Some days turn into a vortex of activities.
My life is normally pretty sane, but yesterday? Not so much.
It started with a run to the vet to drop of two of our dogs for checkups.
And that I don't usually roll out of bed until 7:15?
85 pounds of sheer energy-on-a-leash. Times 2.
At least I was only responsible for the one that wanted to mark every bush, rock, twig, and piece of furniture in sight.
The Mister got the one that wanted to jump vertically 5 feet off the ground to see who was behind the counter, to assess whether to add them the long list of people that she can paw at and beg to get love and cuddles from.
It was early, but I love early mornings, especially in the Autumn.
This was our return trip home to scarf down a bowl of cereal.
Because we had to leave again to get the Kindergartner to school for his Jog-a-Thon at 8:50.
Did I mention that he doesn't usually go to school until 12:50?
At 8:30, the neighbor's cows are still grazing in mist.
I could never be an elementary school teacher. I have so much admiration for those who can.
We marked lap cards, and occasionally got a chance to speak.
My favorite comment of the day came from a passing First Grader, who, in between gasps for air, looked right at us and said, "I shoulda brought my Nikes".
My bushes are feeling very generous this year.
This is exactly the time I forgot that I wanted to document the day with photographs.
I finished a pincushion while the meatballs baked
I then loaded the kids up, dropped off the meal, picked up mail at the Post Office, and got to the Dentist's office in time for our 4:00 appointment.
I actually got to sit still and crochet for 30 minutes while the Kindergartner got his teeth cleaned, and Little Sister played with a basket of toys.
Then it was off to fill up the gas tank, pick up a pizza for dinner (woo hoo!), pick up two loopy dogs from the vet, and finally go home for good.
Today? Today I will remain as still as possible. Just as soon as I get some laundry going, clean the kitchen, give the kids their baths, make a couple of school runs, pick green beans and raspberries and vacuum my dirty floors.