Good Morning -
Tweety - A Grand Canyon vacation seems nice. It would seem that November would be a more cool time of year for that area. In addition to, or in place of, a Grand Canyon vacation, consider the Sedona area in Arizona. (Yes. We named our "she-devil" puppy after that area, and for good reason.) The whole Sedona area holds stunning views, with LOTS of different hiking choices. It's also warmer in that area during November, but not too hot, which you might appreciate. Hope work is kind to you today.
Joe - Glad you got a better night's sleep. Seems like you have a nice day planned for yourself today.
Recently woke up. Did the nightly "potty-time" for the puppy. I had my "smart watch" alarm set to buzz and wake me up at specific times. It works. It woke me up from a sound sleep both times. (Ugh!) Tonight is my last night off from work, so I'm going to spend it wisely training, and playing with, the puppy, and let Amy have some "me time". She'll be caring for the "she-devil" for most of the time during the next four work days.
Actually, Sedona seems to be nipping less, and spending "quieter" times with her chew toys. She still has LOTS of energy, and it's up to us to ensure that she works out all of that energy (during training and play times). Yesterday early evening, Amy and I went to our first puppy-training "Pre-Kindergarten" class. The first class was for "parents" only, without the puppies. It's gonna be a real important investment in time, training, and money. It already taught us how to be good puppy parents. It's an every Tuesday class for seven weeks. After she "graduates", we plan on keeping her in the other courses which are provided.
The weather is supposed to be yucky outside. . . more rain with possible thunder storms (again!). The grass needs mowing. Some parts of our lawn, especially the part down our driveway, has grass that is over-grown. It's painful to see, actually. This is the first year, out of the 15+ years that we've lived here, when I let the grass get so tall. But between all of the rain, and the puppy, there was no real opportunity to mow the lawns.
Tomorrow, I play the role of Mr. Shift Director. It's only for 8 hours, rather than the usual 12-hour shift that I work. But, it's the Evening Shift, which is often the busiest shift of the day. No guarantees, but I really do hope it's "Q" tomorrow. The next couple of nights, Friday and Saturday, I'm Mr. ICU Nurse. Then Sunday night I play the role of Mr. Shift Director, again, but for the usual 7p-7a shift.
Hope all have a pleasant day today! 🙂