1. Fall is pretty much the best season here in the Mid-Atlantic (in my opinion, at least). Last night, I went on the most beautiful run along the Schuylkill – the sun was setting, the sky was all sorts of colors and the clouds appeared backlit, and the river was perfectly still, save for the skullers and dragonboaters. It was the perfect temperature for a jog or a stroll. The teenagers I passed at the dog park also thought it was the perfect temperature for a little PDA. 🙂
The only thing I dislike about autumn is knowing that winter is right around the corner. I like just a slight chill in the air…not one that requires staying inside.
2. I think I’m going to try to learn French, at least enough so that the next time we go (fingers crossed) I can do just a little bit better. I’m thinking of trying this (free) online language-learning program. Which reminds me – I am way behind, but I still owe a post or three about our holiday in Europe. Coming up soon.
3. We’re driving down to DC tonight for a short trip (just the weekend) to see family and friends. Though I’ve been many times, I always want to try at least one new thing (visit a new place, try a new restaurant, see a new sight – something along these lines). We’ll see what we can figure out.
5. Ecclesiastes. It’s sort of a downer of a book, but C loves it. Nothing gives him more joy than a book that everyone else finds depressing – go figure. Amidst all the absurdity that we see throughout the 12 chapters, there are also glimpses of God’s love and his plan for redeeming us, and his world. Definitely recommended reading – here’s a little taste:
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.