I got up in the middle of the night and what I saw out of the bedroom window was a wonderful surprise. It was the constellation Orion in all its glory! I often see the 3 stars in Orion's belt at certain times of the year, but after months of not viewing much of anything in the night sky, last night was a real treat. Also there was a separate group of stars at two opposite points outside the Orion cluster. If anyone saw this and can tell me what all I was looking at I would be grateful.
My son, Joe, took me to get the stitches out this morning, and everything went ok without a hitch. I'm glad that is over with, and I need to do a tour of my house to see how I can keep pathways clear. I try to do that because when I get up with Rocky in the middle of the night, I carry him out rather than let him walk, and he is getting heavier by the week. I also try to not turn any lights on until I get to the outside light at the back door. So having a clear pathway is critical. There is enough lighting from street lamps, neighbors' outdoor lights, etc., so that I am able to see enough to grope my way. Now that the days are getting shorter I have a lot more darkness to contend with. (I carry him rather than let him walk because I don't want him to get distracted. I hope he won't have to go out in the middle of the night for much longer.)
Joe drove me to Bel Air after the doc visit because I had mentioned that I wanted to make some pie crust to see if I had lost my touch. I always made extra crust dough when making pies so that I could put butter, sugar & cinnamon on small pieces and bake them to snack on. The kids always loved them and I wanted to make a special treat to thank them for all they do for me. Once he heard what I needed he drove straight to Bel Air! Now I guess I have to get busy, and I know Rocky will drive me crazy when he gets a whiff. He is so funny now - he watches for when I put my coffee cup down because he figures it has whipped cream in it.
I'm really hoping for a successful first puppy class this evening. Life will be so much better when Rocky gets some manners and doesn't jump up on people. I have to be patient - he is so far advanced from just a couple of weeks ago, and I think he is learning fast.
There was something else I wanted to write about but my mind fails me just now.
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