We had houseguests this weekend! My best friend Allison and her husband and six-year-old son came here for two nights. We had dinner together on Friday night--so much laughter, and the children played outside until well after dark (catching fireflies!). Saturday morning Mr. Polly got up and left the house very early to run a 5K on a whim. And he came in second overall. Without having done any sort of 5K training. Because that's how he is.**
After he came home, we all went for a nice hike at a local park, and then out for a late lunch. Then we all went our separate ways: friends to a party in the city, and we went to the country for a welcome picnic to honor our new pastor and his wife. We all reunited last night and Allison and I stayed up way too late talking. They left this morning, but I'm not too sad because we are going to visit them next weekend!
Best tidbits from the weekend:
*tonight Mr. Polly set up the telescope and I saw the moon through the telescope for the first time in my life. It was beautiful and eerie and cold and mysterious and wondrous, all at once.
*I'm teaching myself Beethoven's Minuet in G on the piano.....very slowly.
*At the church picnic a large, beautiful double rainbow arched across the sky and seemed to end right near the house that our pastor and his wife bought yesterday. Lovely.
*my husband's kale salad. As always.
*a two-hour Sunday nap!
(**amazing, that's how he is)