Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Falling into Fall

That chill edge of wind is beginning to swirl about, sweeping away what's past and clearing the way for what's ahead. Ah, nothing like the change of seasons to foster introspection and curiosity.

The first four episodes of the third season of "Ugly Betty." Most of the beers left over from the lunch party on Sunday. The last of the chocolate ice cream. Nearly done with the fourth book in the Richard Sharpe series by Bernard Cromwell--I think I'm obsessed. Or maybe it's just the contentment of reading every evening in close proximity to my husband and our dog in our now tranquilly colored bedroom.

Looking forward to:
The trek to Chico this weekend to see the Axtells of the Interior and meet Myla. I'd like to stop by the Stansbury Home and reminisce about the wedding lo these four plus years ago. Getting the craft room back in shape, though it's going to take a while--how is it possible to get rid of so much crap yet still feel like I have way too much of it?. More days where M bounces out of bed before 10 a.m. rested and alert (apparently the sleep machine is finally having its intended effect two months later). Polishing off the last of the pumpkin cake, more booty from Sunday's party. We should entertain more often, the leftovers alone are worth it.

Last weekend:
Mom and Don came down Friday to take in the SF Comedy Competition with us, a fun evening out. We cleaned like fiends on Saturday to get ready for friends coming over on Sunday--we had lunch at our place in the disabling heat, our guests appropriately praising our improvements, then we all headed over to the Handcar Regatta--most excellent people watching, I'm ready to dress up next year! Too bad the Axtells of Portland aren't closer, I'm sure Uncle Lloyd could design and construct a most ingenious handcar to enter into the competition. The last of the trim was installed in the kitchen--we are so down to the last little bits of our home projects!

Plans Progressing for Travel and Holidays Ahead:
New York in November--lots of work, yes, but visits with family and taking in the renovated Poets House and other will be a balm to my soul. Thanksgiving on the Coast as usual that hopefully will encompass food, fog, walks on the beach, and at least fourteen hours of each of the four days in a prone position. A very glitzy Xmas at the Luxor in Vegas with M's side of the fam--kitsch to the max!

Thinking happily about:
My horoscope this week, which posits that "maybe a simple thing like imagining every one of your sentences ending with an exclamation mark could make your whole being more thrillable!" I'm tryin' it!


At 7:24 AM, October 01, 2009, Blogger bren said...

Forget O'Reilly. Focus on your writing.


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