Thursday, May 29, 2014

Yin and Yang

First, a little Yin.  The weather has been fabulous, filled with sunny days.  One day of rain to green up the plants and grass, then more warm weather.  A light breeze carried the fragrant scent of blossoming lilacs.  Springtime is officially here!  We took a lot of walks and played plenty of Frisbee.

We believe we are ready for our book celebration in a few days.  Daddy made a power point for the new book and a video to play during the rest of the party.  Food and cake have been ordered!  We hope for a good turn-out, the RSVP's are steady.

Mommy and I wrote a press release and a couple of local papers ran it.  That made us happy.  In our spare time, web-site work is always in progress.  Currently, it is search engine optimization for those techies out there.  It is very important.

I have a new friend named Oggie.  He is a toy octopus.  I like throwing him around.  He's great!

Now, a little Yang.  Late last week, Mommy found out her pancreas isn't working as well as it could.  She has started taking a small dose of insulin, hoping to rest it a bit and help.  After all the illness earlier this year, it may have been overworked.  We remain hopeful that it will be temporary and recover - good as new.  The pancreas is a touchy organ.  Mommy was hospitalized for 5 weeks with the transplant, so we are doing our best to help it!

Take a moment - catch your breath, and enjoy the smell of our glorious lilacs!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Mud Puddles

If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring?  I believe the clear answer this year is ....

Mommy and Daddy had a wonderful time at the NKF Great Chefs of Minnesota Fundraiser.  They had a lot of food to sample, music and many items for the auction.  A terrific local anchorman named Jason DeRusha was the emcee.  He was witty and interacted well with the auctioneer.  We believe their back and forth banter helped garner some higher bids for items like concert tickets, vacations and a wine collection.

Mommy and Daddy bid on the painting the fantastic teens on our walk team did at the 2013 Kidney Walk.  The were very creative!

Mommy has scheduled a few events for the upcoming months.  We have planned a book celebration party in June for our sixth book, "What's it Like in Heaven, Rudy?"

A few people have seen the new book and so far the feedback has been great.  They say the illustrations and layout are beautiful.  One woman said it really helped her understand and accept the sudden loss of her older sibling three years ago.  I know it has helped Mommy by writing it.  Although we typically write for children, it's an extra bonus when the adults can get something out of it, too.

Now we are preparing for the party, promoting, trying to keep up with blogging and we hope to fill many orders!

For anyone listening, we could use a few more warm, sunny days.  PLEASE!

Boomer! the Mellow Yellow Lab