This is from the village square with the falling leaves. The colours were so much more beautiful than the photo suggests but you can use your imagination!
Here is the student himself - he is happy and smiling, he is confident and has friends, and he seems to be enjoying his course. You can't ask for more than that!
My two sons and daughter-in-law walking along the beach front at Tankerton. The sun popped in and out, but the wind was cold. David never feels the cold. He is just like his grandfather in that way.
This is a pebble beach - I love looking for heart shaped pebbles, but not this time. I sat and watched like the old granny I am soon to be. Sigh. I feel as though I have leapfrogged from "get on the beach and have fun" to "sit on the bench and watch the world go by" too soon. Way too soon.
And now we come to our friend Vee - she wrote something on Saturday I think re the fact that I called her on the phone. What she left out was the REASON I called, although calling to have a chat was a delight in itself, let me hasten to add!
A while back, I was muttering in a post that my feet were cold, and that David had taken all the socks in this house with him when he went to university. Well, they were his, I suppose, so he had every right to do that! I just tend to borrow his things. Like socks. Anyway, Vee sent me an email the next day to say that she had ordered me some socks from LL Bean, and that they were winging their way here as she spoke. Now, people, is that not the sweetest thing????? I was so touched! And on Thursday, they arrived! Look! Warm socks which are MINE! (The phone has no flash, so excuse the quality here.) They are warm and thick and my toes are in paradise.
So of course, once I had her address, I could look up her phone number, and of course I was going to call her to chat and to thank her. Of course. So I did. We had a delightful chat, and I could assure her that my toes were no longer in any danger of dropping off. And now I have her phone number, I will be calling again to chat. Sending me the socks was the sweetest thing, Vee, and I grin every time I look at them. You are such a delight. Thanks again!
On Sunday, we made another trip to Costco to get something my son needed, and I managed a couple of different aisles - there is still lots to discover. My brain was working over time multiplying, dividing etc as I worked out best savings on things. And I was the last of the big time spenders. I bought a tub of chocolate chips for baking. Belgian chocolate. I had such fun looking at the toddler things - they had some Carters baby things - I had quite a bit of American stuff for my babies, and remember the label. The toys! Wow! The christmas things! Lots of exclamation marks!
And that is enough excitement for now. I will be back.