Hello and Welcome! Come on in and I’ll get you a large mug of super strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or some other beverage. It is still a little cool out. With the clear skies, I think last night was the coldest it has been this autumn, down to the upper 20s (about -2 C), so, yeah, I think our second or third frost of the year. But it will get pretty warm later today, and I have on a short sleeve shirt. Odd, but looking at the next week, it will be an unusually warm (for November) next week. I regret putting away most of my short sleeve shirts a couple of weeks ago – I have worn all of the ones I left out this week, and next week will be warmer! I’ll have to pull some out. Just weird – I am usually in a turtleneck by the 20th. Oh, where are we? Some of you may recognize the photo at the top as being from New Hampshire.
A work week – ‘nough said about that.
As I said last week, our Lion’s Club had the big Penny Sale last week, sharing duties with the local PTO. It was a long day, but went well. I was able to get out an walk and run (I walked the mile or so each direction for the set up). Our Lions also held a “Candidates Night” for local candidates on Monday, but I was unable to attend (for me, buying coffee was more important – I was completely out ;) ). Our district governor came to our Tuesday Lions Club meeting. Yep, lots of Lions stuff…
I got together with a few friends for a whisky tasting (It was Scottish whisky, so no “e”) last Sunday afternoon. It was a lot of fun. I picked out the whiskys and gave a five minute talk about history, making, why I picked the ones I did, etc. So, yeah, no matter how outlaw you want to be, careful if you invite a nerd ;)
I was able to run and exercise more this week than last, but still not 100% into the routine. That being said, in the last month or so I did break through a plateau, so good.
The foliage was past peak this week, but to me it was by far the prettiest week this year – there were still a lot of deep, dark golds, dark reds, etc. The sun in the evening seem to light the woods on fire. And this is with most of the trees already bare. Over all, a great week for fall. Next week will be very muted, but still pretty. It is odd, but there does seem to be a cosmic switch on Halloween that goes from jumping out to that sad, dull, yet still gorgeous in its own way, colors over night.
So I did the usual this week. Walks and dog walks, dog play, cat play, chores around the house, reading, and writing. Actually, I did pretty well on the writing front and am about 17K words into my WIP, which I started at the end of last week.
Anyway, it is warming up and I will most likely take the dogs for a long walk in a few minutes. i have plans for the afternoon. In other words, I need to be going. Thanks for stopping in! If you have a coffee share I will try to visit.