October is proving to be just as busy as September, but our weather has just been perfect. It has been cool and sunny, and the foliage is just starting to reach its peak here. We had the perfect week for #DogWalkingWeek – not one drop of rain until it was over! However, as I told you in my September (In)Sanity post, our house is on the market and we are shopping for a new one.
About the same time we made that decision, my hubby and I found out that the business we both work for might be going up for sale. It is a general store, I am the bookkeeper and my hubby runs the deli. We’ve both worked there for over 20 years, so this was not good news for us. We’ll see what happens there, but we are trying not to worry about it too much. So as you can see, we’ve been right out straight and I’ve had a lot on my mind. But we still had some time while on our walks to enjoy the colors of autumn.
Luke was not happy that with all my distractions, I neglected to pay attention to the weather forecast. I was not prepared for our first frost, so we lost a good part of the last of the green bean crop (the beans kept coming in spite of the deer eating the plants!). I was able to salvage a few along with some tomatoes, but other than carrots that are in the ground, gardening season is over and all we’re left with is the clean up.
Speaking of carrots, Luke showed me again the other day just how smart he is. I had pulled some carrots up in the garden, and as always, he was waiting for me on the other side of the garden gate, hoping for a carrot. I told him he had to wait while I rinsed them. That smart guy ran right up into the yard where the hose is hanging, as if he knew exactly what I said! He may not have really understood what I said, but he remembers that when I pull up veggies, I take them there to rinse them. Then of course, he had to steal one from the pile after rinsing, he couldn’t wait for me to give him one! I just couldn’t be mad at him, and I was going to give him one anyway.
Who has time to read?
In all our busyness, I also neglected to send out a huge thank you to our friends at Cat Chat With Caren and Cody. We won this fun book on their blog over the summer, and received it last month. This is a very amusing book for cat lovers. It’s fun to have sitting out on a table for cat crazy friends to pick up and take a minute to read one of the funny quotes that they could surely relate to! I love the illustrations, and you can see a sample on the right.
Our friend Jackie also sent us an advance copy of her newest book, and I can’t wait to dive into that. I thoroughly enjoyed her last two books. I’ve been reading other reviews of this new one, so I know it’s going to be a great read. I need to take a day off from everything and just sit and read….I wanted to get my own review of it up in time for the release date but I’m not sure if I’m going to find that day before then. Keep watching for it though, because it will be coming.
House Trained is the story of a childless dog mom, whose life turns to chaos when the teenage daughter her hubby never knew he had shows up on their doorstep, with her own child in tow. Her dog welcomes them while she struggles with it. Will she learn from her dog? Maybe you don’t want to wait for me, order your own copy now! Read more about it and find out where you can order by clicking here.
Other Fun Coming Soon
- Our cancer survivor Sheba got to cross something off her bucket list yesterday! Can you tell where we are? We’ll be letting you know more about that and a new food she is trying soon…we got some great photos.
- We also recently received some new grooming tools to try out. Watch this week for our review of those, and don’t forget, because there will also be a giveaway!
- Both Sheba and Luke have birthdays at the end of this month! Sheba is going to be 11 and Luke will be 2. We haven’t decided yet what we’ll be doing for a celebration. We had a big bash last year also celebrating Cricket’s Gotcha Day which is the same day as Luke’s birthday, so it will probably be a bit more laid back this year.
Has your October been busy so far? What special fun do you have going on or planned?