What a weird Rocktober. So many highs and lows. And not a great month for pets in Red Scorpio Land. First, Frank disappeared, then this week Lola was bitten by a rattlesnake, and yesterday a cat tried to get my chickens! Last Friday was my 27th wedding anniversary with my amazing husband and I didn’t post a weekly wrap up, so this week I will cover everything that has happened to me the last two weeks of Rocktober. Every. Single. Thing. And now, onto our weeks in review.

 

Monday the 20th started out badly with the plumbers coming back to my house unannounced and totally disrupting my day. I didn’t get much done that day, but I saw this super cool pic online. PS: I need this for my dogs.

 

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I don’t remember Tuesday, so it must have been fine. Wednesday, my family gathered at Sunset Cliffs to mark the 17th year of losing my cousin Brandon. He was an avid surfer, so every year we go to his favorite surf spot and throw flowers into the ocean.

 

Always count your blessings

Always count your blessings

 

Thursday was my birthday and I woke to find these sweet notes everywhere.

 

awwww. so sweet!

awwww. so sweet!

 

Then I posted this classic #TBT pic. This is pretty much me to this day.

 

Party Girl!

Party Girl!

 

I spent my birthday with family, eating subs and watching the Broncos beat our Chargers. And even though my parents were rooting for the Chargers, I was hoping the Broncos would win because Peyton is my QB in Fantasy Football.

My mom dug out a huge bag of really old photos and we all had a great time looking through them. Some awesome shots for #TBT for sure.

 

Birthday wish time...

Birthday wish time…

 

Friday was my anniversary and my husband and I went to dinner at the same place where we were married 27 years before. I usually wear comfy shoes no matter where I go, but that night I wore my fancy vintage Tony Lama boots. Some day I will post a pic of my whole collection.

 

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We had an amazing dinner, shared a carafe of Sangria and basically had a fabulous romantic evening. Awwww.

 

Here's to 27 amazing years!

Here’s to 27 amazing years!

 

Saturday we had a little birthday party and then Sunday, we took a day trip to Mt. Laguna with our little dogs. After our picnic lunch, Greg went for a hike while the dogs and I hung out and I worked on my new planner system.

 

Beautiful Mt. Laguna

Beautiful Mt. Laguna

 

After dinner, I noticed our little dog Lola was not acting right. We rushed her to the vet and discovered that she had been bitten by a rattlesnake. In our backyard. So, double awesome. After spending the day being careful to avoid snakes in the mountains, she gets bitten at home. Not going to lie, the next few days were hella rough. They couldn’t even tell us for sure if she was going to live. Lucky for us, she’s a fighter and pulled through. She was finally well enough to come home on Thursday. Now she is the most spoiled dog in the world. She expects me to hand feed her all meals. WTH.

 

Poor baby!

Poor baby!

 

Last night as I was working with my new studio mate snoring away in her bed, I looked out the window to see if it was dark enough to put the chickens to bed and I noticed the clouds on the horizon were a lovely shade of lavender. I rushed upstairs and ordered Greg to come outside and look at the beautiful sky. When I stepped onto the deck and got the full view of the sunset, I got chills. It looked like the sky was on fire. The clouds were shimmering orange and the horizon was almost violet. Greg and I stood and stared at the sky for a good long time with our arms around each other. I don’t know what he was thinking, but I was just feeling grateful for everything.

 

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Now it’s Halloween. the last day of Rocktober. We will go to my parents house and Trick or Treat with my nephews. My niece won’t be there because she is going to a party. Sigh. It won’t be long before the boys are too old to Trick or Treat too.

 

These trick-or-treaters are now 20 somethings.

These trick-or-treaters are now 20 somethings.

 

Happy Friday, everyone and Happy Halloween! Stay safe. Next week is going to be a busy week at Red Scorpio. Got some big things planned for the very near future so stay tuned.

 

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