Thursday, October 04, 2007

October - and the trees are stripped bare (I love U2)
Well, it's October and 80 fricken degrees out. I'm ready for autumn, for cold nights and wind; for election signs and pelting rain; for football at night and bonfires and hayrides. I am NOT interested in sunburns, or mosquito bites, or swimming. I live in the Upper Midwest - we have seasons here, dammit.

The nice thing is that the kids are in school - and loving it. Well, M is - she's so in love with her teacher, and learning. Every morning she pops up and says "is it a school-day or a home-day?" When I say School-Day she bounces up & down yelling "goody goody goody!" (of course, she does that on home-days too. There's not much that disappoints that child.)

Her brother A is not as excited about school. I think he sees school as an interruption in his day. He'd much rather play. Now he's in 1st grade and the emphasis is on working more & harder, not on playing. He is just not thrilled. Oh well.

The oldest, L, is in public school for the first time (he's been in Montessori for 5 years.) It's a difficult transition (mostly for me!) but he's handling it well. He gets bored often, and isn't real excited about "neatness" but, hey, he's my child, so he wouldn't be!

I went to see Suzanne Vega last Saturday. What an awesome show. I wrote her a thank you note! It was an incredible venue, very small and intimate. And she rocks!

L just had me read The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau. I am so glad there are 2 more books in the series! It was that good. I have been reading some Patricia Briggs (the Raven series), some Martha Grimes (everything, I think!) and Margaret Maron. (I let a few get past me!)