Lately Around Here


We are still missing our little Henry around here. I keep looking for him in his usual spots – on our bed at night or on the grey chair while Telfer and I watch Mad Men (how great was Sunday’s episode? Does anyone watch Mad Men besides us? Seriously people, it’s like watching a novel, I love it) or at the window when I back out in the morning. It’s just so very sad to lose a beloved pet. But then there is this crazy, wild, nutso puppy bouncing around the house. The first couple of days after I had to let Henry go I could barely stand to be in the same room with George – he simply wasn’t Henry – but over a week in – I am so thankful to have him around. I think I am a dog person.

Mom and Dad were here last weekend. The girls were so excited. We did the usual things – Bread Peddler, the Farmer’s Market but it was mostly a movie marathon – we watched Frozen, Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2 in three days – a very much needed downtime for us all. Mom and Dad brought their little dog, Max, who is the same age as George. Whew. Two puppies are kind of exhausting (but fun too).

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Lately Reading: (apparently all tan/cream-colored books): Someone by Alice McDermott with my college girls. Lovely video discussion on Sunday. How have we known each other for nearly 17 years? An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith by Barbara Brown Taylor. I listened to this but it was so wonderful that now I am reading it in print. Dog Songs: Poems by Mary Oliver. Because I desperately needed to read this last week. And finally, The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown. I unabashedly think Brene Brown is awesome. I think every woman should read this book. Or at least watch this.

Published by Andrea Y. Griffith

owner of browsers. former librarian. wife. mother to two tweens and the cutest labradoodle in the world.

6 thoughts on “Lately Around Here

  1. First off, love the new layout. Fresh! It was great to read (on the same day) Someone with you. I’m glad you loved An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith by Barbara Brown Taylor and The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown. To fabulous books! I just read on Facebook that BBT has a new book out. I’m going to have to pick it up.


  2. I like the new look, too. Yes, I watch Mad Men, but I’m still catching up on last season. TV has ruined my reading: so many good series. Do you watch Parenthood?


    1. I’m not Nancy, but I highly recommend Parenthood. I laugh and cry in almost every episode. This season just ended, so plenty of time to catch up before next season begins. 🙂


  3. Andrea, I’m glad to hear you say you couldn’t stand to be in the same room with George…. My beloved dog Augie has been off and on sick and at the vet for a couple days in a row and I could hardly stand to be in the house with my other 3 dogs… it just wasn’t right without my Augie. He has puled out of it so he is still with me for now… I suppose it would get better and that, like you, I would be grateful after a while to have my other dogs.


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