The weather was so glorious today! This morning I opened the doors and windows to let the cold air into the house. Drinking coffee in a crisp breeze is so refreshing.
After we finished schoolwork, lunch and letter-writing (I'm writing lots of thank you notes for my Granddad), we took the dog and hit the trails. I wore my Alabama Chanin raspberry tank dress and a cardigan: most comfortable clothes ever. Annie and Finn were wild with delight; Annie spent the first half of the hike running between shady spots: interval training, if you will. She wore herself out and spent the last half of the hike articulating just how sore her legs were.
Everything is still green, but getting a little rusty-looking.
The crepe myrtles are finishing up and the goldenrod is in bloom. The sky was a cloudless blue.
Then we did Small Town Errands: the post office (made it just in time!), the bulk foods store, the library. Small Town Errands always involve running into people you know and then spending a few minutes (per person!) chatting. Often there is a discussion about kinfolk. Today we ran into a lady who knows us vaguely from church and we launched into a detailed genealogical discussion. I never go to town unless I have ample time to discuss ancestry.
Then we came home to a supper of lemony grilled chicken, rice pilaf and green beans....a great start to the week!