Hi from Indiana!
Those are my toes, hanging out outside in the 80-degree weather. I guess I can’t complain, because the weather has been gorgeous. Even if a little warm, it’s still very fall-like. My parents have a fire pit in their backyard, and I like to sit around beside it and pretend I’m camping. S’mores help.
So do fun little plastic glasses.
I keep looking around and admiring all the flat space outside. It’s only been a few months, but I’m already used to looking in every direction and seeing the mountains. I kind of miss them. 😉 It would be nice to have a big, pretty backyard where I could string lights though—like my parents’.
Look who we picked up from daycare yesterday! (We had houseguests, and houseguests tend to enjoy their time more without 75-pound dogs who are convinced they are actually 15-pound lap dogs trying to crawl into their laps. So Riley was banned to the kennel while they were here.)
Doesn’t he look dignified and handsome? He got a good dog award at the kennel for being a sweetheart and then he got a bandana. And yesterday he even did his business in the yard instead of his usual fave spot, directly on the patio. Who is this imposter and where did they put Riley? I have a feeling the real one is on his way to California with a tag on his neck that reads “Special Delivery for Casey.”
They had this cute display out in front of the doggie kennel. I wanted to buy a pumpkin, but Riley had other ideas, such as ripping my shoulder out of its socket.
Our flight got in at 3:30am Thursday morning due to weather delays, so I spent Friday wandering around feeling jet-lagged/tired. Saturday morning, I felt a lot better, so I got up and went for a run on my favorite trail. I’ve been running mostly at the gym in Pasadena, so it felt great to get outside for a bit. (I’m just a scaredy cat and only run on super populated trails alone, which this one definitely is.)
The drive to the trail was so pretty!
So was the running trail.
I don’t know why the leaves look so green here—I thought they were orange and red when I was running. Maybe I should have had more water halfway in. It’s possible I was seeing mirages.
The rest of the weekend was spent at a beautiful wedding for a close friend, and relaxing with family. It’s been great to be home.
Tonight, I’m going over to a friend’s for dinner and am making a fun dessert—I’ll be back soon to share the recipe. 🙂