I am off today (1st time in 10 days) and I am really enjoying it. Even more so than when I get regular days off each week. I actually was looking forward to doing my errands and workout. Funny how a busy schedule gives me a change in perspective and a gratefulness for the everyday routine. Does that happen to you?
Yesterday at work we had an event that takes place twice each year for nurses. It is a meeting with guest speakers and we receive some continuing education units (CEUs); but the committee who organizes it always tries to make it fun too. Because it was Halloween, we had a costume contest. Our region of San Diego dressed up as "mixed nuts". We all had different nut costumes and our supervisor made a can for us to all stand inside. We tied for 1st place.
My super-cute nephew John dressed up as a pirate this year. Unlike last year, he was able to muster up a few words such as "trick-or-treat" or "thank you" without too much prompting. When I was growing up in St. Louis, we had to tell a joke or do a trick to get our candy. We couldn't just merely say "trick or treat"; we had to have something to offer. John would have never survived it, even saying "trick or treat" was quite a task for this little one. Isn't he cute though?
In other news on the Z team, I have struggled with Elka digging up my flower bed. It started out of nowhere, the flower bed is not new, it has always been there. I guess she just hadn't discovered it yet. Here is the first day she figured out that she likes to dig:
|Where's the sidewalk?|
|Poor little broom|
So here is my remedy to that situation, using old paver blocks that we already had. Turned out pretty good I thought:
|Not too shabby|
Elka apparently disagreed and I found this earlier today:
So after consulting with my wife who is much more knowledgeable about how to deter dogs from digging, I headed to Home Depot to gather the recommended supplies. Here is what we have now:
|Not very pretty, but it's working so far....|
I am hoping this digging phase is over by the time I want to plant my yearly sweet peas in this spot. I love sweet peas:
|Sweet peas 2010|