Monday Morning Musings

This morning I am relaxing with a cup of coffee as I reflect on the year past, and the potential for the year ahead. It's my birthday today, so a good time for this reflection.

The past year has been one of the most challenging I've ever faced. But there is some hope for the coming year, and for that I gave thanks.

Today, though I am in the midst of a house that is adjusting to the new girl my son brought home. Yes, that's her photo in my header. A friend of a friend was giving away a puppy and he took her. She's very sweet and smart - learns fast! But my household is all wonky adjusting to her. The older momma dogs are doing well enough - a little stressed - but mostly ok. The cats are a bit put out. Especially my sons cat - who is a black mini version of the dog. She seems the most upset and recently smacked the puppy, claws out. No harm done, except to the puppy's ego.

Later today my son will head north with the puppy, back to school. And my house will return to a quieter pace.

I anticipate a relatively quiet day. A late breakfast with our son before he leaves, a massage, and then a dinner with my husband. I'm sure we'll do some Olympic watching too.

That's my day. How about yours?

Comments

Gannet Girl said…
Happy Birthday!
the pup is a cutie-patootie!

the new colors here are snazzy!

happy birthday to you! glad you have hope on the horizon as the new year, new canvas, new possibilities come before you... *cheers*
Sherry said…
Happy Birthday! Have a lovely day and evening. I am so sure that something wonderful will be happening in the upcoming months. It is only from a distance that we see that what seemed a horrible thing, turned out to be the beginning of something ever so much sweeter. I am convinced it will happen. Blessings.
Purple said…
Happy Birthday, Mompriest and what an adorable "new girl".

My Monday is always a bit scattered as it is not my day off, Friday is. I catch up on emails, look at texts and worship details. Am trying to broaden that scope to several weeks instead of the upcoming Sunday.

And of course Lent begins, so preparing for that as well.

Again...Happy Birthday
Gabriele said…
I hope you have had a very happy birthday. Sounds like a wonderful way to spend the day,
Happy Birthday to you!!!!

That is such a cute dog.

We did Disneyland today. My feet are humming from all the walking.
Kievas said…
Happy birthday! Hope the new pup (great photo, btw!) settles in.
Jan said…
Happy, happy birthday!
Ann said…
Yes, happy birthday (even though it's past midnight here, so technically I'm late). And yes, cute pup. I'm actually glad the cat went at her. I do believe that cats with claws are the best teachers of good cat manners to dogs. I like cats that claw better than cats that simply run under the bed and stay there, making me feel guilty for the presence of the inquisitive dog.
Mompriest said…
Yes, no harm was done by the cat - but certainly a good lesson learned by the pup.
altar ego said…
Belated birthday wishes! Your day sounds pleasantly paced, and I hope you enjoyed your evening with your husband and some relaxing Olympic-watching. Toasting you with my coffee this morning!

And the puppy is a cutie!
Crimson Rambler said…
The new girl has a very lovable face!
blessings on all your doings today!
revkjarla said…
Happy Birthday!!! I missed it...and now get the picture of the doggy.
That's what I get for reading backwards....
Diane said…
oh, so sorry I missed your birthday! hope it was happy! I think of you a lot lately...

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