This weather is starting to get to me. We had a break yesterday. It warmed up enough that Callie and I made a break for it and went hiking out in Devil's Canyon. We had a fabulous time! There was snow on the ground and it was cold, but the sun was shining and it felt so good to move outside again. There are no pictures because Callie knocked me over a couple of months ago and broke my camera. She's now looking for a job so she can buy me a new one. :-) She had a good time with a couple of other dogs at the canyon and then had a good nap after at home. On the way there and back we drive by the west entrance to the Monument and I thought about Buddy, the dog who was dragged to his death and the fallout from it. Amazingly, today the suspects sister, who has also been arrested and released on bond, got online and admitted her guilt, trying to write it off as "everyone makes mistakes". She made a doozy to say the least. She admitted to God and world what happened and sealed hers and her brothers fate. Problem is, she really is too stupid to know it. I am continually amazed at the deterioration of this society. It's scary and makes me less than optimistic about the future. But I still try. I try to be a good person and do my part and hopefully spread the good will. I think more people are trying to do that and the outrage at egregious behavior is becoming more public. I think people feel a strong need for a big change and know that it begins with them.
Today the weather is crummy again, so Callie and I stuck close to home. We went around the same boring block and played the same boring fetch in the yard and had a lazy afternoon nap and snack. Tomorrow it is back to work and trudging the road to happy destiny. I feel very lucky. I am working; Callie, Abbie, Nicholas and I have a safe place to live and some money in the bank. Life is pretty good for me now and keeps getting better. I am learning a lot and discovering much. I still have many character defects to work on and 2010 is another year to continue to work on them with the support of my family, my group and my friends. It is a lifetime journey. In the meantime, Callie and I pray for another great day to be able to go out and run in the hills and enjoy this great time in our lives.