Sunday, April 29, 2018

The weekend......







So this is what a weekend is all about, you actually get to do things that help you to relax a bit.  I have had such a great weekend.  I had no paperwork and no big projects at home to complete. It all started yesterday with Gardening/Socialization Club for Little Buddy.  It is an hour and a half on Saturdays for a month or so.  After I drop him off I can run some errands all by myself while he is having a good time.  After lunch we came home and he had another swim in the pool.  It was much too cold for me as the solar panels had been turned off by accident, but he didn't seem to notice.  He swam and paddled around for almost two full hours.  It was so fun just to sit near him and talk while he dove under water and resurfaced still on the same subject.  The weather was beautiful, simply perfect.

Another wonderful morning with, "The Aunts," as Little Buddy calls them.  They are heading back to Wisconsin next weekend for the entire summer, they will be missed.  We headed to our favorite beach, Honeymoon Island, in Dunedin, Florida.  It was really busy and so crowded.  I guess all of those people moving back up north for the summer were saying their good-byes.  Still all we needed was a wee bit of room.  This was a trial for me and The Aunts were there to lend a hand.  I wanted to see if Little Buddy could walk on the sand with his crutches from the car to the beach, and from the beach into the water.  He did it all by himself just perfectly.  This will help me so much getting him to the beach by myself this summer.  We only went one time last year because I just couldn't carry him, chairs, towels and toys onto the beach all at the sametime.  Now that he has enough balance to walk in the sand with his crutches we will be able to go many times, life just got a lot easier.  

Little Buddy was also able to walk into the water.  Now there were some waves so we had to hold onto him when he got a little deeper, but that is no big deal at all.  His giggles and happy yelps were infectious, he brought joy to so many people around.  Two lovely older women were just in love with him, even coming over to tell him he was the most handsome boy on the beach!

As for my two other handsome fury boys, they are adorable but in the doghouse with me.  While Little B and I were facetiming with Aunt Claudia they were ripping apart my favorite children's book, Where The Wild Things Are.  Let me just say the wild things are right here at my house.

Hope you all have a wonderful week.  I am not ready for it to be Monday yet, but here it comes.

34 comments:

Teresa Kasner said...

I think it's so neat how Little Buddy loves the water! I'm glad he can navigate through the sand ok so you can go more often. I'm so pleased that you had a good weekend doing things you enjoy. I hope you have more weekends like this! We had a tour for volunteers yesterday which we had to get up way too early.. but we're taking it easy today. Sending love your way.. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Betsy said...

I had the biggest smile on my face reading this post...well except the book destroying part. Puppies!!! But LB looks so darling with “The Aunts” in the water. So very happy. I’m glad that things will be easier for you this summer. Praying for a wonderful week that isn’t too tiring for you.
Blessings,
Betsy

Caffeine Girl said...

You sure know how to make a Wisconsin girl jealous. Look at that beach! So gorgeous!
It's wonderful that LB can handle the sand. It's a shame to live so close to the beach and not be able to go.
I hope all that sun and exercise makes for a sleepy boy so you get some evening time.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I lovr seeing Little Buddy enjoying the water.

Karen said...

Your time at the beach and by the pool sounds magical. And so well-deserved, my friend. Here's wishing you many happy hours at the beach this summer.

Araignee said...

Now that's fun in the sun!!
Those sweet doggie faces must be hard to stay mad at but double trouble must be no fun. Puppies are cute but so much work.

Sigrid Swinnen said...

I'm so glad you had a relaxing weekend! Enjoy the good things, you deserve it.

Jo said...

I think you've got a real water babe there, glad you all had such a good time at the beach. Oh, that's quite ironic that your wild things were ripping apart Where The Wild Things Are, they're such cuties though so I doubt they'll be in the doghouse for long.

Christina said...

I am so glad you had a relaxing and fun weekend! I loved to see LB in the sea. I am pleased that he can now walk on the beach without much help. What an achievement. I am trying to remember how my little brother managed with crutches on the beach but I can't, blank memory! Wishing you a good week, with enough moments to take a deep breath and relax xx

busybusybeejay said...

What a lovely weekend you had.Being able to go to the beach must be so relaxing.Oh to feel the sun on my face.This has been such a long winter and it is cold again today.Hope you have a good week.

gaia said...

Sounds like the perfect day...

CJ said...

That sounds like a perfect weekend. I'm glad you had one last day at the beach with the aunts. The wild things made me smile. Bertie has been hard work lately, destroying socks and other assorted things. His bestie Buster has worn him out this morning though, so I should have a couple of hours of peace. CJ xx

tammy j said...

your posts are my B12 shot for the day.
signing off here with a heart full of love and laughter (actually right out loud) and joy and well... you get the picture! XOXO
speaking of pictures... could they be any more wonderful?
no. no they couldn't!

Mrs. Micawber said...

Beautiful water, and yes, very handsome boy! What great news that he can handle the sand. The beach looks lovely.
So glad you got to relax a bit this weekend Mere. Hope your week goes well and that the furry ones behave themselves. Hugs to you.

Jo said...

It is so good that he can walk on the sand, another door opens for him which is great. Glad you had a relaxing weekend. We did too even though we did some jobs in the garden we were all here together and that felt kind of nice. Have a good week. Jo x

Nance said...

Ah, well...puppies have a lot of jobs to do. Being Perfect is NOT one of them.

It sounds like you had a weekend of Mostly Good Things, however, so count it as a Win.

kristieinbc said...

I was so pleased to read about your wonderful weekend, Meredith! I hope there are many more of these kinds of fun-filled, relaxing weekends ahead of you this year. You put so much into your work and your family it's great to see you get some recovery time. I laughed about your fur babies eating that particular book. :-)

mamasmercantile said...

I am thrilled that going to the beach just got so much easier, a great thrill to know that his skills are so much improved. He is one handsome little boy that always makes me smile.

Dee said...

I see Little B has also lost a tooth. I guess we won't be able to call him "little" B much longer.

Your beach pictures look like it was a gorgeous Florida day. Glad you were able to get out and enjoy it.

The Well Fed Wheel said...

I recognize that look on your pups faces....I get that same look from my little hooligans when they've done something naughty. A weekend at the beach sounds fabulous. Looks like everyone had a fun time!

Bridget said...

Is anyone ever really ready for Mondays at work?

Sounds like your weekend was great, and Little Buddy just may become a beach bum, who knows?? ;-)

kathy b said...

Sounds like a much needed fun time at the beach was had by ALL!!! Most importantly , You Mere. Glad you hear you reached yet anothermilestone with that amazing son of yours. Crutches in sand, is a huge accomplishment.
Keep those puppy stories coming. Im so jealous of yours. My sister just got a german Shep puppy and Its killing me.

Helen said...

Lovely happy pictures - and yay for beach time this summer :) Our dog always used to eat my Mum's books - he favoured hers over everybody else's and eventually we decided it was because she was his favourite. A shame dogs don't express their affection a bit differently I guess! xo

Neighborhood Watch said...

Hooray for you for getting a real weekend at last! One of the best parts of my boys growing a little was me being able to sit at the side of the pool and not get in. So glad Little Buddy can get himself onto the beach too. What a great milestone!

Anonymous said...

So glad that you and Little Buddy had a good time. Little Buddy takes to the water like a fish. He is so handsome and inspiring.
Marilyn

Delighted Hands said...

Nothing like a great weekend and some beach time to roll away the stress!
Happy for all of you!

Pradeepa said...

Sounds like you and Little Buddy had a great weekend! Your furry boys look so adorable. I want to give them both a huge hug!

Vera said...

Great pictures Mere - the joy in Little Buddy's face is so beautiful. Wonderful that he can walk on the sand (and in the water!!)with his crutches. Just wonderful!

Melanie said...

I am so glad to hear that you finally had a wonderful and relaxing weekend. Joyous news about Little Buddy being able to walk with his crutches in the sand! I remember you talking about how hard it was to carry him and all his gear at the beach.

Nana Go-Go said...

The Furry Boys obviously didn't like that book!!Great to see the little one enjoying his beach days. Can't wait for our summery days to begin. We love the beaches here too.Hope you've had a good week, Meredith.x

handmade by amalia said...

Little Buddy looks so happy. A day on the beach, it doesn't get any better.
Amalia
xo

Christine Westerhof said...

That sounds relaxed, I guess (between the work-'moments').

Gracie Saylor said...

Especially loved seeing LB with the aunts! :-) xx

Jodiebodie said...

Haha! Love your humour about wild things. Glad you have had some time to yourself to get things done and relax. :-) well deserved