I bragged far too much about how well I was sleeping through the night as last night was not one of those super nights. While Harrigan and Bailey snuggled against me, sleeping peacefully, I was blinking awake or getting up to use the bathroom every hour. My clock math was in constant use as I quickly calculated my remaining winks. And today is my longest day of the week with a shift at the park and teaching from 4:00 PM until 11:45 PM.
We dipped down to 39 degrees this morning and intend to make it to 68 degrees this afternoon. I am still in shorts and will remain so for as long as I can.
While I am not a fan of the seasonal darkness, dreary skies, and chillier weather, I do love capturing the fall colors brimming with reds and oranges. There are a few trees that change to apricot, or the same color as peach jello. I love those trees and look forward to seeing their brief visit.
With my schedule between teaching and the park having no free days until October 29th, I fear I am going to miss trips to Woodland Cemetery to take photos of the fall foliage. Most of my photos will be relegated to The Park which is always one of my camera’s targets each fall.
My friend, Linda Utt, mother of my former student, Ian, now a music composition major at The Ohio State University, lost her mother yesterday. It has been a journey with her mother’s health and now the good soul can rest.
Several friends, the Lade and Brooks families have bid farewell to their furry pals while a few other friends are in that transition phase. These break my heart with four senior dogs at home.
I am feeling a drag on my energy and I hope that slides away as the morning progresses.
It’s time to shower, dress, and prep for my trek across the street to catch No. 17.
Make it a great day!