I have been coughing incessantly for over a week now. And taking more medicinal aids than ever before in an attempt to overcome. Sleep- so little (in general), is even more minimized with the disruptive coughing and discomfort. And, still, honey in tea or steaming hot water works the best.
….Endless Gifts, beginning November….
a primary care doctor and a golden drive to get there
Gettysburg with Todd (even though it feels almost buried by this illness- the pictures remind me… we were there.)
Dobbin House by Candlelight
the Gettysburg Starbucks (which has this beautiful, carved wooden map covering a complete wall) and the Christmas Tree Hill shop
conversations with my Mom; sometimes grumpy, sometimes funny, always real
a poem request
my people at the table
little girls with hair twisted into buns, skipping with delight
his first indoor rec soccer game (A)
his hair all rumpled and all the prevailing attempts to persuade against the (inevitable) hair cut- it didn’t work… but it brought a whole lot of joy and laughs (A)
the astonishment of him, washed, groom, dare I say fragrant?, styled… early! in the morning…O! the full co-ordinated outfit, too.(anonymous for respect, but so noteworthy- placing it here for my heart memories.)
watching his growth in academic writing this year; in all writing this year (M)
flute notes…rising, of an early morn… and he is improvising (J)
the way he changes the whole atmosphere when he is at the helm in the kitchen, working magic on counter and dish (N)
The Republic of Tea- Ginger Peach! Orange Ginger Mint!
–a time to rest–
my sister, always there to talk sense into me and to share an understanding of my world cause it’s her world, too
the colors are/were more muted this year, and I am left with November- still in flame and suddenly so cold- and there is all the whisk and tumble, scatter, and whoosh of wind in the dry crackle of leaves and the bare limb branches. The moon slung low in the sky. The early darkness now.
The curtains pulled, the blinds drawn up, and light flooding the house and pushing away the gloom