11 October …
I need to start this blog with information in re the California fires.
News reporters keep saying they are in “northern” California. WRONG. The fires are in the center (both horizontally and vertically) of the state as well as to the west over the mountains (the arrow points to our area).
Not to say it isn’t a disaster.
But we are okay except for the smoke brought to us on winds from the south.
Thank you and blessings to all of you who checked on us.
Nights are getting chilly and the leaf carpet has begun to form under the red maple tree …
The trees are beautiful.
The visit with the family on their holiday from Peru was great. It was a bit like stepping back in time … I felt the way I felt about thirty years ago. At that time both Helene and I were young mothers with young children …
This time Lisa was Helene and her son (Sam) and daughters (Lillian and Eleanor) were Helene’s Lisa and Adam. The resemblance is remarkable.
My heart remembers.
But in addition to that, meeting Lisa’s children and her husband Mark was a joy.
Wednesday we all (George, Mark, Kamille, Paul, Lisa, Mark, Sam, Lillian, Eleanor, and I) went out to dinner together. Get acquainted time. The Mishkin children warmed quickly to all the absolute strangers. Paul and Sam hit it off in spite of the age difference.
Then thursday, on their way north, the Mishkins stopped by Cold Comfort for a few hours.
The “Korn-Dibelka” family picture album Barry (Lisa’s dad) created for George and my fiftieth wedding anniversary provided fun memories …
I was able to create a memory for myself by beginning instructions in spinning (it cost a bit of fiber and was well worth it)…
then we had dinner under the pergaze-bollis (sort of a rural sukkot).
Memories to file away for a rainy day.
Ever since the Headwaters radio event, I’ve been working on standardized tracking sheets for the stations. There were a couple of items that caused some confusion in the to-each-their-own approach.
I’ve taken the handwritten reports from the stations and tried to put them into printable files so all operators are sort of on the same page. So far the responses I’ve gotten have been helpful. Next years we will be more organized and tracking individuals, when requested, will be easier.
Eleven days into the month and here is the painting for the month …
“Mrs. Duffee seated on a Striped Sofa Reading”
1876, Mary Stevenson Cassett
I didn’t do as well this year for Spinzilla as I did last year …
4,562 yards as opposed to 5,662 last year. But I did get about half of the colours done for Paul’s requested sweater.
It is with deep regret that I have to tell you AC seems to have disappeared.
It’s been a bit more than a week since I saw him last.
He had reached the “adult” stage and had been gone before … a foray from which he returned with a torn ear.
But he has been gone longer this time. I hold to the hope that this is just another growing up trip incited by hormones, but this is wild land and it’s been an extended absence … so who knows.
I just have to be grateful for the time I had with him.
This coming saturday, my chosen sister will turn 75 … and she is as beautiful as she was when I first met her.
Saw this on Facebook and found it appropriate…
So … ‘til next week …