Hello friends .... how are you?
Not sure what happened to the month of October!?!
.... only that it sped by while I was having Fun / feeling Frustrated (work) / Frustrated (puppies) / and plain ole' Dis-couraged. We won't dwell on that.
First, and BEST-est!!!
... after 5 long years between visits, my dear gal-pal Debbie arrived mid-month for a sweet stay. Some may recall, this is the same person who came to visit in '08 from St. Pete, FL -- travelling a whopping 3 hours a day!
This time, she arrived healthy (yea!) ... chauffeured by her sister and BIL and their gentleman furball, Snowy.
LOVE that smiley face!
Happiness = good friends and warm puppies .... x3!
Crockpot chocolate cake .... yummmm!
Nice try, Deb ...
but she's too big to smuggle out under the hat!
For two people who've little-to-Nothing in common, it's crazy our friendship's lasted so long. Not sure what I bring to the table, but realize she compels me to be a better sort ..... and I can't stop smiling.
I mean, for all the surgeries, therapy and continuing pain she's endured, Deb's still one of the happiest folks I've ever known. Funny? Gosh, we laughed 'til our faces hurt!
In other news ...
The pups are growing at a ridiculous rate and getting into EVERYthing. Ya, that's the tip from a door-stopper Macie swallowed one morning. Not sure if this "souvenir" wasn't the vet's humorous (?) take on the Tooth Fairy.
Some days (well, most days) I look out on our "Sanford & Son" décor and shake my head. Then, I realize how much those rapscallions have done to lift Tom's spirits. Have to admit, they make me laugh as well.... like this "accidental-eyes" image I caught Halloween eve.
I'm feeling the tug to do some baking and crock-pottering ... something DH regards with amusement .... but really, what harm can come? :)
Hugs from Phoenix!