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October 25, 2013

car of the dead, mini reunion, and 45 minutes
posted by soe 3:46 am

A paco-vicuna at the New York Sheep & Wool Festival

This week marked the conclusion of vacation and re-entry into the workaday life. Mostly painfree, but I admit that I’m looking forward to the weekend something fierce.

Three beautiful things from my past week:

1. As we were driving home from vacation, we could see a jeep approaching us with a cow skull tied to its grate. Unusual in Maryland, but nothing special, right? How about when it passed us and we found to our delight that the passenger seat contained a skeleton, so enjoying the ride that it had its hand hanging onto the rollbar?

2. Despite being in New England for Conn’s fall weekend, we opt not to go. Instead, we spend a Sunday afternoon filled with pumpkins, wool, hot cider doughnuts, bicycling, reminiscing, and laughter with Eri and Eric.

3. After our last night of camping, Rudi and I packed up the car and then he got a head-start on our trip to Keene’s Pumpkin Festival on his bike. Figuring I had most of an hour to myself, I pulled the car into the day lot and took my thermos of tea and my notebook to a sunny picnic table for uninterrupted writing time.

How about you? What’s been beautiful in your world this week?

Category: three beautiful things. There is/are 2 Comments.

Halloween is a great chance for people to show of their creativity. How fun to run into something so hilarious. Our beautiful thing is the weather! It has been fabulous the last 2 weeks, but it’s about to end.

Comment by margene 10.25.13 @ 10:51 am

@margene: Agreed. We were in New Orleans last year shortly before Halloween and were blown away by how seriously they took their decorations. And this year we were up in New Hampshire where they had a pumpkin festival full of carved jack o’lanterns. Amazing!

Lovely weather is definitely beautiful. I’m sorry yours turned stormy.

Comment by soe 11.15.13 @ 3:49 am