I really did keep telling myself to finish the posts about our Southwest trip, and so and behold, it's suddenly November. No, I didn't get hit in the head and knocked out for six months, but well, life gets in the way. Painting, maintaining the garden, working, attending soccer games, helping out at cub scout meetings and helping out at one church supper after another all seem to take priority over blog posting. And honestly, this one is going to be short, because Thanksgiving is in five days, and there is a house to clean. The horse, the dog and the cats all ran out of food at the same time. And of course, it has to be purchased from three different places! Poor Cheerio, I used up the last of her food last night, and she had to accept dog biscuits for breakfast, until I could run out and buy dog food. She was rewarded for her wait by being there when the new bag was opened and poured into the plastic bin by her crate. She likes to stick her head under the pouring kibble, to grab as much as she can before the lid goes on. The result is that the kibble that hits the top of her head bounces off and gives her even more kibble to hoover up.
Maizy decided to sit in my fern today. This is a very fluffy soft fern that I have had for two decades, nearly killed last year, and brought back from the brink of death by putting it outside for the summer. The cats are what pretty much killed the fern in the first place. Pixel likes to eat it, and apparently Maizy likes to sit in it. So out to the studio it goes, where the watering schedule is a bit dicey. This is because there is no running water in the studio, so watering plants involves filling up a large plastic jug at the outdoor hydrant. I seem to do okay with outdoor plants and the garden, but indoor plants are not in good hands in my home.
Okay, I'm going to go clean something now.