Supposed to be Halloween costume shopping.
Went to Mom’s instead. Calum and Claire were visiting.
My brother and girlfriend.
Forgot my camera, no pictures, sad. Ate egg salad sandwiches on the porch. Scored and roasted chestnuts. Fed carrots to the horses next door. Hunted for kittens. Hunted for mushrooms. Watched Em and Boo walking down the familiar dirt road, holding hands with Grandmom and Claire. Made me really wish I had my camera. Girls decorated Grandmom’ s sidewalk with chalk. Filled up on Calum and Claire goodness. And Grandmom and Grandad goodness too, but they get the other kind less often.
Was a much better day than the Halloween superstore.
Now, broccoli soup and pumpkin tarts for dinner.
Parts of the house remain a mess. But I’m letting go, remember.
Filling up on the juicy bits of life instead.