The past few weeks have flown by a bit unexpectedly. At the beginning of the month, I thought that things would be calmer since we didn’t seem to have many impending commitments. But things really filled in and, when combined with progressively shorter days, it’s been surprisingly busy.
I did manage to keep up on my intention to get outside for at least a half hour every day. I only missed 2 of the 21 days. One of those days was they day that drove back from Lower Michigan—a 9-hour trip—and when we returned, I only spent a little time in my garden picking veggies before going inside to stew 10 pounds of tomatoes. The other day that I didn’t go out happened when I went out for dinner and a presentation after work and it slipped my mind.
But it’s been good overall. And I especially love the character of the sunlight this time of year. It’s lower in the sky and it’s more golden at dusk, making everything have this wonderful contrast of gold highlights and dark shadows. The leaves, which are only beginning to change color, will amplify this affect in a week or two when all the reds and oranges kick into full force.
Rather than detail everything from the past three weeks, here are few highlights from the past 3 weekends.
Weekend 1 (9/12-9/13): We met up a college friend, his amazing wife, and their two kids and stayed at a small cabin for the weekend. The cabin was inland, but near to Lake Superior so the guys could go fishing in the mornings.
Weekend 2 (9/19-9/20): We drove to Lower Michigan to see Sexy’s family. The main activities were transporting firewood to his parents’ house to get them ready for winter and my going to his sister’s baby shower. It’s a long drive there and back, but while we were there it was pretty mellow and I was able to relax at the family cabin.
Weekend 3 (9/26-9/27): After a bunch of busy weekends, it was imperative that I spend as much time possible at home. Because even though I am outgoing and like adventures, I also need to spend substantial amounts of time by myself at home in order to feel sane. Sexy went out with friends on Saturday evening, but I happily stayed home to mop the floors, cook, and take a very slow walk to the lake. It sounds like he had a great time, but my version of the evening’s events still sounds better to me.