Sleeping until almost 8:30 is not something I often do. I don’t even remember Ted getting up and leaving with Bear and Maddie – that’s how “out of it” I was. When they came back in, and Bear landed solidly next to me in the bed and Maddie was whining on the floor to get up there – that’s when I woke up. I got up and went searching for Ted, but he was nowhere to be found. A few minutes later, I heard the backdoor open, and he came up the stairs. While Dawn and Stevie had been here, Ted had forgotten about keeping an eye on all the flowers planted around the condo. We seldom have five days without rain, so he usually doesn’t have to do that by hand (something that somehow seems to have fallen under his job description as president of the condo association). Our visitors had enjoyed a rare, dry five days, and the flowers were beginning to droop. So he watered everything early this morning. Five minutes after he finished and came inside, it started to rain.
Ted worked today at the Welcome Center, leaving the condo at 9:30 with rain gear. That left me alone with the dogs on a rainy morning. Sheer bliss! I poured my second cup of coffee, curled up on the couch with my book, and read while listening to the rain drops beat against the windows. Bear crawled up on the couch, and Maddie tried her best to get in my lap. Managing coffee, a book, and a dog was a little too much though, and she had to be content just curled up next to me, with Bear’s big, fluffy tail acting as her blanket. We were snug!
About an hour later, reality called, and I got up to change sheets, wash a load of clothes, clean up breakfast dishes, and just generally tidy up the place. That didn’t take long, and I began wondering what to blog about today. The phone rang just then, and it was Molly, the Little Stone Church pastor’s wife. She had talked to me once about writing on a wedding weekend at the church on my blog She had to get special permission for me to attend the rehearsal and wedding, and this morning she had gotten the permission she needed. This is going to be so exciting and so beautiful! It will be a wedding in September (exact date to be announced later), and I will be able to attend and photograph to my heart’s content. I can see this being at least a 2-day post. Stay tuned for more updates!
With a rainy afternoon forecast, I think I am going to post some random shots from the last few weeks that haven’t worked their way into any blogs so far. I’ve captioned them for you. Enjoy!
I did not get downtown today to get pictures of the Wheelmen of Michigan, but will try and get down there tomorrow morning to catch them before they head out on an afternoon ferry. To be honest, I did not leave the condo once today, except to take the dogs out to the front yard in the rain around noon. That is unheard of for me. I promise I will get moving again tomorrow!