The puppies are tucked into their kennels and sound asleep, the other of us is watching TV reruns in the other room, and I am enjoying my last pot of Stash’s Tieguanyin oolong tea. Not my favorite, I thought, but I note that it’s the first tea of that mail order that I’ve finished. Tea leaves are still wet, and there are extra teacups in the cupboard, if you’d like to try it.
If we were visiting together, this evening, I would tell you that I have felt much better, today, than yesterday and the few days previous. The air has, for the most part, been free from smoke. There was rain, and the morning was cold and wet, but I was able to get out to the gazebo and put in 7.5 miles on the exercise bike. Thanks to the space heater, which I turned to the “high” setting with the oscillator fan aimed at my feet and legs. If the smoke is not back before then, I would like to get out there and do it again. I am able to read while pedaling, thanks to my ebook tablet.
In addition to taking more photographs, today, I also dug out a photograph of last year’s Forget Me Not flowers in the back garden, and then I had to write a poem to go with it. ☺
I would tell you that I found, later in the day, flowers with petals furled and folded in with bees tucked into them. I found several sites that reassured me the insects will hide away and wait for morning’s warmth if they cannot return to their hives or burrows because of cold or darkness. Mention was made of honeybees navigating by the sun. That makes sense to me. I will be sure to not worry when I come across them napping in my flowers.
On Saturday, we decided to go out for a quick supper at the local Denny’s Restaurant, where we got a free meal on account of using the punch ticket (buy 10 and get one free, I think). I think it’s a seniors thing (over age 55). We stopped for a few groceries on the way home.
We have to settle on which events we wish to attend at our 50th College Reunion celebration. Homecoming weekend is the last weekend of September and begins with several events on Thursday. Our wedding anniversary is the same week, and both fall within the 6-week photography online workshop I’ve enrolled in, which will make the week a bit crowded. I should make my first appearance at the event I most want to attend, in case I become ill (second-hand fragrances and/or smoke) and must miss the rest of the weekend. Fortunately, our college is in the town just across the river from the town where we live.
Have you attended any college or high school reunions since graduation? I went to one of my husband’s HS reunions and knew more people in his graduating class than I recognized when I attended a reunion of my own HS class. College reunions (I think I’ve gone to half a dozen over the last 50 years) have not been so bad, but the people whom one had hoped to see again mostly did not show up, and others remembered me, but I often didn’t recall either the face or the name…or either. I confess to not being good at recalling faces. I am better with names, but only if I write them down.
My teacup is almost empty, and so I am going to try to get some sleep, now. This has been, all told, an enjoyable weekend.
Thanks for stopping by. I don’t know about you, but I’m finding that writing these coffee share posts is somehow therapeutic.
Goodnight and sweet dreams!