October 31, 2012
It’s Halloween and the neighborhood trick or treaters are up and down the sidewalk, some with their parents in tow. It’s a great night to be out – there’s a nip in the air, the skies are clear. Maybe it will rain later but, for now, pumpkins are lit on front porches and, in this house, Jasper is happy because he thinks that all of door knockers are coming to see him.
He’s the only dog I’ve ever know that sits quietly, facing the front door, with his head cocked to one side, waiting for people to come. He has always done this …
November 5, 2012
Someone needs to tell my cats about Daylight Savings Time. Mac and Onyx started their morning ploy of “Wake up and feed us!” at 4:30AM.
Jasper has been banned from the second floor for almost two weeks. He’s still walking around but his back legs are not what they used to be, and it’s easier on him (and us) if he lives on the main floor of the house so that all he has to navigate are the three steps off of the kitchen leading to the back yard.
He’s adapted to this fairly well, mostly because my husband is sleeping downstairs so that he’s not by himself. The things we do for love.
Work on the book is (almost) coming along. All of the content is finished, but I’m still editing. Whoever said that the real writing gets done when you edit, knew what they were talking about!
We had a taste of what’s to come weather-wise, yesterday afternoon with a brief flurry of snow, almost like snow rain. Not enough to even coat the ground and as quickly as it started, it was gone.
Transitions seems to be the watchword of this post. Seasonal transitions from autumn into early winter, one dog’s transition, and a book launch. Life keeps moving us forward and it doesn’t show any sign of stopping. [gplus count="true" size="Medium" ]