October 31, 2012

Dear Mom and Dad x2

Power is back on.  We are all scrubbed down and cleaned with wonderfully hot water.  Phone should be back soon.  Never during our power outage did I feel unlucky, but with all these modern luxuries bestowed back on us, I feel like royaly.

Vermont hid under the covers still cowering from Irene, hoping Sandy wouldn't notice us, and she barely did.  The consequence of course is that she focused her energies elsewhere:

to those I know and those I don't, may you be safe, warm, and well fed.  May your recovery be quick and know that the prayers for all of you are intense.

Life carried on here today.  Through the downed trees and rainfall, Halloween began.

My merman and mini-merman eagerly participated in a preschool tailgate parade and are drooling in anticipation of trick-or-treating tonight.

If today's pictures don't put a smile on your face, I'm pretty sure tomorrow's photos, in their full merman glory, will.

PS: I'm playing Pandora's "Halloween Party Radio" station for Bear and I.  It's been playing obvious choices like "Monster Mash" and such, but it just piped out "Jump In the Line" and I thought to myself, "oh of course, Beetlejuice!".  Then I gasped and thought "wow, I'm old enough to make that connection!" 
PPS: Uh-oh, just caught myself jammin' to the "Rocky Horror Picture Show, Time Warp"- Pandora's not making me feel too youthful today ;)

 I promise you that's not candy on his face.  I had already eaten it all up. Happy Halloweeeeeeeeeeeeen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!                             

October 27, 2012


Just writing you a little note to say hello.  Life is returning to a pace where I need not apply priorities (or lack of) to every.single.thing.  It's interesting the speed at which moments fly in to and out of our lives: if we are not willing to let go of one bit to grab onto another then all is gone before we know what just tumbled through.  So suddenly, and without warning I disappeared from here to grab on to such wonders...

~Remembering anew how special the bond of elementary school friendship is
~ someone had a birthday (more on that later!)
~ the way some of us spent the wedding morning

 ~ Ace and I joined Bear on his first pre school field trip
~ another first- a rainbow over our lake 
~ we continue our growing tradition of picnicing regularly

 ~ Fall arrived and with it, the rains...
~ all that damp weather and a distracted, busy Mama allowing our daily doses of vitamins and healthy supplements to taper off found us a bit ill- especially me.  boo.  So once I got a hand back on the household reins it was back to all the usual- including daily kefir smoothies.

~ we rested and rested some more
~ after all that rest we felt better and Trot was able to again play with a neighborhood buddy who has taken to coming to visit (I think it's adorable that Trot has a friend knocking on our door!!!!)

Slowly, Slowly I, we are getting back to normal.  Champ will begin his winter work in just a few weeks and until then, e-mails can wait, pictures will remain unedited, and the blog might be silent as we settle down as a family to enjoy more of these "wonder" moments together.

I've been thinking of all of you...

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