Let's see, the sun is shining! Wow, I wonder how long that will last? Originally, I was excited about the rare opportunity of going for a mini hike with my oldest daughter this morning, out to Round Lake, not far from our house. I haven't been out there since before my knee surgery, and I am not altogether sure I can manage it, but I wanted to try. Last night, Jess and I went shopping for "professional attire" as she has this "perfect for her" job and needs something other than jeans and hoodies! So, we merrily shopped away, met David for dinner, and continued shopping until her best friend texted that she was coming to pick her up.
I awoke to a note from Jess telling me that she got home late, and she wished to sleep this morning. Alas, Jess is snoozing away her late night, and I'm trying to be a big girl and not go wake her up and drag her out of the house!
Remember the mis-measured pantry shelves? Thanks to all the many comments about being nice to David, I'm not nagging him about taking them apart and making them over, as his back is still hurting quite a lot. (I think, at least that's the story I'm getting! Who am I to question pain???)
Lastly, I had a disconcerting email from Kailyn. She is so homesick and miserable in France, and there isn't much I can do about it, except email her back, and hope we connect via skype this weekend. It's really hard, with thousands of miles between us, and unable to convince her that "this too shall pass" as when you're 20 and far from home, and pretty much alone, those moments drag into what feels like eternity.
There are a million things I should be doing today, but sitting around the house and whining isn't one of them! As I watch the sun's rays shimmer on the maple tree out front, I decide I need to get out in nature, with or without companionship.
|I have a few leaves turning red . . . very few!|