At the lake and during our walk up the hill this evening Chris and I saw a bat, a walking stick insect, and a tarantula! I love seeing tarantulas, and it had been some time since we sighted one, so this was a very nice thing indeed.
It's fall break, so I worked from home today and got a lot done--including making cookies with Chris (with ginger, cranberries, pine nuts, chocolate chips, and oats), and they're fantastic.
...while sitting in the quiet by the lake. It was a moment of calm claimed in a not-so-calm day.