Extra pool time ~ This morning's water aerobics class was so relaxing, ending with some yoga moves that made it hard to want to leave the water. It is the last week that the pool will stay open during the day. Usually, by the time our class is over, there is a long line of families waiting to come in and swim for the day. This week, since most of the kids have gone back to school, there are only a handful. So, a friend and I hung out after class, caught some extra sun and pool time. It was heavenly. I think this duck appreciated the peace and quiet, too.
Zucchini bread baking ~ It is 'cool' enough today (only low 80s) that I didn't mind turning the oven on to bake some chocolate chip zucchini bread. It is my recipe from college and there isn't one healthy thing about it, except for a few shreds of zucchini. The house smells soooo good!
I have a really cool blender that somehow I lost the blade piece for. Truth be told, I think I might have been overzealous in cleaning out the pantry one day, and thought it belonged to another blender that I gave to ARC. My bad. Yesterday, I called the manufacturer for a replacement part. When the woman first quoted the price -- that included shipping, my heart sank. I commented that I might as well buy a new blender. She was very nice and said she would wave the shipping and give me the blade piece for a very discounted price. I really don't even need this particular blender, but hated the idea of having to throw it into a landfill because of my mistake.
Earlier this week, I was walking from my car to the entrance of the garden store. I could almost feel that exact moment between summer and fall. The heat of the pavement rose up, but simultaneously there was a cool breeze and the sky was that blue with that hint of purple that I only see in September.
I'm happy to have new garden gloves to replace the pair that have a hole in just one finger, but all the dirt manages to seep in that one spot;)