Is there really room for a post without pictures in today's blogging world? I'm not sure, but am testing the water today.
It is a gorgeous fall Sunday and by that I mean sunny, bright and yet still very crisp. I had two round trips to Green Bay and except for the dark return home I noticed that the leaves seem to have changed overnight. One day they were green and now so many are tinged with crimson, goldenrod and my favorite...melon. I love sugar maples that turn that peachy canteloupe shade of orange.
Yesterday Selkie, my mother and I took a two hour walk on the Mountain Bay Trail. It was so beautiful that I almost felt like I was on vacation in the mountains. We even saw deer.
I got up early, walked Selkie and then came home and cleaned my closet and got rid of two bags of clothing, shoes and purses. It may not be as traditional to do an autumn purge as it is a spring, but it felt so good. The house feels in semi-good order. Mark cleaned while I was gone yesterday and maybe it was waking up to a clean kitchen that inspired me to do something else, "domestic".
It is on days like today that I wonder why so often I clutter my days with stress and angst over things that may be important and maybe truly stressful, but could probably be pushed aside for a little peace and a quiet mind if only for a few hours. I feel relaxed and as if I could actually sit still and read for awhile and I haven't been able to do that in some time.
I could take Selkie to Pine Woods for a nice long walk, but am not sure I'm going to. She's napping and worn out from yesterday. Sometimes I forget she's still a puppy and take her a little too far down the trail before I realize that she's developed those tired red eyes boxers are famous for.
Normally, on a day like today, I'd have a report about something I decided to cook or bake, but since I am still doing Paleo, there isn't any baking going on. I know there could be, but I haven't been inspired though I may make some applesauce later. In fact, that sounds really good. I just bought a bag of organic apples, so it's doable.
Ok...I convinced myself...it's an applesauce kind of day.