Bright sunshine, pouring rain, wind and calm. That has been our weather this week. The Golden Girls hate rain. They don't like walking in it and they especially don't like getting dried off. So they are not excited about the crazy humans who insist they need to take long walks, rain or no. Afterward they spend a lot of time in their beds.
Despite the fact that we have two large beds in both the den and the great room, the dogs are almost always sharing the same bed thanks to Lucy.
Lucy starts by taking her half of the bed from the middle.
As she stretches out, Ellie is pushed further and further off the bed.
Finally Ellie's head is under the chair. Only her hind quarters are on the bed.
You know how sometimes you bring something into the conversation that is totally off subject? Usually it's because you have seen or heard something interesting and want to share it with your friends. Well, blogger friends, I just need to show this to you for no reason whatsoever.
We took the architect's tour at the Biltmore Estate. The tour takes you all the way up the spiral staircase to the observatory room. And from there it takes you up a wrought iron spiral staircase to the roof. And then to the highest areas on each side of the house, about eight stories up. The day was perfect, sunny and mild. The mountains were clear and you could see forever. Some had never seen our mountain color and even described the view as a religious experience.
I took several photographs of the beauty and then my attention was caught by the gargoyles up there. They are smaller gargoyles than the large ones visible from the ground and can barely be seen except for those at the top of the mansion. And I thought to myself that at least one of the architects had a great sense of humor. So there I stood, silly me. Most on the tour were filled with awe looking at the mountains with their impressive Autumn views and I'm laughing at the gargoyles who have exposed boobs. To my credit, I was laughing silently and did not once point at the boobs. So while I definitely have not grown up, at least my decorum has improved over the middle school kids.
This was my favorite.
Time is passing by as we approach this very important election. Early voting began here in NC yesterday. I'm hoping that we might get a little respite from the constant ugly advertising since we are already voting. Probably not.
Today's political quote comes form sci-fi author Orson Scott Card:
If pigs could vote, the man with the slop bucket would be elected swineherd every time; no matter how much slaughtering he did on the side.
And this from political comedian Jon Stewart:
You have to remember one thing about the will of the people; it wasn't that long ago we were swept up by the Macarena.
Whatever is going on in your lives, I wish you well. Enjoy this fall and do something fun every day. Laugh out loud at least once a day even if you have to struggle to find the humor.
HAVE A WONDERFUL AUTUMN WEEKEND, EVERYONE!