It is so rainy here. The ground is like a soaked sponge that needs to be wrung out and every time I walk through the yard it feels as if I will sink into it. I am not sure why I don't take the "long way" around on the pavement :) So it has been raining for what feels like months but we've had some nice strong winds and that has been exciting. But also a little scary. One night I felt certain that with the ground so wet and the wind so strong a tree was bound to fall onto our house. I took these pictures at different times today while out....they really captured the day. I went on a major junk trip today and brought home bags of stuff that needs to be cleaned and readied for photos but for now I wanted to write and think about Thanksgiving coming next week. What are you doing? I am excited to have Oliver home for a few extra days. We may go to the parade downtown on Friday if the rain ever stops. I am going to see New Moon with my friend Stephanie, who introduced me to the books. I'd like to make some pumpkin bread pudding. Pull out the Christmas decorations. Watch Charlie Browns Thanksgiving. Yay for the holidays!