Is it just me, or do you feel like September is speeding by? Most years by now, I've at least made a really good start on decorating my home for fall, but so far, there just hasn't been time. You know what else? I haven't been to a thrift shop since June, I think. Where did summer GO?!
Seriously, I'm not a huge fan of summer--not in this part of the world. Not when summer means it's just too hot for anyone to want to go outside. And it's still pretty warm outside now, even in mid-September. Maybe that's one of the reasons I haven't been too anxious about getting ready for fall--it just doesn't seem that close except when I look at the calendar.
And when I DO look at the calendar and think about the last couple weeks, I realize I haven't been home very much. Labor Day weekend I was trying to get ready for quilt camp and the class I'd be teaching when I returned, then there was quilt camp, and then there was the class I taught last weekend. This coming Saturday, Hubby and I will be attending my firm's annual mystery event, so there's another lost weekend. On Sunday--with the Drooling Dog back home again in Tahoe--I plan to do a good job of house cleaning--something I haven't managed to do very thoroughly for a couple weeks.
Speaking of the Drooling Dog--are you tired of hearing about him yet? Yesterday when I came home from work, I glanced out the patio door to see him sprawled out, sleeping on the patio table. I told Hubby to come look, but by the time he got to where he could see, the Drooling Dog wasn't laying down anymore. Nope! Instead, this is what Hubby saw:
It kind of startled me to see the dog on the table. I guess I just haven't had any dogs that climbed much (except for a yellow Lab that was pretty persistent about climbing over the fence). This photo was actually taken this morning--yep, he was back up on the table. Why? Why would he want to be on the table? Is he goofy, or what?! (By the way, in case you noticed Rocky's lopsided appearance--he got out one day a couple months ago and when he came home, part of his left ear was missing.)
I think it was Paulette who commented that even after getting so much finished up in August, her projects were starting to pile up again. I'm experiencing the same thing. I should have another Buggy Barn quilt top to show you soon--I've been working on the Halloween cats and have about half the blocks made. (Coincidentally, Paulette shows a friend's Buggy Barn DOG quilt on one of her recent blog posts.) I'd just love to get the witches and these cats quilted before the month's over!
That's about all that's going on in my life at the moment--nothing huge, but everything seems to be going nicely. I just wish there was more time! I hope you're finding time to do everything you want to do.