Emily called and is enjoying her new job. Her roommate is coming back from Maine tonight so she is excited to see her. Ellie asked me yesterday to go on a bike ride with her today and Terry and I even went to the storage unit to get my bike this morning before he went to his studio, then Ellie backed out. We had a nice day anyway mostly just hanging out. I did some weaving, but miscalculated how big the project is so now I have half of my heddles (the white string like things) trapped on the wrong side of the loom and may have to make a pillow with the stupid dimensions of like 9 inches wide by 15 inches long. I was hoping for 15 x 15. I learned a lot from my last project but clearly not enough!
I took Maggie out to PEA today, another 3.5 mile day and when we were out in the forest on our last little bit, a woman came up to me and looked me straight in the face and said very seriously, "so, how are you?" I was a little surprised and asked her how I knew her. She said that we didn't know each other, but that she had had breast cancer and wondered how I was. We had a nice chat and after a couple of minutes figured out that her dog, Mollie, and our dog both get walked regularly by the same person so we almost knew each other. I certainly had heard about and even met her dog before. It's a small town after all. Somehow Maggie pulled something on our walk and when she gets up after a rest, she limps for a few minutes. A limping dog is awfully cute, but also really pathetic. The real wonder, given how she hurls herself around the forest and into the river is that she doesn't injure herself more often.
|me: good dog! Maggie: ball, ball, ball, ball, ball!|
|See the speck about halfway to the telephone pole? That is Maggie's head. That thing by the shore is a rock.|