Here is a photo of Stinky and her friend before the Quince. As you can see, we have about three nice dresses that we all interchange. Stinky wore the dress I bought for the wedding I went to in June. Thank god we're all the same size and build.
As it turned out, this was a very restful weekend for me. On Saturday, I ran my eight mile route and found a 20 dollar bill on the sidewalk. There was no one around, so I figured I should take it. I hoped someone rich lost it, just like I hope a poor person finds any money I've lost. I bought a couple of lotto tickets with it and some ice cream for me and Stinky and saved the rest. How would you spend a found $20?
The rest of the day, I spent shuttling kids around town and then finally it was the evening. I didn't hear from anyone, so I decided to stay home and watch movies for a second night in a row. It was an excellent decision, by the way. I watched Ironman and loved it. Robert Downey Jr. was H-O-T, and he's old, so I don't have to feel creepy saying so.
I slept almost eleven hours both nights of the weekend. I'm still trying to fight this stupid cold. I don't quite have it, but I've been waking up with the sore throat and I'm sneezing a lot. I figured I'd battle it by being well rested and eating well. I'll let you know how that works for me.
I ran all seven days this week. I clocked over forty miles. I know that I'm not supposed to do that, but I'm feeling that urgency. You know the one. Where it's Fall and the weather is amazing and I know it won't last, so I have to milk it for all of it's warmth and sunshine and bright, bright colors. I walked around today taking dorky photos in the afternoon. I realized I wasn't the only thing feeling that urgency.
It's that time of year when Mother Nature is bringing out the big guns. It's like the end of the fireworks display where the whole wad is being shot.
Summer's flowers are still blooming, and fading around the edges, but trying to compete...
...With Fall's own dramatic reds. Sure, they know it's all futile. In less than a month, they'll lie dormant and we'll be subject to the starkness of Winter. I suppose you can't blame us all for fighting it, can you?