Life has been too much of late and I've taken to reading the words of others rather than babbling here. The one thing that has helped me on the rough rides to the office has been the songs of old. Comforting for some reason...something to distract and buoy my spirits...
And then this which came to mind while reading Brigid's excellent treatment of the subject matter.
Trooper and I have been giving a bit of thought to flight lessons. With his birthday coming up I was thinking of a surprise...of course, with two flight instructors in our immediate group of friends, it shouldn't be hard. But I wonder if it is more expensive for them to get aircraft to teach in or to have a stranger do so with their own wings.
I've been so distracted lately. I read things from a year, two years ago, here that were really not bad and wonder where that ability went. The dogs demand attention much of the morning, chores the afternoon, and then dinner and dogs again in the evening until I feel as though I've no time left for just...thinking. Such is the life with two large animals. They cannot be ignored.
I think I'll squeeze the two of them into the back seat of the truck and go to the local state park for a change of pace. A change of place. I used to do so often with Ranger and almost forgot about the pleasant peace there. Yes, a change of scenery for us all today. Perhaps it will ease this uneasyness.