Yesterday, hub called from his work at 7am and asked if I wanted to go fishing with him. Of course I wanted to go fishing. It was a beautiful, cool, sunny September day. Who knows how many more of these we are going to get... I called into work and after having breakfast at a local diner, we were off to the lake with the dogs in tow. Most of the day, the dogs laid in the sun in the bottom of the boat. Any time we were near the dock, Maggie, of course, thought she needed a drink and consequently spent most of the day pretty wet. Einie was wet too, but just because he was following Maggie around in the water. The fish were sparse. I caught (and threw back) one middle sized catfish about 1:30 in the afternoon, but it was a lovely day to be on the water. The wind was pretty stiff so we were glad that we had long sleeved shirts and jackets, but the sun was glorious. We left the dock and stopped at the quilting shop on the way home to get a piece of fabric that I thought was calling my name (I can't say with a straight face that I need fabric), got a little ice cream for the road and the dogs of course... and brought the boat home. We then went out and had a salad and pizza. On the way home we stopped and I picked a bunch of bittersweet. There's nothing that says it is autumn more to me than bittersweet. I couldn't find any last year and felt out of sorts until Christmas. I guess hub has never been with me before when I picked bittersweet. First he stopped along the road and said, "I can't park here, there isn't any room", well, you can, because I do every year. But I got out and he went a little further down the road and sat there for a while. Pretty soon he wants to know how long I will be. A while... He yells out that he'll be back. So he went for his lottery ticket and left me there. When he got back, I had a pile 5' high along the road, and was stilll dragging it out of the underbrush. He was a bit incredulous that I was filling his truck up, but we got home with it...and I have bittersweet. I picked off leaves until 8:30 last night and when I was done, stood there in the dark, smelling the cool September air and watching the moon and thinking that it was the perfect day.