Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Catching Up

The last week or so has been busy.

Keeping up with and cleaning up after puppies, a major purging spree for a garage sale as well as several previous engagements that I committed to attend.

I'm not sure why everything seems to happen around the same time.  There can be weeks where nothing is going on or needs tending to.  (I like those weeks!)  Then, there can be weeks where it's non-stop.  I don't do non-stop very well. I happen to like my simple, slow pace of life!  I'm a homebody.  I truly enjoy staying home.  There are times when I dread having to go to town.   Like today.  But, it's a necessity and can't be postponed.  So, I'm going to make the best of it and I invited a neighbor to go with me.  We'll go out to eat and then run the errands.

When I'm not home much for several days in a row, I feel that my home gets away from me.  It gets cluttered and unorganized.  I don't do those very well either.  Most people would call me a 'Type A' personality.  Whatever that is!  I never did take those personality tests but if a 'Type A' person is one who likes all their ducks in a row then that would be me!

So today I spent the day doing laundry and reclaiming my bathroom by getting rid of those horrible pee pads, mopping, putting the rugs out and pulling the shower curtain back out from inside the tub.  I also did a little more purging and spent a few minutes snapping the following shots.  Which, makes me feel better.  Now I can handle the rest of the weeks events.

Enough about my crazy week, it's all good so no worries.  'Kay?!

I bought two of these plants when we first moved here eight years ago and placed each one by the stairs leading to the front porch.  I can't remember what they are but they get really tall and bushy and put out these pretty yellow clusters of flowers each October.  Faithfully.  Unless, that is, CountryBoy trims them back one too many times!  He does not like how tall they get so last year he trimmed them back all throughout the year.  They didn't bloom last year.

As you can see, he didn't trim them this year and I have a tall, bushy plant with LOTS of gorgeous clusters of yellow flowers!  I wish I knew what this plant was.  Anyone have any ideas?  It dies each winter after the first frost but faithfully comes back each year.

In other news, the last puppy was picked up this morning.  I believe they all went to good homes and for that I am so thankful!  It was bittersweet to see them go.  I do have to say that it was quite the experience!  I am happy to have my bathroom back though, ha!

LizzieBelle was such a good Mama right to the end.  She truly loved her puppies and enjoyed playing with them.  She would get so excited when we all headed to the front porch for morning coffee.

Come have a brief sip of morning coffee with me and the puppies...

Wasn't that fun?  So much energy!  They wear me out just watching them.  Oh wait, maybe that's from my busy week, ha!

Till next time,


Terra said...

Your yellow flowers are gorgeous; are they possibly penstemons of a tall variety?
I can relate to preferring the quieter times, tho a bit of variety is nice too.

TexWisGirl said...

such cute little scramblers with those curled tails. congrats on placing all of them. keeping lizzie belle now?

pretty yellow blooms.

Country Gal said...

Beautiful yellow flowers ! WOW ! They have some energy lol I am glad they all have homes now and you can get back to normal . I am the same a very habitual person ! Have a good day !

DeanO said...

cute puppies...must have been hard to see them all go

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Sweet find !

Gail Dixon said...

Those hooligans are just too darn cute! Glad they all found good homes. Hope mama is doing okay without her babes. I have no idea what those yellow flowers are, but they are beautiful!

Connie in Hartwood said...

What a bunch of adorable boys!!! Your video is priceless ... you're such a good puppy mom. I'll bet LizzieBelle is really glad to see them go. (Can't help you with the yellow flower ... it sure is pretty.)

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