Hello! I cannot believe how long it has been since my last post! Time has been speeding by these fast, past couple of weeks. Thank you so much for all of you who emailed me to check up to be sure all is ok. That is what I love about blogging. Sweet caring people. It does my heart good!
YES! A loud happy shout, YES! All is quite well. I've been really going 90 miles an hour in different directions. Primarily, what Paul and I call our "hogs and dogs."
Last weekend I showed my Landseer Newfoundland pup (Gabriel) in his first official dog show. My two Newfies ('Bella and Gabe) have their own blog HERE so if you are a dog fancier you can catch up on their escapades on their blog.
Getting into the dog show world has opened up a whole new exciting hobby and learning experience. I'm absolutely lovin' it!
So, you say, I understand the dogs part, but what is the "hogs" part? Nope. We aren't raising hogs. However, this past Friday we picked up MY brand spankin' new Harley Davidson Sportster 1200L. It is Harley's 105th anniversary colors of copper and black. I was drawn to the colors as they really remind me of my Alma Mater, Purdue University, colors. OK, Purdue's colors are old gold and black but this copper reminds me of the "old gold" of Purdue.
Isn't she a beauty?
I've never had an interest in owning my own motorcycle. Nope! None! Paul has been riding since he was 16 and has always owned one (and sometimes two!) motorcycles of many makes. He is the motorcycle fanatic and I've enjoyed riding with him but too intimidated to even consider owning one of my own. Up until in January of this year when I saw the Sportster 1200L. I sat on her in the showroom. All I can say is that there was no turning back. Paul jumped at ordering it immediately and working on the trade-in of his Ducati for my Harley. He loves his new Harley Road King that he bought last year and rarely rode the Ducati anymore so we traded it for my 2008 Sportster.
I have my M1 motorcycle license. This week I'm taking my motorcycle safety course through the Ottawa Safety Council. They are full days (7 - 5 p.m.) of learning to ride. So, I haven't ridden my new Harley yet, but I go outside and sit on it and practice turning it on, shifting (from a stationary position) and just getting comfortable with the controls.
So there, my friends, is what I've been up to: Hogs and Dogs. We are now a 2 Hog and 2 Dog family and I'm an official HOG member! (HOG = Harley Owners Group).