This morning finds me a little groggy. I slept 9 hours last night and I've only just had my first sips of coffee. Bliss! (Cafe Du Monde coffee - LOVE!!) How was your weekend? Mine was most wonderful!
My one conference call on Friday was cancelled and thus my weekend really started a bit early. And, Friday was a simply gorgeous day. Brilliant sunshine, comfortable temps. I (finally) ventured out for my first walk in months. I headed to the canal path and it did not disappoint. There were little yellow flowers (believe they are Cinquefoils) all over the place.
There were turtles basking on logs in the sun.
The canal water was so brown! And it was up to the top edge of the canal by the path. We have had so much rain lately.
But the best was just as I got to the bridge where the canal spills a little bit into the Schuylkill River, a Great Blue Heron flew up. So majestic! Of course my phone was in my jacket pocket, but he/she landed by a tree nearby and I was able to get a picture then.
I'm walking a little slower and only did about 1.5 miles which was enough - I could really feel it in my back.
Saturday was a wet day! Dee and I met up for our Saturday morning therapy session - one where we solve the world's problems while sipping coffee and knitting. It was lovely. And, by the time we were ready to leave Starbucks, the rain had stopped. I ran some errands on my way home and then had a relaxing afternoon.
Sunday came along and I decided to take another walk after breakfast. This time I went to the River Trail. It was in the low 40's and breezy, so it was a little bit of a chilly walk. Again I was able to go just over 1.5 miles. I do not remember seeing Bluebells along this trail in the past, but right now there are clumps of them everywhere - both sides of the trail.
Also some interesting and pretty (at least to me) fungi growing on fallen logs.
I did a bit of cooking when I got home and then around 4 we went over to Bonnie and Zhongren's for dinner. Anna (and her dog Otto) came and also Nai Nai (Chinese for Grandmother). Of course we made dumplings
The not-so-attractive ones on the pink tray are ones that I made.
As always, dinner was delicious. And, it turns out that yesterday was Nai Nai's 86th birthday!!
It just seemed a little weird to not have Colin & Mailing there to celebrate with us.
All in all, a wonderful weekend. I'm thankful to be getting back to walking again - even though I can feel it in my back, by the time I get home, my back is fine. I'm hoping to get out again at some point today - either late morning (a chilly 35 degrees right now) or early afternoon.
If you've lasted all the way through this long, rambling post, here is a picture of sweet Mabel for you!
Up in the apple tree. She didn't know where to look or where to go. Birds kept flying in and out of the tree and she was going from branch to branch. She is definitely getting bigger and holy moly she consumes a lot of food!!
Time to get a second cup of coffee and get rolling into what the day offers. Hope your start to the week is a good one!