Monday, September 23, 2013

First Autumn Weekend Recap!

Good day, blog friends.
Welcome to Monday morning at PaperTurtle
and another exciting weekend recap.
This weekend was filled with all kinds of things, and mostly things that I didn't photograph. Like Friday-night-date-night with Doug and our side-kick Carrie, Saturday's yoga class and hair appointment for me, shopping for a new computer for Doug, and a whole bunch of laundry.



Perhaps the best thing about this weekend is that fall has officially arrived - not just in terms of the date on the calendar, but as evidenced by our cooler temps this weekend. ~sigh~ Such a relief after months of scorching temps! And that lovely autumn breeze we enjoyed yesterday? Bliss, I tell you. Pure bliss.


The plants in our backyard seem to be enjoying the change of the season, and you can almost hear them breathing a sigh of relief as well.
 
 
Saturday evening Carrie and I attended a DIY party hosted by our crafty friend, Janae. She had everything set up for decorating dishtowels, clothespins, and wooden spoons, plus another table set up for creating hair ties and arm bands. We each paid a little fee to help with the cost of materials, and then enjoyed each others company, some crafty fun, and maybe a cocktail or two.
 
 
 
Yesterday morning Carrie and I participated in the National Ovarian Cancer awareness walk sponsored by NOCC. I'll have more about that tomorrow, but here's a photo of the park where the walk was held:

 
One of my co-workers lost her father last week, and our office sent her a bouquet of flowers as an expression of sympathy. It was a great idea for her desk, but not so great that they were left behind as she had to travel out of state to attend funeral services. She asked me to take the bouquet home and enjoy them, which I did. Kind of. I mean, it was (is) a gorgeous bouquet, but blue and yellow was my mom's favorite color combination so I was reminded of her with every sight of this bouquet - not to mention the fact that my work-friend is away for the purpose of saying her final goodbyes to her dad. Bittersweet bouquet, for sure.
 
 
And then, you know, if I get too sad there's always this boy to help set things straight:


So, a weekend filled some melancholy moments, a lovely autumn breeze, flowers and laundry - probably not all of my favorite things, but not too shabby in the big scheme of things.

Here's wishing you a week filled with laughter and blessings.
I'm off to make it so.

PS: Thanks so much for the lovely comments left on my Photography Scavenger Hunt Wrap-up this weekend. What a fun project that was to participate in! The last time I looked there were 61 link-up's on Rinda's blog - a huge success this year, I'd say. Congratulations to my friend, Rinda, for a great summer scavenger hunt, and to all who participated.

11 comments:

Ruth said...

I'll take Arizona's Autumn temps over London's greyness any day of the week!

Irene said...

What a beautiful park for your walk. Houston had nice weather too this weekend.

Susi said...

Sounds busy, busy! We also had a busy weekend with nice weather.

scrappyjacky said...

I love that you call those 'cooler' temperatures....as I'm sure you know....we would call them extremely hot....or words to that effect!!

Karen said...

What a packed weekend. How nice to spend time with friends crafting. Lovely park for your walk too.

Audrey said...

Oh my, can Lucky come visit me for a while? I'd love to have that face cheering me up each day! He is SUCH A LOVE!!!! Those eyes....

Karen said...

I just have to giggle when 88° is seen as cooling off! The temperatures here are tallish, too---but you'd probably find them down right chilly!

Margaret said...

The weather here is pretty similar. You used your weekend well.

debs14 said...

Cooling of at that temperature? That made me smile!
That dog's smile is so amusing, he'd cheer you up any time you were feeling a little bit down.

Becky said...

You made me laugh with that cooler temperature - we are ecstatic if it ever reaches that!

Lisa-Jane said...

I love the idea of that DIY party! I'd love to see more of what you all made.

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