I went with L and her sister, AM, and our friend N. L's sister (as is L and N) is from downstate - she lives in the City. And she is a chatterbox. N and I finished up ahead of them and, as we sat at a picnic table waiting for them, we could make out their progress by the sound of AM's voice, going up and down the rows. It was a lovely, fun morning.
When they dropped me off, I hit the ground running, as I had my sister and her son staying with me that night. I swept up a badger-sized wad of cat/dog hair (Why is it that none of them are bald as an egg? They should ALL be!), cleaned both bathrooms, the kitchen, my bedroom, the guestroom, did my chores, and got presentable. We were all going to converge on my parents' house to celebrate my mom's 90th birthday. It was an interesting and diverse group - and it was the first time in a loooong time that we had all been together. Dinner was at my mom's favorite restaurant - which happens to be mine as well. A wonderful time was had by all.
So my day started with apple-picking and ended with the Apples of My Eye.