Well, another weekend in the books. They seem to come and then go awfully quickly these days. Our weather has been grey and very damp now for a week or more. Last week was mild, but Saturday the temps began to fall and Sunday was downright raw and cold. Fletch and I noticed that our Crepe Myrtle is gorgeous this year. Brilliant red leaves which we don't ever remember seeing in prior years. Likewise, our Red Bud tree is a gorgeous yellow and green.
We don't remember it being this brilliant in prior years. (One of our Burning Bushes is next to it.) The picture doesn't really show how bright it is - another grey day and difficult to capture colors. Now that it is the end of October (wait...what???) our Morning Glory is beginning to flower as well. There is no explaining it, but we are enjoying having some color on these dreary days.
So, what did we do? Saturday I did 3 loads of laundry. We drove to the municiple building in Skippack to drop off our Election Ballots, but we got there at 10:30 and they did not open till 11. We left and went grocery shopping. We just needed a few things, but $150 later we walked out of the store. Geeze! I also scrubbed two bathrooms that day. Sunday we did manage to get to the municiple building when they were open and both of our ballots have been cast. I never did get to my kitchen floor...maybe today...maybe not. Currently it is raining outside (Tyg came in soaking wet this a.m.) and it is difficult to feel inspired to do anything!
I did manage to cast on for a new pair of socks though!
Pretty fallish colors. The yarn is a 75/25 blend and is "Less Traveled Yarn" in their Creosote Collection. The colorway is Aspen. This is the first time I've used this brand of yarn and it is very nice. The pattern I am knitting is Brandi Socks by Debbie Bliss. A pretty lace work sock.
In other news, the kids (Colin & Mailing) did make it home safely on Friday. Col texted late afternoon that they were home. We have not heard from them all weekend and we did not bother them. We figured they had a lot to do (laundry, mail to go through, groceries, etc.) over the weekend and probably just needed to chill a bit. They are both back to work today. I'm hoping we can see them next weekend, but I'm also conscious of giving them space.
Tomorrow I will probably be heading to the office. Bill wants to do my annual review/appraisal. I've already seen it (very nice) and I know what my increase is, but he likes to do these things in person, and that's fine. I have a few documents I need/want to print in color and I should really catch up with Bruce at some point (if he is not traveling again).
My brother in Boulder said they are expecting 8" or so of snow in town and a foot or more in the mountains! Hopefully that will help the awful fires out there. They need some relief.
Here's to another week - hope it's a great one for everyone.