change is in the air.

there's just something about autumn that brings so much change. change in weather, change in the environment with the colors of the leaves and kids back to school, change in the type of fruits/veggies we eat and the change in clothes we like to wear to get warm and cozy.

and even though it's not quite looking like fall around these parts in southern california, what with our mid-80* weather everyday and the sun that's always shining, it definitely still feels like change is in the air.

this weekend we made a HUGE commitment as a couple.... we adopted a dog. She's a year old weimaraner/pit mix and we couldn't love her more. we'd been waiting and planning for this decision for a long while and since all the factors finally were in place; we decided to go to the humane society and look.

now I will fall in love with any and ALL animals I see at a shelter. their sad little eyes and their sweet little faces...all waiting and wanting to be loved. thankfully I'm with a man who is more sensible than I and who can think, calculate and recognize what a smart decision for us is (ie, ONE dog and not 20).

Molly (her given name) was just one of those sweet dogs that you KNOW right when you see her. She didn't bark, she didn't seem aggressive or intense.... she's just loving. she likes to give bear hugs and she will chew on your arm if you aren't paying her enough attention BUT she's all about the love.

and although last night as we slept next to her crying in her kennel, we maybe felt frustrated and somewhat like we had just brought home an infant.... we are full of love for her and WANT to make sure she gets the discipline and companionship she desires.

any and ALL dog advice totally welcome.
especially related to our poor sweetie with sincere separation anxiety and two busy pup parents that have to work all day.

also in the season of change.... I put in my two weeks notice at work today. it felt weird, relieving, invigorating and scary all at the same time. The place I work is small (only 8 employees) and very much a family so it was hard to do this and think about moving on but I had to do what's best for me and MY family. my new job pays more and offers more opportunity. but no matter what... change is big. and it always feels nerve-wracking and very much like the wrong road until you get used to the new scenery.  

what kind of change have you had this fall?


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