Friday, October 16, 2009

Seven Quick Takes Friday--Volume 54

Autumn. It is my favorite season. Steaming bowls of Chicken and Dumplings. Ice cream is replaced by pies, crumbles and cobblers for desert. The colored leaves look like stained glass with the sun shining through them. Hot tea and chai in the afternoons. The smell of bread baking and pumpkin pie spice. Early dusk and lit candles. Cozy fleece and sweaters. Many plans for knitting. Fluffy feather comforters and warm socks.

Too bad it can't seem to stop raining this year! My kids have been in for 3 days straight now.

My sister is having a girl!!! After three boys! I was a bit despairing that Gemma would have none but brothers or a much older sister to play with, but she will have a little girl cousin only 8 months younger with whom to play. I think I have some leftover pink yarn...

I hate Christmas shopping. Enough said.

Gemma has been taking only 45 minute naps during the day. This is a real pain, but since she sleeps from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. with only two feeds, I'm not going to complain too much. Sebastian as a baby seemed to take only 45 minute naps day and night.

My mother is back from 10 days in Rome, Assisi, Padua and Venice. She fell particularly in love with Venice. Since I am typing with one finger--thanks to Gemma--I will post more about this at a later time. As always, mother brought back some lovely things for us.

I actually began this post 14 hours is becoming evident that if I don't post before school starts, I just can't get back to the computer until after dinner. Which is when Gemma doesn't want to be anywhere but in my arms.

Swine Flu news is giving me the creeps. Especially the fact that it has already killed over 80 kids and half of them just in September and October. And we are hardly into flu season. I am trying hard not to panic and seal off our house, sending Bret out for groceries and making him shower as soon as he comes in. I don't like this panic on my part. I feel as if it shows a lack of trust in God, but then, I come from very devout Catholic stock on my mom's side and they lost a number of children during the 1918-1919 European flu epidemic.

Oh, how I want this thing to pass...and I thought tornado season was creepy...

Now go and visit Jennifer's Conversion Diary for more Seven Quick Takes.

1 comment:

  1. Autumn is also my favorite season. I love the sights and smells and food and everything. We have not been enjoying it too much this year..sigh..but hopefully still time once the rain stops.

    I too am trying not to panic about the flu - I am hoping all this illness has built up our resistance to the flu. We have much more risk than you - with all the activities...but my ped who is a lovely Christian man, has told me not to take Mikey and Anna to Mass for a few weeks - so sadly we have to split up for Mass - I go on my own and then Steve goes with all the older ones.


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