BubblyPosted: September 25, 2011
The party went well. I am fairly certain a good time was had by all. Everyone looked happy. That’s usually a good sign.
We had plenty of food. I’m going to have to take up jogging, especially after all the desserts. Rumor has it that if you indulge with friends while having a great time, the calories don’t count. It’s possible I won’t need to jog after all.
I have a tip for the photographers out there who are interested in portraiture. Get a princess wand filled with bubble solution, and have someone blow bubbles around the person or people you want to photograph. You won’t have to wait long for the smiles and looks of pure joy.
I can’t show you all the smiling, joyful people because I don’t post photos of friends or family without their permission, and I did hear more than once “not on the blog!” You’ll just have to take my word for it, and enjoy the bubbles instead. Maybe they will make you smile, too.
We have what my daughter-in-law calls good party karma. The weather, which was if-y in terms of the possibility of rain, was wonderful. Warm and mostly sunny. We could not have asked for a better day.
Can you tell I enjoyed the bubbles as much as everyone else?
After our friends (those who stayed the night) left this morning, I went out for a walk around the pond. It was a lovely morning. Magical. There were quite a few monarch butterflies fluttering around the flowers.
They looked brand new, as if they had just emerged from the chrysalis. It’s possible they did. These are probably the fourth generation of this season’s monarchs. They will be migrating soon.
For more information about the monarch butterfly, visit the Monarch Butterfly Site. They are pretty fascinating creatures.
Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
~ Rabindranath Tagore
After my walk, M suggested we go for a bike ride. To be honest, I didn’t want to go. I’m tired today. Tired in a good way. I just wanted to relax. But I decided going was the better choice. We’re hoping to take a long (for us) bike ride in mid October. I need to get in shape for it.
I am so glad I went. It was fun, the scenery and weather were lovely, and the exercise did me a world of good. Now I can really relax, the way you do after a job well done.
Dark clouds are moving in as I type. I can hear thunder off in the distance. It looks like there are a few rain showers popping up on the radar.
Although the first day of autumn was Friday, today feels more like the end of summer to me.
The change seems more palpable, even on this warm day.
We still have a few more weeks to enjoy the swim platform, and pedal or row around the pond. Then it will be time to bring them all in for the winter.
I am going into the third week of The Artist’s Way. I missed a few days of morning pages due to party preparations. Since this is a no pressure, have fun with it, last attempt at The Artist’s Way, I’m okay with missing days when I have to. My artist’s date was a trip to a local discount store where I pondered seasonal decorations. In the end I didn’t buy anything because I am trying to get rid of stuff, not add to it. But it was fun to look.
That’s about it from the Bogs for today. I hope your weekend was as fun and joyful and bubbly as mine. 😀