good morning, november

When we let Scout off the leash…she doesn't run, trot or jump…she

gallops

and

leaps! 

She sniffs odd-looking patches of thorny shrubs and wanders through rustling leaves.

Sometimes there's a critter in there that spooks her and sends her running.

She loves the park. And I love it too. 

I recently discovered this little brook with the tiniest of waterfalls. Such a serene place.

If you've been following along my posts lately, I've mentioned that work is kind of kicking my butt.

I am still figuring it all out - and trips to the park certainly have been helping.

I go in feeling stormy and frustrated sometimes, especially on sundays before a long week ahead..

and come out feeling much more capable, less overwhelmed, more determined and focused.

It gets you in touch with what matters..

I've got to take a leaf out of Scout's book…(get it!? leaf!)

and be okay with prancing around more. getting excited just to be outside and in the beauty of nature.

Before I know it, we've walked and ran four miles and do our hearts a little good, too.

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on another note…it's November! When did this happen?! Why is it dark now at 4pm!? Goodness me.

I find myself snacking on leftover halloween candy and

yearning for my camera to take pictures of even more leaves…

next stop…Thanksgiving!

ciao, xo