Sunshine and nice temperatures again today, although more and more yellow is visible in the trees. We have only a few specimens that turn red in the autumn.
Took advantage of the weather, and a gap in the schedule, to pick up a to-go lunch and the Daughter Unit and HER lunch, and resort to one of the nearby riverside parks, to eat and chat (and make snarky remarks about the joggers passing by).
It's amazing how many of these simple, pleasant options there are in the day, and how few of them I've taken advantage of, over the years.
Planning to do, today, and phone calls to make, and some serious sermonizing on the horizon; a wedding on Saturday, services on Sunday, "and sermons in both of them," pace Fluellen.
A number of emails that urgently need to get written also!!!
and far more that need to be deleted...
My office is nice and warm and adorned with great sheaves of Swiss chard...again (or still)...I see what lies before me in the shape of supper!!!
Found a bargain yesterday in the way of Good Grub too. I'm partial to the unseasoned frozen chum salmon "chunks" that occasionally come on sale at 1.99 per each if you buy a quantity. Currently, thought, the outlet has the Dill Sauce and the Herb'n'Garlic variety at this advantageous price. So I bought 5 of each, which accounted very neatly for a $20 bill and gave me 10 suppers. Hurray for the toaster oven. Tried a Herb'n'Garlic one last night; 17 minutes at 425 degrees, just time to cook white rice and a vegetable. Very satisfying.
Celebrated Holy Communion this morning with my two stalwart elderly ladies. And then for a half hour we sat and "knat" -- rather I did, and M. (aged 90) reduced the un-knit remainder of my yarn from a Hideous Tangle to a neat smooth ball. And I discoursed on the snake-on-a-stick and the foolishness of the cross. This has to be the minimal Bible study of all time. But I can't think it's worthless when the 87-year-old says, "Oh, you make it all come alive."