My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera 2. Cricket, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). A life of family and friends is my joy and anchor in life.

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. CC Scott

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Good News is ...

After having such a fun lunch with my friend Julie on Thursday, Steve picked us up at ZeTejas.  We took her home and then proceeded on to St. George for three days. Julie is an incredible friend who I admire so much. She could write such an amazing story for Resilient Monday. Jules, will you? 

Ah, warmth in St. George.  We ran -- 4 miles two of the days.  The second day my legs really felt it.  I had Steve cheering me on (and guiding me) and the thought that the 1/2 marathon is six weeks away.  Yikes! Glad today is rest day. 

We walked around the beautiful St. George Temple.  We asked a girl to take our picture.  She said - you guys are so cute!  We haven't gotten that comment in quite some time :)  Beautiful Christmas music in the background brought tears to my eyes. 
We love relaxing and spending time together anywhere.  In St. George it is simple. Our pace slows down.   Our show we seem to watch here is:  House Hunters - International.  Anyone else a fan?  We laughed, talked, walked, and enjoyed Christmas shopping.   Two weeks before at the mall is a little crazy with or without a guide dog.  The crowds can be such an overwhelm for me.   I laughed at one little girl who said to her mom -- there is a
d-o-g in this store. 
The lady that took this picture got down on her knees to take the picture.  She told us that was the secret!  Steve then got down on his knees to take a picture of her and her friends. 
I am such a fan of wearing boots without snow on the ground. 
One of the CD's Julie loaned us to listen to was How Starbucks Saved my Life.  Have you read it?  It is a fun read and it seemed fitting to stop in at the Starbucks to order our favorite - Peppermint Hot Chocolate with a slice of Banana Walnut Bread. 

We came home and Kendall greeted me by telling me he had bad news ...he'd eaten all the Sugar cookies I had made and had in the freezer in bags.   I can definitely handle this kind of 'bad news' - we laughed and then I even got a hug!  Luckily, there were eight bags left.  Then he said, the Good News is ... got an A on his Spanish Final ... two more to come this week.  Congrat to Natalie, too, who did well on her final presentations.  Wishing all who are in finals, Good Luck.  I don't miss the intense studying ... do miss that great satisfaction and learning.

If you know Steve, you know  he's not a fan of hanging Christmas lights.  I am a fan of having lights hung!  He surprised me with a compromise -- lighted wreaths to go around our outside lights.

We are so excited and looking forward to spending Christmas with all our kids: Natalie & Adam, and Kendall.   


Lucent Imagery said...

Lovely to hear of your nice couple of days. You three are cute!

MAXMOM IN SA said...

Hey there Becky...
It's lovely to hear that you guys are so happy. Yes, you are a 'cute' couple!
Wishing you all a wonderful, peaceful and happy Christmas.
Sending lotsaluv

Myrna R. said...

Sounds like you had such a lovely time. That's great. You deserve it.

True confession? I'm a househunter's addict. I watch it whenever I can, which is not often, but I am enthralled with looking at houses in different countries.

MySpecialDoggies said...

Beautiful picture with you, hubby & Cricket. Wishing you & yours a very Merry Christmas & a Happy Healthy New Year

Nadine & Neeli
Angel doggie Apples (1994-2010)

Kauaiart said...

Lighted wreaths outside are a wonderful solution! I notice our strings are not working today. . .sweet!