Hello everyone! How was the weekend? Did you happen to catch Grace's post yesterday, Highs + Lows? If you didn't, check it out, and don't forget to read the comments. It's a nice reminder that life is never purely one or the other (high or low). For anyone.
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Also of note (no, I'm not being sarcastic), it's apricot, blueberry, and peach season here in Western New York. It was hard not to get greedy at the Farmers Market. This weekend's best pick was the donut peach (also called Saturn peach, see picture). Words fail.
The husband picked up the movie 42 on Saturday night. For those who don't know, it's the story of how Jackie Robinson broke the MLB color barrier with the help of Brooklyn Dodgers president and GM Branch Rickey. It was good, but the true story and the men involved are so great and inspiring that the movie really should have been great. Does that make sense? That being said, this is a great date night movie, sure to please even those not at all interested in baseball or sports.
Ah, what else... We have finally jumped aboard the Duck Dynasty train. I like it. It makes me laugh, sometimes because it's ridiculous, sometimes because I can imagine portions of the dialogue issuing forth from the very mouths of certain members of my family. I like that the characters are country, and educated (they all have at least a bachelor degree, except Si). It's also refreshing to see a real family that has stayed together through thick and thin, lives in the same area, and, despite the constant mutual ribbing, genuinely enjoys spending time together. I think most of us have families that are spread far and wide, and it's novel to experience anything different.
We haven't just been watching tv this weekend. Yesterday we celebrated my niece's seventh birthday with a surprise party that lasted much of the day. It was good to enjoy the warm weather out of doors, especially because... I've been seeing leaves on the ground for over a week. Colored, autumnal leaves.