It’s been almost 7 months since Zappo passed. It both feels like it was yesterday and ages ago at the same time.

Plenty of people grieve their pets by immediately getting a new one, and I can’t say I blame them. We all deal with shit in our own ways. For me though, I haven’t felt ready for it just yet. I still feel a bit like the title of My Dog™ is reserved for Zappo. He was mine, my friend and companion, and all these other dogs are just…… dogs. Does that make any sense?

With that said, after reflecting on losing my motivation and basically turning into a sad couch potato, it seems clear that I probably need to get a new dog.

Also, I want to get one before I get “stuck” and stop wanting one. Like, if you fall off a horse you’re supposed to get up in the saddle again as soon as possible, to prevent developing a fear of riding/horses. Maybe it’s a good idea with dogs too? I don’t want to wait so long that I get used to not having one and then it will seem like too much work.

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Holy cow, I completed Inktober for the second year in a row! Being the major procrastinator that I am, I’m actually rather pleased with myself. 😁💪

Preconditions

Last year I did Inktober with Drawlloween prompts, but I decided not to do any prompts this time.

I knew I would have less time this year as we would travel to Copenhagen, and then we had plans to visit my (divorced, so two different trips) parents and have Markus’s parents come up to visit us. And I had that neverending cold, which by now is finally over.
Because of all that, I didn’t want to have any restrictions but rather be free to do as I pleased.

The tools were the same as last time though.

I still have the same book I used last year and decided to continue with it (I’m even reusing the same photo of it). The paper is a bit yellow and soft so the ink bleeds a little, but it’s a pretty book and I want to use it.

After counting the pages it seems I have two more years worth of space left.

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I was lucky enough to spend the first weekend of October in Copenhagen, Denmark. Partly to celebrate Markus turning 30 and partly to celebrate us being together for 10 whole years! Can’t believe how time flies when you’re having fun! 😄🎉
We had been talking about a more exotic destination for this birthday/anniversary trip, but in the end, we decided on Copenhagen. And it did not disappoint!

Nyhavn

Nyhavn by night

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First snow 2017

As is tradition, I’m covering the first snowfall! ❄

I actually saw the first flakes on Monday, but they don’t count. They were just twirling through the air and melting as soon as they touched the ground. The first real snowfall I witnessed came on Tuesday the 24th. It wasn’t much, but it was white, it covered most of the ground, and it didn’t melt away.

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