This has been a very busy week at work as I help gear up for a big conference in Dallas. A bonus for me is that while I'm there I will get to visit my brother and sister-in-law. I am looking forward to seeing them.
This week was also a tough one for Gemma. She had her first teeth cleaning. After 8 years of standard warm, but sweet doggie breath suddenly it turned into the hot dog breath from the compost heap. The culprit was an infected molar - it was pulled. After a day recovering from the general anesthesia she is back to her lively, sweet-smelling self.
Charles and I are off this afternoon via train to Philly for a dear friend's wedding. I am so excited about travelling by train and not having to worry about crazy security rules, crowded seats with no legroom, and the hassle of flying. Of course I'm bringing along one of my knitting projects. I'd better because as Mary reminded me - there are only 2 months, 3 weeks and 5 days until Christmas!