Sometimes, weekends can be too busy - chores to accomplish, social engagements to attend to, work that needs to be done.
Other times, weekends flow easily and the moments unfold without haste. This past weekend was one of those, and yet, when I look back, a lot of things happened.
Housecleaning (a cursory job of bathrooms, vacuuming and dusting), a bit of shopping (new boots, the dressy kind, not the warm kind), cookies baked, coffee on Saturday night with one set of friends and lunch on Sunday after church with another set.
A long afternoon walk on Sunday afternoon took us along Blenkinsop Lake, a trail popular with cyclists and pedestrians alike. Long shadows fall early now, yet the sun beats fiercely on our backs in defiance of the season.
On Friday night we made popcorn and watched the movie Woman in Gold. Have you seen it? I enjoy Helen Mirren in every role I've seen. The story was compelling and left me thinking of the terrible ways in which humans can treat other humans. I didn't think the movie was redemptive, but there was justice, and a coming to terms with life.
In the woods today, the cyclamen bloom. Pale colors typical of spring, not autumn, yet there they are. So lovely.
Another week begins, full of potential.
Linking to Mosaic Monday, hosted by Judith of Lavender Cottage.