It’s Time to SHOP!

Halloween is over and it was a truly wonderful and magical day. Max was almost able to keep up with the big kids this year and actually covered two entire blocks before he started dragging his feet and asked us to carry him back home. We’re now gearing up for Christmas shopping. I finished mine in November last year and it made the holidays much more peaceful for all, so I’m planning to do that again this year. This is the best time of the year for curling up with a quilt and watching the Food Channel on cold, cloudy days so Ali and I will undoubtedly be finding some yummy new recipes for the big Thanksgiving feast in three weeks.

Our cat, Mittens, is pretty ill. He picked up a respiratory infection during his sojourn at the Humane Society and the medicine is having a hard time curing it. His sneezing, wheezing and choking bring back horrible memories of Blotch’s fatal illness last year. He is, however, doing much better than my mom’s chihuahua, Biscuit, who somehow managed to pop his eyeball out of the socket on Monday (Halloween!). He had surgery, has his eyelid sewn shut for two weeks, and should make a full recovery. I still shudder thinking about that…

This year’s last session of my class, How to Remember, Write and Publish Your Life Story, starts on Monday. It’s a really FUN class and I hope to see you there!

Hugs to all!

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