Saturday, September 29, 2007
Autumn is rapidly falling in this part of the world. It seems to have a pretty steep arc. The colors come quickly, brightly and leave rapidly with the onset of the useless season.
The useless season is when it rains and is 38F for days straight. It is not very good for doing anything outdoors. It is not cold enough to bring snow and it is dreary.
I find myself trying to stretch fall out. I love the smell of fall and the cooling air. However, it can be a frenetic time in that school is just ramping up for all of us. We are getting used to new schedules, new adventures, setting goals for winter athletics. And then there is the birthday onslaught.
Thursday was the most glorious day of the fall so far. I did get to enjoy a quick walk with the girls at Hillside Park. It was not long enough. Once we hooked Zoey up with her training group, Vivi and I headed back up to the house to be the birthday chefs. It was Tom's birthday and I decided I would make him ribs. It's one of his favorite meals and I had never tried it. They turned out great. We also had to make some kind of dessert.
Zoey gave a post-dinner concert of her latest piano work. It was lovely.
Vivi had to use her super nose to check out the cupcakes that she helped bake.
I think we all enjoyed the family meal together.