Becca & Elbee accompanied me to the Alzheimer’s Association’s Memory Walk. They were such great company! They were adorable, friendly and well-behaved, even at an event that was crowded with people and dogs. Feeling proud of your pups feels great!
Mr. Wren got off work early, so we went out for dinner at the good place, and then enjoyed a walk in the cool evening. It was raining a little, so we didn’t walk too long. I could really feel autumn in the air.
I lit candles, made some tea, and the whole family snuggled up for a cozy evening of movie watching.
It’s Friday, which is always good for some happiness, and I had a half day at work for double the joy.
Everyone at work really liked the team t-shirts and gave me many compliments.
Becca, Elbee & I enjoyed a long mid-day hike through the deepening Autumn trees. Sunshine, fresh air, busy squirrels, happy dogs…bliss!
The shirts that I designed for our Memory Walk Team arrived. Very exciting, and I’m happy with how they look.
Playing grab the nose with Elbee. She got very excited and had a huge puppy fit.
One of the fellows I work with is adopting a dog tonight!
I enjoyed a deep & relaxing morning meditation time, a great way to start the day.
My attitude adjustment efforts paid off. I was able to stop myself from stepping into the fray and choose a different, more strategic, and more effective action.
Becca, Elbee and I enjoyed a perfect evening hike in the autumn splendors of our favorite state mountain park.
Lots of sunshine, lots of hiking and plenty of autumn beauty.
Mr. Wren, Elbee & I snuggled up and watched Silver Linings Playbook.
I had time to really get the house in order. It always feels much better when things are clean and in place.
Back to work happies:
My new car seat warmer. Even though it’s not yet cold out, I used it as a heating pad on a strained muscle, & it felt great.
I did a lot of running around on errands at work. It was nice to be out and about.
I was able to avoid getting roped into a meeting at the last minute.
Here’s the eagerest and purest, ganache-iest birthday cake I could find. Erm…what’s that you say? Panache, not ganache? Oops! In that case, I’ll just have to send wishes for a day and a year of vibrant joy and only happy accidents.
At dawn, the girls and I enjoyed a lovely, peaceful hike to Gobbler’s Gulch (named after the wild turkeys who live there, not UK naughtiness :::smile:::).
On the way home, I stopped to admire a flock of beautiful sand hill cranes.
The weather is perfect, and it felt great to have a whole day for puttering around the house, relaxing & just doing as I liked.
In the midst of another stressful workday, I took a few minutes for a water cooler chat about London. I love London and am so happy that I can talk about the city and visualize it.
It was a pleasant surprise to find Mr. Wren at home when I got home, so we were able to enjoy an evening hike together.
After the hike, we decided to visit to local burger drive through, where I got a delicious veggie burger, and Becca & Elbee each got a Milk Bone.
While hiking, we met up with a sweet couple who said nice things to and about Becca and Elbee. It always makes me happy when people appreciate my pups.
While hiking, I collected a few red maple leaves that caught my fancy.
Also while hiking, I picked up a golf ball that was resting at the base of a tree, deep in the woods. How did it get there?
We had such a downpour overnight that there was no need to water my garden. Yes, that made me happy. :)
I used a coupon for half off my favorite candles.
A nice, easy hike in the late summer sunlight. It feels so good to be in the fresh air and sunshine.
My boss was out of town…an excellent mood elevator!
The peaches that we bought from the orchard last week are good & ripe.
I stopped in to chat with a woman I met once. Her face lit up when she saw me, and I was expecting she wouldn’t remember ever meeting me. The ability to extend that kind of warmth to others is a real gift.
I came back to my office from a really annoying meeting and found that my brother had sent me an adorable flower arrangement for my birthday – white mums shaped into a puppy dog, surrounded by sweetheart roses and mini carnations.
Traffic was no worse on the first day of the fall semester than it was all summer. How did that happen?
Mr. Wren made me a green smoothie for supper.
I hope this is the best belated birthday in your life! Please, have a great year, and stay away from the zombies!
Mr. Wren & I did a bigger than usual hike with the girls. I like hiking best when we can all go together.
Had a nice chat with my mom.
A long soak with some birthday Lush.
Enjoyed a very nice early morning hike with the pups.
Lots of appreciated birthday wishes, in person, by phone, by mail and by computer.
Lots of time to read and a good book.
Taking the day off from work meant that I could start the morning in the best possible way, with a good, long hike in the cool air.
Elbee made me laugh by doing something completely unexpected.
I visited a local store, met a nice store doggy, and bought a pretty pair of earrings at a good price.
Becca, Elbee and I enjoyed a perfect mountain hike on the Enchanted Forest Trail, something I’ve wanted to do for years.
I was surprised and pleased to find that TSE had started a birthday goal for me. Thank you!
I found a new massage therapist, the best one I’ve ever seen. She also lived in Yellowstone for many years, so after an excellent massage, we chatted about places & people we both know.
Thank you, TSE, for thinking of me and starting this goal. Yay!
I’ve already begun my annual Festival of Birthdays. Today features an excellent, long hike, a massage, a trip to the farmer’s market, and lots of reading, pianoing and lounging.
Knowing that it was the last day of my work week made me very happy.
A relatively easy commute.
Unexpectedly finding Mr. Wren home & cooking my supper when I got back from my evening hike.
It was Mr. Wren’s birthday, and I took the day off from work to celebrate with him.
I did two hikes in one day.
The skies gave us another late afternoon thunderstorm. I love the gathering clouds, the distant rumbling & the fragrant raindrops.