September seems to be a season of gratitudes. As summer winds down and we head into a long cold spell, with not too much light, every sunny day seems like a gift.
So here are some things that I am grateful for today:
1. Gorgeous cherry tomatoes from Laura Krouse's Abbe Hills Farm.
2. That my brother-in-law Ron is home and doing well.
3. That my granddaughter Evelyn gets to take her medicine with chocolate frosting. And that Owen has so far avoided the need for medicine this fall.
|Owen and Evelyn in June|
5. That my granddaughter Ella is enrolled in a wonderful Spanish language immersion school in Chicago. And that Jonah hardly ever falls off his scooter.
|Jonah and Ella|
6. That Rich and I saw a Belted Kingfisher this morning.
7. There's more--family in Maine, who are eating succotash they grew themselves, playing with dogs, reading Middlemarch; writing friends here in Iowa and all over the country who keep me going when I'm not sure about where I'm going. You know who you are.
8. Finally, I guess it's enough that the sun came up once more, and we get to try again to be present in the world, rough and roiling and beautiful as it is.