Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Where Did the Time Go?

Sometimes I feel that life is passing me by, not slowly either, but with ropes of steam and spark-spattered wheels and a hoarse roar of power or terror. It's passing, yet I'm the one who's doing all the moving. ~Martin Amis, Money

Yesterday absolutely flew by for me ... I swear the hours just vanished. I'm getting more and more behind on the things I need to accomplish and it's very frustrating.

Yesterday I had a list of errands to run while DD was in her art lessons. I was as efficient as possible (including a 15 minute grocery store run -- literally. Except for the one time I got stuck behind a VERY old nun who was moving slowly down the cereal aisle and was also apparently deaf because my "excuse me" wasn't acknowledged... almost gave me the shakes, lol, but it's a NUN so I couldn't get angry) and still didn't complete them all. I have a laundry list of things to do for LASR/WC/Goddess Fish as well and my inbox just keeps growing.


Just a week ago I was feeling pretty darn caught up.

This morning I got an email from cover model, Jason Aaron Baca (we interviewed him over at LASR last week) asking about my darling dog (her picture is on my website). It got me to looking around about Golden Irish dogs. I was amazed to find that there are MANY breeders of Golden Irishes, which is good to know. Not that we are hoping Dakota crosses the Rainbow Bridge any time soon, but we're just so pleased with her that it's a breed we'll probably repeat and highly recommend.

I read this blog post about the breed, which was very interesting. And I discovered that the reason she never really got "feathers" and has white patches (on one paw and on her chest) is because her father was a "working" Golden Retriever as opposed to one bred for the show ring.

DD took some pix of her yesterday. The snow has a hard crust on it now (from the partial thaw and then the bitterly cold temps we have now) and Dakota is enjoying being able to walk on top:

She also took some artsy-fartsy pictures as well:

She amuses me to no end... :-)


You Should Play Poker

You are a crafty person, and you're always looking at things from all angles.

You can read people well, but you can also hide your feelings when you need to.

You are a natural strategist, and you're always thinking a few steps ahead.

You don't mind putting all your chips in when the time is right... in fact, it gives you a thrill!

That's actually pretty close ...



Dru said...

Have you been watching the Westminster Dog Show? I love seeing all the dog breeds.

DD definitely has a photographer's eye.

re quiz: Same as yours and it's 90% accurate.

Have a good Wednesday.

Maria Zannini said...

In the first picture, what is Dakota looking at? Is she licking the snow?

PS If they held an Olympic event in efficiency, you'd win gold.

Angelina Rain said...

Dakota is so cute. I love it when you post pictures of her.

Marianne Arkins said...

Dru, I watched the Hound group the other night, but have missed the rest, which bums me out -- I wanted to see the Retrievers and the Setters.

Maria, Dakota's just eating the snow -- it's one of her favorite treats.

Angelina, I have to admit that Dakota IS cute :-)

Brandy said...

It tickles me to read that Dakota has no "feathers". *G* Not normally a work associated with a puppy. I am sure you'll have everything needed done in no time. You're very efficient.
My quiz results were the same as Dru's and yours. Except for the last part (I am cautious to a fault.).

Best wishes for a good day!