Thursday, November 20

a quick succession

That kitchen photo?  Yeah, that was our daughter's angry response to...something.  Probably something like..."No, you may not wear your gymnastics leotard to ride your bike, as it is 42° outside."  It did remind me of being burgled when I was a kid, seeing every cabinet opened at once.  I was a twinge impressed that she went to so much trouble. She had to fix it all, but I'm thinking the next time maybe she'll have to open and close each cabinet twenty or thirty times.  Perhaps that will cure such happenings?

One night last week Dustin got into bed before eight and I came home from a later-than-usual walk, wondering what I would find.  Adam was cozied up with Paige, every single light was on upstairs (including all closets!) and Noah was entirely naked.  And this is why I still do those bed checks.

"Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings." has been running through my head recently (Oh, Fanny Price).  Emphasis on the quick successions, not busy nothings.  I am starting to see why people have such strong opinions concerning their beloved planners and calendar apps.  I still haven't figured out the best one for myself; I have a hard time committing to anything more than my color-the-month wall calendar I buy each year in January for 90% off at Michaels (that makes it...a dollar, I think).  Maybe I will graduate to something mobile or start keeping up with that planner I got a while back.  Or maybe planners and I are just not meant to be.

Sunday, November 16

those speedy cows

You know in Winnie the Pooh movies, when the seasons are changing and the days just fall off the calendar and are swept away with the wind?  Yeah, it feels like that right now.  October?  What happened to September???  What!!  It's the middle of November?!  

So these are from several weeks ago.  The big three went to a corn maze and had lots of fun (Noah went to physical therapy with my dad and also had lots of fun).  They had this cow train - those barrels all hooked together and pulled by a mower that little people adore - it was crazy.  The cows were hitched to a tractor and it flew.  That thing went so fast that they required riders wear protective goggles.  Eye wear, for a train ride!  You can see in the before photo that Adam's starting to wonder what's up (finger in the mouth screams "What's going on?!").

He was super excited going in and understandably terrified afterwards.