I woke up this morning determined not to spend the day working.
I don't get it.
It seems that it's all I do.
And no matter how much I do - there's more to do.
I packed a picnic lunch, loaded up the bikes and we drove to
Willow Slough FIsh and Wildlife Area in Morocco, Indiana.
We had a picnic lunch by the lake.
Took a nature walk.
Rode our bikes around and explored.
My bike doesn't have a kickstand.
I don't know what these berries are called. Pokeberries come to mind, and I have no idea why.
This I remember - and the botanical name to boot.
I used to want to be a botanist - and a park ranger - and an actress - and an underwater biologist - need I go on?
We started exploring the backroads.
And landsakes all mighty - they were some backroads.
Hopkins Park, Illinois
Never heard of it, let alone been up in it.
Out of no where, and I do mean no where - pops this place.
I was being shy with the camera.
He really didn't have anything laid out for sale, but would go PICK you anything you wanted.
It kinda broke my heart, I'm not sure why.
Here he is picking baby greens for me.
I bought a nice large watermelon, and he gave me two small ones - the yellow flesh kind. I bought three of the sweetest, tiniest little yellow squash you'd ever seen. They almost melted up in my hand they were so tender. Even though I'm sick to death of cucumbers right now, I bought three. I also got a gallon sized Ziploc bag chock full of baby kale, turnip and mustard greens. The price for all of this? $5. Seriously. Break my heart some more. I thought it might offend him if I gave him more.
I have a feeling I'm going to see Roy Thurman again in the great by and by.
He was a special, kind, spiritual kind of man.
I'll tell him how great his greens were, how sweet his melons, and how tender his squash.
This is what life is made of people.
I had the windows rolled all the way down, my feet stuck out the window.
I've decided to relish the last bit of summer, instead of wishing it away.
Then - I was surrounded by the scent of basil
I've never before seen a field of basil.
But mainly - it was all corn.
I came home and savored a delicious chocolate cupcake.
I took a nap.
I finished tweaking my office re-do - my no cost - rearrange some stuff redo.
I'll blog about it next.
I need more days like this!
Thanks for all of your wonderful comments and support from my last post.
I swear, you all are the best cheerleaders anyone could ask for!
I let go of a few more things today - and it wasn't easy.
The way Glenco drives - can I get an amen for that one!?
The the blinds in the livingroom.
Seriously - a whole post will be done about those!
Hope your Sunday was wonderful too.