Where have I been?! Well, typically I get up at 5:30 in the morning to have my steaming hot cup of coffee in peace before the whole house wakes up. During the last school year I had until 7 a.m. to pound away on my computer but THIS YEAR ... my Benjamin, now in middle school, has to wake up at 6:00. Gone are my relaxing mornings and . . . my blogging. I know, I need a new routine -- that doesn't include waking up at 4:30 a.m.! But meanwhile, life has gone on . . .
Here is a sampling of what we have been up to:
My garden is winding down, but the bok choy, arugula, parsley and celery is still going strong.
The bees are put to bed for the winter, and we are hoarding our small honey harvest to try and make it until next summer.
The hens are now all laying. We get 1-5 eggs a day. Helloooooooo Quiche!
My nephew Spencer learned how to walk . . .
The grandkids enjoyed a last northern romp on Gramp's boat (a motorkat) before it headed south for the winter . . .
We saw our last unmarried 'Seinfelder' (long story) tie the knot . . .
(In the photo: The entire Seinfeld Clan L-R: Lori, Jeff, Annie, H.O.G. aka: Bob, Sue, Steven, Tanya, Scott, Victor and me (the photographer) minus 3 -- the two newlyweds, and 'Hand' aka: Jeff Fink, the hand surgeon.)
The Original Seinfelders ... The 'Core Four' minus 'Hand'
We went to a Harvest Party with the classic sack races . . .
and doughnut on a string eating contests . . .
Note to self: avoid the powdered sugar doughnuts-on-a-string . . .
Ripley turned 5, and we threw a party . . .
on Halloween, so it was a costume party!
Later that day, we celebrated Halloween . . . it had been a full day for the chicken . . .
Ripley completed his first Soccer Season, words cannot express how this kid can excel at sport. It's borderline embarrassing. But as his parent, it's also thrilling.
And we've enjoyed quieter moments like listening to Daddy reading a book at the end of the day . . .
Be well, and I'll do a better job keeping in touch.