"I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house." ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
My thoughts echoed Nathaniel's when I first woke up this morning and saw the brilliant autumn sunshine beckoning and felt the brisk breeze coming through my windows. It was a gorgeous, perfect autumn morning.
Unfortunately, summer wasn't ready to give up the stage - it returned for an encore a few hours later just as we took our seats in the Darrell K. Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium, so we baked and sweated in the stands for four hours as the Longhorns whooped the UT-El Paso Miners. (Final score 64-7... ouch!)
We were guests of our friends Mary Kay and Joe, avid Longhorn fans, no matter what the sport. Their son is on the Big Bertha team this year.
In return, we treated them to dinner at Waterloo Ice House after the game, and after picking Kendall up from her dorm (it's time for another shopping trip!)
It's funny...I said all week, "oh, I'll just take care of that this weekend..." about all of the tasks piling up around here. But now the weekend is halfway over, tomorrow seems to be spoken for between Mass and shopping, and I haven't done a damn thing on my list! Also, I'm still struggling with Chapter 3 on my book (although I think once this one is complete, the next few will flow quickly.) Next weekend is my girls' weekend on the coast, so I can't even tell myself "next weekend" with a straight face. I know I'd be lying.
It's really tough to get things done when you're never at home to do them. But I'm not complaining...I've been having a blast and the things that really need to get done somehow get done. The rest will just have to wait. Maybe weekend after next...
Am I the only one who feels like they never get anything accomplished?
Scenes from the day...