Hard to believe, but it is in the low 50's here this morning. It actually feels chilly when I open the patio door. The weekend was just lovely and not filled with many chores at all.
Friday I managed to get a walk in right after lunch. I headed over to the canal trail and did the length (just around 3.3 miles up and back). My back bothered me a little bit on the way back, so I need to pay attention and maybe take a day off from walking after 2 good walks. We'll see. A lovely blue heron flew up just as I crossed over the bridge about halfway down the trail. It was headed to the Schuylkill River and I watched it as it turned to fly up over the river. So graceful.
I noticed this sign on my way back:
And then a few minutes later this guy hopped over my foot (and, yes, I did jump!!).
Must be a good year for toads!
Saturday morning I met up with Dee at the local Farmers' Market. After getting some produce we headed towards the local coffee shop (Backyard Beans), but apparently there was some festival going on and it was very crowded. So, we headed to a Starbucks near my house...and the cafe was closed. The drive through was open, but you could not sit inside. We finally headed to yet a third place where we were able to go in, have some coffee and sit and knit and chat.
Sunday was filled with some errands. But, the best news is that Colin and Mailing flew up from Austin yesterday! They are here for a whole week. They're both working and have plans to see friends, etc., and they have a wedding to attend Friday night, but we will get to see them some. Last night we did see Colin briefly and dropped off one of our cars for him to use this week. They have a rental car, but Mailing will be using that to get to her office. Tonight Mailing has plans with work buddies and Colin will be over for dinner. I already have a vegan meal planned!!
This little girl has been underfoot all weekend. She can't seem to get close enough to us at times. Last night after dinner I saw her stretched out by the bathtub upstairs - one of her favorite hangouts.
Well, time to pour another cup of coffee and get motivated for the work day. I have a conference call at 10 and I think that's all I have going on today. My plan is to walk after lunch and (hopefully) clean the bathrooms this morning. Here's hoping you have a good start to your week!