I expect that the dogs will be a little whacky tonight - they already are, Maisy barking at blowing leaves, and Tucker looking up at me, just before I came upstairs, with a "What?!" expression . . . pretending I DIDN'T see the mouse tail hanging out the side of his snout. (Apparently Annie Blue had just brought her best buddy a "toy" from outside.) Well, the full Sturgeon Moon will do that to critters, I guess. Even Bonzee (how should I spell that?!) was farther down the driveway than I expected to see her tonight when I drove in.
Even though my office is still a mess and the gallery room not yet ready for its unveiling, it's been feeling so good to go in, sit down at my desk, and actually attack the jobs that have been waiting in the wings for so long. I'm waiting to hear back from the longest-waiting customer to make sure she still wants me to relocate and redesign her website (she and her husband raise Fjord horses). She's been EXTREMELY understanding through these past months, and so I did begin the work today, expecting that she'll want me to continue . . . but it will be good to have the confirmation from her, obviously. And, I will feel so much better, finally getting the first of these "constantly in the back of my mind" projects started, finished, and then filed away!
It sure is a good feeling, too, to be almost excited to leave the house in the morning because I know that I'm going to work at a place that is nothing but positive (or, if it's not, it's only MY fault)! Yeah, there's that HUGE part of me that is fairly terrified that I will fail, but there's not much point worrying about that until I've given it enough of a go, time-wise. So, the sooner I put those negative thoughts behind me and move ahead with what's at hand, the more success I'll have, all the way around.
No segue, but . . . I thought I'd give you a glimpse of my drive each morning. As you'll see, it's hell. Ugly as all get out, too. And, the traffic is insane. (Before I forget, I saw 3 foxes and 1 nice looking yearling bear on the way home tonight!)
So, my drive in to town takes me down a quiet gravel road to a larger gravel road to the highway. Here goes.
The quiet gravel road:
The larger, busier gravel road:
The bottom 3 miles of the larger, busier road are blacktop:
And, finally, the highway & the big lake. Tough, isn't it?
Oh! And, last but not least, my constant driving companions
(one slightly less interested than the other):
And, with that, I'm going to treat myself to a few pages of the most recent Keepsake NeedleArts catalog. G'night!