Saturday we had our first autumn storm, a tree blaster that left many without power in the Seattle area. It left us with a mess of tree debris all over the patio and lawn. After watching my poor Seahawks get stomped my Giants Sunday morning, I spent several hours outside in the fresh air, working to clean up. It felt great.
Today it's raining again. The days are gone when we can take it for granted that we can work outside, so it's time for inside activities. I finished that thick novel The Pillars of the Earth. It's a good read, although the rape and pillage and murder prevalent in it's portrayal of medieval life sometimes added to my funk. But all's well that ends well, and it did. Justice prevails, at least in fiction.
Today I also plugged in my sewing machine, set up the guest room as my cutting room, and started sewing again. We are going to spend Halloween with our grandchildren in Fort Morgan, CO this year, and our daughter informed us that we need costumes. I have never been one to dress up, but, hey, when it's my grandchildren, I can get with it. I found a great witch hat and I'm making a fancy cape to go with it. It felt good to break through the lethargy and get started. When that is done, I have other projects to work on that I put away unfinished last spring. Sewing is a seasonal activity for me, sort of alternating with gardening. Now that the seasons have truly changed, it's time to get into it again.
Tom, too, is getting activated with his indoor hobby, genealogy. He recently subscribed to Ancestry.com and now has access at home to all kinds of public records. He has been pouring over census records, finding missing data for his already extensive family history files. We may have to program our computer use now to avoid domestic disturbance.
Tomorrow we're expecting another wind and rain storm, but we're set. Unless the power goes out :(