March Madness - Day 4

My mother-in-law got me a gift in 2005 that initially did not have me doing the happy dance. It was a daily journal with room for 10 years of entries. I reluctantly started doing it and now 7 years later I view it as one of the best gifts ever. I can open up a page and just relive and remember so many wonderful moments, and it is also a nice reminder of the journey I have been on with Mrs. Shife. Anyway I just wanted to share this day in Shifley family history:

March 4, 2009 - One of the downfalls of Quincy only eating canned dog food is that he is getting some killer doggie breath. It might also have something to do with him no longer getting Greenies either, but whatever the case might be, the fattest basset (and technically the skinniest too since he is the only basset on the block) on Greenbrier Drive has some stank breath. I need to find something to give him to help this out because the odor is not very friendly to the nose.

That's it. Nothing too amazing but I like to look back and see stuff like that because then I think about the days with Quincy dog and the really good times Sarah and I had with our first roommate.

Have a great evening and talk to you tomorrow.

Little Miss Hayden all pretty in pink.

I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream.


  1. Those big beautiful eyes! She sure is pretty in pink.

    Ha! I think journal writing is addictive. I love the Quincy memory.
    Stank breath and all. Nice that it takes you back to good times.

  2. That is a frame-worthy photo. Very adorable.

  3. Your daughter is perfect. And those eyes, wow! I enjoyed reading about Quincy and I admire you for keeping up the journal. It is ammunition for a bigger book, methinks. I wonder if you've ever thought about writing one?

  4. She is beautiful! I think it's awesome that you can look back and see/remember things like that.

  5. i see a lot of brain power behind those eyes!

  6. Maybe it was just a coincidence but I like to think of it as a sign from the universe. So I wrote about Quincy and then today I went for a run. I had to do some chores downtown so I ended running at a place that I maybe have run once or twice in my lifetime. Anyway it is a popular place with dog lovers and lo and behold if I don't run up on a lady with 2 bassets who had the same colors and markings as Quincy dog.


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