Thursday, October 25, 2012

Enjoyable Perspective

Low clouds and fog are holding strong in our area this morning, as the weathermen warn that Hurricane Sandy could become an issue for us early next week. Just as they always do with snowstorms, they get us all worried about the weather.  I however, have adopted the wait and see approach.

I am off work for the rest of the week and we getting ready for the arrival of company this evening.  Even though there is so much to do, no matter what is going on, when Thursday comes I always take the time to evaluate in my mind how the week has gone.  I especially like to check in with where I am with my attitude and my thoughts. This is when I really put those annoying and trivial things (and people) that I can't change behind me, and focus on what and who are most important.

Taking this time and early morning walks with the dogs is a great way to do that.  This morning I sat with the dogs as they enjoyed the newly fallen leaves.
Josh enjoyed having his favorite frisbee.   
Todd who wasn't with us on the walk, did what he enjoys most and that's digging a hole.  
And not being one to miss a good opportunity, Todd took a moment and did another thing that he enjoys doing and that's chasing CC.  
For me, it all works together to put things and life back into a much needed perspective.  
I hope you're enjoying your Thursday!


  1. Woof! Woof! Happy Thursday to the Golden Pines Gang. What a FUN morning especially for Todd. Lots of Golden LOVE n Woofs, Sugar

  2. Oh that Todd just cracks me up! He is such a little firecracker! Great capture of him chasing CC up the post! LOL!

  3. That Todd jsut cracks me up! I like his style. And you know what? If everyone had the attitude of your pups what a beautiful world this would be. Enjoy your day.

  4. poor CC
    hope she has her claws
    That Todd needs an agent

  5. Such beautiful light in those pictures today. And a good perspective, thank you for allowing me to see it's a good time to let the negativity go too!

  6. The fallen leaves are just gorgeous, and I'm happy you have the rest of the week off to enjoy them and relax with your visitors. Here's hoping the storm passes you by!

  7. just love those sweet goldens. todd is such a troublemaker.

    enjoy your time with company! good luck with the storm!

  8. You sound well! I always like your pictures of the dogs, they seem so happy. Hmm, poor CC. I'm wondering if she likes it? Tacky seems to ask for most of what my two dish out.

    Diggers... I can't help but smile at that dirty face!

    Have a lovely weekend!

  9. Your thoughts about leaving some things behind is something we should all follow, and the weekend would start with fresh ideas . Tood just loves those leaves. Cheers from Jean

  10. poor CC keeps Todd out of mischief though chasing her/him.....


  11. Good Day Kim.....always enjoy the posts on the dogs.....loves me some dogs.....There is no love like a dogs love.....Enjoy the weekend and company.....Hugs Francine.

  12. Oh, we would love to walk with you guys and roll in your leaves with Todd, however, I myself will never chase a cat again. You never know if it is related to Allred.

  13. You certainly reminded me that I need to take a lot of things and put them into perspective.. Thanks for that...
    and oh how I miss fall change.. it is very slight here...Thanks for sharing.. some day I am visiting you for Fall.

  14. Your 'happy place'. Our relatives all have a special 'happy place' where we can retreat to regroup. Looks like you've got it there--with dogs...BONUS.

    Love that Todd.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  15. it's a good thing lucas and todd don't gang up chasing their cc!
    she might have to turn and set them straignt.
    i'm so glad to hear you have some time OFF. thought it would never happen. LOL.
    enjoy dear heart!

  16. Looks like everybody is enjoying the season - cool weather making them especially frisky?? Enjoy your company!

  17. Hey Golden Pines Gang, Jet here. Hi Miss Kim.

    Another beautiful batch of photos, especially the gang in the leaves. Exquisite...

    I tell you Miss Kim, you and Mom have many thoughts in common! Enjoy your guests. :)

  18. Hi, This morning we had an inch of snow on the ground and all Hunter wanted to do was lick it and eat it...silly pup. I had to then take him on a walk so he would take care of business. The sun melted most of the snow and hopefully it will stay away. Have a wonderful night and great time with your company. Did you come up with any good ideas for Christmas card photos of pups?
    Hugs, Noreen & Hunter

  19. Happy Thursday and I hope your long weekend goes well. As one of my favorite TV and radio personalities, Tony Kornheiser always says, if Jim Cantore is broadcasting from your town you know you are in trouble. Here is hoping Jim Cantore doesn't come your way.


  20. Love the photos of your crew ! Glad to hear you have a few days off . Have a good day !

  21. Catching up with you & your gang,Todd always makes me grin,your beautiful dogs are such a joy to visit,hope I can blog this,I`ve been having trouble with leaving comments,phyllis

  22. It's amazing how us doggies put some much good back into peeps lives. Yes, Todd has been digging.

    Your Furiends
    Susie & Bites

  23. I just had a look at the slideshow of Crew Past and present - there are some great photos there!
    Enjoy your time with your visitors, and have a great weekend.

  24. Have fun with your guests and have an awesome weekend.

    It looks like Todd is giving CC a boost!


  25. I can tell that your crew could put life back in perspective very quickly. They all look so happy. Your photos are fabulous of the goldens in the fallen leaves. Enjoy your time off!

  26. I was having a good Thursday made even better with your post!
    "Todd needs an agent"!!! That was TOO funny (and TOO true!)
    Happy weekend!

  27. Enjoy your time off with company and the dogs. The dogs look so happy all the time. You are definitely a true blessing for these animals.
    I too put people that I can't change behind me and ignore them. I wake up in the morning struggling to get out of bed, but when I do I make sure to laugh about something even if it is me in the mirror. Laughter is the best thing to stay young at heart.
    Your blog post are all so positive and fun to read. TFS. ana

  28. I love my walks with the dogs, early morning gets the day off to a perfect start and early evening helps relieve the stress of the day.

    Hunker down, I hear we're in for some weather. :-) Happy Friday!

  29. Haha.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  30. Was thinking about you and the pack when I saw the projected path of the storm. Batten down the hatches, snuggle up and have a glass of wine. It will pass. Josh really reminds me of Easton. My big guy is just like that. toys toys toys, but calm and regal the rest of the time.

    Roooooooooooooos from Easton to Annie

  31. Awww man! Hole digging and cat chasing, that Todd knows where it's at!

  32. That's one muddy mustache you have there Todd.


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