An update is required before winter is full on, so here is October in one post:
Alpine arrived at our back door trailing blood from a really deep cut on his leg, it was a mysterious one and we still have no idea as to the cause but he ended up at the emergency vets (naturally!) on a Sunday and we ended up with a $600 bill! Awesome!
Poor thing had a splint for a week following where he was like bambi on ice and we had to source him some baby socks with sucky bits on the soles to enable him some traction on the floors in the house.
He was a mess for two days and then quickly healed. Pity for him prevailed for a while and he now believes hes allowed on the bed, hmmmmmmm.
Dukie seems to be regressing to being the puppy that he never really was which is a blessing. Its plainly apparent that getting Alpine was possibly the best thing we ever did for him (and Paul)
Horses and riding
Appear to have made a comeback into my life, the girls are enjoying riding lessons and I am enjoying back in the company of horses. I am thinking I may ride again next year - maybe...
Came and went and his present from Amazon has still not arrived and its now November.... we decided to hit Montanas for a family dinner which was all decked out for Halloween and had one of the best meals ever there. For once I bypassed the fish, we all bypassed an apertizer and in true North American style went for steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, skillet mushrooms, corn and southern beans. Delish!
Got a new haircut, I may just attempt to not cut it short for a while and see where this goes.
Rocked as always. Girls went with Paul who was dressed aptly as superman and came back with garbage bag worth of stuff. There is some serious chocolate in the house which is not good.
I wish I could say that I dont care for it but thats simply not true. Too much is finding its way into my hands.
The neighbourhood, by the way, surpassed itself with the decor. I can see why this is Chloes second favourite holiday - after Christmas of course.
Rain and weather
Halloweens lovely cool but mild and dry evening was swiftly followed by a weekend of rain, and lots of it. It feels like it never ended, went on and on, rain rain rain. (Its raining as I type this! Where are we? Seattle?)
Anyway we took advantage of the damp yet mild temps to cook up new recipes from Pinterest, all healthy to try and counter the candy overdosing somehow, and they have all been successes, we now have found new food to add to the usual suspects.
I also have found a new Netflix show and bingewatched three episodes last night whilst listening to the wind and rain through the open window at 9pm which was a little odd for this time of year but very very nice.
PS: Its been gorgeous, when its not been raining
PPS: It snowed this morning, it was only a flurry but it was noticeable, it existed and it contained snow. #wintertiresareon!