Sunday Morning News

It is Sunday morning, so that means another update from our wandering girl Genie.  It is the final day of the Calgary Stampede so tomorrow it will be time to tear down the midway and move on to Edmonton. 

Genie’s been working some pretty intense hours in Calgary, but this week she did find the time to follow her heart and visit the art displays.   She sent me photos of  a few of her favourite finds, so hope you enjoy!   All  of these are just amazing and a tribute to the talent of their creators.

This Native chief was done entirely of melted wax crayons.
Wooden Sculpture
My favourite!
I can see how this one made Genies list of favourites.  She has always had a soft spot for angels(I think she can relate.💞)
Genie’s first book collection.

A little angel background…. When Genie was too young for preschool, she understood the concept of words and taught herself to read by having us help her to read signs – any and ALL signs.  When she was about seven or eight, we went to Walmart one day,  where local author Henry  Ripplinger was signing copies of the first book in his “The Angelic Letters Series”.   Genie was star struck to meet an actual published author.  He told her she was probably too young for his books but she turned those big eyes on me and of course Grandma indulged.     Needless to say, she read the book, cover to cover barely setting it down, and she was hooked.   She has acquired and devoured every book in the series since. I believe she had gotten most if not all  of them autographed. 

That is about it for today. Molly is sleeping off our morning walk (which went less than stellar), Dan is at work, and it is time for me to sweep and dust for the first of several attempts to keep this place in relative order today.

Take care and have a great day!

Molly is Five Months Old🎂

Molly – Five Months Old 🎂

Molly turns five months old today. Neither Dan nor I were sure how having a BIG dog in a small house would go, but so far I would say that despite the occasional hiccups, things seem to be going along just fine.

Molly is beginning to find her voice. It is very deep and very loud, but one or two barks and she is done. If another dog is barking at her, one or two Molly barks – and they are done. 🤗

Molly loves to steal shoes and chew on them a bit, but so far she hasn’t totally destroyed any. My black leather heels have a little more character than they used to and Dan really needs new laces for his Sketchers.

We had Molly back in the big pool yesterday. We were totally impressed with how well she was swimming – until we realized that she was just walking around the pool on her hind legs. I guess that is kind of impressive – in its own way .

Molly did really well on her walk today – finally! We walked the trail through the new Regent Park (where three maintenance guys made a huge fuss over her). We walked the entire path at Patricia Park (twice). AND – we practically ran home through the ball diamonds. ☺️
Molly learned to dump her water bowl onto the kitchen floor so Dan scored this beauty for her from Peavy Mart. It stores her food under her dishes and lifts them high enough that they are comfortable for her to eat out of.

That’s it for today. Take care and have a great day! 💞🌞