Clear blue skies and temps in the 50’s make for a perfect Saturday in my part of the world. The sunshine and crisp air provide a perfect boost of energy for everything going on around here today:
•Middle Sister and I got up at 6:00, made apple cider pancakes, and then got two apple pies in the oven by7:30 – one for our house and one for our hole-digging friend to take home. The house smells delicious!To be fair, the daughter did all the work for the pies because I got involved in a phone conversation with The Husband…
•Because The Husband will be home this afternoon, and after his first week on the road he’s got a list of items I want to pick up today so he doesn’t have to spend all his time home running around, shopping. Actually, running around and shopping is his preferred pastime when he’s home, but that’s really not a good use of his limited time here.
•It’s decorating day! We have lots of fun fall decorations I like to put out at this time of year. In fact, this is the beginning of decorating season. We’ll melt from fall decor into Thanksgiving decor and straight into…Christmas! I could swear the earth goes around the sun at about double speed over last three months of the year.
*And along with fall and the beautiful weather comes an annual favorite that Middle Sister and I have been reserving for today – listening to John Rutter’s “Requiem.” I sang it with a community choir many years ago for All Saint’s Day, and it’s been an annual tradition ever since.
The dazzling sunlight in a bright blue sky, the grit of the dirt as I filled around the post hole, the comforting scent of apple pies baking, and the haunting, mellow sounds of the requiem mass…this day is truly a feast for the senses.