Monday, September 10, 2007

Weekends Are Too Short

The weekends go by too quickly when you stay busy. Luckily, we had some fun stuff mixed in with the usual home improvement/maintenance duties.

We spent Saturday night watching Georgia lose to South Carolina with our friends who are from Georgia. He handled it pretty well, I thought, but that might have been because all of us were around. I like football, but I took a knitting project, too. What can I say? I'm a multi-tasker.

But the main attraction for the evening was



and Will, the new addition to the family.

They think he is a Mastiff, but I'm not so sure. If he is, he's a mix with something else.

They also have Cocoa, who unfortunately we didn't get a picture of. She's a beautiful chocolate lab with light brown eyes that plead for us to please make all the other dogs go away. She's a good sport, but she definitely preferred the house when the other dogs were outside.

Four big dogs in a pretty small house. I don't know how my friend does it! She said she goes through tons of paper towels as she wipes up the excess from slurped water and the drool from jowly faces. Ew. I love big dogs, but I just can't do the drool.

We also went to another scotch tasting. I was designated driver, so I drank so much water I floated out of there. We did have dinner there, too. That's my reward for watching everyone else have all the fun.

And I got some reading time in. I usually find time here and there, but Sunday I read while Al spread something over the lawn to help through the fall. I'm reading Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell. I really like her writing style and I always learn so much when I read her books. You would recognize Vowell if you heard her, she was the voice of Violet in The Incredibles. She is a self-confessed Civics nerd, and her books are rich with historical information with funny observations weaved in. In this book, she focuses on the assinations and lives of presidents Lincoln, Garfield and McKinley. I've also read The Partly Cloudy Patriot, which I also loved. She makes me want to be smarter.

I'll leave you with one last cute picture.

And yes, that is a pillow under Anya's head. Those dogs are so spoiled.


her indoors said...

ah so sweet, just love dogs, but like you dont do drool yuk! are you always the driver on the tasting trips?

Queen of Dysfunction said...

Good job with those photos. Holy cow I wish I could get pics like that, my favorite is the first one. Beautiful dogs too!

Newt said...

There is a breed that gets that swirly coat but I can't think of the name and she looks just right to be mixed with it. Dang. My friends mom had one. And I love your friends, how can I not if they have four dogs........