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Jan 1, 2010

Happy New Year, everyone, if you didn't catch my post yesterday.

I've had a nice quiet day here. The hounds and I went out for one of those wonderful walks in the rain that are really fun if you're dressed for it and don't mind stomping through mud and getting some parts of you wet. I was pleased at how fit and zippy I felt, and how well Robinson did for nearly thirteen years old. Zoe flagged quite a bit towards the end. I don't think she likes the rain so much; maybe her first person wasn't one to go out in all weathers the way I always have with my dogs. We all had a hot bath (not at the same time) when we got home, and I put the dogs in their towelling bags in front of the fire, and I'm now sitting in pj's with the fire glowing, drinking gin, while they snore.

Despite the rain and the mist, it was lovely at Beaver Lake, with the moss and the ferns glowing in day-glo greens. There were quite a lot of other lunatics people out with kids and dogs - maybe walking off hangovers, maybe sharing my custom of doing something energetic on the first day of the year.

Oh, something lovely. At a cross-path, there is a bank of cedar trees, and someone, or someones, had hung gold balls, all inscribed with dog-names, or "in memory of" dog-name. It was particularly effective because the balls were all the same, and it looked somehow organic, as if grown there in the trees. I wish I'd known about it; I would have hung a gold ball in memory of my Cholmondely.

Tonight, I'm going to watch an episode of Angel, then part 2 of the Doctor Who that everyone's watching. I signed up for a service that lets me get online British TV - thanks to a_d_medievalist for the tip-off.

Tomorrow, I'm getting my pre-term hair cut and streaky bits done, then on Sunday we're celebrating superfoo's birthday - looking forward to it! And I have all manner of work to do.

Life is good.

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esmeraldus_neo
Jan. 2nd, 2010 02:09 am (UTC)
What service is that?
intertext
Jan. 2nd, 2010 02:54 am (UTC)
bartok
Jan. 2nd, 2010 02:12 am (UTC)
I'm not sure if I can handle David Tennant not being the Doctor anymore...
intertext
Jan. 2nd, 2010 02:55 am (UTC)
No, I know. First it was Christopher Ecclestone; now David Tennant... will Who ever be the same?
bartok
Jan. 2nd, 2010 03:05 am (UTC)
No it won't, it will be something wonderful and new. :)
frumiousb
Jan. 2nd, 2010 05:40 am (UTC)
Happy New Year to you as well!
booksandtea
Jan. 2nd, 2010 10:54 am (UTC)
Happy new year to you, too!

Sounds like a wonderful walk. I hope I will at some point have a job that will allow me have dogs as well as cats.
heleninwales
Jan. 2nd, 2010 11:30 am (UTC)
I love the picture you conjure of you all warming yourselves by the fire after your walk. Towelling dog bags sound like a wonderful idea for coping with a wet hairy dog!

I haven't watched Dr Who yet, but I have it downloaded from the BBC's iPlayer and will probably watch part 1 today.
brinian
Jan. 4th, 2010 07:27 am (UTC)
Poor Zoe having to go hiking for New Years! I can assure you, her first person didn't do much walking with her other than on paved sidewalks :-)

Am trying to decide how I feel about the end of DT's reign as Dr Who. I think I liked CE better. But I'll give the new guy a chance...
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