Sunday, November 18, 2012

A Spanish Proverb

There is a Spanish proverb that speaks to my soul, that says, "How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then rest afterward."  When we get especially busy like we have been the last several days, I think of that proverb because after being so busy, my favorite thing that I quite enjoy doing, is nothing--But I didn't get to do that this weekend. On the positive side, I didn't have to find time to cook because on Friday I made chicken-noodle soup for a co-workers birthday lunch and we had plenty of leftovers.
You may recall that in my last post I mentioned that the insurance adjuster was coming to look at our barn that lost part of its roof during the hurricane. I have to admit that we were concerned about the roof being covered under our policy because we don't know its age.  In the end that was never an issue, and our insurance will generously compensate us for repairs to the roof or a new one (we're not sure what the cost is for either one).  We are very grateful that we'll receive something for its repair or replacement.

The week ahead is also going to be a busy one trying to get everything done before the Thanksgiving holiday.  I am only working two days, but there's plenty to do before Thursday.  Added to everything we agreed this morning to take a 13 year old senior girl that her owners want picked up by Wednesday.  I'll tell you her story when she is safely here.  We're trying to arrange her transport to us and I'm hoping she'll be here by Tuesday evening.
Until things slow down for me, I have a feeling that the dogs will continue to embody the Spanish proverb, and I'm okay with that--I think they area too!
~Annie and Toby~
Finally, a few of you asked about the recipe for the cinnamon-sugar-bread that Todd was eyeing in my last post. He did in fact get a little taste of it as did the other dogs.  You can click HERE for the link that will take you to where I found this pretty good and very easy recipe


  1. you dear, sweet souls - agreeing to take in another old girl to your loving home. bless you. every day. :)

  2. Lovely old saying - and I understand it.

    I could eat that soup all weekend long.

    A new girl! Sad that she is getting the bum's rush for "their" holiday.

    Two day workweek, Yay!

  3. How good that old gal will find a home with you.

  4. Glad somebdy will that and unwanted doggie and give her a go home.
    Houston, we have a problem, Dad happen to see the bread part and Made Mom go get the recipe, but good for, Cause dad always gives us food.

    THANK YOU on both accounts
    Youe Furiends
    Susie & Bites

  5. Lets try that first part again. Glad somebody will give and unwanted Doggie a home

    Mom was rushing!

  6. Big hearts full of love, another one in your family, maybe with the new arrival you will have some restful time together, to "do nothing", I have never ever found anything wrong with that, life can be too full and busy at times.Thanks for the recipe link. Cheers from Jean.

  7. dolce far niente. how sweet to do nothing. i love italian!
    and since i've retired i am totally enjoying that very thing.
    i have nothing but pride in knowing you and admiration for what you and carl do.
    the pictures on the post are wonderful. the faces always move me. and little todd's cocked head wanted that cake so badly! ... well
    he's a sweetheart.
    can't wait to meet the new girl.

  8. I LOVE THAT PROBVERB!! I am going ot live it right now. And I am looking forward to hearing all about your new furby coming.

  9. I love that saying! I could use it as my life motto. Hopefully, you'll get to do some of that yourself soon! Enjoy the new foster!

  10. I love that saying! I could use it as my life motto. Hopefully, you'll get to do some of that yourself soon! Enjoy the new foster!

  11. Oh, another lovely senior coming... Hope she fits in easily. We think that proverb is great. In fact, we've been living by it all day.

    xXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  12. Thanks for sharing the proverb. I like what it says. Your new guest will surely have something to be thankful for being welcome in your home. How sad to be given up at that age right before the holidays.


  13. A friendly inurance company. Miracles never cease ! That is great news about the roof .

  14. While I understand caring for and learning about geriatric dogs is not so easy, its too bad people don't understand how hard and confusing it is for a dog to suddenly find a new family. If she has to move, yours is the very best home she could ever find and I hope she fits right in.

    Thank you for the ever so sweet birthday greetings! I appreciated what you said and return your friendship's blessing.

    Jo, who is gonna LOOK at the Cinnamon bread recipe, just LOOK!

  15. I like that proverb too...suits me just Looking forward to finding out more about your new addition, hope all goes well. And Great news on the Insurance for your barn, what a relief...phew!

  16. Oh, I 'spose I could pass that recipe on to my peep... So long as she promises to make some for ME!

  17. Hi Kim. Great Spanish proverb. I wish I could do just that. I am also very busy with the holiday coming up. I am having dinner at my home and getting it ready has been alot of work. you are an Angel to take on another senior dog. God has blessed these dogs with you and your husband.
    Your soup looks really yummy. Have a great 2 days and have a special 3 days off.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. ANA

  18. I am not a fan of chicken noodle soup, but must say that photo of yours makes it look really yummy.

    Well done on you taking on another dog. Can't wait to hear all about her.


  19. Morning Kim, you are a Angel taking in another old gal, bless your heart......oh!!! that soup looks so good to warm you on a cold winter day.......Sweet pictures of the fur babies, that cheeky Todd......Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours....Blessings Francine.

  20. Gosh, I need to stick that proverb on my fridge! I love it! I'm glad everything is working out with your barn roof. At least you won't have to worry about that. Your chicken noodle soup looks amazing. I am making chicken noodle and vegeatable beef barley soup today. (I supply lots of people with soup) How wondeerful that you are taking in another foster. I hope all goes well with her travels to you. I can't wait to meet her! :)

  21. How sweet - another senior entering Golden Pines. We can't wait to read her story. Just printed the recipe - looks yummy!

    Nadine & goldens Neeli & Elle

  22. Ah, to do nothing. I haven't had much time to do that lately either!

    I'm so happy to hear that the insurance will cover the damage to your barn roof! What a relief!

  23. Doing "nothing" is actually doing something very important for yourself. Happy Thanksgiving!

  24. Kim,
    Love the proverb, love the picture of the chicken noodle soup, now I'm craving Chicken noodle soup. Anyway you can send some? Lucky co-worker.
    I will check out the cinnamon-sugar bread recipe as it looks to be a great hit with Todd.
    Enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday!

  25. Hope your new little girl arrives safely. Happy Thanksgiving. Lily. xxx

  26. My are very busy. Hoping all goes well with the new one. Love the photos as always - they make me smile after a yucky day at work. :) Happy Monday!

  27. We can't wait to meet the new girl. If we don't hear from you before then - have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


  28. We are looking forward to meeting your new family member too! I think everybody is pretty busy this week!! Sure glad to hear that the insurance will help with the roof repairs..or a new one!! Happy Thanksgiving and I'll stop back to see if your new pup shows up! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  29. What a great proverb, love it.
    So wonderful that you can share your holiday with a new senior dog. If lucky she will get some of that cinnamon bread!
    Yeah, the insurance comp. came through for you. I'm sure that is a weight off your shoulders.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  30. The soup looks delicious. Lee says we have to eat light till Thanksgiving. That way, we will appreciate the big meal more. Have a great Thanksgiving.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  31. Hi Kim
    We agree- we love to do nothing sometimes too!
    We imagine you are getting ready for the new girl in your life- we are so happy.
    We wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving,,, and remember this...
    you are family to us- forever and ever.
    love tweedles


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