Stormy Weather On The Way
Well it looks like we might get some snow up north after all. I was really hoping we would. Now if we could just make it last until after vacation starts that would be so great! Outside it is threatening rain here. When you live in an area that barely sees precipitation, rain is a very big deal!
Tonight there is a cookie swap on the other end of town that I am scheduled to attend. Driving in rain here is the equivalent of driving in snow in other places so I will be keeping an eye on the weather all day today.
Hopefully it won’t be too warm today as I’ve left three dozen cookies in my car.
Animals Behaving Badly
My husband and I usually pride ourselves on our well-behaved pets. Abby and the Weasely One, for the most part, have been heading towards sainthood most of their adult lives as far as I’m concerned. This week however, things have taken a dramatic turn and as they are animals I can’t really threaten them with the old ‘Christmas is in one week! Santa is watching everything you do!’ Perhaps its karmic payback for the lobster costume Abby was forced to dress in at Halloween? Or perhaps it was the shampoo mohawk I give the Weasely One during bath time? Regardless of the reason it still doesn’t make up for the mischief these two have bestowed upon me the past two weeks.
I arrived home one night to have found that Abby decided to leave me a giant ‘present’ on the throw rug under the coffee table. Now this dog has never had an accident unless she was sick. When I talked to me husband to complain he asked in all seriousness if it really wasn’t the Weasely One who had left me such a generous gift. Turns out the Weasely One had left me her own gift right next to the bed. Thank goodness I turned the light on before heading into the bedroom. Most times I don’t.
So this week two nights in a row I come home and Abby has torn apart two small pumpkins I had in a Fall arrangement in the livingroom. There are pumpkin seeds all over the rug and chunks of orange scattered about. This is despite the fact that a whole bag of Christmas themed toys were given to the little ingrate last week. Then yesterday I wake up and the lights have been dragged off half the tree and there is an ornament on the floor. The tree incident was most likely done by the Weasely One, as she has had a strange affection towards the tree since we brought it home. Plus, if it were Abby pulling at the lights, the likelihood of the tree toppling over would have been greater. Now I ask, dear neighbors, what is up with these pets of mine?
After tomorrow hubby is on vacation for two weeks. Mine starts next Wednesday I think. My boss would like to close on Tuesday but I’m really hoping to have one more day ($) so please keep your fingers crossed for me that we’ll have the business to warrant another day of work. After that I’m off until the New Year. I’m starting to get more excited about it. There’s lot of stuff that still needs to be done around the house. Hubby has been working out of town this week so I can’t even tell you how much I’ve missed him (hopefully that feeling won’t fade by the end of vacation!)
I’ve been looking into doing some volunteer work in another country and have inquired about going to Chile. Today I received an email regarding a possible trip there working among the Mapuche Indians. To be honest I will be scared to death, especially if I end up going by myself but I’ve felt its something that would be so worth the experience. So please think good thoughts for me on this as I try to figure out if 1.) I should really go, and 2.) that if I do decide to go that everything necessary for the trip will fall into place. I already talked to my husband and he is okay with it. I’m trying to get him to go too as he works in construction and his skills could be very useful. Anyways, just putting it out there.
Funny, when I searched for the above picture I got an image of Bill Gates. Is there anything that man hasn’t had his finger in? 😉