Remember when I used to show up here early every morning? Yeah, me too. But those days are not these days. My morning quiet time is shorter now and there’s only so much I can fit in. It’s a changing season but it’s all good.
Today is Friday and I have nothing on my schedule. Woo hoo! I’m spending the day at home with the dogs, reading, writing, researching, puttering, and making plans. What a treat!
I almost forgot that it’s Friday, though. Time to look back with a Friday’s Fave Five post at some of the gifts of the past week.
Baking. I don’t particularly enjoy it, but I do it for those I love. This week: oatmeal cookies, bran muffins, and a lemon meringue pie.
The weather. Fall is starting out absolutely beautifully! I’m still wearing capris and flip-flops and will hold off as long as I can before switching to long pants and socks and shoes.
Survivor. Yes, that Survivor. Gerry and I are big fans of the show and look forward to the new (slightly shorter and somewhat different) season. It kicked off this week and now we have a set Wednesday night date for the duration.
My car and Sirius XM Symphony Hall. I did a lot of driving this week. On Sunday, Makiya and I came home from our weekend junket to see her mama and pay a last visit to her orthodontist in Prince George. This week there have been dog groomer appointments, a trip to the grocery store, theatre class, and an appointment with her new orthodontist (who, coincidentally, practices in the same office space where I took my kiddos to 30-ish years ago for their treatments).
My garden(s). We pulled out the tomato plants this week and harvested the first of the last crop of green beans in the community garden. The backyard garden has fed us with carrots and huge radishes. We’re preparing to put both gardens to bed for the season and I’m happy for the break and the opportunity to take stock and make plans for next year.
That’s about the extent of things as life tumbles along with new back-to-school routines and Makiya adjusting (easily, it turns out) to the changes in her life. We’re looking forward to her mama arriving in about three weeks and a whole new set of adjustments! I’m so happy they’re able to make the move and that we’re able to support them through the transition. Tired, but happy. 🙂