It's been both great and difficult at times, but I am glad that we did this and got to know them so well. Now, we more or less go back to our lives as they once were -- just older and stiffer.
This past week was a killer for me. To begin, I was going on fumes after 6 very poor nights. The latest I slept in that time was 5:30, and the earliest that I got up was 2:30. However, I did get a few more hours later after the 2:30 rising. I tell you, though, it was driving me crazy, and I was pretty doggone beat. It's not that I go to bed all that early either.
The week was also difficult weather-wise. There was always the threat of rain, so it was difficult to plan picnics or other events. When it wasn't raining, it was really humid, and we felt quite shut up in the house. Sue and I were miserably hot on the one picnic that we managed to take them to. We did get them into the pool twice, which was very good because JJ took another leap forward, managing to dog paddle across the whole pool all on his own. He did this a number of times and was enormously pleased with himself, as well he should have been.
There were other events, which I am sure Sue will cover this week, but here are a few pics from the week.
|JJ leapt farther and with greater abandon than ever before.|
|Buppa did a fair amount of dwarf tossing.|
|He dogpaddled all by himself, but Buppa stayed close by in case he needed help.|
|We have enjoyed good times in the pool this summer.|
I will probably post some more cottage pictures in coming days, but this seemed like the appropriate post for now.