Fall

weekend scene

It was about as Fall as it gets in Southeast Texas this weekend.  But that made for perfect weather for cleaning out a packed attic!  But I managed to squeeze in a few antique shops and shockingly held off from purchasing that little gem of a typewritter.  (Only because it was over-priced!)

After being away for the night, I came home Saturday evening to a little backyard magic.  I have the best husband, really.  We enjoyed grilling and eating outside under some twinkle lights.  And we the hubs also tried a dessert recipe in our saladmaster electric skillet and although I did not think it was as tasty as my peach cobbler — it sure went down easy.

On Sunday afternoon we decided to go for a little bike ride so I could put up more flyers for my writing studio, but alas, our efforts were thwarted as the new gears we just put on our (clearly old) bikes decided to quit.  Luckily we were just a mile from home, so our bike ride turned into a nice walk.

I’ve got two writing workshops and a photoshoot coming up this week….and looking forward to it.  I’m so grateful for my life!

October Weekend 2013

 

listening to autumn

Have you downloaded Over the Rhine’s latest (double) album Meet Me At The Edge Of The World yet?  If not, do so immediately.  It is absolutely, perfectly fall.  These two really are the original cool!  With this album I feel like I’ve been let in on something personal and intimate.  Most folks I know (couples or not) have inside jokes and language that characterizes their relationship.  (Anyone who has had to spend time with the hubs an I knows this fact annoyingly well.)  Talking to the WSJ about the album’s title Detweiler says, “‘…when the fog rolls in [at their Ohio pre-civil war home], we used to say we felt like we were living on a farm on the edge of the world.'” And with this latest set of music, I feel like they’ve let us in on a little secret about their home…and ultimately their lives.  (Listen to a little bit and read the full interview here.)

OTR

weekend scene

Our good-bye to September was filled with (much needed) phone dates, a new restaurant, games, volunteering, learning, and new acquaintances.  It was a rainy three days, perfect for spending time indoors.  This time of year in Southeast Texas is always so peculiar: pumpkins and sandals.  A cool front blew through and made all the pumpkin displays seem a little more appropriate, but I’ll still be wearing sandals all week.