the sound of Autumn


Just a short post for today as its getting real late and I have to be up real early tomorrow.

*had a horrible sleep: was up a couple times with the dogs who wanted to go out at 1:30am and then Zoey woke me up around 6 again. Being the only day this week that I could sleep in, I made myself stay in bed until 8

*Got up, took the dogs for a walk then started working on lessons for the 102 Technique class – finishing up todays class and working on next weeks.

* Worked until 11:30, then Jodi dropped Dasha off. (Jodi was going to a funeral, for a child, so so sad. Dasha was staying with us for the afternoon)

*Brent and I both had work to do so we kept switching off, taking turns playing with Dasha.

*Brent made us all lunch then we took the dogs for a walk to this trail in the woods we often go to.

*Came home, Brent and Dasha played Mario Party on the Wii and I worked on more class stuff.

*Jodi picked Dasha up then I had an online class chat for an hour

* Had dinner then had the 2nd online class chat

* Studied for my midtern that’s tomorrow for several hours


Kids really do say the cutest things. It’s fun having Dasha over cause she is such a smart kid, she loves the animals (and they adore her too!), she’s very outgoing and talkative, and she’s just an overall great kid. While we were walking through the woods today, there were huge colorful leaves all over the path – it was like we were walking through a thick blanket of them. All of a sudden Dasha says “I love the sound of Autumn”. The sound of Autumn: the sound of the leaves crunching under our feet.

One of the things I wanted to find on our walk was a nice branch that resembled a dead tree – with lots of little branches coming off of it. I have this idea for a Halloween decoration – and I need this branch to look like a little dead tree cause I want to hang little decorations on it. So we were all on the hunt for this perfectly sized branch. At one point Brent asked if I could just use something else like this wire jewelry tree stand that I got at Ikea. I said I really wanted a real branch. Because of course, I like to make things difficult, lol. So Dasha then says ” She likes to be creative Brent….afterall she is a scrapbooker!”  

Too funny Dasha, too funny.

There’s a raccoon on my back!

Week in the Life continued…. (this is fun, I’m really enjoying this!)


*Woke up at 6:30am expecting Brent to get home from work any minute

*Got out of bed at 7 and went downstairs to get breakfast (Special K)

*Brent called at 7:15 and said he was just leaving work (he was working just down the street from our house which never happens – he usually works in another district)

*Went upstairs and got the dogs out of bed, took them for a walk to meet Brent

*Came home, fed the dogs, then checked email

*Left the house at 8 heading to the Critter Care Wildlife Rehab center.

*Spent the morning at Critter Care, mostly preparing food for the animals.

*Got to go into one of the raccoon cages to visit with them – so cool!!!

*Picked up my friend Jodi and her daughter Dasha after lunch to go get a sheet for Dasha’s Halloween costume (she is going to be a Starbucks cup)

*Got the sheet and headed home to work on the costume.

*Printed out a 12 x 12 Starbucks logo and Jodi glued it to the fabric – it looks awesome!

*All 4 of us headed out for a trip to the pumpkin patch

*Bought way too many pumpkins! What was I thinking???

*Brent cooked dinner for us all and while he was doing that Jodi helped me assemble a bunch of mini books for a school project

*We all stuffed ourselves with a fabulous meal!! (Roast beef, garlic roasted potatoes, gravy, Yorkshire pudding, and garlic prawns.).

*…and as if we weren’t full enough already, we went on another little drive, to Dairy Queen for blizzards!! Pumpkin pie blizzards are here – yummy!!!

*Came home and watched “The Holiday”. Love that movie. I was never a Jude Law fan before I saw this movie, but now….

I think I mentioned this before but I really like raccoons now! One of the other volunteers took me into one of the raccoon cages – there were 8 of them in there. As soon as we walked in, they rushed up to us, not to be vicious, but they were curious. Also, they know her real well as she cleans their cages everyday so she spends a lot of time in there with them. I knelt down and they came up to me putting their little hands on my legs and a few of them were trying to climb up my back. Half of them will be released back into the wild later this week, they have to be a certain weight before they will let them go.