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DSC_7167Regarding my Jet Stream shawl, I believe that I am currently deep inside what is known as a knitting black hole.  It may be awhile before I emerge.

I am happily distracted right now by a funny book that my sister recently sent me, Walking Across Egypt.  The main character, an elderly woman named Mattie, who is “slowing down,” is hilariously delightful.  I nearly died laughing in the opening chapter as she worried over what the neighbors would think were they to discover that rather than wash her dishes directly after lunch, she first watches “All My Children.”  I won’t ruin the story by telling you just how far she goes to prove how worried she is about that fact, in case some of you decide to read it.  I’m not embarrassed to admit that I grew up on “All My Children,” as did my mother before me.  Folding laundry while watching it with her will always be one of my favorite childhood memories.

 

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Evening on the Meadow

I may have overdone it with the photos this time, so I won’t say much.  On Friday, Seth and Keats had their piano lessons early so that we could leave for Big Meadows after lunch.  After lunch became four o’clock.  We didn’t reach the meadow until nearly seven.  The kids were hoping the blueberries would be ripe.  I was hoping the fawns would be out frolicking.  We didn’t get our wishes, but it was beautiful nonetheless.  Driving two and a half hours just to reach Big Meadows is entirely worth it, if only to close my eyes and breathe the air.  We’ll have to go back in a couple of weeks to try again.

p.s. On our trip we saw two bears, a dozen or so adult deer, one fawn, a garter snake, one raccoon, and one owl that swooped in front of our van on the way home.