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

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Twice today I was told I looked 'so vintage'. I laughed at my pulling this outfit together. I planned to wear these grey pants with a red sweater that I thought had a grey stripe. I realized I didn't know if it was grey and there wasn't any eyes around here to tell me this morning(oh, if Cricket could talk!) but wait how much can dogs really see as far as colors? So, Natalie is so awesome as I text her random questions -- do grey and rust go? Totally is the response so here is our vintage outfit along with a necklace that I haven't worn for years that just so happens to be grey and rust!

Its been a busy week. We are in the lottery for another marathon - wish us luck :). We are in the lottery for tickets to the Mormon Tabernacle Christmas Concert - wish us luck :).


GOOSE said...

Wishing you luck for both! For the past two years someone has offered my MOM tickets to the Christmas concert but she has not been able to go because of other obligations. If she gets the offer this year she would love to pass them on to you as yet again she can not go.

GOOSE said...

Oh and I think you look great! Better than what I am wearing.

Becky said...

Oh Goose's mom - that would be amazing :) and perhaps you and Cricket can have a playdate sometime!

3 labs 4 me said...

You look fabulous in your grey & rust combination. Great outfit that reminds me of autumn.

Katja said...

Do you have a iPhone? There's an app for finding out what color something is:

There are also options for Android phones.

Clive said...

You look lovely - perfect autumn colours!

Great photo of you both!

take care
Clive & Co

Lydia Criss Mays said...

Luck! And Luck! And luck for Goose and Cricket to have a play date! That would be SO beautiful! If I lived anywhere close to the four of you I'd probably have to invite myself.

Who knew rust and grey get a totally? I'm learning so much about my own wardrobe! Bring on the recommendations!

Myrna R. said...

Vintage or not, you look great. Good luck on both lotteries.

Retired Duo said...

The Christmas concert would be amazing. I hope you win the lottery. Also, good luck on the marathon lottery. You know, you may have stumbled onto something the Guide Dog people need to include in the dog training: the ability to tell the humans whether or not colors go together. I'll bet the dogs can do it!

Rachel Messel said...

As I was checking out your blog, my 10-year-old came in and asked what I was doing so I told him, then he asked about Retinitis Pigmentosa, so I told him a little about it and how you have Cricket to help you 'see'. I then told him that even with all of that you have run a full marathon and go bike-riding with your husband on a cool tandem bike, he was uber-impressed!

Rachel Messel said...

P.S. good luck on both accounts!!!

Becky said...

Rachel - so sweet! Thank you!
Retired Duo - wouldn't that be nice! That would be super helpful :)!
Myrna - Thank you -- love your last poem.
Lydia - Oh how I hope that day comes!
Katja - I am downloading that ap. I have heard of it and that it can be off at times but you have inspired me to do it! Thank you.

Katja said...

I hope it works out. Another service to check out (if you're not already familiar with it) is VizWiz: