You know how you get organized at the beginning of each week so you can sail through the upcoming days happy and relaxed because everything is under control?
I hope I’m not the only one laughing helplessly right now.
What’s even funnier is that sometimes I actually delude myself into thinking I truly do have everything under control. That’s when Fate lets out a derisive laugh and upends my plans with unexpected detours, unavoidable delays, and unmet expectations.
I just try to keep calm and carry on. (And sometimes I lie awake stewing for hours in the middle of the night because everybody knows that helps…)
Anyhow, it’s been one of those weeks. Nothing bad has happened; but every time I’ve tried to get my shit together, it’s ended up hitting the fan. So since putting together a coherent post is beyond my ability at the moment, here are the highlights of my week in pictures:
Remember how several months ago I was chuckling about the eccentricities of the locals when I saw a woman leading a goat across the Canadian Tire parking lot? Well, that’s not the only oddball animal on the loose around here. Last week I was driving through the middle of nowhere when I saw this:
I’m used to seeing deer by the dozens around here, but peacocks were a new sight for me. And speaking of deer, these cuties were taking their ease right in the middle of town:
The rest of Canada is already getting snow (yes, Calgary, I’m looking at you with heartfelt sympathy for yesterday’s sixteen inches – blech!), so we’re starting to feel the pressure to get some last-minute gardening done around here. I’m making slow progress on our landscaping:
But around here autumn is just starting, and with gorgeous colours like these, I might reconsider my vendetta against the fall season. Almost. Kinda. Maybe…
How was your week?
Book 14 update: I managed to squeak into Chapter 20 this week despite the craziness. Fingers crossed for a more productive upcoming week…