Daring greatly: we are now a party of five, with more feet

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No symphony orchestra ever played music like a two-year-old girl laughing with a puppy.–Bern Williams

 

Every boy should have two things: a dog, and a mother willing to let him have one. --Anonymous

Every boy should have two things: a dog, and a mother willing to let him have one.
–Anonymous

We’ve begun to long for the pitter-patter of little feet—so we bought a dog. Well, it’s cheaper, and you get more feet.

Rita Rudner

I ski, you ski, we all ski. For I ski

 

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“Are you going skiing?” asked Max’s bus driver.

“No,” I scoffed automatically. My back hurt because of shift work, bad sleep, over-excitement over my book launch, and hunching over my computer while lying in bed. Then I stopped to think about it. I used to go cross-country skiing quite a lot when we moved to the country. Since our dog, Olo, died in 2009, and I had Anastasia in 2010, well…not so much skiing. In fact, none.

Kind of sad.

So I packed Anastasia off to Aly’s, her babysitter’s house.

See, she is unharmed

See, she is unharmed

I located my ski boots in the basement.

And off I glided in the snow.

(Previously-written post. Now we’re on March break, but planning to ski today!)