Days 131- 148- Heather

It’s been quite a stretch since I’ve posted. I’ve been so busy that I haven’t had the time to write. And that’s ok, because I’ve been spending the last few weeks enjoying the glorious weather. It is my favorite season and I wait 9 months for it come around again. I wish I lived in perpetual Fall.  I think there is no more splendid place to live than New England in autumn.

In the intervening days since my last post I :

  • went to Denver for a conference and am really grateful for that experience, it was incredibly rewarding
  • spent Columbus Day weekend with E and S visiting our fav places in the valley, made a pit stop at Frontier, went to the top of Sugarloaf, and we finished the weekend sitting on the sofa enjoying bowls of chili and cornbread, while watching comedy (though I didn’t find any of it funny, because I apparently have no sense of humor, or so I was told.  But I wholeheartedly agree.  I’m frakkin hilarious damnit!)
  • saw a bald eagle flying over the CT River
  • went on a few walks in the woods (into the woods, into the woods, yes I’m singing in my head)
  • roamed around Noho for Arts Night with my college BFF
  • had some Delhi papri chaat and I want more, always
  • worked on the farm shucking stalks of brussel sprouts. Let me tell you, it was 27 degrees on Saturday morning, so my hands were FREEZING!  But it turned into a beautiful day, so I….
  • spent the perfect Saturday with Z doing typical leaf-peeping activities: visiting a maple sugar shack, eating maple soft serve and some maple cotton candy, visiting the forever awesome Bookmill, and getting the best Mexican & margaritas around
  • saw the last morning glories of the season bloom
  • watched a swarm of ladybugs hover around the hummingbird feeder that has been abandoned til spring

Finally, I played with my dog and spent hours laughing at his antics. He joined our family 4 years ago this week. I love my dog!  I’m sharing a picture of Hunter and his cuteness from his first days with the family. Wasn’t he the cutest??! So damn cute!

Hunter- Cuttest Puppy in the World!

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Days 114-123 -Heather

Dear blog- I do love you and I’m sorry for cheating on you with books, fiber, leaves, and farming. I apologize. And with email being down this morning I can finally tell you what I’ve been grateful for this week. I’ve been keeping a list hoping we’d see each other again soon.
Day 114- for friends who can pull me out of the blues.
Day 115-Books! Piles of books brought to the library for donation.
Day 116-for the end of an emotional week and a weekend to myself at home, alone.
Day 117- crockpots + bushel of apples & spices =applesauce
Day 118- the last crop of tomatoes, that also ended up in the crockpots for tomato sauce.
Day 119- I’ve said it before, but I’m grateful for Z introducing me to Delhi Papri Chaat. It’s always a special day when we go to NoHo for some seriously good food.
Day 120- for my goofy damn dog, Hunter, who always makes me smile. Even/especially when he’s being a dumbass.
Day 121- for the lovely sunshine filtering through the leaves during my walk.

Tomorrow I’m going to be grateful I get to reconnect with an author I met in a remote Alaskan Native village in the Arctic when I was doing my graduate research and he was working on his first book.

On Friday I’m going to be grateful that I have the DAY OFF! So I’ll be out exploring WMass during my favorite season! I FALL in love with WMass every year 🙂