September is always our busiest month of the year, a mix of happy affairs and work deadlines for Jonny, and for some strange reason there are always a few unpredictable events thrown in on top of the predictable, usually a crisis or two. I am not sure why things always seem to work this way. Fortunately, it’s finally October and we can exhale a little.
Last week, we finally closed on the sale of our old house which was a relief with not even a tinge of sadness for me. Two days later, Jonny turned 40 (it’s coming for me next!) and a few days after that, Seth turned 17. Seth wasn’t sure what he wanted to do on his birthday until mid-day when he asked that I take him fossil hunting. I told him sure…but he’d have to help me carry Mabel. That turned out to be a beautifully peaceful evening with just my oldest and youngest children. I am not sure Seth recognized that those few hours felt like more a gift for me than him.
I would like to start focusing a bit more time on the property at our new home. Thankfully, it seems the fig tree I moved over from our old house is going to make it. (Those figs were a gift from a friend.) I have literally hundreds of bulbs to plant, most of them daffodils, but for some reason I am struggling to find the motivation and time to put them all in the ground. My girls have started a little town called Mulberry in the woods near our house (though they accidentally mis-spelled the name on the sign, so we mostly call it “Mul-beer-y”) They have planted lots of bulbs there themselves, so it will surely be a lovely place in the spring.
p.p.s. I’ll be updating our shop on Thursday at 8 p.m. EST!