Awaiting our return were a ton of ripe veggies in our garden and a ton of blooming dahlias, a few of which I cut and brought into the apartment. All that rain I whined about weeks ago has been a boon to all the plants. I am vaguely embarrassed now by all my morose kvetching about the gray and the damp. (Well, maybe not so embarrassed, actually – heh.) Everything is thriving! Hooray!
We’re back from our little trip, and woah, was it a great one! We spent a few days hiking in the Berkshires (we did Benedict’s Pond & a bit of the Appalachian Trail there, Monument Mountain, and Jug End) and a couple of days hiking & biking in Vermont. It was a fabulously blissful time. Now that we’re back, I feel like something has shifted and I am realigned. Yeah, I know it sounds all foo-foo and whatever, but it’s true. I feel more focused and reinvigorated. Time to strike while the iron is hot and work on some of those projects that have been piling up, both personal and professional.