Tuesday, December 8, 2009

With Novembers like this, I could almost forget about the humidity of July


I know I have been MIA lately. Mucho apologies for that.

Right now, I am in the midst of losing a battle to bronchitis, which seems to have gotten the better of me at the moment. I am doing my best to yell my wants and needs to the children periodically, but the scratchy smoker-like voice I'm sporting makes that task near impossible. The sound of my squeaks and rumbles leaves them in a fit of giggles every time I try to talk.

So I've given up talking.

[Bwwaahhh. As if.]

Anyway, I found these pictures buried in the files today and wanted to share them with you. They were taken a few weeks before Thanksgiving on a dreamy, perfect Sunday afternoon in our backyard. We had a freakishly warm November this year, and hit into the mid-60s several weekends in a row.

I'm longing for the warmth of days like this, especially given that we're expecting the first snowfall of the year to hit sometime tomorrow.

Some of the people that live here are counting on a snow day.

Some of the people are pretty sure there isn't going to be one, and think that some might wish they'd done a certain homework assignment.

But whatever. I'm just the mom. What do I know?

So until we get to see the warm sunshine again, I leave you with these. Here's hoping they tide me over come February when I cannot remember what warmth like this feels like.











19 comments:

Melissa Walker said...

Fall in the midwest is so beautiful. November was just like our regular Octobers. So sad to be plummeting into the low 30s for our highs. I am in mourning with you and am even now starting to hibernate--see you in the Spring!

Tristan said...

Beautiful photos!! I'm so sorry you are sick! I hope you feel better soon!

I'm so jealous of your nice weather!! It was a balmy 20 degrees today :(

Amanda D said...

I hope you are feeling better soon! That's no fun at all.

We had an unusually warm November as well. Now we are freezing. The wind is blowing, the sun is shining but the cold is cutting. And what is the point of cold if there is no snow? And we have no snow in the forecast. Very sad for me.

Chatter said...

Sorry to hear about the yucky illness (again). Hope you feel better snow. Please hope for snow for me and enjoy every minute of it. I've missed the snow for the last five winters and I will continue to do so.

Beautiful pictures Christie, you have a gift :)

Annemarie said...

Yea...it's 5 degrees right now. bleh.

I love the pic with the leaves & red berries.

diane said...

If you come visit me in February you can go barefoot and wear sandals and it might even be warm enough to lay in the sun.

My husband has the smoker's cough too. I don't want him to breathe on me.

Feel better.

Travelin'Oma said...

I love the bright November toes. My dull toes are all covered up for the season.

Annie said...

I *love* getting a glimpse at your posse. Such great and dear faces. (You got a trampoline, huh?)

Feel better, you. (haha the word verification is "thinelli" Don't know why but it makes me laugh)

calibosmom said...

I sound like a "three packs a day" girl too. Snapping works just as well as yelling.

Lauren in GA said...

I'm sorry you are sick. That is always the pits.

I love the pictures. Dan will be so happy that you featured another shot of your sweet feet!

Feel better, girlie!

Pajama Mama said...

Here in Illinois we've got a winter storm a'brewing! And so it begins....

Hope you're feeling better soon! :)

danandcindy said...

I really liked the photo of the ipod on the rail of the deck. It just spoke to me, it was incredible to see the way that the cord was haphazardly laid down when someone was done using it. It gave me a new perspective on how I am going to set my ipod down when I am done using it. I want it to look as alluring as that ipod when others walk by. I hope that when they see my ipod, they will recognize God's hand in the creation of the ipod, and the beauty that can be found in an ipod cord laid down when someone is done using it. Very sensational view of how we all as humans set down our ipods. It puts it all into perspective, doesn't it. Well done.

By the way, your feet still look gross.

danandcindy said...

I just wish I knew what song was playing on that ipod. You can almost hear the muted soft nearly inaudible music coming from the ear buds as the ipod lays there on the bannister of the deck.

I just can't get enough of it.

Would you consider selling the photo? I am working on a candid ipod calendar. I would really like to include your work.

Cindy said...

Beautiful November weather. We got a foot of snow yesterday. So... was it a snow day?

gab said...

It wouldn't be Christmas if you didn't get bronchitis, right? Hope you feel better soon.

Annie said...

Oh, Dan. I had to come back to see what he wrote and he did not disappoint. Time to start a he said/she said brother sister blog.

Subscribe.

Kristin said...

Your brother Dan reminds me of my brother Dan, they keep us on our toes and laughing the whole time.

Linsey said...

I am sick and tired of your being sick and tired so I can only imagine how you are feeling. I hope this cloud of sickness moves on, permanently, soon. We've got summer 365 days a year around here, so if you're desperate, and you'd have to be, come on down. The guest room is always ready, and, ahem, empty...

Robyn said...

Hahahaha! Dan's comments ARE funny! And I love all your iPod pictures...maybe YOU should really make a calendar!