Last Thursday, a beautiful fall day, I drove down to Aaron's Beach and took a few pictures. (The actual beach and the bay are behind me; this is facing west.) The normally lush, green
marsh grass is now autumnal in color.
This may mark the first time in my life I've used the word autumnal. If you repeat it a few times, it starts to sound weird, sort of like someone is trying to say something else but can't because they've just come from the dentist and they're still loaded up with Novocaine. Or they have a severe speech impediment.
Anyway, the colors were autumnal
. Also, I hate dentists. And I did not intend this to be a free association sort of blog post, but it looks like that horse is already out of the gate.
The weekend here was equally gorgeous. Saturday I ran seven slow miles down the quiet back roads that pass near this and Bethel Beach. It was a great day to be outside. That evening I attended a birthday party (I'll try to post a few photos later in the week) and had my first taste of roasted oysters this year. I assure you it won't be my last.
This week will be busier than usual here. At work I am helping to manage a 10K/5K run for charity--and I'm also running in
it with a bet that I will beat The Big Boss. Friday is my 30th high school reunion and the Mathews Homecoming parade and football game. (Both Son and Daughter will be in the parade.) Middle Sister flies in for a visit on Friday. Baby Sister will join us at some point.
In between is the normal flurry of activity that is my life which includes long commutes, keeping squalor, spiders and crickets at bay, scratching pets, ridiculously expensive flea medications that don't work, the logistics of who needs to be where and when, preparing for the half-marathon
that's breathing down my neck, and hopefully once and for all taking the three Hefty bags of empty plastic water bottles to the recycling bin at the dump. I've only been carrying them around in the back of my car for three months, remembering to go to the dump--and driving all the way there--the one and only day it was closed: Wednesday.
In other words, the usual stuff.
Anything exciting going on with you?