**We spent our Labor Day weekend pet-sitting for our friends. They have 5 dogs and 10 cats. Thankfully, everything went fairly smoothly. They have them on a good routine and left individualized notes for each pet concerning feeding and other points of interest. That was extremely helpful.
This was our second pet-sitting opportunity of the summer. Anyone who knows us in real life realizes how out of character this is for us. Especially me. I am not an animal lover. Before we got our dog, I did not like creatures of the canine breed. Before that, I was terrified of animals, especially dogs. So the fact that I not only have a dog and love him to pieces but actually consent to helping friends with their pets is an interesting turn of events in the story of my life.
**I cleaned my house this morning. It is so nice! I have been so busy for several months that I only got a little cleaning done here and there. It really needed a thorough cleaning job. Thankfully, I tend to be pretty neat so the place was livable. As long as we didn't look at the floors, at the cobwebs in the window, or behind the toilet...
**It's decluttering time again! Since I am no longer doing in-home childcare, I'm going through my children's toys and supplies and tossing anything that is not needed on the yard sale pile. I'm hoping to have a yard sale sometime this fall. I have two piles in the living room- a "get rid of" pile and a "to put away" pile. By the time, I'm finished with this decluttering bug, my home should be nice and orderly! I do love to get rid of things...:-)
**Our garden is pretty much done for the year. We got lots of tomatoes and cucumbers this year as well as a good harvest of peppers. My pepper plants are still bearing. I need to get some fall crops planted--lettuce, spinach, peas, perhaps another planting of green beans yet.
**We recently got this album and are really enjoying it. Some awesome songs!!!
**Simple Nest has a thought-provoking post on Finding Contentment In Our Homes. Read part two here.
Thanks for reading!