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As I was walking Rex and Jack and noticing that with everyday passing, the leaves are changing into the beautiful fall foliage that we in the Northeast are famous for, I know that we aren’t the only ones to have spectacular fall colors, but it is pretty nice to live right smack in the middle of it all. I thought that this would be perfect to capture with my cell phone to write about and share.


The leaves are accumulating everywhere in my front yard and in the back. Soon I will be outside raking them up and putting them into plastic leaf bags, one of my least favorite things to do. I tell myself to get through the onerous task, that it is burning calories and I am ashamed to admit it, but that logic is all I need to get me out there raking and stuffing bags.


While I was walking the boys I was thinking about this coming winter and what to do about Rex’s need to go out in the middle of the night. My mind was wondering to the thought of a doggie door, my Tonton had one installed for his German Shepard and his Labrado,r but Rex is much bigger than your average Lab or German Shepard. We would need a door that opens in half, while the top is closed the bottom opens or when the bottom is closed the top opens. I forget the name for those types of doors.The only problem is that having a half door open during the night in winter will send our heating bill though the roof.

Actually it isn’t that bad waking up in the middle of the night to put the boys out for ten minutes or so, I fall back asleep fairly quickly. I’m getting at least three hours of sleep at each stretch so cumulatively it works out to about eight or nine hours. Go to bed at midnight , get up at three, get up again at six and then back up again around nine. Thank goodness I am a stay at home wife and mother. I would be fried if I had to work outside the home only because at work you normally can’t set your own pace whereas no matter how much I have planned to do, I can go as quickly or slowly as I feel because I am the boss.