I’m going to stop complaining about the sun. Any day now I’ll stop complaining. Just not today. Images of pumpkin patches and apple orchards and wooden crates of pears are flocking to the shelf in my brain where my autumn images are stored. Could it really be so wrong to want the inner and outer landscapes to match up a bit better? I don’t think so.
The paper said “breezy and cool” today. That’s an ugly lie. Maybe tomorrow.
In the meantime I’m eating lots of honey crisp apples. Plain Greek yogurt from Trader Joe’s, roasted walnuts, warm drizzled honey, all resting on top of a pile of honey crisp cubes. Fall in a bowl. Mighty tasty and refreshing.
Despite this blasted cheerful sun I’m still enjoying my vacation very very much. Today a trip to the library to stock up on reading material. I was a sobbing wreck at the end of The Road. I’m hoping one of these books will be equally gratifying. It’s nice to take a book to bed for the afternoon nap with the cat posse.
Letters in the mailbox! One from my sister and one from Suzanne in Greece!
And a phone call from another friend in Greece! That’s a good friend who will scour the Athen’s office supply stores looking for just the particular re-inking stamps I’ve requested then call to give a report on how the wild goose chase is coming along. A good friend indeed!
When I’m not scribbling away in the visual journal, peeling apples, reading, or readjusting my horse blinders I do THIS little jig to one of my current favorite Get Happy songs. (the whole CD is g o o d) When I go back to my day-job in November I think I’ll train my kiddos to be the back-up dancers.