While I was cleaning yesterday morning, I felt an urge to get away from here on this day that is expected to be gorgeous. I called Deb to see if she might be feeling the same way and we decided that a nice walk along the Minnesota River might be nice. We finished our chores and headed out to the Bloomington Ferry Trailhead, a couple of miles from here. It was about 70° when we started out, the trail winding along the shore of the Minnesota River, and the leaves rustling under our feet as we walked. We talked about how fortunate we are to live near so many beautiful natural resources and are able to get out of the city and experience the woods. It was a beautiful day and the temps topped at about 78°.
I watched the Swedish movie “A Man Called Ove” last night and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I usually do some form of stitching while I watch a movie, but had to stay focused and read the subtitles - it was worth it. Lois and Dennis recommended that I read the book a few years ago and I really liked it, so I was glad to see there was a movie made and the lead actor won an Academy Award for his role. Recently, I read “Britt Marie Was Here” by the same author, Fredrick Bachman and will have to watch that movie next, I shared the book with Lois and Dennis.
While Norah was with me Thursday night, she wanted to learn how to crochet, so I got her started with a basic chain and single crochet. She picked it up quickly and said it was fun, so I sent her home with some supplies. It was the first thing she did when she woke up here on Friday morning. Ben called me last night to let me know that was the first thing she did when she woke up at home yesterday morning and when they were going to watch a movie last night, she picked up her crochet project and told her sisters that is what Grandma Rose does when she watches movies. That was so sweet and it made me feel so good that my eyes got wet.