2019 Weekly Synopsis
GREETINGS FROM FAR EASTERN OREGON
~January 12, 2019
Temperatures have been hovering around freezing and slightly below for our early morning temperature. By afternoon, we have been enjoying spring-like temperatures in the high 40’s and even the low 50’s. (Wow)
The Hawks (Kestrels and Red Tails) are busy hunting–we watch them quite a bit. There has been a few Snow Geese as well as the Canadians–but not in the groups we expect soon. Some days we hear the duck hunters trying their luck on the Snake River–we also have noticed some of the ditches and canals have more than what would be considered the typical number of ducks–the species a bit more varied, too.
We are busy with the puppy thing. Cliff is working on our new nursery annex area–I try to stay out of his way. Christina, Ashley, and I spend our time working with, cleaning up after, and socializing puppies. We have plenty to do without micro-managing Cliff’s projects. We have the best puppy handlers ever! Oh–you might notice Dr. Evangeline–who likes to borrow Grandpa Cliff’s stethoscope to examine the puppies. (Too Cute!)
This Week On the Blog…
We continue to marvel at your kindness –keeping us apprised on the OwyheeStar happenings in your lives. (Hurrah–we are blessed indeed!) We had the new puppy updates but also news from (Idaho) Dunkin’s family as well as Miss Lu wrapped in her blanket. Then too we saw a family incorporate a second blue male into the household–what fun.
Sunday— January 6 — That Puppy Look
Monday–- January 7 — Two Blue Boys
Tuesday — January 8 — Athena
Wednesday — January 9 — Kimber
Thursday –- January 10 — A Weim in there somewhere
Friday — January 11 — Dunkin
On a very personal note
Cliff celebrated his birthday last Sunday–it was a nice time with the family. We shared ice cream cake (homemade low sugar chocolate ice cream and gluten-free brownie) topped with a limited number of candles. Everyone loved the ice cream, but for some of us, the brownie was entirely too sweet. Our limited sugar choices changed our sugar addiction –at least that is my theory. (haha) Nonetheless, this was about Cliff’s preference–he brought home what as left and enjoyed it for the next couple of days.
Cliff had another blood draw and check-in in with the Oncologist-Hematologist this week–on Thursday. His news is as good as we could expect without miraculous healing–the numbers are stable. We are extremely thankful.
I have signed back up at the college for the pottery class–Lynda decided she would return this term. At one point, she was sure she would not be there for the Winter Term, but she changed her mind. Christina had planned to take the class but now plans to wait another term. I snapped a photo of Lynda at the wheel–while she talked to her husband. (Haha) We sometimes get calls from the guys when we are working away.
Cliff and I attended two of Brad’s basketball games this week. Bradley (#31) is doing well–the team as a whole is improving. Here is a video clip if you are interested–and if it will upload. Sometimes they show on my screen but once I publish they disappear. (OMG)