Sunday, November 17, 2013

A Gift of a Day

Saturday was a gift. It was in the high 50s with sun and blue skies.  I had report cards to do and I worked on them as I waited for it to warm up.  My friend Cathy was going to ride 50 miles but I convinced her a shorter ride would be just fine.  We headed down to go around Lake Dunmore which is the lake I have done a lot (relative term) of tris in.  It was gorgeous. GORGEOUS.

It was nice because there was no traffic as it is pretty deserted. We went on the back side of the lake where Cathy had never ridden. She is a fun person to ride with as she is always so appreciative of the ride and scenery.  

We stopped at the beach (maybe to find a place to pee).  What a day!

Of course we played with the camera some. I don't always have someone with me to get myself in some of the pictures.  

We tried the zoom and she said it was too close - which it was - but I love the above picture.  

I was so glad I took a break from those pesky report cards. Two weekends devoted to them is too much but they take forever.  I never did get back to them as Jameson came by with a friend.

It was such a perfect day for biking.  I probably had on more than I needed to.  We ended up doing 33 miles which is more than I have done in awhile and I was properly tired last night. I ran 6 this morning and thought I might ride again but I didn't. Today was get things done. Finish report cards. Correct homework. Read my writing curriculum. Write some letters.  You know.  

On another note last night Jameson lost Jaxon.  It's okay he's found but wow!  I couldn't imagine it if he wasn't. Jameson was at a bonfire and someone had some fireworks.  That was it and Jaxon took off like a rocket.  Jameson walked and called him for hours.  I kept checking the doors here in case he came here.  It was cold and dark and there are miles and miles of woods out there. And it is hunting season.  Jaxon had gone about half a mile down the  road to a house.  The people there checked his collar and called Jameson.  When he was picked up he was wagging his tail but shaking like crazy. Poor guy.  I guess he slept in for quiet awhile today after his experience last night. I can't imagine it if he wasn't found.  Glad for the happy ending.

And in my last post.......the little girl is writing an informational book on hunting. She's done with the first draft of skinning a  deer. Now she's on clothing to wear.  It's the season.

16 comments:

christa said...

Glad Jaxon was found!! It seems like you've been doing report cards forever!

Char said...

Poor Jaxon. I hope this episode doesn't scar him for life. Fireworks and dogs aren't a good mix.

HappyTrails said...

Oh goodness! You guys had to be wrecked with worry! Poor little Jaxon. SO,SO happy for the happy ending. We would've been heartbroken, too, if he was gone forever. I am sure he did sleep in this morning. He was completely tuckered out from being so frightened. You guys were probably tuckered out, too!

What a lovely ride you were gifted with in NOVEMBER no less! Awesome! Glad you took a breather from school related duties to do an activity outside that revives you.

Fran said...

What a beautiful day for a bike ride!

It's my worst nightmare that Bella runs away. It happened once with my previous dog, she was scared by something while she wasn't on the leash but I could keep up with her and get her before she got hurt or was too far away.

I can totally imagine how scared Jameson and you must have been. I'm happy to hear Jaxxon is back home safe.

Kate Geisen said...

What a scary time looking for Jaxon. I'm glad he was found. I know how much you both love that little dog!

What a beautiful day for a ride. Having fun company had to make it even more of a joy. So scenic! We're getting into the "not pretty" stage of fall, where all the leaves have fallen and everything is just brown. But we did have lovely temps this weekend (when it wasn't storming).

EB said...

Beautiful ride! What a great way to spend a day.

Glad to hear the pup was found ok! My dog is terrified of fireworks as well!

Johann said...

I love the title of this post! The photos show how right you are. So glad Jaxon is OK. Our dogs are terrified of fireworks.

Lisa said...

I've had scares when one of my dogs took off running. Glad Jaxon was found okay.

And I absolutely LOVE the first photo you posted. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, it. So serene and beautiful. :-)

Jamoosh said...

I hope there's some deer sausage!

Darlene said...

Sat was a picture perfect day. But I ran on Sunday inside. Glad Jaxon is back.

Teamarcia said...

I swear my heart stopped when the lost Jaxon line. SO glad he was found. I am counting and cherishing these gift days as well. I know they are numbered.

Mike said...

Beautiful pictures! Glad Jaxon was found. It's stressful losing part of your family for a while.

Cinthia said...

Wow, glad Jaxon was found, poor little thing. Your bike ride sounds fantastic and I'm terribly jealous(it's -3 up here right now). I love (love!) the girl who is writing about hunting and skinning the deer. I hope she grows up to be a journalist/writer.
P.S. Let me know what you think of "Sisterland." I've had my eye on it.
Cheers and happy biking/running. Hugs to Jaxon.

Amanda RunToTheFinish said...

oh i hate that feeling when a pet is missing!!!

Kandi said...

I'm so glad your son found Jaxon! Losing your pet for even a little while is very scary! When I was growing up, we had a beagle and he responded to voice commands so we would let him run around with my grandma's dog when we visited her on Sundays. One day her dog came back but ours didn't! It was terrible and we searched for days/weeks. A few people contacted us and thought they had seen him but couldn't catch him and we never saw him again. Sorry to comment with such a sad story.

Alisa said...

I know this is late but I"m sooooooo happy Jameson found Jax!! Zoey got out of our yard once and those Beagle noses just take them away. Luckily all I had to do was get the peanut jar out and she came running back but still it is scary!

Also, looked like a nice ride, that lake looked crystal clear.