Sunday, February 20, 2011

Spike's Birthday Re-lived

Last night we had a wonderful evening with friends over for supper. Its great to be socializing without feeling rushed and overwhelmed with time constraints from working. It was Spike's birthday yesterday (3) and he got the best present of all by Jo Ellen visiting. He used to see her everyday at work and she quickly became his favorite person - he practically turned inside out with excitement. He also had a new friend over, Mia, a Bichon Frise. They hit it off right away and had a grand old time playing. They were both pretty wiped by the end of the night. And he got to do his tricks and show off for his new girlfriend. All in all a grand birthday for Spike.

Today's word of the day is cartographer (kahr-TAH-gruh-fer noun : one that makes maps). I love maps and atlases. I love pouring over them and imagining all the places I could go. Wouldn't it be interesting to be a cartographer, getting to make these little trips every day? Or would the details of making the map wash out the fun? I envy people with their campers as their homes traveling the continent with a map by their side.

My pleasures today: enjoying the sunshine (from behind glass - its a bit cold out) ; admiring the beauty of the tulips that Jo Ellen brought over (thanks again - they are lovely) and thinking of the days when my own will be pushing their way out of the sun warmed earth - a few months to go but its getting closer ; I think I've already done this one... eating a cold, crisp juicy apple.
another piece of childish artwork...
this time Mia & Spike celebrating
his birthday