Weekly Happenings: On Monday, I had one last day with Tracie before she had to fly back to Utah that evening. We got up early and drove out to Fredericksburg to hike Enchanted Rock. It’s a huge rock that, if you hike up to the top of it, you get really beautiful views of the Hill Country that surrounds it. After we hiked the rock, we walked around Fredericksburg (Main Street is full of historic buildings, cute shops, and yummy restaurants) and also checked out the area around the Pacific War Museum (the inside of the museum was closed for cleaning) which also included a Garden of Peace that was donated by the Japanese people to the people of the United States. Oh, and we stumbled across one area that had an old water wheel that had been restored with the help of funds from our church (as well as a plaque that commemorated the memory of the Zodiac Colony which was a colony of pioneers from our church that apparently settled in the area in 1846). It was neat to see that bit of history that I wasn’t aware of. We grabbed lunch at a yummy Italian place and then headed home. On the way home, we stopped by a roadside stand. It’s normally only open during peach season, but they decided to stay open a little longer and sell some melons, apples, and pumpkins. We didn’t buy any produce, but I bought some homemade peach preserve and Tracie went home with some goat’s milk lotion and a really good smelling candle. After I took Tracie to the airport, life kind of returned to normal: work, school, errands, piano teaching, etc.
The Weekly Weather: Our mornings have been cool and pleasant with it warming up in the afternoons. Not much rain to mention (I think it might have sprinkled this morning). Hopefully it’ll start cooling down some more. It doesn’t feel much like fall when it’s 80-90 degrees outside.
What Paul’s Been Up To: He worked at work this past week (except Monday) and will work from home this next week. He’s also been busy with HOA stuff (trying to get ready for the annual meeting) and stuff for the Libertarian party (since election day is swiftly approaching).
What Sarah’s Been Up To: Other than playing on Monday, I didn’t do too much out of the ordinary…oh, except I did also get to go to book club, which was fun as always.
What Joseph’s Been Up To: He had another good week at school. I don’t see much of him after school because he makes a bee-line for his room. I figure he probably needs a bit of time to unwind after school, so I let him be.
What Abigail’s Been Up To: She’s been busy as usual. She still tells me on a regular basis that she’s ready to put on her costume and go get candy. 😉 She is slowly adjusting to having to leave Joseph at school (but still tries to latch onto him as soon as he gets home…maybe that’s why he heads for the hills, haha).
This Week in Pictures: