If you’ve found your way back here after our four month hiatus here at the files, welcome back. If you’re a new reader, I am glad you are here. In sitting down to write this post, I see it has been far too long since my last post. I thought perhaps I owe it to you all to fill you in on some of the happenings around here at the files…
Probably the biggest single change has been the addition of a dog to our home. Here’s a photo of him and me a few weeks ago…
He is, as I am sure you astute readers can deduce, a Saint Bernard. We got him from George and Carol Ghering at Swiss Star Saints in Cleburne, Texas. They have a house full of Saints, all of them lovely, and loving. Carol and George are among the kindest people we have ever met, and we are so thankful for everything they have done for us, and for Winston. Rest assured, you’ll be reading about our new life with Winston – travels, training, and everything in between!
You might notice that silver wagon in the background – we bought a Subaru Outback to accommodate our boy – Carol said she think’s he’ll weigh at least 200 pounds when he is fully grown!
Along with incorporating a new dog into our lives, we’ve made a concerted effort to change up our evening schedule, and have been taking nightly walks at Lake Fayetteville, Gulley Park, and the University. We usually cook a nice meal, walk, and read until bedtime. To be fair, we have been watching some of the BBC’s Hercule Poirots (love those) as well as re-watching the West Wing. I’ve also renewed my passion for writing letters – some of you readers have been beneficiaries of this, I think!
On the travel front – Jen and I are going to Salem and Boston next month! I will be attending the Art Museum Libraries Symposium at the Peabody Essex on the 20th and 21st, and Jen will come up for a long weekend in Boston. This will be our first time in Boston, and so we are really excited. For my librarian readers, I will be posting here things worth sharing from the symposium, as well as from our trip!
Finally, wehad the good fortune to attend most of the KUAF/Fulbright Summer Chamber Music Festival. Rather than blather on about it, here’s one of our favorite pieces:
Come back next week for another post – and thanks for sticking with us!