I've been quite negligent of my blog. I've started writing three -- count them, three! -- posts, and not published them. One was on the political fervor. One was on spiritual matters. One was a poem. None were quite fit to print.
Plus, I must admit, it's my favorite time of year: Autumn!!! And I love to be outside in the cool and crisp. My mind is engaged in the sheer beauty of the slanted morning light across light fog, and the fact that I might need to wear gloves but certainly a jacket. Pecans are littering the ground. We had a frost warning a few nights ago. In the pitch black Adam and I went to the garden with a flashlight and picked every single green tomato, and brought them inside.
In other news, Julia colored her hair strawberry blond. I think it's pretty. And I'm so glad it's not green or blue, for now.
The front porch is such a pleasure!
Yesterday I went to town to get a biopsy on a lump on my back -- nothing to worry about! It is almost certainly just a fatty lipoma, but the surgeon wants to be sure about it because of my family history. And today I'm off work for Veterans Day (yippee!!), so I'm relaxing and enjoying the day.
I just had a long, sweet talk with Anna in Japan. I miss her so. Happily, she will be spending Christmas with Kesse, her cousin who also teaches in Japan. That is a great relief to me. I can't bear to think of her being lonely there. Anna burned her feet rather badly about a week ago. She had a mean run-in with a hot water bottle. She did go to the hospital and has been carefully tending to her feet. I admonished her lovingly as a mother should, and told her to be sure to go back to the doctor again after her medicated wrappings are used up. One must be careful with feet.
Love to all! Enjoy autumn!