Around here lately

It’s been a while since I shared snapshots of what’s going on around here.  I realize I tend to do that more and more on Instagram these days.  It’s been a quiet fall, with a lot of time at home following a rough couple of weeks, and in a weird way as we come out of the fog back into real life I find myself strangely nostalgic. There was definitely a silver lining to those challenging days.

This fall has been a lot, lot, lot about the kids’ sports.  Matt came to watch one of Grace’s home xc meets.  He was unable to sit down, so as you can see, he lay down on a bench to wait for the start of her race.  img_3641

At another meet, my parents came to watch with me.  I took this photograph of our shadows as I stood next to Mum.  Now and then the good fortune of my parents living so nearby that they are able to do stuff like that threatens to swamp me.  Of course, it’s deliberate, that we live here, and this is precisely why.  Still.  I am so, so lucky.  img_3649

Matt’s parents sent me flowers.  How lovely is that?  The happy energy of these sunflowers filled our kitchen for days.  Once again: I am so lucky. img_3666

Whit is playing football for school.  Which is to say he is practicing, and in the game for one or two plays per game.  Which is fine by me.  But I do love him in his little uniform (they had to order new pads, since they didn’t have any small enough for Whit or his friend).  img_3639

I take a lot of photos of Grace running, and this is my favorite so far this year.  Somehow the blur, the movement, the way she’s looking away … feels like right now.

6 thoughts on “Around here lately”

  1. I’ve been thinking about you a lot this fall, and am so happy to learn that now that the worst seems to be behind you, you’re able to see a silver lining behind the fog. Good to see a picture of Matt out of the house. And the pics of the kids are great. But I have to ask, no pics of your beautiful dahlias to go with the happy sunflowers? My best to your family for a continued upward trajectory!

  2. The picture of your Grace so captures that time. My girls Grace and Sarah are past that age but it is still so vivid in my mind. Sometimes mostly what you doing is just bearing witness as they whoosh along. ❤️

  3. Great point. I should have included them. Or the pathetic yet meaningful 3 flowers from my hydrangeas, maybe!? I don’t know why I didn’t. xox

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