Tuesday, September 8, 2009
It's been another lovely couple of days. How I love fall. Too fun to blog--and too busy even if I wanted to. But I'm going to sneak in a few quick highlights... And then I fear it's back to life as normal in the coming days. Life as normal? Does that even exist?
Any-hoo, some highs and lows:
*Hiking the trails at a state park near our home. Iowa woodland is full of acorn trees, and when the nut separates from the husk you have a fairy cup. I love it that my kids are young enough to believe that the woods are full of fairies.
*Climbing my dad's pear tree in search of those unreachable beauties. I was probably 25 feet in the air before I realized how high I was. (The pears are now lined up on my counter.)
*Suffering the unbelievable pain of a corneal abrasion (from climbing the pear tree). The optometrist had to extract a piece of bark from the soft tissue of my upper eyelid. Yuck.
*Being told by my eldest that I have a "butt shake" when I walk. "Mom, why do you have a butt shake? I sure am glad my butt doesn't wiggle like that." LOL.
*Baking my favorite apple recipe for the first time this fall. It's awesome. You can find the recipe here.
*Watching an unexpectedly good movie. I'm usually pretty picky, and this movie was a surprise treat! I'll post a review on Wednesday, it was that good.
*Re-writing one more chapter in my book. Now I'm done. I have to be. But I think I could pick and pick and pick at this book ad infinitum.
*Enjoying the light through the trees in the morning, the cool breeze in the afternoon, and the scent of wood fires in the evening.
Hope you're having a lovely week wherever you may be!