Friday, October 09, 2009

Sunshine and roses

It's all love and sunshine around the house these days. Georgie has turned out to be an ideal pup. He piddled only once in the house the first day and he already knows the commands sit and come, albeit only in French. Clearly he had a family before us, but since they never went to the pound to claim him, we ended up with the little guy. (He was held for three weeks and then made available to the public. Total jail time Aug 25th - October 4th.) I always look forward to coming home now to see him and he's always happy to see us.

The weather on the other hand has been majorly ucky. It feels like I haven't seen sunshine in weeks. We're nearing peak color around here so I hope we get some sun so we can appreciate the colorful display. Gray skies put the drab on everything. The last few mornings go something like this: Wake up, snuggle Georgie, stumble to the closet for my robe (peeing if necessary on the way), refuse to look at myself in the mirror, stumble less so to the kitchen to brew coffee, snuggle Georgie while it's brewing, pour coffee and go to computer for 15 minutes, take a shower, shave if necessary, dress, make a sandwich to bring, brew extra coffee to bring, snuggle Georgie and go to work, drudgery, work. Now which salient thing have I omitted? And at which moment in the routine does it occur? It shouldn't be that hard if you know me at all.

What else? It's Thanksgiving weekend up here and I waited excitedly for the weekly circular to come out yesterday because the turkeys all go on sale even though it's not a big deal here. Anyway, they had the already stuffed Butterballs that you cook from frozen for a buck twenty-nine a pound. Score! So I'm making the bird for dinner Monday along with green bean mushroom casserole, company potatoes, cranberry sauce, rolls and pumpkin pie. If I find the recipe for sweet potatoes from that place I used to work in Seal Beach, I'll make those too. OMG I just went and checked the family cookbook that mom compiled and it's in there - Pecan Crusted Sweet potatoes. Thanks mom! Now if I can only find the canned sweet potatoes here. They must have them right?

Oh one other thing, it's our 5th wedding anniversary today. Five years since we tied the knot at City Hall. (16 since we met.) We're going out to dinner tonight to celebrate. Happy Friday everyone!

31 comments:

Lemuel said...

Happy anniversary! Enjoy your celebration! Bring Georgie back a people bag. :)

Mel said...

Happy Anniversary!

I'm going to say that the missing, um, activity, takes place after coffee and before shower. Coffee tends to have that effect, and then you can (hopefully) clean up well in the shower afterward.

wcs said...

And a happy anniversary to you both! And a happy puppyversary, too. It's certainly a certain number of days since Georgie came home to you!

Birdie said...

Happy anniversary to you and Serge, and many many more.

I want to know what "company potatoes" are.

CoffeeDog said...

He's allowed on the couch, sweet!

Happy Anniv :-)

latt├ęgirl said...

I've never seen canned sweet potatoes in Quebec. Not at the regular grocery stores, anyway. But possibly at a specialty shop - Jean-Talon market?

The previous family never claimed Georgie? This implies that he ran away, got lost, landed at the pound, and they never came looking?! What's wrong with people? Well- the good news is, you found each other.

franck said...

Happy Anniversary!

Polt said...

Well happy anniversary! And have a Happy Thanksgiving! And much happy Georgie snuggling! :)

HUGS...

Greg said...

Please tell me the peeing if necessary doesn't happen DURING the stumbling. And that other business, hey we don't need those details in the blog. That's what Facebook is for, eh? ; )

Georgie's quite adorable. I bet he'll learn some English in time. Hug him for me, too.

Happy Anniversary, and Happy Thanksgiving, too!

Patricia said...

Dang that dog is cute! Does he sleep with you guys? I simply can't imagine being without a dog and I'm so glad your family includes one again, too.

Happy anniversary!!

xo

Larry Ohio said...

Happy Anniversary!! That's so wonderful. Hugs and kisses to you both.

And the puppy looks so beautiful. You are so fortunate to get such a good dog.

A Lewis said...

Oh gosh, I wish I had a more ingenious comment to make....and everyone else has already said it....HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! I've put a thousand dollars in the mail to you guys for your gift since I can't deliver something in person. And I've noticed that you listed "drugery" separately from "work." Hum.

don said...

Well obviously the missing activity was to snuggle Serge. No matter what those other commenters say...

truthspew said...

Happy anniversary!

And I'm happy to see that the new dog is acclimating well. No separation anxiety either, that's a good thing.

sageweb said...

Love the picture..your morning routine sounds very mush like mine..except insert my dogs for snuggling..
happy anniversary and thanksgiving!

Rox said...

Yeah, it was blatantly obvious you forgot to poop. :o)

Happy Anniversary you two!

And will you be teaching Georgie English?

Fatinah said...

happy anniversary!!

anne marie in philly said...

happy anniversary! your family is complete with the addition of that cutie georgie.

and happy thanksgiving also!

Sean said...

happy anniversary!

5th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
Traditional Anniversary Gift: Wood
Modern Anniversary Gift: Silverware

20th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
Traditional Anniversary Gift: China
Modern Anniversary Gift: Platinum

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksging Canadian style. I would think that would include Goose instead of Turkey. Look for Bruce's Yams they are the best. Congrats on being together as one for 20 years. Well Poop! I can't think of what you omitted but don't let it happen again. ed

Cameron said...

I'm so glad that you have Georgie now -- what a cute pup indeed!

Your T-day menu sounds scrumpcioulicious. (Wow, Blogger didn't like THAT word!)

Today's word verification: UNCHIL

Bigg said...

Congratulations on your anniversary... And many, many, MANY happy returns.


Oh, and happy Canadian thanksgiving, too.

that's J-O-S-H said...

Happy anniversario! And what a cute pupperz! LOVEZ HIM!

Java said...

Does Canadian bacon enter into the Canadian Thanksgiving tradition?

Happy Anniversary! very special

dykewife said...

happy anniversary!! and happy annual turkey sacrifice day! you should bate able to find sweet potatoes somewhere in the produce aisles. i prefer mine with just butter.

and java...canadian bacon isn't canadian bacon up here, it's back bacon :)

Rick said...

I just love Georgie. He's so cute!

"Just David!" said...

that dog is tooooo cute! happy anniversary!

Snooze said...

I think my first cat (who had been a stray) had originally been a francophone. She seemed happy when I spoke French to her. She was from Sudbury so it's highly possible that her original humans were francoontarian. Georgie is impossibly cute! I'm glad all three of you have formed a happy unit so quickly.

Congrats on the wedding anniversary and all the wonderful years you've been together. Five years of gay marriage, eh? Ah yes, I can see what a threat you and Serge are to Canadian society. Both working, adopting strays, property owners... This is truly the end of society. California's loss is our gain!!!!

family cookbook said...

Happy Anniversary, those recipes sound great in your family cookbook have a good one!

David said...

Was out of town this weekend and missed this. Happy congrats.

Mark in DE said...

Happy anniversary!!