Thank you everyone, for the comforting comments and thoughts regarding China's passing. We miss her, of course, and are now dogless for the first time in many years. I think the cat's been looking for her and wondering why we're not going for walks with her at night. The cat used to walk with us, he's kind of a weird cat that way...
Yesterday, Magnum and I went to Littleton (suburb of Denver) for Meego's winter percussion regional competition. The group made a fine showing, finishing second out of eight in their class. I tested my winter percussion judging ability and I managed to have a few of my picks agree with the judges, including first and second place.
Our group did a good job, but after the first place group went, I was feeling that Meego and company had been edged out. I'm no winter percussion expert, but that first place group had a cowbell, among other things, and they knew how to use it. And we all know the importance of More Cowbell.
On a side note, four of the winter percussionists in Meego's group went bald 4 bucks, three of them are girls. Can you spot 'em in my blurry photo?
It was record breaking warm yesterday, and Magnum and I decided to take advantage of the new location to hunt down some geocaches. The camouflage on this one didn't fool anyone - it was hidden in an evergreen - but I appreciate the effort.
It was nice to enjoy the outdoors, but too hot for black long sleeves. Is it really still March? I had to shed the long sleeves in order to not keel over from the heat.
And this morning, I went running in shorts and a tank top! Simple pleasures. I came upon two deer, who eyed me suspiciously but were not alarmed enough to run either into the road or into me, thank goodness.
So I'm ready for spring and glad we had China for the winter, her favorite season. We'll get another dog eventually, but need to miss China a bit more before then.