Friday, November 13, 2009

Back to Whatever Passes for Normal

I am always amazed by the adaptability of the human spirit and the ability to return to routine. Whether it's returning from the fun of vacation or re-entry after a time of mourning or illness, I feel very grateful for the ability to enter "real life." If yesterday was an easy slipping back, this morning I slammed right into reality. Cold rain, a crowded and delayed subway ride and a long and not so interesting meeting made up my morning. Despite all of that I like routine and I am grateful for those things that make my daily routine -- my coffee with pumpkin creamer in the morning, lunch with colleagues and the crossword puzzle on the subway ride home.

I am grateful for the unexpected pleasures, as well. I took this picture last week on the way to work. This dog walker was resting on his rounds. I don't remember seeing anyone walking so many dogs at one time and I was so taken with his cute pooches that I had to take a photo to share with  all of you.  

I'm off to Hartford tomorrow night for another family celebration. I am sure I will have photos to share and memories to treasure.

Wishes to all for a great weekend!


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

He certainly had his hands full with that group for sure. They all look very well behaved though. Have a great weekend!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I have heard of dog-walking but had never actually seen someone hired to do it. One of the things that amazes me about N.Y. is how people live without detached homes, how they have animals in high-rise apartments and just get around to do their daily chores. I wouldn't last 5 minutes in such a large city with such different ways of living.

Chatty Crone said...

Living or coming back to normal after a trip - there's no place like home and you look like you have a great one. Love the dogs!

blushing rose said...

There's no place like home, now click your heels! Love the dogs picture.

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^..^Corgidogmama said...

You really do get the most out of city isn't for everyone, but it sure agrees with you! Great pic!

Mimi said...

Pretty much only in New York City will you find a dog walker with so many dogs!!!! It is probably a pretty good job!!!!
I also love my routine!!! I can get a little cranky if it gets messed up unexpectedly!!!
Coffee, french vanilla for me, sipping it while chatting with my online best buddies!!!!

k and c's mom said...

Your life never fails to entertain me in that Big City!

Amrita said...

Hi BC, hope you had a wonderful family celebration weekend.

Sweet doggie photo. I 'd love to be a walker too. I too wouldn 't want to keep dogs in a apartment.