While Jack has been enjoying his family trip to Texas I've been remembering what it's like to live alone. I've spent a great deal of my life living alone, so really, it's a comfortable feeling to me. Like that favorite old sweater that's worn enough that you don't mind spilling something on it. That's not at all to say I don't miss Jack, just that I keep myself pretty good company. I guess a lot of it is just what you get used to though.
I've also found that this time has something of a meditative quality to it. Maybe it's because my body is forcing me to move at a slower pace, I don't know, but it's not a bad feeling. Or maybe I'm just trying to come to grips with the constant pain. Either way I've been enjoying myself to a great extent. Jack normally does most all of the animal care now, so it's a new thing to me to have to get out there and let the girls out, get everybody their breakfasts and tend things during the day. I like being able to just take my time doing chores and in the order I feel like.
Because of the rural area where we live I can go days without speaking to another human, if I try and I think that lends to the Zen quality of things. Of course, I talk to the girls. I mean, who wouldn't? And they are very chatty themselves. Sometimes I know what they are telling me and sometimes I just go along pretending. Chigger and I go for several walks each day now that it has gotten so much cooler. To be a short-haired dog the hot weather really seems to bother her. But let it turn cool and she is a puppy again.
I had hoped to do some work in the kitchen while Jack is gone but not sure that I'm going to get to that. I am doing some fall cleaning before the house is snugged up for winter and it's better for both of us if I get that done while he's gone. I think he gets a little nervous when I start deep cleaning. And don't worry Jack, I'm not messing with any of your stuff!
I finally got a few things planted in the garden yesterday and am using a new system this year, which I'll show ya'll soon.
Well, my brain is sluggish today so that's all I can come up with right now. I hope you all are enjoying some of this fabulous autumn weather like we are having. Anybody else do a fall cleaning as opposed to or in addition to spring cleaning??