The leaves on the tree in front of our house are red, so it must be time for halloween.
Monday, October 24, 2011
The near perfect fall continues around here, if you forget the rainy, 40 degree days from last week. That means we've been visiting parks and playgrounds pretty often.
On Friday, I met the gals at the park near County Market after work. A group of 8ish year old boys were throwing sticks at a tree trying to knock down a plastic bag that was stuck on a high branch. The sticks were also getting stuck, and I helped the boys climb up to the first branch (and wondered if I should have. If they happened to fall...?). They eventually knocked the bag down. I picked it up, looked inside, and saw dog poop.
At dinner I noted that Clara's shoe had much dog poo on the sole. I had carried her to the restaurant from the park.
What's better than being a parent?
On Sunday past, our church had our annual farm party north of Mahomet. Tom battled the headwind out there while I drove my bike with the family in the car. We rode back together pushed along by the wind. As my boss often says, 'I've paid my dues.' I.e., I've ridden into many headwinds.
Finally, Jill was all choked up today while boxing up another set of clothes that Janny has outgrown.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
My mom and dad popped in for a weekend visit on their way home from leaf gazing in Vermont. Interestingly, they were rather impressed with the trees here. The leaves are larger than those in VT. Of course, we don't have so many trees. They only grow along streams and in town so as to not block sunlight and steal water from more valuable plants. And we had sunshine and 80 degrees compared to rain and cold in the east.