The great bonfirePosted: November 12, 2012
I had a great weekend. I enjoyed spending time with my family, and we managed to get a few things accomplished while we were at it. The boats have been put away until next year. A large shelf was moved. And the shed was fixed.
On Friday night we had our Great Bonfire, an event that takes place about every two years or so. The purpose of the bonfire is to get rid of brush and other wood products that we can’t chip and shred or put in the compost or otherwise leave to rot. So, for a couple of years we build the pile down by the pond, and when weather conditions are just right, we set it on fire.
Sometimes we invite friends and family over to make a party of it. On Friday night it was just M and I and Bo the Dog, although Bo ended up in the house with the cats because it turns out he’s more afraid of fire than he is of the cats. (He thinks Izzy and Bella are fearsome felines.)
It was a beautiful evening. Warm, clear, a sky full of stars overhead.
The rest of the weekend was lovely, too. Nice weather and fun with family. Can’t beat that.
In other news…
Yesterday, after M the Younger, his lovely wife, and Bo the Dog left us, I sat down to see if it was possible for me to keep up to date with the blogs I follow, as well as with my own blog comments and postings. The conclusion?
Nope. Not a chance.
But it was fun trying.
We’re all in the same boat, here, I think. Perhaps we should just relax a bit and enjoy it without beating ourselves up over not reading, commenting, or posting from time to time.
So that’s my plan. How about you? Are you able to keep up with it all or are you, too, ready to relax a bit?
That’s it from the Bogs for this windy, rainy Monday. Winter is moving in. I could feel it this morning while out on my walk. The temperature has been steadily dropping and one or two of the weather prognosticators are saying we might get some snow flurries. That will be fun.
I’ll be back on Wednesday or Thursday. Be good, be kind, be loving, just Be. (And get outside if you can. It’s beautiful out there, no matter what the weather.)