Monday, October 19, 2009

things that make today happy

If you were to come over the first thing you would notice are the ill children. You would probably want to leave and cherish the gratitude you feel that it isn't your kids that are hacking and/or vomiting. You would look at us and shudder as if our cooties are attaching themselves to your clothing. But you would be such a welcome guest! Look past the pale gaunt faces and take note that kid #3 is making his sound effect repertoire again (a good sign), and kid #4 asked for toast...toast with jam please, Mom. (note the "jam" and "please"-- more good signs).

Then maybe just maybe you would send me to bed (even though I'm not a bit sick) and bring me tea and crumpets. What are crumpets? I am sure I would like them. Perhaps I could sit and watch old seasons of Mad Men while you caught up on my laundry. I may or may not request something made with dark chocolate, but make something just in case I do.

As I hinted in my last post October has worn me out. I can see light at the end of this dark tunnel...something very happy happens at the end of this month.

Until then I will share wee bits of happiness from today. Today deserves it as the sky is blue and the air is crisp and blustery. This is my favorite part of Fall.

Chickens in leaves.
Lace trimmed pillowcases dancing in the wind.
Five pumpkins for five punkins.
PS Look this is a crumpet. It looks like a cross between a pancake and an english muffin.


Jeannine said...

In German, I would say Gute Besserung, which translated means Wishing everyone well. You poor thing. I cannot believe the stomach virus is already going around. God, please avoid us this year. I would come and take care of you, but would end up in the toilet myself after hearing the first sound of vomit. Now, I am really missing my husband.

barbara said...

Your photos made me smile - hope they made you happy, too!

Leila said...

I love this post...your laundry blowing in the breezy sky -- lovely!

Many crumpets to you!

UJ said...

All eyes, ears, minds and hearts are focused on the end of the month.
Love ya all.....

Jemm said...

Aww, feel better soon. I love your pictures.

Sissy said...

Good Morning Oh Beautiful One,

Hope the peeps are feeling a wee bit better this morning. Beautiful post. Pix gave me goosebumps. We are holding out breath until the end of the month. Hope to hear all of you scream w/excitement soon. May God Bless You & Keep You Safe.

Juniper said...

Really like this set of three photos- especially the laundry flying in the wind!