spider web

he headed back to the hospital to see his friend and i did laundry and took a long walk. i think i got the better deal. 

it's like riding a bike i told him, when he was worried about me driving the dog to the vet. afterwards we walked the Wilderness trail, came home and i cut back the hydrangea so much it probably won't bloom next year. 

i sent him a text; "remember how each new school year i bought some new clothes and how i have not had to do that for three years? well, today i kinda made up for that." i stopped on my way home to see if the salmon where home yet; they weren't. 


i got to the top and suddenly realized i had taken them one right after the other, not one at a time. my new hip is awesome. 


i took him out a chocolate milkshake and we sat and played a game on the iPad. the tooth fairy pays big when you have to have a tooth extracted. 

carving pumpkins

we need lots of newspaper they said when we walked in the door. 

fall color

somehow we never made it to the movie, but there was a delicious new soup from the crockpot and pumpkin bars to eat during the game. 

“One way to tell if you're really comfortable with a person is if you can be quiet together sometimes and not feel awkward. If you don't feel obligated to say something brilliant or funny or surprising or cool. You can just be together. You can just be.” 

~ Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Alice on Her Way