The days are getting shorter and shorter. Normally, the clock would be falling back this weekend, but not this year. With the extension of daylight savings time, the mornings continue in darkness. It was barely light out when Cindy arrived at my house to take me out for another long run.
The crisp air and the brilliant colors of the leaves told us that summer was over. We enjoyed a break from the lonely runs of weekends past and chatted as we ran. This run required a bit more time than I had expected, but having some friendly company made it all the more enjoyable. The run was a success, but I was happy to have it finished.
I returned home to find some interesting little creatures sitting on my table.
In the backyard, the rest of the family was engaging in the fun of carving pumpkins into creative works of art. They were well into the process but saved a pumpkin for me to get creative with. Equipped with special tools and a book of templates, we all worked away until the pumpkins were all transformed into Jack-O-Lanterns.
Afterwards, we spun a web across the front of the house and then went out for a family “linner” (lunch-dinner) before DD and Tash hit the road again. I am so thankful that they carved out a bit of time to come spend some time with us.
I am also glad that I was allowed to carve out a bit of time for myself too. It’s been a good weekend.