Goodbye Summer, Helloooo Fall!

Not to say that the weather is ANY cooler (because as I type this, it is 90 degrees), but to just be happy because of the following:

1. Jon got a job! He’s the newest kindergarten special education teacher (everyone in unison – awwww!)

2. After going on my third year as a high school intern, I decided that wasn’t where God needed me anymore. I start my new job in an adorable tea room on Monday. Yay!

3. And finally – it’s only 140 days until Christmas. Hurray!

I hope everyone’s summer is wrapping up nicely. Just to give you a little smile, I’ll tell you what happened to me yesterday because it could only happen to someone as oblivious as me.

Mom and I were leaving Target, and there were all these women and kids crowded around this man and his grocery cart. Inside the cart was a box, and inside the box was these tiny little 5 week-old puppies. The man’s like, “They’re free, please take them, I’ve got six more at home.” I pick one up (1st MISTAKE), and he’s sooo cute. He looks like a baby mastiff. (I don’t want or need a mastiff.) So, I’m cuddling him and the Target security guy comes up and is like, “Sir, if you don’t have a permit, you can’t sell puppies here.” And he’s like, “I’m just giving them away.” And the security guy says, “Well, even so.”

Meanwhile, Mom is saying over and over, “He is so cute. He is so adorable. You should keep him, honey, he’s darling!”

And I keep saying over and over, “I need to talk to Jon. Oh gosh, he’s cute. I need to talk to Jon.”

So, I’m still cuddling with the little guy and the man says, “Are you going to keep him?”

I say, “What’s your cell phone number? I need to talk to my husband.”

And he says, “Just take him and if you decide not to keep him, give him to someone else.”

Next thing I know, I’m leaving Target with a bag of puppy chow, a puppy that will be big enough to eat my TV, and a case of a nervous breakdown because all I can think is I JUST GOT A DOG. And it wasn’t a happy type of feeling. A) Because I live in an apartment; B) Because I always assumed Jon and I would pick out a dog together – very romantical; and C) It looks like a mastiff!

So Jon gets home. He takes one look at my face, hears two sentences of “Well, we went to Target and there was this guy selling these things” and says, “Where is the dog?”

Gosh, he knows me well.

He starts laughing, tells me to never take a free dog again, and then we drive to Smiths. Second person we talk to is a cute high school girl who says, “Sure, I’ll take him!”

Thus, we are (thankfully) no longer pet owners. And the moral of this story is: STOP and do a U-Turn anytime the word or object “puppy” is mentioned.

The End.

🙂 Have a great day!

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9 Responses to “Goodbye Summer, Helloooo Fall!”

  1. Jessica Says:

    What a story!! I had a similar experience 2 years ago while we were on vacation… only I ended up keeping the dog 🙂

  2. Brittanie Says:

    Lol. Congratulations on the teaching job for Jon. 🙂

  3. Mom Says:

    He really was cute! When you and Jon go to look for a puppy, can I go to?? 🙂 I love you! 🙂

  4. Taylor Says:

    I just finished matchpoint! I almost cried at the end! It was such a happy ending, but i am sad that it is the end of the series! Are you going to write more books?

  5. Arianna Says:

    Awww…the puppy sounds cute! And my family has learned that lesson about kittens before! Also, congrats on Jon’s new job.

  6. Bethany Says:

    OH NO! That’s so funny, though… and I “awwed” when you said.. that’s exciting! And congrats on your new job..sounds so much fun!!! 😀

  7. Megan Says:

    Congrats on all that’s going on and my friend says that if you had kept it you should have named him Darcy (if it was a boy)!

  8. Betsy Says:

    Lol.You’re very own Laurie-darcy adventure? sweeeeet.

  9. Charity Says:

    Hey Erynn!! I love your books so much! I’ve tried to e-mail you, but it has not been working. So I’ll just type to you on here. I started reading your books at 11 years old. I know that probably wasn’t the age group you intended the books for, but I LOVED them anyway. Reading is one of my favorite hobbies, and like you, writing is my passion. If I can, I will send you part of the story I’m writing. I’d love to get one of my favorite authors’ opinions on it. When I saw your book in the little Christian book store near me for the first time, I was looking for a good book to read while I waited for the next book in the Warriors series to come out (My favorite books!!). I was just browsing, until I laid eyes on MissMatch. I immediately picked it up, briefly read through the back, and bought it. Something TOLD me to buy it! As soon as I started reading it back at home, I was hooked. I had it done in about three days, and wanted more. When I checked out your site, I discovered ReMatch wouldn’t be out for a LONG time!! It crushed me for a while, but I started reading some great classics. Then as soon as ReMatch came down, I swallowed it without chewing, but then went back and read some things over again. Now that I’ve recently finished MatchPoint, even though I’m sad it’s all over, I am very pleased with the ending, and couldn’t ask for more (well…Unless Laurie was to have kids that is. he he). Also I thought I might add, we are a lot alike, from the amazing love of chocolate, to the same slippers. Well anyway, thank you. Thank you so much! I absolutely adore your writing and your personality. Please keep writing and post any new books on your site. Oh, and congrats on your new husband! =) God bless you both!

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