Sunday, November 12, 2017

Monday, November 6, 2017

Lake Erie in November

Thanks to my mom, Saturday was a free night at an Erie hotel to enjoy the fall color around the lake.  'Rain and lightning the whole way back to Pittsburgh last night, but Saturday was gorgeous.  The foliage was mostly yellow by the shore but more colorful farther into the woods.  It was all beautiful--and a sweet break from routine after an exhausting week.  
And to marvel at when the world is soon covered in the grays, blues, and whites of winter, a video of the color around some of the swamps and ponds throughout the park:
Ah, fall!    

Sunday, October 29, 2017

The Best-Laid Plans

Stubborn Val couldn't wait for help moving the shelves Friday night and ended up trying only to pull a muscle in her left shoulder.  See Val scream!  See Val unable to dress herself or pull up her hair or sleep on her favorite side!  See Val have to change her work-schedule!  See Val buy Tylenol and ice-packs and pain-relief cream!  See Val have to wait to assemble her bookshelves!  And now, see Val unable to do Halloween baking and settle for a slice of store-bought pumpkin roll!  But look, Val!  There is a heart!  See the heart!  Learn and rest, Val!  Learn and rest! 

Friday, October 27, 2017

Wednesday, October 25, 2017


Oooohh, a delightful day here.    Sweater weather this morning.  A brisk and beautiful walk to work.  I love fall, I love fall, I love fall. . . .  Strawberries, string cheese, and iced tea for lunch.  A sweet interaction with one of my on-the-job kiddos.  Laughs with one of my coworkers.  A relaxing walk home.  A grilled cheese with my mom's potato soup for supper.  Funny texts back and forth with one of my brothers.  A new book.  Blanket weather tonight.  A few books I treated myself to will arrive in the mail in the next day or two.  Library and museum visits tomorrow or Friday.  Two new bookshelves I ordered are arriving this weekend.  And the next three days off work.  Late October Bliss!