Saturday, October 31, 2009


I'm over at my parent's place, somewhat overseeing Drew's first mixed party. The view from the deck was stunning earlier this evening: Mandi, too, is having a party tonight. Hers is taking place upstairs, although they did come down and ask, "Aunty Jane? Can you take some pictures of us?":
My dad is sitting in the family room watching Romancing the Stone, my mom is beside me in the den re-rolling balls of yarn.
Drew and his friends have sat by the fire, played hidenseek, played XBox, played pool, skateboarded, and talked and laughed.
Three things I'm thankful for:
1. I have a 15 year old.
2. My parents still have (after all these years) a good party house.
3. A breathtakingly beautiful day. After last night's storm, and subsequest 8 hour power outage, I fully appreciate the blue skies, high temperatures and soft, soothing colours in my world. (I think the wind blew away all the red and orange leaves. All that we have left is green or gold leaves. So pretty.)

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