Archive for June, 2008

Don’t Be Afraid

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

My husband put a fair amount of work into cleaning off our pitifully dusty kayaks so we could spend the morning on Lewisville Lake with some friends. We got there early so there was hardly anyone else there. The heat of the day hadn’t hit yet, and the lake was cool and calm. It had been 4 or 5 years since we had been out on the yaks.

Two of my friends brought their 4-leggers (dogs) with them, and they had a blast romping on the shoreline, and fetching toys from the water. At some point, they decided to let the dogs get in the kayaks with them. It’s something I never would have thought of. That would have been out of my comfort zone. They stayed in close to shore just to be safe, but the dogs did great and actually seemed to enjoy it (after the initial “what the heck?” phase). Just chillin on the water, suspended in time, enjoying the peace and quiet. It IS really peaceful when you’re there without the crowds and the roar of the speedboats and sea-doo’s.

Now I’m anxious to get my little guy out there to try it. He’s never even been to the lake, much less on a kayak. Sometimes you just have to expand your horizons, and dare to try something new!!

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Intro

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

I’m new to blogging. Brand new. I’m a slightly older-ish not so computer savvy gal, who’s just struggling to keep up with the hipper (see, there’s a dead giveaway right there) twittering, text messaging, you-tube watching crowd. And yes, I know these things have been around for some time. But they are still relatively new to me. Now you know where I’m coming from!

Most of my blogs will probably be dog related in some way, with an occasional entry relating to whatever foolishness might be cluttering my mind at the moment. Hence the name “random ramblings”.

Mickey Schufman