A New Year

So. 2015 huh? And still no flying cars. Tesla’s are cool, of course – but they don’t fly…. yet. ISIS are making a concerted effort to f**k the world up. America slips deeper into idiocracy. (That movie is a scary warning, which unfortunately no Americans seem to take seriously) My home, South Africa, begins to […]

First winter snow

Happy snow dogs, lemme tell ya! Day … whatever of Life Without Facebook and I don’t miss it at all Finally the snow has come for the winter and hopefully more to come – my dogs were BORN for this, they LOVE it! Even Gina sheds her normally stoic exterior and becomes a nutcase in […]

Queen of Excuses

I am the queen of excuses. Sometimes they are valid, but mostly they are just pathetic attempts to make myself feel better for being lazy/clumsy/fat/uninspired. So yesterday, I finally kicked my own butt, and made an effort. I signed up to Livestrong Women and got the “MyPlate” app for my phone as well. It has […]

Interesting people

You never know when you will bump into someone cool and interesting. Dogs and I were on our usual long morning walk on post and a chance decision (from Azzie) to go down a set of stairs instead of along the road led us to meet an intriguing chap – clearly “that other unit” – […]

Silence is not always bad

Doing this #100happydays thing with a few friends – where you try and find at least one good thing about your day. It’s been… interesting. I will admit that I skipped a day, or two. Not because I couldn’t find anything to feel happy about, but simply because my brain has enough trouble remembering things […]

Let it go

I had a moment of deep disappointment yesterday: it’s been over 4 months since I did the photo shoot for the military working dogs and their handlers and I’ve not heard a word from them. I mailed the “liaison” a number of times (on both email addresses he gave me) and sent him the link […]

meh

Been thinking some more about my deadline (Friday) for deactivating my Facebook account (and other sundry peripheral social media accounts) and pondering what would, in fact, be the best option. Complete deactivation? Or simply a very pared down version – remove all “likes” and peripheral groups that I do not interact with in any way? […]

Dame Mix-a-Lot

Nothing to do with big butts, promise. Mine is being carefully kept in check by energetic walking and playing with my dogs, 3 times a day, and a run every second day. I’m also going to get back into my yoga… might have to do it in a separate room, of course, because according to […]

another hodgepodge

I’ve been doing all these “things” to try to (almost) force myself to blog more… I added myself to a website “circle” all about sewing, I added an author link on G+ and I linked my blog to some other web groups as well… I’m also still trying to keep the “blogging tribe” experiment going… […]

Our Dog Food Adventure

I am part of an excellent and highly informative group who all own Bernese Mountain Dogs. 95% of these people (breeders and just regular owners – not that you could call Berners “regular” dogs but that’s another story for another time) feed the BARF (or Raw diet) or what we call “human food” diets. I’ve […]