*Baxter has managed to chew through his 2nd leash, and we've only had him since the end of February. The Mr. has purchased him a 3rd one, and this Mrs. has
*Our next door neighbor lost his battle with cancer. He never made it back home. His bone marrow transplant was unsuccessful, so this seemed an inevitable ending to his story. Breaks my heart for his wife.
*Today is the end of the nine weeks. I can't believe we are aleady through a quarter of this year. Hopefully, only one more nine weeks in Trailer High. Knocking on wood that the new school will be ready to go by the first of January!
*My wrists and thumbs have been aching. I'm not sure if arthritis or walking Baxter is the culprit. Have I mentioned that walking Baxter twice a day (on a leash!) is a necessity? It helps him to burn off some of that excess energy. My thumb gets a workout from working the catch on his leash. Every rock, leaf, bug, or bit of trash is food for him. Everything goes in his mouth. (Hence, the remote and the ink pen!) I spend the entire walk reining him in. (OK, so maybe it isn't arthritis!)
*A root canal is in my future. Remember that tooth that needed a crown? Well, now it needs a root canal first. I'm guessing my dental bill will be about $1500 by the time it is all said and done. Yes, dentistry is a luxury. Talk about a bummer!
*A dear aunt has been having a rough time since having back surgery. I know she is surrounded by kids who will take good care of her, but she is used to being quite independent. I'm praying she will be back on her feet soon!
*Cool temperatures mean bonfires, bowls of soup, and flannel sheets. I've dug out the long sleeved shirts for running in the early morning. The trees are beginning to turn and pumpkins are dotting porches around town. I love this time of year.