Monday, October 12, 2015
Mushrooms and Obligations
It's definitely mushroom season -- I've been seeing tons of them in the woods, sprouting from all manner of leaf litter and old logs. Nothing quite as dramatic as that big red one I saw a few weeks ago, though.
Olga and I were back at the Heath yesterday. I didn't take the camera this time and I must admit it was nice not having to lug it around. It's healthy, sometimes, to just walk and look and experience, without expectation or purpose. You know? The weather was much nicer than Saturday -- blue sky, sunshine, cool but pleasant temperatures. We did not lose the Kong.
I'm having guilt about what to do with Olga while we're in Lisbon for Thanksgiving and, more importantly, in Florida around Christmas. We've arranged with the daughter of a friend to watch Olga in November, and that's for just a few days, so I don't expect a problem there. But we have no one to watch her over Christmas. I sort of left that in Dave's camp but he's just been too busy, so I need to get that ironed out. And we need someone reliable, given that we'll be gone two weeks. I wish our dog-walkers could do it, but apparently that's not a service they provide.
I also need to call about the food for the wedding party. I am going to do that today, I swear.