-nursing two colds in this house with a lot of down time and rest, and hot tea with honey and lemon

-killing my boys in a mean game of monopoly. come on, losing is good for them right?

-picking up soso’s instrument of choice for music lessons. first choice was sax but he can’t take that til 3rd grade, so the clarinet will be his 2nd grade choice until he can switch it next year

-sad we didn’t make it apple picking yesterday, but then happy since we found out there were no apples left

-building the kids’ fort, almost complete

-gardening a lot, pulling up old plants and turning the soil and adding compost for a few months of rest before next spring

-watching the kids love on their uncle who is visiting for awhile

-and all the normal household chores of laundry and cleaning and cooking