Sunday, October 28, 2012

autumn


you can imagine your day will go one way, but you never know for sure until you get there.  

we had plans to go to copenhagen today.  meet with the lawyer from this spring who i might help out, see juan and katie, perhaps a museum, and then tivoli for their halloween decorations.  but though william was feeling better today, i didn't know how a full day like that might set him back.  last night his breathing was quick and shallow as he slept and it's the kind of thing you stay up listening to until you finally drop off to sleep, thinking there are so many things you can worry over with your children,  even when they are otherwise healthy, but also so many easy parts of any given day to be grateful for.  that was today.  william was fever free and full of his normal energy, with just a cough and sniffles.  but still, we canceled plans, to keep things on the mend, which was just as well, because, as we soon found out, greg was obligated to do a day's work, to finish up... maybe... a project at work that has been consuming much of his time and thoughts for the past month or two. 

after he got home, we rode down to the fjord.  a cold late afternoon, but without much wind to make it unpleasant.  


the guys swung on the tire swings and we walked through a little patch of woods while the sun went down.  

brothers...


the littlest of the little ones...


mom and son, bundled up...


 father, son, and son...


one of these is not a little berry on a tree...


the biggest of the little ones...


time... 


set... 


my teeth were chattering for the first part of the ride home.  my fingers stung.  william and his bike hitched a ride respectively in and on the burley.  the moon was full and the sky clear for us to see it.  greg made a shepherd's pie (not with lamb, so does that make it some other kind of pie?), and miraculously, i got the fire started (after two tries).  both boys are asleep now.  i still have a little danish homework to do before tomorrow... finishing up the novella... and then on to the week ahead.  the end of one month, the beginning of another.

4 comments:

Lee I said...

Love the little red berries...

1st try with security word failed

Kendee Kolp said...

I'm really missing those little guys- and you guys too! Beautiful pictures :)

Phyllis Noble said...

You know, there's an alternative to the 50K novel. It's the 3-minute story, a contest NPR is doing. Here's today's selection for Round 9, which is now closed. If you look at the sidebar on the right, they tell you to stay tuned for info about Round 10. See this:
http://www.npr.org/2012/10/28/163540773/harding-on-the-boulevard-du-montparnasse

You really should be on the lookout for photo contests, too, because you have a winner in every post, berries or no berries.

greg|regan said...

Hi Lee I-- thanks! I think I'm going to get rid of the security word feature-- just worry about spam, but maybe I should wait to see if I get any before I worry about it.

Hi Kendee-- We miss you too! It's Mark's birthday today, right???

Hi Phyllis-- Hmm... I will check out your link. 3 minutes sounds a lot less daunting. The fact that it's a contest sounds a bit more daunting. Thanks also about the photos.