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Charley and I went driving today so I could get some
pitchers pictures for my photography assignment. He was incredibly well-behaved and held still when I asked him to so that my arm wasn’t jiggled by the leash. It’s great because I like the companionship even if we don’t talk much. Here are a few of the pictures I got today.
Valentine’s Day was very nice. DH got home in the late afternoon and had a present for me. It was very unexpected! We went to IHOP for dinner. While it’s not a romantic location, we both like the food and it’s generally quiet enough that we can have a conversation. Which we did…about politics, dogs, and other stuff. Since I only get to spend about a weekend a month with him, that’s more important that some fancy schmancy dinner.
DH has been gone since 7 am today and won’t be home for another 2 hours, at least. The dogs and I slept in and napped most of the morning. You’ve seen the results of my afternoon. Tonight I plan to watch the beginning of the new season of The Amazing Race. It’s interesting to see the places they travel. I think I’ll work some more on my neck warmer. Looks like I might need it this week with the temperatures dropping again.
Tomorrow morning DH is bringing his car in for some work and I plan to follow him to town. We’ll have some breakfast and this great restaurant before I get on the road. I hope to have some time along the way to do get some more pictures…especially if there is still loads of snow left in Iowa.
Then it’s back to work and the usual stuff. I’ll be in and out of town again this week for meetings and training stuff. Yes, I’ll be glad when all this traveling back and forth to the Quad Cities is over. But I’m learning a lot about the college, which is extremely helpful. There is also an academic librarians meeting this week that I’m planning to attend up at our campus in Moline. So far all the librarians I’ve met here in IL and nearby IA have been extremely welcoming and helpful.
Now I’m trying to decide when I can travel over to eastern IL to visit my parents. I’m hoping for the first or second weekend in March. That sounds like it should be far in the future, but this year is moving along so quickly. Wow!
My dog nephew (yes, we’re one of those weird families who consider our animals as part of the family) tends to groan as he lays down. Almost like all the tension goes out of him as relaxes and he has to vocalize it.
Charley seems to have really enjoyed his visit…at least when I’ve been nearby. The main reason he came with me was to see if he’d fit into the household up here. After my brother and SIL’s older died several weeks ago, we offered them Charley to add a second doggy presence to their house again. However, Charley made his wishes well known. He is my dog and is determined to have things remain that way. Although he’s getting along fine with his cousin and has had a great time exploring the fenced backyard, it appears that he knows where he belongs. (Maybe he know from the moment he jumped into my car.)
Except for not having DH along, this has been the perfect visit. Relaxing. Great weather today. Wonderful people to hang out with. Yarn fun. A trip to Trader Joe’s.
Tomorrow I make the long drive back. Tuesday I’ll be back at work. It’s another short week that will be busy with one instruction session, weeding, getting things ready for Composition classes, making a couple more displays, search committee work, and anything else that is sure to pop up as we go along.