Sunday, July 10, 2011

Home Sweet Home

Luxuries are never so comfortable as are the familiar, ordinary things of home.  Eucharista Ward, Match For Mary Bennet, 2009
I'm so glad to be home!  I love everyday life so much more than vacation.  (Again that's not to say that I don't like vacations, simply that I enjoy my life.)  I was filled with absolute glee when we got off at the exit to our home early last evening.  The closer we got the more excited I got to see Max and Maddie. 

Our dogs are HUGE (65 and almost 100 lbs) and we can't take them on vacations with us.  Each time I get out my suitcase they get in a sad mood.  They know what's coming.  They are used to it and know what it means because even when the rest of my family is still there and I go off to speak somewhere for the weekend the dogs get sad when I leave.  Maddie usually tries to jump in the suitcase while I'm packing it.  

So during vacation when we're all gone, we have to have a dog sitter for them, and for us that amounts to a live-in person to come and stay with them.  I want them to have as normal life without us home as possible and for them that amounts to being out and about in the house, not locked up all the time in their kennels.  If I thought they were caged all the time I quite honestly would not have any fun on vacation.  We're so grateful to Mike Kenney from church and his son Evan who came and stayed at the house and took care of the dogs, and our home while we were gone.  He did a fantastic job. 


I'm anticipating a great day today at Celebration!  Today begins a new series I'm teaching in my class called, "HONOROLOGY".  Can't wait to unleash this!!!!

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