Today, July 17th, is the 2nd anniversary of this blog. I've been trying to figure out how I might commenorate this day, but up to this morning nothing had come to mind.
I have some cause to celebrate besides the anniversary, though. Last Saturday night I volunteered to help set courses at our club's agility field. I brought Lucky and Maxie out for a bit of socialization (we haven't trained nor competed since April due to my very sore hip). But when I arrived at 7:30 p.m., the courses were already set up, so, nothing to do. I decided to try running both dogs, my adrenilin got to pumping, and I ran each dog twice without the slightest hip pain!!!!!!!!! Perhaps I've sat out long enough that my hip has healed. It didn't start aching until the next morning, but only slightly. If I take it easy and don't overdo, I can possibly manage 4 runs per day.
So today I decided the best celebration I could imagine is to re-enroll in the Monday night advanced class, and sign up for my next trial. I filled out the paperwork for Hattiesburg August 8, 9, 10 (3 weeks away) and I'm going to go mail it in right now. Suddenly I've got my mojo back to put the final finishing touches on the motor home, and get this agility show back on the road. WHEE!
And, as I've been watching Cake Boss on Netflix and wanting to bake and decorate a masterpiece, just needing a theme and an excuse, I ran to the store and bought a carrot cake mix, buttercream icing and some glazing tubes, and commenced attempting a cake resembling the artwork shown above.
Unfortunately I suck as a cake decorator! It was fun to do, though, and my tongue and fingers turned blue from licking the mess off the blue tube. Maxie found that perplexing! We'll all get a slice of cake after I get back from Conformation class with Pepper.
Upwards and onward!