Off today, temps are supposed to be in the low 70's (F) and I need to mow the lawn. Two years ago the summer was wet, the grass stayed green, and mowing was frequent, but not as frequent as this year. Rather than the normal 4 -5 week stretch with out rain, the skies over Central PA have rained down upon us with almost consistent regularity. I'm a little tired of the rain. And, of course, people are wondering about what the winter's going to look like, and how frequently we'll be getting snow.
An interesting aspect of going part-time is the decreasing need for me to take my own lunch to work. This was something that never occurred to me, but this detail turns out to be a bit of a savings. Shopping at my local Giant always entailed buying the necessary ingredients to cook 5 lunches every week. Now there's extra meat in my freezer and I'm saying "wow, I'd better start cooking."
Tonight was supposed to be movie night, but that's been changed to Thursday, so you'll have to wait for my comments.
One of the interesting things about this past summer was that the dahlias that I left winter outside have bloomed continuously week, after week, after week. I just ran out and took this picture. The roses are still blooming, too, but the explosive pink of the dahlias steals the show.