Wednesday, July 05, 2017


It has been a whirlwind these last few weeks. We moved into a new house. We got a new dog. I moved into a new office. Between packing renovating moving unpacking, we finally made it to the shore last Saturday for the first time in a month. Lots of pictures to follow at a later time. Bill went back to the city this morning to work and will come back down tomorrow night with my grandson Nikolas. My grandson Shaun has been in football camp as he plays football for his high school. Next weekend I hope to bring my granddaughter Aubree down. In the meantime, I will try and enjoy the peace and quiet including walking the dog and riding my bike. We got a beagle from a rescue a few weeks ago. He is from Mississippi and five years old. I waited a month for him to arrive on my doorstep which happened two days after I moved. He is the sweetest dog who is house trained rarely barks, howls at the sound of sirens and happily greets me at the door when I come home. He sleeps in my bed at night and naps in his dog bed during the day. We had him on the beach last night and we discovered he is not fond of crabs dead or alive. He was bred as a hunter so once he gains a scent he can be off to the races which resulted in a couple of runs through the neighborhood with myself in hot pursuit. He is a rabbit hunter which are in abundance here in Cape May so he must always be on a leash outside the house. This is my first beagle and I really love this breed of dog. I am glad we chose a rescue to get him and now that he is fully adopted he is treated like a child. Grain free dog food, monthly heart worm and front line medication, grooming and dog toys. Yes, he is spoiled.

In other news, a friend of mine from childhood suffered a major stroke last Saturday. As of today he is unresponsive. I do not know what his prognosis will be I only know he is 58 years old, does not smoke or drink and was always conscious of his health. He is expecting his first grandchild in early Fall and he was in our wedding party when I married Joe in 1981. I have lost several childhood friends in the last years, Eddie, Danny, Frenchie, Al, Cheryl and Barbara.

Then I was told this morning that my granddaughter Aubree will be scheduled for surgery to correct her lazy eye. It is not severe and unless you really look at her you cannot tell the left eye is weak. I have noticed it on occasion and so far her eye sight is perfect however it was recommended by her doctor at Will's Eye Hospital that it be repaired. She had already seen a specialist at CHOP.

I suppose all of this is Life.


Christine Gillies said...

I love your blog. I found it by accident researching Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Patricia Marie said...

Thank you Christine.