before chaos

I started off this post in my usual braggy way, with the title "all is well" because, first off: my swap parcel from sweet Lisa arrived and look what she sent - sharing her favourite things with me. All the way from Alaska. My goodness. With such a nice letter explaining why she chose what she sent... can't wait to try cooking something cajun with that gumbo file spice! Lisa shared a little secret and I will surely use it this weekend... I'm dying to hear the sound of Ingrid Michaelson - and don't you know, I sent Lisa a CD, too! Great minds, I suppose!

Have a gander at those nice embellishments - I can't wait to use them. Thanks Lisa for being a wonderful swap partner, and because of the swap, a friend. Isn't that what the swaps are for?

So here is why all was well - before chaos. Have a look at the sleepy puppy....

He is dreaming that the Michigan Wolverines will get their doggy-poo-poo together before their next game, or he will have to send Uncle Rick after them.

Here he is dreaming of Buddy coming home from Toronto so he can play and jump around with some puppy/teenage boy games and hear all about the Bjork concert.

Then I got busy admiring all of my weekend handiwork, my mother-in-law Shirley helped me swap out all the summer decorations and we organized to put the fall things out...


It seems like loads of work to do a job like that but not so much when you have someone to visit with. Voila! We found the last two missing baskets in the attic... and then there were four.



And so, feeling quite proud of myself, maybe a little too proud... the Duke of Windsor awoke, sauntered down the hall, and guess what he left for me???

And then, I stepped in it. And slid a bit, just for good measure. You see, he looks innocent, but in reality....

9 comments:

jeanetta said...

see thats why i dont want to get a pet. with a husband and 3 kids i dont need to have to step in or pick up anyone else's crap. lol

MJ said...

It sounded like a pictureque perfect day until the ending. Yuck. I can't really imagine having a dog when I haven't finished potty training N yet...

My autumn decorating is 1/2 done too: I put my autumn decoration on the mailbox. I just need to find my autumn picture for the kitchen. Voila! No visiting needed!

A successful day today too: my students took notes instead of being in shock as they were during my first lecture. Writing on the blackboard slowed me down nicely too & demonstrated the challenges of talking and writing at the same time!

prettyinpink said...

My goodness, I am missing those adorable puppy days, look at him...he is so precious! Sounds lile a great day, poop on the foot and all!

Lisa said...

I'm so glad you liked your gift! You know it takes twice as long for mail to get here.

Your fall decorations look stunning. I just love them! I let out a huge laugh when I got to the end of your blog... ew! Oh how I hate doggy do. One time I was mowing in my back yard(I don't have a dog) right after break up (first cut of the year) and ran over some... it was not pretty.
Oh I freaked! But he is such a sweet looking puppy.

Junie Moon said...

What a delightful package you received from your swap partner--so much fun and ways to play with new things.

Your new pup looks like such a sweetie--despite the little "gift" left to you. I'm sure that last bit will be sorted out shortly.

I'm loving your fall decorations. A bit are appearing here and there in my house, too.

Lisa said...

GUESS WHAT!!!! Go take a look at my blog!!! I got it!!! and I feel like its my birthday present arrived a week early.

I LOVED EVERYTHING! and I can't express enough just how much so. I have never received such a nicely packaged package in the mail. Thank you so very much! :)

~~wenhether~~ said...

Glad you had a great swap partner like I did. Lisa is a gem! Love the decorating! I havent started yet, but with the weather dipping down into the 70's here, I feel like it today.

What a cute pup! I miss having a dog around the house but not the little present they leave sometimes!

Lara Berch Tutorials said...

what an awesome puppy

Mrs. Staggs said...

All of your fall decorations and the new puppy, are beautiful!
What a sweetie. I'm sure you are tired though. My sister always compares her new puppies to babies.