Carole Knits prompt this week is an easy one - I love a day off - especially if it is one I have all to myself. Selfish much? While I adore my hubby sometimes it is really nice to have a day all for me. I get several of those a year as I get some holidays off that he does not - for instance Veteran's Day coming up in a few weeks.
Looking forward to my next day off!
Busy and productive weekend. The house got a good cleaning on Saturday - much needed. We had a trip to Costco, lunch out and a beer tasting as well - enjoyed a maple porter - yum!
I enjoyed a long walk each day - I have been walking each day - which is feeling great since two months ago I could barely limp along. My physical therapy ends soon and I am happy with where I am. I think the change is a mix of the cortisone shot and PT - but I will take it.
We live along a cemetery and it provides a great place for walking - hilly, smooth road with little traffic. I love walking through it and never tire of reading tombstones and the views - despite the fact that we have lived here 26 years.
I love taking walks in my neighborhood - the flowers and foliage fascinate me. And today I saw so many wooly caterpillars - does this mean a hard winter? I hope it at least means we will get snow. I love a snowy winter!
The cemetery is a mix of very old and new. There are some graves from the 1700's with stones you can barely read. There are very plain stones and more elaborate ones with angels as well as several vaults.
It is a very well-kept cemetery with most newer graves decorated for each holiday. While some may think it is morbid to enjoy my walks through it, it is so peaceful. I was raised during a time when we visited family graves often - and we were taught to be very respectful of them - with my grandmothers' showing how to walk around the area of the graves so as not to "step on the bodies".
The history in the cemetery is amazing - with bronze markers on many soldier graves. The boy scouts put small flags on each soldier grave at memorial day and 4th of July.
I look forward to these walks and enjoying taking pictures as the seasons change.
Joinng up with Amanda and her Weekending posts.
We have spent the past few days in NC. Our trip started out a little rocky as the cruise control on the truck decided to not work - then we hit unbelievable traffic in the DC area. Actually the traffic was horrible from Frederick MD almost to Richmond VA.
We finally made it to our usual stop in NC near Warsaw. Typically when we leave after work we drive about 6 hours. This time took us until midnight because of being delayed earlier in the trip.
We were up early and on the road. Our plan was to stop in Wilmington NC and explore but it was raining. So we decided to explore by car and drove to Wrightsville Beach By the time we got there the sun had come out.
We decided to get out and walk along the beach. I found tons of bits of shells worn smooth from the ocean - gorgeous colors. It was beautiful for about 30 min and we barely made it back to the car before it poured!
Then we headed to Wilmington - shopped a bit. I bought a beautiful shallow pottery bowl to put shells in on my desk at work. Then we made a quick stop at Front Street Brewery for a beer sampler and growler to take along.
Next stop was Southport - a beautiful little beach town. There we met my parents at Fishy Fishy - one of my dad's favorite places. We ate lunch outside on the dock overlooking the water.
Next stop my parent's house. We are visiting for a few days - my dad has knee replacement surgery today.
We were able to spend a good portion of the day on the beach on Sunday. It was 72 and beautiful out! Hubby read and I knit and we relaxed in the sunshine.
Today will be spent at the hospital - but I am glad we could come to be here for them. It is hard having them so far away - especially as they get older.
Joining up with the Habit of Being and her Weekending.
Carole's prompt this week is "10 Things You Did This Weekend." I had a fairly quiet weekend. My husband was in DE on Saturday for a football game which meant my FIL came Friday night and stayed until Sunday. This truly gave me lots of time on my own Fri/Sat - which was ok with me.
Joining with Carole Knits for her 10 on Tuesday. This week's prompt is - 10 Ways You Are Embracing Autumn. This is right up my alley since I happen to adore fall!
2. The gorgeous landscape of fall - fields of corn and wheat and golden soybeans. The wonderful blue skies and crisp weather - although truth be told it was 89 on Saturday - and humid - but this week is supposed to be cool again.
4. End of the season produce - still able to get some tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, etc.
5. Pumpkins - love the color, the taste - pumpkin pie of one of the few pies I like.
6. End of the season flowers - especially hydrangeas.
8. Decorating for fall - I love almost as much as Christmas. Gourds, leaves, pumpkin, corn.
9. Enjoying a slower pace of life - as work is slowing down a bit after our year end and audit. I plan on embracing some shorter work days.
10. Comfort food - enjoying making some soup, chili, etc. I made a wonderful butternut squash soup last weekend - which was delicious!
A favorite fall quote - 'So glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.' ~LM Montgomery
from "Anne of Green Gables"
Joining up with Carole Knits for her 10 on Tuesday prompt - this week 10 Chores You Hate the Most