Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Greatitudes 314-324

I sat in blazing autumnal sunshine at lunchtime today, eating left-over chicken and squash risotto with fresh-from-the-saucepan onion marmalade. The recipe will follow tomorrow, so impressed am I at how easy it is to be impressive with lots of onions and a saucepan. And creme de cassis. A helpful supermarket man comes in handy on that one!

This is a glorious autumn! Not only are bunches of grapes hanging off the vine we planted in a former pre-child life, but mellow fruitfulness is coming in even more life-enriching ways. Our special sun is, say his teachers, showing himself to be much less special indeed. And I am revelling in the fabulous grace of the ordinary. He read two books in quick succession this afternoon, having flown through a comprehension. A small blog that struggles to be faithful, let alone grateful , consumed by sinning worry, has not words enough to say thank-you. But its soul sings.

And pumpkin boy, distraught at having outgrown his small sized pumpkin suit, is now fully clothed. The same helpful supermarket supplied a very grow-with-pumpkin-boy pumpkin suit and the next shop gave us this:


No doubt all will make an appearance at the Not So Scary Party we now have tickets for over the holidays- Mr Hullaballoo and his puppets never fail to charm! Oh sunny bloggistes, o frabjous day, I'm thanking Him for you too!

4 comments:

Amy Danielle said...

I love this!

Left-Handed Housewife said...

Can't wait for the recipe--sounds divine! And so glad a suitable pumpkin suit replacement was found. I like a consistent child!

frances

Pom Pom said...

Oh, the pumpkin wear is fun! Yes, the golden sun delights. We had rain all day but now the evening sky is a turquoise blue because the sun is still shining. It's always so nice to hear from you.

Mary B said...

I love the picture of the grapes and the fabulous grace of the ordinary!!