Life always seems to work that you get yourself comfortable and situated in your surroundings and then WHAM… life reminds you that it is still here (and fleeting). The reminders are sometimes good and sometimes bad. And the only way to truly make sense of it all is to remind yourself that if these things in life didn’t happen than you would forget how important living truly was.
Our bad reminder came as my relatively newly minted husband and I were less than 2 weeks out from our honeymoon adventure of a lifetime when we were confronted by the realities of life.
Our loving, trust-worthy and, yes there for EVERYTHING companion passed away after 12 years of bringing joy to EVERYONE he met. In the span of less than a month we saw him disappear and when the time finally came to say goodbye we knew it was the right thing to do. In the big picture of things … I guess we can be considered lucky that it was one hardest things either of us ever had to do, collectively or separately. But it still hurts and we miss him everyday.
So as we embark on this once in a lifetime adventure (which I will be posting photos of); we know that we will be appreciating every moment and thankful for every second we have on our trip. Because, in some way, the dog leaving us when he did made us acutely aware of what we have, where we are and how quick life passes.
Want to see lots of outdoorphins of how great he was?
You’d think we had no heat on in the apartment! But the dog knows how to keep warm…
I have to hope that winter 2013 is winding down…
of course there is plenty of time for another huge snowstorm!
But as I eagerly anticipate warmer weather it is nice to appreciate the snowy landscape (even though I’m kinda over it …
And the sun sets on another beautiful day in New York City…
Feeling like a kid again is great…
…. until you get attacked with a snowball (which seem to hurt more when you are an adult).
And the creation of a snowman take on a whole new meaning…
… we can’t just make snowmen anymore but some sort of sculpture reminiscent of Easter Island architecture.
Regardless of the permanence of the sculpture’s we are always so happy that they have been created!
… A very special Happy Birthday wish to someone who is young at heart and who I hope to be having snowball fights with for years to come.
It is nearing that time again (although it certainly doesn’t feel like it right now)…
The start of pitchers and catchers means spring then SUMMER!!! Sunshine, no more slush and being outdoors without 3 layers of clothing!
The dog is ready for sunshine too…
I don’t know if it was always like this, but I think that February is the height of winter in NYC. Or maybe it is just the point at which I am done being cold and ready to expose my skin to sunlight again. Thankfully most of us can stay warm indoors… its amazing how the “wildlife” (if you want to refer to overly friendly pigeons as that) have adapted to city life. Check out these pigeons using a subway grate as heating source. Gotta say maybe they’re more evolved than we think….