Sunday, April 29, 2018


Here's something new (for me, anyway): DOGA!! Dog Yoga!! Or, Yoga with Dogs! In this case, it was a small-dog-friendly Trapeze Yoga class!!! It was super fun, and I loved the trapeze yoga! Wallace met and played with two other young doggies while the humans did all kinds of fun inversions. I've been wanting to try this kind of yoga for a while, and the bring-your-dog angle was a great way  to get me to sign up for the first time. I liked it a lot, and hope to take more classes in the future. 

Friday, April 27, 2018

Graham at The Monkey House

Dick and I made it over to the East Bay to see Graham play out tonight.

We're going to see The Longshot!!

OMG, OMG, OMG!!! I just got tickets to see Billie Joe in his new band, The Longshot, in a tiny venue in San Francisco!!! I am SO CRAZY EXCITED!! Watch out, Billie Joe, the Chow Sisters are coming to see you!!!!

Good Morning!!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Tired Pup

Wallace's Annual Wellness Check

Wallace had his annual Wellness Check with Dr Emily at the SF SPCA this afternoon. He certainly doesn't like to be poked and prodded, but he was a champ, and was a really good boy throughout.

Dr Emily gave him a clean bill of health. He weighs 21 lbs, which is about 1.5 lbs more than last year. She said it is a healthy weight for him, but for him to try to not gain more.

He also had his heartworm test (negative) and two booster shots, Bordetella and Leptospirosis), so he's all set for a while.

After his vet appt, we went upstairs to the adoption center to visit a few of our friends who helped him so much when he was at the SPCA. Our friend, Christine, recently adopted a cute dog named Spike! Wallace and Spike plated for a while together in the dog run.

Platelet Donation

Back at it: donating platelets again! I try to donate about once a month. I love receiving a text message from the blood bank within a few days that my platelets have been sent to a hospital to help a patient needing a transfusion. Did you know that platelet donations must be used within five days of collection? 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Wallace's Second Day at Canine Circus School

Wallace had his second session of Canine Circus School was this morning!! It's super cool, and we're both learning so much! So far, He is learning how to spin, bow, sit pretty (the jury is still out on whether or not he can do this on one hind leg), go back to his box, and how to run around a cone. He's very attentive and quite serious during class, so I have a hard time getting him  to smile for photos after. We are both enjoying it very much, though. Wallace is doing great! I need to work on catching up with him! He can do all of the tricks well with the assistance of our trainer, but I'm still working on how to get him to bow and sit pretty with just my instruction. 


Monday, April 23, 2018

Happy 92nd Birthday, Grandma!!

My Maternal Grandma turned 92 years old today!! Wallace and I drove to Brentwood to celebrate with her.

Lola and Wallace

Wallace and I were invited to Barry and Andy's last night for dinner. We had originally planned to have them over here, but Dick wasn't feeling well all weekend.

Lola was a very gracious hostess! She played with Wallace and even let him play with some of her toys!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Day with Tammy

A movie in an empty theater, a lovely lunch, shopping for Wee Forest Folks for my Mom, and Pho for dinner! It was a great, leisurely day!

Monday, April 16, 2018


Woke up (after 9-1/2 hours of glorious sleep!) to a Winter Wonderland in mid-April!! ❄️⛄️

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Fun with Tammy!!

I had a 9:00am flight (after two hours of sleep) to Chicago. I'm here for two days to visit Tammy. She picked me up, and we headed out to brunch. Super yummy!

It's very cold, a little wet and has been snow flurries all day (but not sticking). Very pretty. We spent the rest of the day hanging at her home, watching WGI shows and catching up. Perfect down day with a great friend.

Headquarters 2

Late Night Fun at WGI Headquarters

Saturday, April 14, 2018

WGI Finals Night

Continuing our tradition of an early dinner at Bravo before watching WGI Finals together. What a wonderful and special group of friends we have. I love spending this time with them every year.