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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thankful Thursday

What are we thankful for tonight?
Ice Cream after social dancing at the Belmar Pavilion ( no Becky did not come along tonight..no doggies allowed on the dance floor :o(
I watch Mom watching them, and it really is heart warming. They have volunteers(college age students )who are very good at coaxing the less out going people onto the floor....and man can some of them cut the rug! They are wonderful kids who give their time to bring a little sunshine into peoples lives who are in their sunset years!
Tonight Mom & I had a lonnnnnnnng talk about what I needed her to do there.....which involved TALKING TO PEOPLE without me there.......I took a breath, got her settled, and hit the boardwalk in an attempt to begin jogging again. I think that perhaps with a little more coaxing on my part, it may work.
Now let me tell you about the ice cream at Beach PlumsA hop, skip and a jump away from Belmar, Heaven on Earth can be found.There are many places that people rave about when it comes to ice cream eateries.

We love Beach Plums..no, we ADORE it...quirky, quaint, laid back and man oh MAN do they have what we thinks the best! I am an egg cream lover....gimme a tall cold chocolate egg cream after a long walk ( heck gimme it period!) However, if I want a scoop of homemade ice cream, I know that I need to get their raspberry...or mango....or strawberry....and flavor will do at Beach Plums!Every time we go I find another flavor that I have to try.

Back to being thankful.....I have not written much about Becky lately. I need to tell you all that despite all the work, she continues to bring me more and more joy everyday. Yes, there are puppy problems....yes a battle of wills can make you want to throw in the towel ( which Becky would no doubt love ;), and let her have her way..but in time, she will learn boundaries...maybe.........or maybe we'll be hitting Wally World in search of a new chaise lounge tomorrow ;o)


  1. most treasures took a lot of effort and
    love. your becky is just beautiful, and
    your hard work will be so rewarding.

    wish i could play with her. :)

  2. Egg cream? We need to google this! It sounds like something we may NEED to have!
    You be a good girl for your mom, Becky! Looking adorable is working!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  3. I am glad to hear you have a few minutes to yourself. And that ice cream sounds wonderful - I'll take Mango, please.

    Be careful jogging in this heat - especially if you are out of practice.

    Give our love to the G-man and Beckers.

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

  4. That Becky is sure adorable!!! She has that look that makes you just want to "smooch" her :o) Sounds like you've made the right choice for your Mom - a hard one but best for all involved. And the ice cream - sounds wonderful!!! Raspberry for me, please :o)
    Take care -

  5. My Maggie ate my drip sprinkler system! I had to decide that hand watering wasn't so bad. As well as holes in quilts and spots on carpets and chewed up vacuum cleaner cords. This too shall pass, as they say!

  6. My mouth is watering for an egg cream!!

    Good luck with the battle of the wills...that is a constant around here lately too!!

    Smileys & Snuggles!
    Dory, Jacob and Bilbo