Life, Pets

A chance encounter

What are the odds? I was driving the pups to Baring Vet today to get their nails trimmed, and just as I was approaching Howard on Fargo, I saw a young woman walking a dog that looked just like Bonnie, but with short hair. I rolled down my window:

Me: Oh my god, your dog looks just like mine! How old?
Her: A year!
Me: Did you adopt from PetCo?
Her: Yes!
Me: Oh my goodness, they are litter mates!!!

I pulled over and she came to my window. Her little girl was yapping. Bonnie was yapping.

Her: She’s a screamer!
Me: So’s Bonnie!

No… I didn’t get a photo, but going back to March I am certain the pup on the left is the one we saw as she is the only shorthaired puppy in the litter. (Bonnie is the one standing on the right)

Blogging, Life, Musings, Politics, Self

January 1 – Time to take stock

Like many, I eschew New Year’s resolutions. But I do use the first of the year to take stock and plan out my major goals for the next year. What did I accomplish in the last year, and what are my goals for this coming one? In 2019 I paid off my car, remodeled our master bathroom, painted the main living areas of our home, remodeled the living room, remodeled my home office (including laying the floor myself). In 2019 we said goodbye to two beloved pets, Buddy and Maya, and adopted a new pup, Bonnie.

Nevada Day Parade, 2019 – Bonnie, Me, Nina, Brad


What are my goals for 2020?

Personal

  • Read more fiction – I am currently making my way through Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone series and am on O is for Outlaw. (Yes, I know I’m late to the party!)
  • Spend less time on social media, but blog more (photography and here)
  • Connect more with friends and family
  • Walk the dogs daily and work in more exercise for myself
  • Rekindle my photography

Household / Financial

  • Pay off credit cards by year’s end. I’ve already worked out a do-able payment schedule, so this is on-track. Husband has already retired and I am only a few years away, so we must go into retirement as solvent as possible.
  • Simplify – declutter. Seriously. I’m tired of keeping stuff we’ll never use.
  • Garage / workshop remodel project
  • Continue backyard landscaping I began last year.

Global

  • Dump Trump – Dude gotta go.