Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day Weekend

Well, our Internet hasn't worked well all weekend, so Aaron and I are sitting in Starbucks updating the blog. We've had an equally busy weekend to our busy week. Saturday morning we had a very intense lightning storm and it rained for several hours. Sam was rather disappointed that he couldn't go on his walk.

We made up for it, however. Here is Sam sitting in the greenbelt.

The greenbelt is one of our favorite spots to walk in the neighborhood.

I think Sam occasionally thinks I'm taking him on forced marches!

The storm knocked down many trees. This poor Palo Verde is one if its victims.

I let Sam off the leash in one of the greenbelts. He celebrated his freedom!

It made him really happy and wet!

Since the rain had kept us indoors, I worked on my painting. Don't panic! It's not finished yet!

After our walks, Sam likes to relax with a nice chewy.

On Friday we went to the bookstore. We stocked up on books and have spent Labor Day reading. Sam strongly recommends these books.
Dean Koontz published a wonderful memoir on his dog Trixie. I strongly recommend having a box of Kleenex nearby before reading it!

We also recommend this series of books by David Rosenfelt. I'm not too fond of courtroom dramas, but the books have a unique sense of humor, and the main character has a Golden Retriever!

Sam enjoyed all the books!

Sam hopes everyone enjoyed Labor Day!


  1. See, Sam, we told you that the weekend would be better for you. That greenbelt looks like a great place to roll around and get all wet. Thanks for all the book suggestions.

    Tail wags, the OP Pack

  2. OMD - just read "A Big Little Life" last weekend and posted about it. Amazingly and beautifully written. And Sam... thanks for putting it out there again. You look so happy back-scratching around on that greenbelt! Sorry you've had 'puter probs without some laid-back time this weekend. Hope you have a restful evening working on that chewy!
    Hugs xo

  3. I just bought ABLL this weekend too! I plan to read it on my "staycation" this week.

  4. Looks like you made the best of a rainy Labor Day weekend. I love the book suggestions.

  5. Glad you had fun on Labor Day weekend!

    Nala & Robin

  6. Hi Sam, glad the weekend got better for you!!! Looks like you had a great time rolling around in the wet grass, that's my favorite!!! Love the pics!!!

    lotsa licks,

  7. What a beautiful painting! Will we get to see it finished?
    Sam - it looks like you had a great time in that grass... but with it being wet and all -- you didn't get your feety-feet wet, did you? I just can't stand stepping in wet grass. Woo.

  8. I can't think of a better way to spend a rainy day than with a stack of books - and a golden retriever - of course George Clooney would help - but lets not be picky.

    Now I have a reading list for my next rainy day!

  9. It looks like you made the most of your time - perhaps having the internet crash was a good thing. :)

  10. Oh Sam! You are just soooo smart to read all those books!
    Your greenbelt area looks like a great place to walk and roll in the grass!

    Hope you don't have too many more of those big storms. No good.

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

  11. Sam, that is our idea of a perfect weekend! I didn't know your Mom was an artist - very beautiful :)

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