Thursday, October 14, 2010
On Friday I headed out to my parents house again. The weather was so gorgeous this past weekend. Sunny and warm with the nicest breeze. I tried to keep myself busy with little plans that I refused to admit were actual plans. The weekend is supposed to be for relaxing, not for coordinating, scheduling, and loosing your mind. So I'd say in some senses it was a successful weekend.
Saturday I sat out on the porch in the morning with my yerba mate and hung out with Lua for a while. I'd really like every morning to be a similar version of that. Then I headed a few towns over and happened to end up at this 607 acre park I've wanted to camp at for a while now. Its surrounded by all these beautiful water views. I walked around for a bit then stopped in town for some window shopping. In the afternoon, after a small emotional hiccup while driving through town, I stopped by my friends house to see them off before they went to a beer tasting.
Sunday I repeated the morning yerba mate and hang with Lua time and it was oh so sweet. Then I decided to get out of the house and headed to the beach for some walk and clear my head time. I haven't been one to shy away from sharing the juicy emotional details here, but I'm not really even sure how to describe how I've been feeling. Regardless the beach was beautiful and did help calm my mind down.
In the afternoon I went out for some pictures and took Lua along with me. She had a great time running around and swimming in the bay. When we got back from our walk the salt had dried in white lines all over her coat. I rinsed and dried her off before we got back in the house.
Onto the afternoon baking. I made pumpkin bread with chocolate chips and apple spice muffins with a crumb topping. Both are equally delicious. The muffins are still waiting in the freezer for next weekend.
Sunday night was spent catching up with good friends which left me out of sorts Monday morning, until about 12pm. In fact I'm pretty sure the egg sandwich I made that afternoon saved me. I wanted another, but we were out of eggs. Then packing and cleaning, an afternoon pumpkin snack, and off I drove again. Overall the weekend was needed. As confusing and difficult as this weekend was it felt really necessary for me to go through. It turns out, looking back at these pictures, I did a lot of things that I love this past weekend. Sometimes it takes a little reflection to see what your life is really like. Apparently mine is full of baked goods and water views.
I know that I lived these moments, but I still want to eat up that pumpkin bread in the last picture. The last post enlightened me to the fact that people love fall because it's awesome. Well that was the general consensus at least. Hope you're all still enjoying your comfort food, scarves, boots, holiday season prep time, changing leaves, and all the other goodness of autumn!