How was your weekend? I hope you had a good one. Mine/ours was just what I needed (I did catch my breath - lol).
Friday I had hoped to leave work by Noon or 1 p.m., but did not get out till after 3. But the evening brought success - I finished Mailing's Hitchhiker. Love this one.
I blocked it Saturday and was able to give it to her on Sunday.
No pictures of it around Mailing's neck - Sunday was the hottest day of the weekend, and even inside with the air on, it was too warm for a Hitchhiker. The main thing is she really likes it, so that makes me happy.
I managed to walk Saturday, Sunday and Monday! Saturday I walked the River Trail in Valley Forge Park, but only 1.5 miles. I wore some old sneakers and could feel every stone and pebble through the soles of the shoes. By the time I was back to my car I was limping like an old person - ha! Sunday I returned to the River Trail and this time walked 3.5 miles. My walk was almost aborted when I just missed stepping on this guy
I couldn't tell initially if he/she was alive or dead. It stayed very still for quite some time, but eventually slithered off the trail and I was able to continue on my way. Dappled sunlight - so difficult to see things!
Monday I picked a different trail (Perkiomen Valley Trail) which turned out to be very busy - lots and lots of people biking, jogging, walking. I walked about 3.7 miles and it was much nicer in that the humidity had dropped considerably from Sunday.
Another nature picture:
Colin texted me this picture yesterday morning. The little fawn was curled up by his fence sleeping. This morning he told me the fawn was still there in the afternoon - in the hot sun, so he and Mailing moved it into a shady spot. They tried to give it some water or milk, but it wouldn't take anything. Later it moved to their shed and then back to the fence. They were planning to call a wildlife rehabilitation center today, but the fawn was gone by this morning. I hope he/she is ok...and I also hope he/she doesn't return to munch on Colin's garden!!
Sunday we went over to Mailing's parents for a cookout. It was awfully warm and humid (high 80's) and ended up raining a bit, so her Dad grilled (chicken, shrimp, sausage and veggies), but we ate inside. It was a very relaxed and lovely time. Her Dad plays several different instruments - one of them is a "Horse Head Violin" from Mongolia. He has two of these and they are so beautiful. I had never seen anything like it.
Reminds me of a horse, but also a Seahorse.
Monday was just a nice, peaceful day. I walked, did a bit of knitting, ran some errands with Fletch and then cooked in the afternoon. Fletch had cut some of the rhubarb from the garden, so I made a strawberry rhubarb pie.
That didn't help with weight loss I'm trying to achieve, but it sure did taste good!!
I did finally manage to finish a book A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains which was very interesting (particularly since so many of the places mentioned in the book are familiar to me since my brother lives in Boulder). I have more of her travelogue books to read...she was quite the brave woman in the late 1800's. For anyone interested, here is more info on her Isabella L Bird - I downloaded a lot of her books for free on my Kindle.
All-in-all a wonderful weekend and now a short work week. Still plenty of budget meetings going on here at the office, but the worst for me is finished, so I should be able to catch up on some blog reading!
Hope everyone is doing well.