Day 9: Dr. Ann

15 Apr

Be assured I did not think this pie making plan through in all it’s permutations.  I did not look for reasons for this “idea” of mine to make sense.  It is totally impractical and perhaps just a little bit crazy.   Who in their right mind would undertake such a task?  Maybe no one.  But this idea woke me from a sound sleep one night and I had to believe that it was a good idea.

“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!”

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Who can argue with this thinking?  But you may be wondering, why did she choose to make pies each day?  Perhaps you think that something like soup is more basic and necessary and might be more appreciated.  To this I would answer, “Yes, perhaps you are right.  Soup is much more practial… but pies are special.  And if your goal is to let someone know that they have touched your life in a meaningful way, then making them a pie is the way to go.”

Today I wanted to thank a woman who has been my veterinarian for many years.  Dr. Ann Swartz is sort of a traveling vet.  She holds office hours but also travels to homes to help folks take care of their pets.  Ann has come to my home on more than one occasion to help us with our various pets: Grover (our pound puppy), Basil (our very old cat) and a bunny or two.  She has always been gentle with our pets. I appreciate that she has always been forthright in her explanation of the problem and also in our treatment options.  She has helped me through some very difficult times by showing us patience and understanding. To thank her, I have made her a quiche – so that she would have a chance to take it easy tonight.  We truly appreciate your dedication to our pets.

5 Responses to “Day 9: Dr. Ann”

  1. Carrie Prechtel April 15, 2011 at 7:10 PM #

    I know that Ann will appreciate the quiche! I am constantly amazed at how many people know her. We met when our daughters became friends in kindergarten and have been friends ever since. She is a much-deserving recipient of your wonderfulness!

  2. Heidi Parro Dalgarno April 16, 2011 at 1:12 AM #

    Thank you, thank you for the beautiful, delicious quiche. You are an amazing woman, and I am truly blessed to be even a small part of your life! 🙂

    • Carrie Prechtel April 16, 2011 at 3:57 AM #

      That’s so cool that you got one, too! YUM!

  3. Heidi Parro Dalgarno April 16, 2011 at 1:13 AM #

    PS I love this blog!

  4. Alexandra April 16, 2011 at 10:30 AM #

    Yummy!!! I love checking back every day to see what pie you’ve concocted and whose day you’ve warmed!


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