Monday, March 18, 2013


After a WAY TOO LONG process - i've been promoted! Rather than Assistant Professor, i'm now Associate Professor. No tenure, no hard salary, but it's still a boost. I had to get letters from outside folks to evaluate my file, and some of them were super, brought me to tears in fact with how nice some of them were. I do love the University of Maine, it's such a supportive department, everyone has been super.

So, onwards and Associate. Maybe Barkley got a promotion too?

Snuggling by the fireplace

After a few weeks of 50F weather, it's turned chilly again - AND we have 5-8 inches of snow predicted for tomorrow! I for one am excited, spring is not my favorite season here - otherwise known as mud season here in Maine! 

The fireplace has been a huge hit all winter, I splurged and bought some new dog (and cat) beds that look a little tidier by the fire than multiple crate pads.....but it seems the cats have taken over.......


Cozy cozy


Porsche, our other old lady, unfortunately went missing this last weekend. Pretty sure she's taken her walk in the woods, and at 15, had had a pretty good run. 

Zoe and Porsche taking over Barkley's new bed...

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Owls Head State Park

Took a short trip to Owls Head State park, just 30 minutes away from where we live. A short walk down to the ocean, a bit cold, but it was nice. We took Barkley for some one on one walk time. She ate dead mussels, seaweed and crab legs.