First off, we GOTTA find new places to take “new shots” other than the side of our house. Our neighbor’s brick wall isn’t cutting it anymore and we know it folks, we know.it. I’m always afraid our neighbor and her huge Cadillac are going to be coming through which makes for interesting shots from me. But for real, why do I always put my darn hands up? I, first and foremost, blame Bo as he always tries to get me to loosened up and my hands fly right up. Every time. I’m going to work on that. OK, BO!
So, I got out of the house and my cold/flu seems to becoming a distant memory. Maybe it was my cold talking when I was mixing patterns today, but I liked it. So, it’s time to rest up, as we have appointments tomorrow. We have homemade dinner to make tonight, and a whole weekend of cleaning and running errands ahead of us. Goodbye sickness, Hello health!
Well, at least I’m trying to get on the mend. You get back from the Happiest Place On Earth, and you spend almost the whole next week in your pajamas. Not too much fun. I must have gotten some cold/sinus/flu-like something from Disney. And while I love Disney, I do not love being sick with a cold. So despite it all, I got dressed today, ran some errands, coughed, talked out of a stuffed-up nose and people made comments. Because of course they did. So, I went back home and put my PJs back on.
It’s still November, it’s not quite tights weather and when are we leaving for Thanksgiving? WHERE are you, broccoli-rice casserole and sweet potato souffle??
I’m back from Disney! And, it just happens to be Halloween and we of course continue our tradition of dressing up as semi-obscure characters? No, but really we love anime films from Studio Ghibli, and this year we went as one of my favorites – Kiki and Tombo from the amazing Kiki’s Delivery Service! Well, at least our version of a young adult Kiki and Tombo! It just makes us want multiple Halloweens a year so we have an excuse to delve into cosplay dress-up for all our favorite films! And the pups? Well, they went as salty sailor dogs, naturally. I may miss Disney and the lovely adventure I had with my Mom, but it’s good to be home with these boys of mine.
Well, it’s officially the beginning of the holiday season (yes, it runs from Halloween to New Years according to us) for our household, as we made our third annual trip to the pumpkin patch. Heather, Emory and I are two year veterans, BUT Mister Clio August Liles was a rookie. And there were some rookie mistakes made. Like running off from his family, and not knowing what to do with a million kids running around. But all in all? A good trip. The weather was good so our preferred pumpkin patch was busy with kids and parents alike. Emory is a pro. He loves all the attention, as you can see from his ridiculous facial expressions! But it was time well spent the week before Heather heads off to Disney World with her mom. Us boys love her, and it is going to be a madhouse without her I am sure. But one thing is for sure, the weather is perfect and its time to stock up on the ever elusive red-hots because its more and more time to make wassail and holiday treats!
When you see an abandoned service station that says Smile You’re On Camera? You pull over? Yes, you pull over, go rogue stye if you will for the good of the blog. In other news, another day and another case of two unhappy little boys. We keep telling them that they get to go to the pumpkin patch and pick a pumpkin out…’cause you know that is what every little pup wants to do. PICK a darn pumpkin out! But we had another meeting that kept us from it again, yet we swear come rain or shine we are getting those boys to the pumpkin patch!
What? You don’t wear a floral skirt when you take your dogs out? Well, I did today. In truth, we were going to take the boys to the pumpkin patch before dusk, BUT it was extremely cloudy and windy. So, we are putting it off until Wednesday. They are beyond ready…it’s Emory’s 3rd trip and Mister Clio’s 1st. Needless to say, nothing gets Bo and I more into the autumn and holiday season spirit more than cute puppies in a pumpkin patch all dressed in sweaters. Yes, even Bo endorses the sweaters.
In other life news, we have a meeting about a house tomorrow, so crosses fingers on that. We need a house that we choose on our terms and two bathrooms would be nice? Life is moving fast, and so we head into another week with much to do and I have a trip to pack for!