A rather chatty update

turkey craft time at the griffith houseSaturday morning is often craft time in our house. The girls made these little turkeys this morning. So fun. Try to figure out which are Cate’s and which are Jane’s? The girls and I have a solo day today and so we are planning some fun things. They are watching A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving right now then we are headed down to the bookstore to drop off apple cider for the customers and then on to the farmer’s market where I am sure there will be more apples involved. And if you are Cate and Jane, a meat stick and a gingerbread cookie as well. I steal bites mostly – I call it the mom tax.cate and janeCate was a pirate and Jane was a fairy for Halloween. I took the girls trick-or-treating this year while Telfer made me dinner (!) and answered the door for trick-or-treaters. Such a swerve from our normal but I loved it. Jane can actually walk more than a block this year and they were so into it. Per tradition, we came home and the girls ate candy while they watched It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.someone lost a tooth!Cate lost her first tooth last weekend with very little drama. It just sort of came out while we were on our way to a birthday party. The tooth fairy came of course and Jane convinced Cate to share half of her spoils…which was quite clever of Jane and rather surprising that Cate agreed to the plan.browsers article in the paper!If you follow me on facebook or instagram, this is old news but our local columnist, John Dodge, wrote a story on the bookshop that ran in the paper last Sunday. Such a good story…Everything is going pretty well on the bookstore front. The building is getting painted today! I feel like I make mistakes at a frightening clip but I am trying to go easy on myself. There’s just so much to do and so much I feel like I need to do but such limited time and resources that I have to pace myself. It’s a good life exercise really.about that time againI was able to sneak away to the lake house during the day this week to both catch up and fill up. I walked and read and ate cheese and bread and chocolate. I have written about this before, but this is my go-to-book when I feel like my reserves are low. I definitely require a bit of quiet and space. I can’t focus or be a good mom or friend or wife without it. I am so thankful I know this about myself. Perk of being 36 instead of 26?

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