Author Archives: Ana Grarian

I have peace, grant me understanding.

IMG_20160708_1544009_rewindI have lived all of my life, where I don’t need to lock my doors. Most of that time in homes where we couldn’t lock the door if we wanted to. Heck, if the weather is warm enough, the back door is likely to be standing wide open. I don’t take the keys out of my car unless I go to town. My biggest complaint about my car is the gol-darn automatic locks. Read more

The HC vs The BS

HRC vs BernieMake no mistake about it, I am an ardent Bernie Sanders fan. I have developed a great deal of respect for him over the past decades listening to him on ‘Brunch with Bernie’ on the ‘Thom Hartmann Show’. Bernie calmly and politely took calls from listeners, on a wide range of subjects, answering them clearly and honestly.
To the HC camp bullies… I am NOT voting against Hillary because she is a woman. I am voting for Bernie because he is the better candidate for me. Read more

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golden in hunting plaid

If the Beagles had a coat like this……It would take another 15 minutes to get them ready for their walk!

After a brutal cold weekend in which I was stunned to see that actual temperatures had reached 20+ below zero, it was quite a relief to get up this morning to a balmy zero with little just a breeze.The toughest part of the past few days has been getting ready to go out.
2 pairs of pants, good socks, boots, turtleneck, sweater, sweatshirt, vest, heavy sweatshirt, hat, scarf, by now I am sweating……then get the dogs harness vests on and leashes….. tie the scarf, pull on heavy gloves….try to force my hands through the leash handles… and out the door we go!


For 5 minutes because the dogs aren’t stupid and their paws get cold. Read more

Beagle’s Night Out

FB_IMG_1449494317660Friday started out as nothing unusual. I had the morning to get housework done, then a few hours at the office before picking my grandson up from sports, and a quick stop at the grocery store. He helped to bring in the groceries while I got ready to take the dogs for their evening constitutional. Lulled into a false sense of security, or perhaps just tired, I stopped to pet the cat while putting on my leash belt. (it leaves me with one hand free, gives more leverage to a fellow who can pull like an ox, and saves my shoulder muscles) Anyway. While I was distracted our free range bunny hopped out into view, the dogs nosed open the gate, and the chase was on! Read more

Almost December

TurkeyNov2015Thanksgiving is over. All the turkey and trimmings have been consumed. The good dishes and silver are washed and put away. The cake stand sits forlornly empty next to the sink, waiting to be washed. All the excitement for a relaxing four day weekend is gone, and so are the lovely 60+ degree days we’ve enjoyed all week.

The beagles and I went out into a still, frosty, moonlit 20 degree morning. Read more

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