Seven Octobers

October 24, 2012 @ 7:00 pm | Filed under: , , ,

Poking through my October archives, I found:

(2005) Some of Jane’s favorite things when she was ten. Math for Smarty Pants, Mark Kistler’s Draw Squad, Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes.

(2006) Our big westward move and arrival in California. More time than money.

In another post about our trip, I found this (which I’d never have remembered, so if you wonder why I blog, here’s why):

I forgot the best part of yesterday’s morning repast. The food was in the hotel lobby, the tables in a small adjoining room. I filled Beanie’s plate and told her to go find a place for us to sit. When I entered the dining room with my own full plate, I was surprised to spot Bean chowing down at a table occupied by a large party of senior citizens. Everyone at EVERY table was grinning with amusement at our happy Bean and her hard-boiled egg.

“Oh!” I cried. I had to laugh. “I told her to find a seat. Guess I didn’t specify AT AN EMPTY TABLE!”

(2007) A Rilla story that rather amazes me. (She was so little then!) A post called “Helixes,” which is of my favorite posts that I’ve written. And a surprise appearance by John Stossel.

(2008) Random acts of espionage. Autumn nature photos. A craft project I still haven’t finished.

(2009) Adorable Wonderboy stories. And suddenly Huck is in the picture.

(2010) A poem I wrote. Miss Suzy. Betsy-Tacy. (That was the month I got to visit their houses!) And…just wow. Rilla’s Sculpey solar system. I’d completely forgotten.

Rilla made a solar system’s worth of planets out of Sculpey. Their names, she tells me, are: Mom, Dad, Chocolate, Tinky, Pock, Imi, Marshmallow Yellow, and Beauty of Love.

(2011) We’d planted lettuce and peas in the garden already—guess I’d better get cracking. (I miss those morning glories. Time to replant!) Also: Dump Truck Huck.

    Related Posts


2 Reponses | Comments Feed
  1. MelanieB says:

    Last night in Bella’s archaeology book we were reading about bog corpses and I was citing Seamus Heaney to Dom as the reason I’d ever heard of them. Now here they are again in your Helixes post. And it makes me think of my grad school experiences. I met Seamus Heaney when I was in graduate school and went to two of his readings one at BC and one at Harvard and I read many of his poems for the first time during that season of my life. And so your stories twine with mine…. I love that post too. Thank you for re-sharing it.

  2. tanita says:

    These links were a delight – once again underscoring the brilliantly individual little personalities and minds of your kids as they grew. They really are hilarious – and smart. And prone to rename things. ☺

    Ooh. Morning glories. I’ve been eying a patch next to a freeway off ramp – it’s almost time to go and stealth harvest some really hearty seeds…