I am not what one might call an "excitable" person. Even when I am internally bursting with excitement, externally the only really visible sign of this excitement is that I start speaking more quickly than I normally do. Either that or mouth lifts a bit to form a subtle smile. Sometimes, though rarely, both happen.
When the Pope arrived in Sydney for the World Youth Day, I was very happy and extremely excited, though if a stranger looked at me he would likely not have noticed.
When the soccer team scored a goal, I was happy, though, again, a stranger might not have known, unless he saw me applaud.
Claire, too, is generally calm and quiet. Except on days before a storm system moves in.
Whereas my arthritis acts up considerably two days - generally - before a weather pattern arrives, Claire becomes exceedingly hyper the day before a system moves in.
Together, we make a pretty good forecasting team. If what I at first feel remains dubious, I can simply ask Claire in the morning what she feels and she can either verify or correct my initial thought. Though tiring, it is handy.
I can also be rather stubborn. Claire, too, is stubborn, though she has by far outdone me on that one. Hopefully we can work on that together.
Very cute Father, she will undoubtedly be a hand full. One of the many blessings available to us in this life is our ability to have a relationship with our canine friends. They are truly a gift from God and a great source of companionship and joy. Our Norwich terrier makes me smile dozens of times a day. It’s just too bad they pass through our lives so quickly. Enjoy your new friend.ReplyDelete