Month: October 2011

Doggy Daycare!

They say a tired Lucy is a good Lucy…   Well, i’m not sure i’ve ever seen The Lucy so tired… We’re talking ALL DAY WITH OTHER DOGS tired!  We’re talking’ NO NAPS tired!!!   she was SO happy to see me when i got of work (which was secretly delightful, as i’d harbored mild insecurities that she’d go and have so much fun with all the hounds that she wouldn’t want to come home)  and was then almost too tired to walk home.  about three houses away.  LOL!   Then she sleeeeept.

It is very convenient to have a dog trainer/walker/boarder on your block.  It seems most everyone in the neighborhood with dogs feels the same way as there was quite a pack yesterday..  Today i worked 11 hrs and at 7pm, Lucy was the last straggler to be picked up from school.  Hmm… i remember that feeling…

Now i’m back to the editing grind, and planning the BtLG Project…   Trying out a new plugin for final cut “Neat Video” which is a noise reducer.   Jury still out, takes a looong time to render.

I’m finally getting settled some in the new house and cooking again!   Pasta this week for lunch (working at outlying hospitals means i need to bring food) and a surprise for Alex when he gets home (if i didn’t botch it too badly)  🙂

Reworking how we will be running the dives formerly known as “tweeks”.   Changing it up a bit so that its not about skills and Drills but actual real life experience that is centered around the inception for building a team of like minded divers, the ‘why’ behind i spend 2 days a week growing new GUE divers.


Rain and …more rain!

I love the sound of rain… its so soothing… soporific.

but before we get to the rain…

today was productive, the rain we’ve gotten so far has reclaimed the yard from the sagebrush, tundra and tumbleweeds and offered me something to mow once again.  I was doing some reading (imagine that) and learned that its actually better for your yard (and better for puget sound) to use a mulching mower and not pick up your grass clippings HALLLLEEEELLLJJJJAAA!!!!!!!  (or however you spell it)   I’ve also found that with the little doggyfence on the side yard, i can unleash the Lucy Badger in the front yard when we get home from walks (though the gnome height fence in the front yard would likely not retain her were there a cat within eye-shot (sight hound not scent hound).

After mowing and general yard work it was time to decipher my way to Pathfinder School which is over by Delridge to see the TOX-ICK MONSTER presentation by Cate White (where the video of me by Eric Becker is the opening), but if you don’t check on the most recent address and take a right instead of a left on Genessee, you find yourself at some other, very dark, unlit, unwelcoming campus (my first clue?) I arrived in time to hear my favorite part of the presentation about Storm Drains and CSO’s!!!!!!!!!!!  Pictures were taken, West Seattle Blog notified!   We had stellar turn out and $1000 was donated towards a cistern for Pathfinder Schools earth day project.

Returning home, I got a call from Lucy’s new doggysitter (for when i’m at work) and she will be coming to learn the …idocyncracies of the Lucy badger tomorrow <grin>

I learned something new about Lucy tonight… she doesn’t mind rain.   Doesn’t mind going for walks in it… doesn’t mind going out in it…  why?  because a wet dog gets a toweling off, and in her badger brain, that is something like a reward i guess…  now she goes out and gets wet just to get ‘doggymassage’ i think.   dog too smart.

Which brings us to the rain… other than it’s delightful sound, i will fall asleep dreaming of the video that might be shot tomorrow… video of the day lighted stream, video of water on pavement, video of rain gardens, and video of a billowing plume of ICK….    🙂