And everything nice. I was going to tell you how cranky I was today, but I've decided against that. I wasn't awful, and the only person to suffer my wrath was my son. He's another story unto himself, but he was in the ICU last week, so I'm cutting him some slack here. Another very productive day and I'm glad at the amount of work I've done. But it wasn't until late this afternoon, when I took George for a walk before dinner, that my cranky mood really began to disappate. On the farm where I live, there is a main house where the owners live, which I'm sure is quite beautiful. On a section of property attached to the main farm, there is a home where the owners' daughter and her family live. Their 4 children have their ponies in the barn here, and they have lessons in the indoor ring. There are numerous trails to go horseback riding, too. The children are always afoot, and by afoot, I mean that their parents don't drive them back and forth. I think it's wonderful. They hike through the woods to get to the barn, and they travel on their bikes to get to their grandparents home. And this afternoon, during my walk with George, I was smiling the whole way, for I could hear them playing in the pool. "Marco!" "Polo!" The sound really travels here, and the music of children's laughter is infectious. I haven't heard it lately because working at the school in the summer, there are no children!
It instantly made me feel better, that I can say for sure.
Tomorrow I have even more to do, but I don't mind. I wish I had another week off, though. I love staying home and George is loving me being here. He got two huge walks today from me.
I realized I haven't been posting many macro shots on this blog, and I seem to have been putting them all on the Picture A Day blog. These are begonias that are growing in a pot on my front porch. I moved them away from the brick of the house to get a better background. I think it worked. The blue bokeh is in the last pic is actually the sky.
Until tomorrow, my friends.