my mother saved many of my halloween costumes from when i was a girl.
they were all handmade and now live in the girls dress up basket.
i love seeing all of the use they get.
norah told me this summer that she wanted to be the pumpkin this year.
it is a little worn out but she doesn’t seem to mind.
she asked for a pumpkin hat to match which i finished just a few days ago.
she went around all day yesterday telling everyone that mama wore the pumpkin suit when she was 5 and that her hat was made by mama.
it all just warms my heart.
i know. it’s been a while.
but just because i haven’t been here for some time doesn’t mean i haven’t been having fun.
there have been a lot of photo booths as of late.
one at a wedding that we just couldn’t get enough of.
and one that i created on the back of my garage for a farewell party for neighbors who are moving.
they really are so much fun.
the leaves are changing and many have fallen.
my fridge is stuffed with turnips, kohlrabi, carrots, kale, cauliflower and arugula.
we are eating soup at least two nights a week.
no one has tired of apple desserts yet.
halloween costumes are being planned for (a gypsy and a pumpkin).
bengal spice tea is my new found favorite (with cream).
the first fire has been burned in the fireplace.
i wore tights today.
a pile of wool blankets is at arm’s reach in each room.
the hot water bottle came to bed with us last night.
a bag of candy corn has already been consumed (in one day. by mama.)
our living room has welcomed us back
yes i do believe autumn has arrived.
i knew ever since she was a toddler that she was born to dance.
it’s deep in her bones.
she loves it.
she moves around the house in ballet style.
kicking her long legs up in the air,
practicing her splits, stretching, pointing.
she recently has stopped asking me to do her bun.
the rehearsals for the nutcracker have begun.
she has several parts, some that have been created just for her.
there are 6 performances in the beginning of december.
and you better believe i will be at every one of them.
i could never tire of watching her
i have been spending less time on the computer.
i sometimes think of the days before we had a computer, email accounts or even cell phones.
it wasn’t that long ago.
we had none of those when we first got married.
we would kiss each other goodbye as we left for work and then talk again at dinner.
i miss the simplicity of back then.
don’t get me wrong i realize the luxury of it all and i love getting little love texts from chris.
but the last few weeks i have resisted the urge to sit and browse.
i’ve been reading books,
trying new recipes,
listening to radio programs,
dreaming up new spaces.
my mind has more room.
and i sometimes i like the feeling of only knowing what’s happening right here.