beat on dishes, however. I have four complete sets of dishes for one person. I have my Mother's set, my Aunt M's set, one of my Aunt D's sets and a set that I bought when I lived, for a few short years, in an apartment in town. Then, I also have my Mom's casual luncheon set, and her fancy luncheon set. Sigh, I think I need to hold a yard sale.

  27. Look at all those pups ~ each one with a smile on their face! Kitty? Not so much. But that's why we love cats ~ they are not easily impressed. :)

    Hope you had a great weekend Kim!
    xo Catherine

  28. What a PAWSatively gorgeous group photo! You have me thinking about another dog - rescue, of course!

  29. Saturday was a stunning day with us weather wise. Love your words of wisdom and the photos.



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