Friday, October 17, 2008

quick October inventory of things

I've been in a blogging rut. Just too busy, I guess, but I do have a few things to tell you.

- Our friend Meredith is taking Skyler out on a date for her birthday present tonight, and Jason is taking Reed, so Sam and I can go out on our own HOT DATE to Home Depot to buy a new side door so we can save on heat this winter. Sexy, right?

(We are going out to eat, too.)

- Reedo: THE FUNNIEST BOY. He wakes up talking and goes to bed talking and seems to be in a desperate panicky race to tell us every word he knows, so when I take him out of his crib in the morning, he says:

and on and on and on.

- RED SOX: HELLO?!!! 7th inning in their last chance to make it to the World Series and they were losing 7 to NOTHING. (Did you hear me? 7 to ZERO).

And they won. And I am ASHAMED to tell you that I went to bed during that 7th inning thinking, oh well, at least I can start going to bed at a reasonable hour again since the season is over. What kind of Sox fan am I? You better believe I'll stay up to watch the next two games.

- I love October because Maine is at its absolute finest {sparkly, bright, golden, crisp} and before I could even get out with the camera the leaves are already past their peak. We wear hats now when we go out to play. This fall has started slipping away before I'm ready.

- UMaine Triathlon this weekend: it's a small (intimate?) race with only about 50 racers, so I won't be able to rely on the crowds or the cowbells to get me through. When I get out of the pool and onto the bike it will be in the low 40s and that will be interesting. Sam is doing the race as a relay with a colleague and a student, and they plan to crush everyone (that's Sam's way). Our dear friend Stephani will watch the kids and bring them to the finish line.

- The farm share is full of autumn things: squash and beets and rutabagas and potatoes and onions and kale. And these things make me happy.
There are only 2 more pickups for the year, and then I'll have to go back to the produce section in the grocery store. Sigh.


Tiercy said...

Hey Em,

I think your Tri is tomorrow, right? Well, good luck! I can't wait to hear how it goes.

Although I am not a baseball fan, I have seen the highlights. That is an awesome game to teach to lesson of never giving up!