Day 305; Footnotes of November’s First Day

She said she doubts anyone would bother me.


Mom and I were having one of our conversations. One of those that jumps from topic to topic and back again. At one point we got on the topic of safety.


We had been discussing the dogs that are part of our individual families. My niece has a chocolate lab the size of a small pony. My mother has a shih tzu that is at its own high level of spoiled. Then, there are my two. Mixed breeds that may or may not be one or the other of who knows what. I know what I was told, but the vet has them listed differently. Their genealogy and breeding is unimportant. Their love and loyalty is what matters. And they both show a lot of love to me and my son. As we talked is when mom said she didn’t worry about me any time that my son may be late coming in because she knows from watching my two, that they would not take kindly to anyone coming in uninvited. Though I do have to keep an eye on them and on the cats making sure they stay out of the front yard as that wouldn’t be pretty.


Speaking of the cats…Itty Bitty actually came up onto and inside the enclosed back porch this morning. Moe, Slash and Swoosh have all been on the porch checking it out. (With me making sure that the official diva can’t get out there.) It really caught me off guard when Itty simply strolled in and began looking around, in no hurry to leave. She’s even been allowing me to pet her now. Watching her welcome the touch and seeming to enjoy it makes it worth all the time it has taken, all the patience needed to reach this point.


I went after groceries today. I was very surprised to see that the candy aisle was bare, not picked over, taking advantage of sales bare, but cleared away bare. But then, the regular candy aisle had that picked over look so who knows. I’m imagining that they are getting ready for the Christmas items that will take the place of halloween. I was able to find at least some of everything I was looking for, even dog food for mom’s spoiled dog. When I went to check out, there was four or five registers open, and none were really all that busy. The one I chose, was actually not busy at all. Its always a surprise to me when I can walk right up and began placing items on the belt. The cashier was really nice though I believe tired. I did my best to be as polite as possible knowing they didn’t need anyone giving them a difficult time. Something I had no reason to give her.

Now here we are, in the last moments of the first day of November. The day warmed up comfortably for this time of year, but I know from checking the weather that it will be falling quickly later this week. I have a couple of hanging baskets that I need to move inside, I’ll make room for them in here tomorrow. Earlier I was able to visit with a friend who dropped by. They shared their adventures of things going on where they work, making me a little envious of me with no tales of my own to share. Though I am glad I am able to be here for my folks. Putting that aside, I enjoyed our conversation. Even if it was done standing outside in the dark and cool evening. Being they were on their way somewhere else and since they were passing they stopped in for a moment, but not long enough to come inside. Still, to be able to stand face to face and converse is so much better than sending text messages or online conversations.


Today was a good day, a nice, peaceful day. I hope that the rest of the month goes as well. Currently, the house is quiet, peaceful. Outside the dark has settled down, wrapping the land in a blanket of peaceful silence. Even the crickets are now silent for the season. The air is cool, nice for a bonfire outdoors, or good sleeping inside.  Both of my dogs are comfortably inside. Bella waiting for the signal it is time for bed, as soon as the lamp is turned off, she will jump up and head for the bedroom. Molly is waiting for us to leave so she can sleep in peace. I have no idea where the official diva cat is hiding but I know she’s in here somewhere waiting for run of the house. Tomorrow, Lord willing, is another day. Tomorrow, I will do as I am able to be a difference for someone, even if it is only through kind words. Because maybe, that will be the first day they have been spoken to kindly since who knows when.

About rebecca s revels

A writer, a photographer, a cancer survivor. An adventurer of the mild kind, a lover of the simple pleasures such as long walks and chocolate. A Christian unashamed of my faith and a friend who is dependable and will encourage readily. Author of three self published books with more waiting to find their way to paper. An advocate of good things, a fighter against wrongs.
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6 Responses to Day 305; Footnotes of November’s First Day

  1. John says:

    Your dogs are so cute!

  2. I am sure if you told your friends about your kitty visits and your dog walks and your weekday shopping trip and your chats with your Mother…. they would be envious that they had nothing but work to talk about. 😂. It sounds like you are building a charming life for yourself.

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