According to Jonny, the past week of rainy gray weather, “Took the spirit right out of me.” I don’t know if it’s the weather or just the shift in season. I have found that my state of mind does change with the seasons. Fall tends to be a contemplative time for me. My spirit doesn’t leave, it just becomes quiet. Isn’t it funny how days of rainy weather have the opposite effect on children? They seem to get more and more wound up. Louder and LOUDER.
Keats played in his first concert with a local children’s orchestra on Friday. He wasn’t happy about it. I am not usually one to force things, but as he has been playing violin for over four years now (per his choice) I decided that it would be worthwhile for him to experience playing with others. We will reevaluate in December and decide whether or not he will continue in the spring. I do hope that he does. I didn’t take many photographs at the concert because I didn’t want to add to Keats’ nervousness and he usually scowls at the sight of my camera anyway. My experience thus far is that this is a hallmark of the twelve year old boy. I don’t know about girls, since Larkspur is not there yet.
I made a couple of unplanned runs to the grocery store last week to grab this and that, and basically blew the grocery budget in the process. So we ate odds and ends for dinner tonight. I cut a half-dozen acorn squash from the garden and put them in the oven to bake. Just as it was time to sit down to dinner, Jonny noted that the oven wasn’t on. Disaster! Next, I realized that after stripping Silas’ bed this morning, I didn’t actually get everything washed or moved to the dryer. Hopefully I’ll tune back in to reality soon. Remembering to do things like turn on the oven and keep the laundry moving is pretty important.
p.s. Still dyeing yarn!