Is it already fall where you are? Sunday and Monday were the first fall-like days we’ve had here. The skies were feathery gray and the air was finally a little bit cool. Some very early leaves have been falling, but really the temperature has been mild and comfortable compared to humid and unbearable. Lately I can open the windows when I come home from work, which is a real treat.
Lately, my friend has been coming over after charging us with the imposing task of making yukata
for Japan Fest. Though I had a sewing machine and some minor experience, I did not feel we were up to the task. Things so far have been turning out well, much better than I expected, and sewing has turned out to be pretty fun. We’re hoping to finish tonight for the festival tomorrow(!).
A friend recommended a nearby bookstore recently, one I drove by everyday but which seemed to only sell specialty books. It turns out not only was that assumption unfounded, but it has the added bonus of being a point of operations for several cats living both inside the store and stays outside basking on the sunny sidewalks. They also rent out vintage books for stocking shelves in the backgrounds of movies and TVs, which is really pretty interesting.
After the festival tomorrow I’ll be leaving for the lake to visit my grandfather for his birthday. Most of the family is coming up and mom had already said she’s making apple pie~ It should be a nice weekend so hopefully I can do a bit of swimming before heading back to the city Sunday.