This is my street right now. For REAL. Only today there were even more yellow leaves covering it.
This has been the rainiest October I remember ever. And the rain has brought me down more than once. It’s disheartening – all that forgetting what sunshine looks like. Plus, the stress of getting kids in and out of places when we only own one tiny, cheap umbrella. And don’t even get me started on what it does to my hair.
But look at these colors! When the sun does shine it’s so painfully beautiful that I think I would lose my senses completely if it looked like that every day.
I worked from home again this week because of Drew having The Fever. That’s what I like to call all unidentified sicknesses, because it makes life feel like Little House on the Prairie. Which, while I’m on the subject, does this whole H1N1 thing sound familiar? The plague is coming. Towns are running out of the antidote, i.e., the vaccine. People are getting the plague like crazy. AND THE CURE COSTS 125 dollars. We’re one Albert and a gospel song from getting quarantined in the blind school until we find the source, People.
But anyway, oh Lordy did I miss going to work a few hours a day. But whenever I’d feel myself going completely insane from talking only to my computer, I’d just look up and out my windows at this.
Which casts a gorgeous golden light into the front of our house. And then, of course, I would imagine calling up my boss and saying, “this is a pretty cool job, but I quit.” Because I feel frustrated and insane looking at the computer but perfectly, wonderfully at peace when I’m looking at this tree.
Do you think anyone ever did that? Quit a job to look at their trees? No. Because that would be really ridiculous.
Which is kind of what I’m saying. These colors make me want to be ridiculous. And get away with it.