This year, summer has been kind of reluctant to leave New England . . .
But now that it’s October – autumn is insisting that she go. The nights are chillier and the leaves more colorful with every passing day.
Sir Beads and I are immersed in the usual end-of-summer chores:
*Fall cleaning… *Removing fans and air conditioners… *Adjusting storm windows.. *Adding fluffy blankets to the bed…
And reacquainting ourselves with the delights of the fall season:
*Baking! (Or as I like to call it, “reclaiming the oven now that a hot kitchen feels cozy instead of miserable.”) *Leaf peeping! (It appears to be a banner year for foliage, here.) *Fall decorating! (Not as much as we used to – but I still love pumpkins, pilgrims, and an autumn-y front door.) *Choosing yarn! (for projects to crochet during winter evenings).
Before I get to the weekend report, I just want to mention how much fun it was for me to see all of you kids talking to each other in Friday’s comments section. Yay for coffee with friends! 🙂
It was a nice weekend.
We began Friday night by attending the 50th wedding anniversary celebration for a couple who have been our good friends for over 25 years. They’re a bit older than Sir Beads and I, and we’ve always sort of looked up to them. They’re the kind of warm, generous, and exceptionally thoughtful people that you just don’t meet very often in this world. They’ve celebrated with us through happy times and been close by during sad times. With them, we’ve created some great memories, which are now firmly woven into the tapestry of our lives. It was a delight for us to toast their 50th. 🙂
Saturday was errands/chores day – I know, not very exciting – but we did have a delicious Italian dinner that night, and earlier in the day I spruced up the front door for autumn!
Then on Sunday, we drove to Cape Cod to visit my parents. One of our daughters came along, too. It’s tough for us at this time of year because – very soon – Mum and Dad will return to Florida for the winter. I hate to see them go, but I understand that after dealing with the harsh New England winters for most of their lives, they welcome the warmer climate. Our countdown until spring (when they return) begins the minute they leave!
But how about you? What were you up to this weekend?