Where was I? Oh yes, October. Here it is nigh the end of October and nary a post since the 3rd. I've been thinking about my personal energy supply and its on-going management, where its uneven and often low-wattage flow gets channeled nowadays, the prudence exercised and unguents employed to make the most of it. (The latest unguent, an herbal remedy for a hormonally related, sleep-depriving issue, has improved things considerably. Alas, I now need to balance with my coffee intake as being wired/tired is becoming a problem...) My job gets the most of my day-to-day energy, with all food, sleep, exercise, and personal hygiene activities corralled in support of being able to do my job reasonably well. My weekends are for D and, of course, myself - good that I derive more energy than I have to expend there overall. Ah well, I had all the time in the world when I started this blog almost 10 years ago, too much time and very little income, and very little love, too.
Last weekend was split between a very warm Saturday and a quite chilly Sunday. I underdressed for Sunday's Boston Esplanade annual Canine Promenade (for Halloween). This pint-size little guy (above) wasn't up for the promenade either, but fortunately his human was, and happy to tuck the little guy in his down parka. I'm glad we went, though - we'd happened upon it last year this time and so headed over to the river to see this year's crop of happy and/or reluctant pooches in their Halloween get-ups. A set of my favs from the event are here. We didn't get to see which one won, rushing back to D's to get warm and watch the football game.
The weekend before, we also headed over to the river for the annual Head-of-the-Charles Regatta. It was a much warmer day, though it sprinkled a bit. We only walk upriver far enough to see the start of the race at Boston University's DeWolfe boathouse in Cambridge, or across from it on the Boston side, but it's always a fun thing to do and generally at the peak of fall foliage season.
This coming weekend it's expected to be rainy and chilly, likely circumventing much picture taking. We do get an extra hour of sleep with the change to Standard Time early Sunday morning. I've been getting up in the dark, so at least for a few weeks it'll be helpfully light again to rouse me. But dark oh so early in the day. They'd actually forecasted a bit of light snow for Saturday night! But the latest is that it'll be above freezing, though not by much. And below freezing on Sunday night. Into November...