Thursday, October 16, 2008

slowing down, part II.


It is funny. Just yesterday I was saying that slowing down could be a good thing. And then I fall down the garage steps and wrench my ankle (a little guy zipped around me just as I was stepping and I missed a whole step-crunch). Nothing really bad, but enough to slow me down!


Today was a perfect chilly sunny fall day with blue skies and fluffy clouds and gorgeous leaves.

After a morning of writing letters to friends, reading books, and making clay leaves, we went outside. We had a picnic at a local park and the boys climbed and played and ran. We picked up our CSA this afternoon and saw many tractors and combines both on and off the road. Tonight after dinner the boys rode their bikes in the dusk under a big beautiful orange moon, and then we put pumpkins and spiderwebs with little spiders all around our arbor before coming inside to warm up and play some board games by cozy lamp and candlelight. A nice fall day!

11 comments:

Eluciq said...

OUCH...no fun to tweak your ankle...hope it doesn't slow you down too much!

Your fall days sound lovely...and it is great to see the photo's of the boys' playing in the sunny crisp weather.

ladybug-zen said...

sounds wonderful. except for the part where you hurt your ankle. hope it heals soon. sore ankles can be annoying.

Tara said...

Oh, I am sorry to hear about your ankle, but enjoying your take on it all. Sending healing thoughts, and happiness that you are taking some time to slow down. Take care of yourself!

Dawn said...

Ugh...now the ankle! You might be "slowing down", but it sounds like you're still accomplishing many quality, worthwhile activities with your boys.

Lisa said...

So sorry about your ankle! Ouch! Glad you had a lovely day despite your ankle. A good soak might help! Hope it heals in a hurry.

La casa nella prateria said...

I hope you're feeling better now.

I'm feling very slow at the moment... I should try to look at the positive side of my situation... thank you for inspiring me to do so.

RunninL8 said...

rest, Ice, compression, elevation!!!!!!!!

RunninL8 said...

No heat!!!!!!!!!!! no no no !

Lisa Anne said...

Oh, I like the part about playing games by cozy lamp light. So sorry about your ankle, feel better soon.

Michelle said...

Denise, your life with your family seems truly inspired. You are a great mama. I love how you find beauty in the ordinary.

Michelle said...

Denise, Your life seems truly inspired. I love how you find beauty in the ordinary.