The Look…

Teddy2.JPGTeddy follows me throughout the day. Her main countenance is one of happiness. Yesterday, she gave me a pose unlike any other I’ve seen from her. Perhaps, it had to do with the 11-0 drubbing taken by the San Francisco Giants. Or, maybe she is practicing to be a CEO. Or, it just might be …gas. Below are typical Teddy shots:

Teddy

teddy in sun

Anticipation…

Tarot Gardens.jpgAnticipation is a key defense mechanism. When I near the corner of a building in a bad part of town, I’m ready to react. Likewise, when I’m walking in the woods, I prepared to see wildlife, or a hiker, but not something…SHOCKINGLY funny. (The Tarot Garden in Italy).

There’s a lesson here. Maybe it’s “don’t squeeze too hard when a gentle touch is all that is required. ” Nope, that’s not it. How about?  “Know your surroundings like you know yourself.”Closer, but still not it. I’ll get back to you…tomorrow.

The Blue Monday…

parrot2.jpgThis is Blue Monday, the “official”  Blue Monday of the year, according to usually unreliable internet sources. The idea is to not make today depressing despite dreary weather, holiday bills and the stark realization that you are going nowhere at work. Shorthand: take action. Laugh. Be strong. Get a hyacinth macaw to liven up your life. If you want one that requires no care, try porcelain parrots at Neiman Marcus for $2,495(free shipping)–that way you stimulate the economy. Or, like me, go for a long walk with dogs and be thankful you have blue Mondays.