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!