This rainy, blustery day makes a good excuse to be sitting around so much. All I need is a fire in the grate and a headless horseman to ride up the street through the shadows.
My parents headed home today, which was a sad goodbye for us all. They were the two strong and steady oaks holding the family this week, and we all loved having them here to soothe us, wipe away some tears, feed us up, and tuck us in. I am so grateful for the warm welcome they received from so many of you at school and in Lil Scotland: they felt "ok" leaving because they could see the strong and sturdy nest you all have built around me and my family so that we do not fall.
Already the Food Fairies have been tiptoeing to our door with tasty soups and chili, croissants and fougasse, a delightful salad, an edible bouquet and even some seasonal chocolate cookies! This evening our neighbors invited the boys over to hang out with some other neighbors and watch sports, which gave us a calm couple of hours to just be quiet together and watch a fun little film short called "Odd is an Egg." (It's on Amazon Prime - a funny little flick.)
The visiting nurse will be back tomorrow to check my drains, and then we'll see if at least one can be removed on Monday morning - fingers crossed, everyone!
Hope your weekends are filled with warmth and the beginning of the indoor season,