Bear Bait came back from the dog sitter and we've had long loving walks together. For a minute I thought she was going to try to leave with him again. I guess she had a good time! I've been taking her to the park, and I think she doesn't like walking on the frozen snow patches, so she pretty much just follows me along as I walk with my new spike boot covers along on the beaten down iced over trails of the brave walkers that have all been there all winter while I have been hiding in front of the fire whimpering about the single digit temperatures. Monday was awesome because it was in the 30's but Tuesday and today were hovering aorund 20 and that is cheek freezing temperatures for my chubby cheeks, so not so thrilled about that. The temperatures are going to fall again starting tomrrow and it's going to be everything I can do to force myself out of the house. Also, this weekend we might have another big storm. Naturally, it is predicted for Sunday night into Monday and the kids have already gone over their allotment of snow days, so snow days are not as fun knowing they are all just being exchanged for the April vacation at this point. Not that we had anything planned for April, but at this rate I might need Evan aroudn the house to pick away at the ice remains next April. It's been such a dreadful winter I can hardly even imagine spring right now. I'm trying to think about what a flower smells like and I am drawing a blank.
My shrink got a new dog and she had it in the office when I went there today and I offered to hold it and she thought it would whine for her. I told her dogs love me and she reluctantly put him in my arms. He was fine. I am the dog soother. I'd call myself the whisperer but bear bait isn't well trained enough for me to go anywhere near that claim. Dogs do like me though. I have dog magic.
In other news, I photographed a lake neighbor yesterday, and I showed those photos along with the series I have been doing on the husband to my advisor today and he was intrigued and gave me the green light to continue working on both projects. His enthusiasm and approval was interesting because when I told him I wanted to juggle more than one project to produce more work, he was hesitant. They really don't want you to work on more than one project, (not sure why) but as I explained to him, I wanted to work more and my husband just wasn't available enough (that pesky job of his got in the way!) and also he has been complaining here and there and I am not about forcing myself on anyone. Okay, maybe I can be a little forceful, but I needed a back up plan because I can't work with someone who is completely uncooperative. I HATE complaining more than anything. It makes me want to stab my ear drums out, it's a form of whining if you ask me. It should be illegal. I guess my talents lie more in photographing people than in landscapes. I'll have to spend some time thinking about that, because landscape photography makes me so happy. I did so some of that also during the last couple of weeks and my advisor thought those photos were sad and lonely. My first instinct was to remind him that he was living through this winter too, but I just mumbled something about that being interesting. I'll probably still take landscapes in my free time, I'll just keep them to myself for now.