I’m trying to be better about posting, but am not so good at remembering to take photos. I do take a selfie for every run or bike ride, though, so here I am after riding 11 km last night.
It was cold and raining at the end of the day yesterday, but Colin still agreed to go for a practice run, and we even increased the length of our run intervals from 3.5 minutes to 4. We stick close to home and did loops around the neighborhood in case the rain started really coming down.
Our reward was seeing a sharp-shinned hawk! This is a terrible photo (near sunset, in the rain, using only a phone) but it was a treat to see it!
One of the ways we are training Pancake is to give her challenges to solve. This busy box with lots of hidden treats kept her going for a while. It has bits to lift and bits to rotate, and she was determined to get all the treats out.
We have named our new canoe the Great Blue Heron. We took her out yesterday for our first paddle. After we came in, Cliff tried taking her solo for a few minutes.
I wore my atomic scarf yesterday, which led to a great conversation with Colin who wanted to understand electron orbitals, etc. He figured that two hydrogens must combine to form 1 helium, so it was fun to try and explain that no, 2 hydrogens makes hydrogen.
Colin loves playing with the dry ice that comes with my ice cream of the month subscription. Last night’s went into a bowl with water and some dish soap.
Laura’s school has a winter formal dance. Her dress arrived yesterday so she tried it on. I wanted to take a photo but didn’t have my phone, so she said she would take some and send them. So here she is!
The dress itself could use some minor tweaks for fit, but she is very pleased with it. And now I know to remind her that her bathroom mirror needs cleaning.
The other morning I opened up the dog crate and then opened the door ti the backyard so that Pancake could go relieve herself. After standing there a few minutes I found this. Evidently it was too cold that morning.
Pancake thinks the pool cover is for playing on. Hopefully we can train that out of her!
The wind was cold and blustery, so we needed our ears covered!