14 October 2009

leafy goodness.

Today I opened the garage door to find our driveway freshly carpeted with leaves.


Autumn is grand, if a bit on the frigid side. And what the world am I doing with proper capitalization? let's cease and desist with that at once. (phew...for a moment there you thought i was tied up in the broom closet while an impostor blogged in my place, eh? no worries, i do not have a broom closet, though if anyone would like to guest blog for me, i will totally build one and voluntarily hop inside.)

speaking of blogging, i apologize for the lean pickings around here as of late. it appears that these posts actually require something in the way of cohesive thought and emotion from me...and these past few weeks (months?), the hubby and i have been wrestling with future possibilities that are exciting and life-shaking and bigger than we are. our discussions and research leave me emotionally exhausted at the end of each day, and i find it difficult to lace two words together.

[yes, i know, could i be more ambiguous? i do promise to fill in the details when we figure them out. or when God tells them to us, which is a far more likely prospect.]

so. a few notes from my recent life:
1. em is ill, the hubby is ill, the rest of us have developed close ties with lysol and vitamin c.

2. we are a Family of Readers (well, the hubby's membership is mostly honorary), and bookmarks are in constant short supply. the other day i noticed that zee was using a sock to mark his place in a novel, and from the looks of it, this particular sock had come directly from his foot. nice.

3. um. i really did have more to report, but those thoughts have fluttered off into the ether. alas. and adieu.

4. except! a quote! (or two or three)

"the opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference." [elie wiesel]

"whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." [mark twain]

"it is never too late to be what you might have been." [george eliot]


Love said...

love these things. (except for the sickness.) mostly just love you. =)

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fleetfeet said...

Quality, not quantity. All of your posts are like a little bit of dessert for me. So special!

Kimberly Vanderhorst said...

That last quote? That is going to be my peronal mantra from now on. Love love love!

Jenn said...

love ya nic...even without the capitals :)

take a bow Jenn

Jenn said...

love ya nic...even without the capitals :)

take a bow Jenn

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Anonymous said...

I would love to have that photo hanging in my house. There are few things I love more than the mix of colors in autumn leaves.

Btw, also stopping by to let you know I gave you a "Lovely Blog" award. :)