Sunday, November 07, 2004

I Love Autumn

It’s such a nice season. The air is crisp, the trees are fabulous, the sunsets are amazing, and all is right with the world. It’s been sunny for several days now, so our roses have had a chance to come back for one last burst of color – I picked several today, so everybody has fresh roses in their rooms. It’s wonderful. Hugo has been taking pictures of the sunset every night, just because the colors are so gorgeous. We built a fire in the downstairs fireplace for the first time tonight, and it’s heating up the basement wonderfully. I do love fires; they make the house feel so cozy. For almost the last month I’ve smelled other people’s fires when I’ve been out walking – there’s something really special about walking along all bundled up in the cold, and smelling woodsmoke from your neighbors’ fires. And now we have a fire of our own! I was going to make hot-crossed buns this afternoon, but ran out of time – hopefully I’ll get a chance to do that soon, because that’s a cozy thing, too.

Thursday, November 04, 2004

A Lovely Portland Day

Today is a lovely day. Despite still being in a state of shock over the results of Tuesday’s elections (both national and local), it has still been a beautiful day. As my archaeology professor so aptly put it, Life goes on. All I have to say is that I can see myself getting a lot more politically-minded in the next few years – I can feel it coming on already….

It has been an absolutely gorgeous fall day – clear and crisp, with the bright sunlight falling beautifully on the amazingly red, yellow and orange autumn leaves. That’s one of the things I love about living in Oregon – the colors of autumn never cease to amaze me. It is nice to be able to participate in the changing of the seasons, to really be able to feel them, rather than just mark off the solstices and equinoxes on a calendar. I do love Oregon.

I met a friend today that I hadn’t seen in a very long time. He was one of my first class-friends at PSU, from my Environmental Sociology class my very first term. I’ve run into him every once in a while since then, but hadn’t for quite some time until today, so it was nice to chat with him for a few minutes, even if he did have to run off to class. I think if I spent any more time with him, I’d get political even faster! :)

After I ran into my friend, I headed to the library to sit and do some reading until it was time to catch my bus. I never got to my reading, however, as I discovered a very pleasant surprise waiting for me at the library – the quarterly book sale! So I rummaged around in their books for a little while, and finally had to tear myself away so I could catch my bus. I came away with a few gardening books and the ever-useful “How to Clean Practically Anything,” for a dollar each. I didn’t have nearly enough time to go through everything, though, so I’ll be heading back there tomorrow to browse the sale properly. :)

So it’s a good day in Lacey-Land. :) I’m off to morris practice shortly, and then there’s just one more day until the weekend. Hooray!