Was I gone awhile? A few of you wrote to ask if I was alright, thank you! You may have thought I lost my way. I guess I did. I was stressed / depressed through most of October and I was too busy, but now I'm not. So there you go. So I'm back! Two good things have happened to me recently. One is that I have done some reevaluating of my life, and have trimmed back a few things that... just aren't as important as the time they were taking. I'm increasing my margins, as my dad would say. The second thing is that my parents came for a visit, which is funny because they don't live that far away, but they came for a couple of days. (We wanted them to.) They were willing to do whatever I wanted so that included helping me get my car to the mechanic, some decorative woodwork that needed touching up, making Christmas neckties for the guys, making cookies, reading with the boys, and so on. Sometimes you just need your parents around!!
I have taken a renewed interest in the monthly photo scavenger hunt and I'm determined to have a strong finish. Wish me luck; I think I've only hit all twelve items for the month twice, and that was back in the spring. I'll post some of those another day. For now, here's a picture that makes me giddy: we are still eating out of our garden in November! Still growing: carrots, onions, parsley, sage, rosemary and mint.